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Marketplace for Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago this coming Saturday. The cleanup effort continues to this day, and there still is a lot of debate about where all that oil went. Gallup editor-in-chief Frank Newport reveals where Americans are investing their money. Here's a hint: it's not stocks. The Obama administration said Wednesday that it would vastly expand the use of competitive bidding to buy medical equipment for Medicare beneficiaries. And "Good Morning America" unseated the "Today" show for the highest-rated morning show last week.

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A man on a wheelchair passes by the White House under snowfall in Washington, D.C., on January 9, 2012. After a yearlong experiment, Medicare will start shopping like the rest of the federal government. It will use a competitive bidding process for medical supplies, including things like oxygen tanks and wheelchairs.
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