Marketplace for Friday, May 25, 2012

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Apple chief Tim Cook will not take a $75 million dividend on his stock in the company, which will help him keep a low profile as more CEO salaries come under fire. Some of Facebook's individual investors are trying to get some of their money back from brokers. Former Red Sox star Curt Schilling laid off all the employees of his video game company yesterday, possibly leaving the state of Rhode Island on the hook for tens of millions of dollars in loan guarantees. And Kai Ryssdal talks to high school freshman Jack Andraka about his winning project in the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

Political ads message the holidays

Memorial Day, Labor Day, Fourth of July -- yes, those holidays are now becoming fodder for election ads.
Posted In: campaign, Political ads

Small talk: Facebook predictions, traffic down, paying loans in cash

The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Facebook can predict the stock market, U.S. traffic is down (but not on L.A.'s 405 freeway), and paying off loans with cash.
Posted In: Facebook, Traffic, student loan

Intel Science Fair winner detects pancreatic cancer early, cheaply

High school freshman Jack Andraka won $75,000 in scholarship funds, and $12,000 in cash for his project, which can detect cancer in its early stages.
Posted In: Science

Facebook investors seek compensation

A week on, Facebook is grappling with small investors who want compensation for losses due to Nasdaq’s technical snags.
Posted In: Facebook, IPO

Weekly Wrap: Spain, and the Facebook IPO

Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street and beyond. This week: The problems with the Facebook IPO and in Spain.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap

Manufacturing in China slumps for seventh month

Figures out today show Chinese manufacturing fell for the seventh month in a row. Countries like Australia and South Africa could suffer more than the U.S.
Posted In: China, manufacturing

Apple CEO's public relations dividend

Apple head Tim Cook says he will forgo the $75 million dividend from his company stock. It's a shrewd move at a time when corporate chiefs are under pressure for being over paid.
Posted In: apple, tim cook, ceo, compensation

Fallout from the demise of Curt Schilling's 38 Studios

The former Red Sox pitcher's video game company, 38 Studios, is in deep financial trouble. What that means for Rhode Island, which gave the company a $75 million loan.
Posted In: Curt Schilling, Rhode Island

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Spectacular [Instrumental]
Dujeous
Sidewalk Safari
Chairlift
Holiday
Madonna
Mathematics [Explicit]
Mos Def