Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 16, 2012
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New York and New Jersey will end the gas rationing programs that were put place in some areas post-Sandy. As demand continues to outstrip supply, some people are going to extreme measures to find or steal gas. BP has agreed to pay the U.S. government $4.5 billion to settle criminal charges stemming from the Gulf oil spill. On election day, one thing that didn't work for many voters was the voting system itself.
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Posted In: Walmart
The retailer is broadening an investigation into whether its international operations have violated U.S. corruption laws.
Hostess Brands has filed for permission to liquidate. Congressional leaders say they've had constructive talks with the president over the fiscal cliff. But would no deal actually mean more money for the states? You can bid on a signed sketch by Salvador Dali that someone dropped off at a Washington Goodwill. And we talk with Eddie Money.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, capital gains, Taxes
Without a fiscal cliff solution, capital gains taxes will increase by two-thirds in 2013. How are investors gearing up for the possible increase?
Posted In: spain, Europe debt crisis, bailout
The Spanish government is suspending foreclosures for the neediest homeowners just a week after a woman there committed suicide when officials arrived at her apartment to seize it.
Posted In: online education, moocs, higher education
Stanford and MIT have gotten a lot of attention for offering free online courses to thousands of students at a time. But this week, a group of big name universities announced a new and smaller-scale take on online education.