Marketplace for March 14, 2011

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Marketplace for March 14, 2011
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New move to woo private capital for public works

As highways age, the U.S. looks to renew efforts to create an infrastructure bank to lure private investors into public construction projects.
Posted In: Transportation
1

Warren Buffett bets $9 billion on engine oil

Weeks after Buffett said he had an "itchy" finger for acquisitions, his Berkshire Hathaway agreed to buy industrial chemical firm Lubrizol.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, Oil
1

Earthquake in Japan jolts global supply chain

The disaster in Japan could have a huge impact on industrial production of products like semi-conductors and other electronic components.
1

Japan earthquake: The aftermath

As the Japanese deal with the wreckage of Friday's disaster, survivors face the threat of dwindling food and fuel supplies.
0

Japanese nuclear disaster felt around the world

Even with the scope of the disaster uncertain, its effects are already altering global energy plans. Markets react.
1

Just how good a driver are you?

Progressive Insurance offers a high-tech feature that monitors how you drive for a lower premium. It's the latest salvo in an increasingly pitched ad war among insurers.
Posted In: Auto
18

Birding is exactly what it used to be

So, how to appeal to a new generation of bird watcher? The Audubon Society goes for a rebrand.
0

When a lobbyist's client is Egypt

Lobbyists show a country the ropes in the U.S. -- and how to pull them.

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