Marketplace for Thursday, February 23, 2012

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Do Americans value a presidential candidate's moral values over his or her ability to fix the economy? BP goes on trial next week over the Gulf oil spill. The SEC considers slapping "speeding" tickets on high-frequency traders. Fatemeh Khatibloo of Forrester Research discusses how much online data is worth to advertisers. And reporter David Gura visits the Nebraska city and high school where the 1999 film "Election" was shot.

Obama speaks about gas prices

The president spoke to the crowd at the University of Miami about American energy.
Posted In: gas prices, energy, Barack Obama

How much is your online data worth?

The White House is proposing new online privacy rules. But one analyst tells us, advertisers aren't all that interested in who you really are.
Posted In: online advertising, online, web privacy, digital life, marketing

What do we owe Greece?

Commentator Angelo Tsarouchas puts a price tag on what Greece has given the world.
Posted In: Greece, Greek debt, greek bailout

The 'Election' that changed history

More than a cultural touchstone, for Nebraskans, the movie "Election" foreshadowed a path many took.
Posted In: election, Nebraska, movies, Entertainment

How important are a presidential candidate's moral values?

Gallup asked Americans whether they value a candidate's moral values over his or her ability to fix the economy.
Posted In: 2012 election

BP headed to court over Gulf oil spill

The Gulf oil spill trial is set to start Monday, and could cost the oil giant billions.
Posted In: Gulf oil spill, BP

Searching search engines for the sound of music

X5 is a giant in digital classical music. And it got there by scouring the Internet to find out what you're looking for, then building it.
Posted In: Music, online retail, x5, crowdsourcing, search

SEC mulls fees for high-speed traders

High-speed computers dominate stock trading. But they cancel so many transactions that the SEC wants to fine them for “speeding.”
Posted In: Wall Street, high-frequency trading

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Smells Like Teen Spirit
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