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5-29-13 Marketplace MP3

In what would be the largest Chinese takeover of an American company, Shuanghui  is proposing to buy Smithfield, a giant pork producer. What’s in it for each side? On the web, Facebook has gotten slack for putting offensive content next to advertisements. Is this the peril of targeting advertising? Plus, Freakonomics is back. Up this time? Driverless cars. Source: marketplace.org

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