Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 25, 2013
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Barring an eleventh-hour settlement, the British oil company BP will be in court today in New Orleans fighting tens of billions of dollars in civil claims related to the 2010 Gulf oil spill. India is launching seven satellites into space today, but the country's space agency has its eyes on Mars. And, the sequester is an idea that most politicians agree is a bad one. And the term 'sequester'? No one likes it. So where did the word come from?
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Posted In: corruption, Russia, China, India
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Posted In: Tech, computers, software
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Posted In: Taxes, Tech, apple, Google
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