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Marketplace for April 18, 2011

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Marketplace for April 18, 2011

Our complicated relationship with plastic

Susan Freinkel, author of "Plastic: A Toxic Love Story," discusses our relationship with plastic -- its important uses and the harm it can cause.
Posted In: Books

Facebook shares for the masses

Privately traded Facebook shares are sought after by wealthy investors. Now T. Rowe Price has made them available for all through mutual funds.
Posted In: Wall Street

SCOTUS to hear case over global warming

The justices have to decide whether nuisance lawsuits can be filed against power companies over greenhouse gas emissions.

Rating agency's debt warning rattles investors

Standard & Poor's lowers the outlook for U.S. government bonds, raising investor concerns about the political battle to cut budget deficits.
Posted In: Investing

A history of tax burdens in the U.S.

Joseph Thorndike of Tax Analysts explains how taxes for nearly everyone have been reduced over the past few decades.
Posted In: Taxes

Era of 'tough oil' won't deter drillers

Nowadays, oil is tough to get, expensive and risky. Yet true believers in the oil sector say they're up to the task -- and have the track record to prove it.
Posted In: Oil

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