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After 30 years, NASA's Shuttle program will end. Bloomberg Businessweek's Paul Barrett wrote a story about the ending of the program and talks with Jeremy Hobson about the impact this will have on Florida and America's competitiveness.
Californians will vote on a ballot initiative that would legalize all marijuana use, which could open up new business opportunities. The Golden State currently allows marijuana for medical use. Rico Gagliano talks with one woman who's carved a special place for herself in the weed economy.
The Federal Reserve announced its plan to buy $600 billion in long-term government bonds. Chairman Ben Bernanke on Thursday dismissed concerns from critics who say the strategy is too risky.
Just three months after capping the well, BP is looking like it'll make a profit, despite the $40 billion they've set aside to pay for the disaster. Stephen Beard has more.
The sale of General Motors stock is expected to raise about $10 billion in an initial public offering. This will reduce the U.S. government's majority ownership stake in the automaker to a minority position.
General Motors is expected to file final papers for an Initial Public Offering, selling shares to private investors would change Uncle Sam from a majority owner into a minority owner. Scott Tong has more.
Within the next day or two, General Motors will finalize its plans for an Initial Public Offering. The Detroit automaker's IPO could raise billions of dollars and allow GM to partially repay taxpayers for the bailout it got from Uncle Sam.
Video games have come a long way since Atari and Super Mario -- and sometimes, that means quite a load of visual violence. Senator Leland Yee of Calif. thinks it may be too much and wants to impose limits on selling such games to children. The Supreme Court hears the case today.
BP obviously won't be a 'good guy' for some time to come. But that doesn't mean that it still can't rake in some money, and people should generally be happy about that. Eve Troeh reports why.
Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, November 2, 2010