Marketplace for Friday, March 21, 2014

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Exxon will issue a report estimating the cost of climate change to its business, including a calculation of the carbon emissions its oil and gas operations give off. It’s the first big energy company to respond to shareholders’ concerns about environmental issues. Next: Caterpillar is the latest company to come under the scrutiny of the Levin committee looking at tax avoidance by multinationals. We look at some of the contortions companies make to avoid paying tax. Finally: UC Irvine announced yesterday that President Obama will deliver its commencement address in June, in front of 8,000 diverse graduates. We explore the economic value of a speech from the President.

Spooked markets and that sort of thing

Cardiff Garcia of FT and Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post talk the week's financial news.

Houdini, debt, and dandelions

Marketplace Datebook for the week of March 24, 2014
Posted In: datebook

Caterpillar and crazy tax avoidance contortions

Caterpillar is the latest company to come under the scrutiny of the Levin committee looking at tax avoidance by multinationals.
Posted In: Caterpillar, corporate tax

First tweets don't age so well

In which the Marketplace team and Vladimir Putin reflect on the past 8 years.
Posted In: Twitter

How much climate change will cost Exxon

Exxon the first big energy company to respond to shareholders’ concerns about the cost of climate change.
Posted In: Exxon, climate change

The value of an Obama commencement speech

The president will deliver the commencement address at UC Irvine
Posted In: commencement speech, President Obama

Take out a loan - from your employer

The workplace loan is on the rise
Posted In: loans

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Come Out and Play
The Offspring
1977
Ana Tijoux
Addis ababa
Zafari
Cloudbusting
Kate Bush
Melting Pot
Booker T & The MG's

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