Marketplace for Monday, October 22, 2012
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Who is the fabled "undecided voter" in this election? UCLA professor Lynn Vavreck explains. Meanwhile, some employers are actually telling their employees who to vote for -- but is that legal? Tomorrow, Facebook will reveal how they are doing on mobile advertising, an area in which a number of Internet giants are struggling. Now that Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his endorsements and Tour de France titles, we look at what else he has to lose. The website Ancestry.com was just sold for a whopping $1.6 billion. And Scott Tong reports on fracking in Ohio.
Posted In: ancestry, Europe
Ancestry.com has been acquired by a private equity group. The genealogy site has plans to expand services in Europe.
Posted In: Oil, fracking, Ohio
The presidential campaign talks a lot about coal in Ohio, but the fossil fuel of the moment is oil. Fracking has made possible a second oil boom, more than a century after the state's first one.