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07-16-15 - Marketplace - Samsung Prepares For Merger Vote
Airing on Thursday, July 16, 2015: Canada weathered the financial crisis better than most countries, but it also went all in on oil production. So now that oil prices have fallen by half, the economy is also falling, and Canada is in recession. Plus: There's a serious challenge to the all-powerful family that controls Samsung. An American hedge fund is fighting for a merger it calls a bad deal for shareholders. Samsung is pulling out all the stops to win the vote, which happens Thursday night. …read more