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The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for at <em>Planet Money</em>. People seem to like it.


#565: The Story Of Alibaba

September 3rd, 2014

Episode 717 of 974 episodes

A massive Chinese company, Alibaba, is about to have what could be the biggest public offering on planet earth.You can think of Alibaba like Amazon or Ebay, except you can buy way more — you can get a used747 airplane, or anoil tanker, or 500 million tiny screws.Today on the show, the company that made it possible for anyone anywhere to build almost anything they want. What that company means for China, for the rest of us and for some chickens in California.For more:http://n.pr/1oEZY9J

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