Marketplace for March 28, 2011

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Marketplace for March 28, 2011

Obama: U.S. involvement in Libya is a humanitarian, coalition effort

In his speech tonight on the U.S. involvement in Libya, President Obama stressed that helping Libyan civilians is a humanitarian effort and would not require extra funding from American taxpayers.

New website focuses on addiction and recovery

Maer Roshan, founder of the TheFix.com, discusses why he launched a site devoted to addiction and recovery, and whether he is having success finding advertisers for it.
Posted In: Health

Japan utility too big to fail?

Worsening radiation at the nuclear reactors damaged by Japan's earthquake and tsunami is also putting at risk the financial health of the reactors' owner, one of Japan's largest electric utilities.

Facebook preps for IPO

Facebook is trying to hire Robert Gibbs, former White House press secretary, according to a report in The New York Times. Gibbs would manage the social network's communications ahead of an IPO next year.
Posted In: Wall Street

U.S. Treasury OKs Libyan rebel oil sales

A Treasury official says rebel oil sales will not be subject to U.S. sanctions if made through bodies unconnected with the Gaddafi regime.

Copyrighted material staying up on YouTube

There's a lot of creative content on YouTube, some of it copyrighted. But instead of blocking that content, copyright holders increasingly prefer making money.

Revolution 2.0 in the Middle East

Tech-savvy activists are organizing online to create revolutionary change in their countries. Now those tools are influencing many aspects of daily life.

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