Marketplace for Tuesday, May 7, 2013
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Now that tax season is well over, we find out there's a proposal to raise taxes on airline tickets. How much do we already pay on taxes for goods and services? Health care costs are also on the rise, but at a slower rate than the past four years. We look at whether the recession is solely to blame or of there is more afoot. In money possibly not well spent, it turns out money slated for restoration on the Gulf by BP is not really being spent on things related to the oil spill at all.
Posted In: failure, Microsoft, windows 8
Microsoft announces a fix coming soon for their newest operating system. But will that be enough for customers?
Posted In: bp oil spill, deepwater horizon
Last week, BP and five coastal states affected by the Deepwater Horizon spill announced $594 million in projects funded by BP for early restoration of the Gulf. A lot of the money is being spent on stuff not related to the spill at all, especially on repairing damage from various hurricanes.
Posted In: health care, recession
Health care costs have been rising at a slower rate for the last four years. Why? Hint: The answer is not the recession.
Posted In: airline prices, Taxes
Taxes on your flights are pretty hefty, and they might get heftier soon. But how do they compare to taxes for other services?
Posted In: China, cybersecurity, hacking
More contractors getting into the cybersecurity business, creating more targets for Chinese hackers.