Marketplace for Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Gov't balances BP punishment, clean up

BP is trying yet another maneuver to plug the leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. In the meantime, the government is under pressure to punish BP, but doesn't want to distract the company from the clean-up effort. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Oil

Facebook's privacy vs. biz challenge

Facebook is balancing privacy expectations with the need to make money. Recent changes to the social-networking site have left many users feeling exposed. Today, Facebook rolled out new privacy controls meant to stem the controversy. Jeff Horwich reports.
Posted In: Internet

Will Facebook's privacy changes work?

Facebook users have become increasingly concerned about the website's privacy settings. Slate tech columnist Farhad Manjoo talks with Kai Ryssdal whether Facebook's new privacy system will divert people from walking away and what the site needs to grow as a business.
Posted In: Internet

New Yorker eyes flat rate for all access

With so many new platforms -- Kindles, iPads and smartphones -- publishers are facing a whole new discussion about how to charge for content. The New Yorker said it's planning to offer a flat-rate subscription for its content across all platforms. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Internet

U.S. spending pile up will lead to crash

The American labor market is still shaky. We've started adding jobs, but more than 8 million jobs have disappeared over the past two and a half years. A news story the other day got David Frum thinking about jobs and the economy, and where we might be headed.

Cleveland mayor's lighting plan fizzles

Cleveland's mayor wants to find a company to supply energy-efficient lighting across the city. But he also wants that company to set up shop in the city to create jobs. Dan Bobkoff reports his first attempt didn't quite work out.

Small banks worry over financial reform

Big investments banks like Goldman Sachs are keeping an eye on the financial reform bill, but so are small banks. Sarah McCammon reports many community banks are just as worried about how the bill could affect them.

Changes to U.S. taxing after death

Boston College Professor Ray Madoff talks with Kai Ryssdal about her new book "Immortality and Law," and why dead doesn't really mean dead anymore -- financially speaking -- because states have started extending to some of the dead permanent control over their trusts and estates.
Posted In: Books

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Assassinator
Copy
Autumn Walker
Jets To Brazil
Salt The Skies
Tortoise
Lake Michigan (Album Version)
Rogue Wave