Nov 16, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 16, 2012

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New York and New Jersey will end the gas rationing programs that were put place in some areas post-Sandy. As demand continues to outstrip supply, some people are going to extreme measures to find or steal gas. BP has agreed…

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Desperate for gas, some resort to stealing

Nov 16, 2012
New York and New Jersey will end gas rationing programs that were put place in some areas post-Sandy. As demand continues to outstrip supply, some people are going to extreme measures to find or steal gas.

BP: Too big to nail?

Nov 16, 2012
After agreeing to pay the U.S. government $4.5 billion to settle criminal charges stemming from the Gulf oil spill, BP could face even higher civil penalties. Is such grave punishment in the government's best interest?

How to combat long lines at the polls

Nov 16, 2012
We may not be ready for online voting yet, but could simple planning and a longer voting period improve the election process?

The fiscal cliff could increase state revenues

Nov 16, 2012
If federal lawmakers can't agree on tax deductions, states could have a larger pool of money to tax.

Eddie Money on drug addiction and show business

Nov 16, 2012
Pop icon, Eddie Money, joins us to share his personal experience and the history of drug addiction in the music industry.

The anti-MOOC? Small costly online courses

Nov 16, 2012
Stanford and MIT have gotten a lot of attention for offering free online courses to thousands of students at a time. But this week, a group of big name universities announced a new and smaller-scale take on online education.

Hostess to close, but what about the Twinkies?

Nov 16, 2012
The snack cake maker has filed for permission to liquidate, but will Twinkies go down with it?

Spain's banks to suspend foreclosures for the needy

Nov 16, 2012
The Spanish government is suspending foreclosures for the neediest homeowners just a week after a woman there committed suicide when officials arrived at her apartment to seize it.

No fiscal cliff solution could mean increase in capital gains

Nov 16, 2012
Without a fiscal cliff solution, capital gains taxes will increase by two-thirds in 2013. How are investors gearing up for the possible increase?

PODCAST: Hostess to close, Dali on auction

Nov 16, 2012
Hostess Brands has filed for permission to liquidate. Congressional leaders say they've had constructive talks with the president over the fiscal cliff. But would no deal actually mean more money for the states? You can bid on a signed sketch…

Walmart expands investigation into bribery allegations

Nov 16, 2012
The retailer is broadening an investigation into whether its international operations have violated U.S. corruption laws.

New York and New Jersey will end the gas rationing programs that were put place in some areas post-Sandy. As demand continues to outstrip supply, some people are going to extreme measures to find or steal gas. BP has agreed to pay the U.S. government $4.5 billion to settle criminal charges stemming from the Gulf oil spill. On election day, one thing that didn’t work for many voters was the voting system itself.

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