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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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Marketplace: Amazon Pursues High-end Fashion
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Airing on Friday, March 27, 2015: Amazon is reportedly in talks to buy the London-based luxury online fashion retailer Net-A-Porter. This would be a significant acquisition for Amazon both in terms of the size of the deal and its nature — the E-commerce giant is so far not known for its presence in the high-end fashion market. Plus, word came this week that Facebook has been testing drones in the U.K. that can beam Internet access to the ground via laser. The drone industry is growing fast, even as U.S. regulations on unmanned aircraft continue to be worked out. We look at what the U.S. risks losing if it lags on rulemaking.