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MIDDAY UPDATE: Oil feels so good when it stops

Bill Radke Jul 16, 2010

How do they decide how much of BP’s oil spilled? Our reporter goes to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab to find out.

Big companies say they earned billions. Yes, you care. But why?

Goldman Sachs will pay a half billion dollar fine in the SEC fraud case. Goldman earns that much every two weeks.

Financial overhaul bill just passed. House Republican Leader John Boehner says he’ll work to get it repealed.

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