Marketplace for Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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A former BP engineer was arrested and charged with intentionally destroying evidence related to how much oil was spilling from the company's broken well in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Walmart stock continues to plunge because of an investigation into a bribery scandal in Mexico, but what impact will this really have on the company? Countries all across Europe are pushing back against austerity and now its rearing its head in the first phases of the French elections. Some doctors are changing the way they do business amid the chaos of the health care industry. And author David Kennedy talks about success and his new novel "Temptation."
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Mad Cow disease detected in California dairy cow

It's the fourth such cow found in the U.S. food chain in the past nine years, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture says there's no reason consumers should worry.
Posted In: Agriculture, cows
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Why China's Bo Xilai scandal matters to the U.S.

Shanghai bureau chief Rob Schmitz discusses the impact of the scandal involving China's charismatic and disgraced Communist party official Bo Xilai, and what it means for the country's future.
Posted In: China, Bo Xilai, China's Politics
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Health law uncertainty creates chaos for some doctors

Doubt about which parts of the health care law may stand, if any, is changing the way some doctors do business.
Posted In: health care reform law, health care
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Tallying up the Walmart bribery probe

The Mexican bribery investigation could hurt shareholders, but it won't do a thing to shoppers.
Posted In: Walmart
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Austerity rules in Europe, but the people push back

French president Nicholas Sarkozy and former Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte find rising popular resentment at the austerity packages they implement.
Posted In: austerity, France, Netherlands
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U.S. charges ex-BP engineer with obstruction of justice

A former BP engineer has been arrested and charged with intentionally destroying evidence related to how much oil was spilling from the company's broken well in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
Posted In: bp oil spill, BP, Kurt Mix
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Novelist Douglas Kennedy on trying to hold onto success

In his new semi-autobiographical book, Douglas Kennedy explores the successes and failings that come with making it as a writer in Hollywood.
Posted In: Douglas Kennedy, hollywood, writing
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Toilet paper giant tries Facebook ad campaign

Bathroom humor reigns as Kimberly-Clark hosts a Facebook contest to select a nickname for its Cottonelle Fresh Care adult wet wipes.
Posted In: marketing, toilet paper
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States mull economic effects of immigration laws

U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether states like Arizona may implement their own tough immigration laws, as some debate the laws' economic impact.
Posted In: Immigration, Immigration law, arizona

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