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Host Kai Ryssdal and the Marketplace radio team bring you business and economics news in a laid back, easy to follow format. Marketplace covers broad economic trends and stories relevant to your personal finances. Up to the minute money news on demand, new podcast episodes every Monday- Friday.
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09-19-2014- Marketplace- This may Suit SAP
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As Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce behemoth, debuts on the New York Stock Exchange we look at its ambitious founder Jack Ma and consider his significance. Plus, entrepreneur Jesse Herzog has designed a new kind of work suit and it’s a one piece suit with a twist. He calls it the suitsie. The concept might make you laugh (or not), but its creation begs the question: when did workplace dress codes, especially for office workers start to change? We investigate. Also, if your workplace has had you book travel plans on a website, chances are you used programming from the software company, Concur. Well, the Seattle-area based company is being gobbled up by another software giant, SAP. The cost of the deal for the German-based company? Over $8 billion. The acquisition is also expected to increase SAP's number of users for its cloud-based technology from 38 to 50 million users.