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WBR: Heinz Kraft Merger Creates New food Giant

March 25th, 2015

Episode 266 of 901 episodes

It's the latest mega-merger in the world of food as Heinz reveals plans to merge with Kraft. We'll hear how the deal is being driven by a desire to cut costs, as many people demand fresher, less processed food. Nigerians will be voting for a new government this weekend. We speak to Oseun Odewale, a prominent opposition party member, about the huge issue of corruption in his country. Facebook is in talks with major news publishers like the The New York Times and BuzzFeed to include their content directly within the site’s pages. So does Facebook want to become the new internet? Josh Benton, director of the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University gives us his assessment.

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