Marketplace for Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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Scott Tong discusses the details of the BP settlement for the 2010 oil well spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Blackberry 10 is set to unveil tomorrow and many wonder if the device can turn things around for Research in Motion. We explore whether Super Bowl ads really boost sales. Restaurant reservation website OpenTable is buying Foodspotting, a smartphone app that lets diners share photos of their meals. The Pentagon is starting to lay off its temporary employees because of budget uncertainties. And Krissy Clark looks at what having more legal immigrants in the country would do for the economy.

BP pleads guilty in oil spill lawsuit

BP signs off on a plea over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. But this won't be the end of legal troubles for the company.
Posted In: BP, bp oil spill

OpenTable buys food photo app

OpenTable, one of the biggest online restaurant reservation sites, will pay $10 million for Foodspotting and its hordes of amateur photographers.
Posted In: OpenTable, foodspotting, Food, Mergers and Acquisitions, photography, website

So, do Super Bowl ads really work?

What's the return on investment from a $4 million Super Bowl ad buy?
Posted In: Super Bowl commercials, Super Bowl, advertising

The cost of demolishing a home in Detroit

Writer dream hampton discusses what happened when her childhood home in Detroit recently burned down.
Posted In: Detroit

Blackberry is dead; long live the Blackberry

The long-awaited Blackberry 10 operating system is about to be unveiled and Research in Motion's fate is riding on its success.
Posted In: Blackberry, Research in Motion

Bank of America to its 270,000 employees: Be nice

Bank of America had the worst score for customer satisfaction compared with its national rivals. As a group, they all lagged behind credit unions and regional banks.
Posted In: Bank of America, Banks, customer service

Pentagon cuts threaten economies in military towns

As furloughs loom, worries abound in Warner Robins, Ga.
Posted In: Pentagon, furlough, defense

Immigration reform: Will it help the economy?

Economists say changes for low-wage and high-income workers could lead to economic growth.
Posted In: Immigration, illegal immigration

A listener's response to bookless libraries

After our interview about a library containing only e-books and e-readers, a listener tells us her thoughts.
Posted In: Books, letters, library

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It Gets Dark
Holy Ghost!
Second Chance (Album Version)
Peter Bjorn And John
Harps
The Sea and Cake
Ghetto Rock (Instrumental)
Mos Def
Father And Son
Apollo Brown