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The key to getting people to use less electricity may be competition. Six months ago the Environmental Protection Agency launched a contest to see which buildings could lose the most kilowatts. Eve Troeh has the results.
The new NBA season get going with the tip-off between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat. As our senior business correspondent Bob Moon reports, if you really want to follow the action in the months ahead, you might want to read past the sports page, and keep an eye on business coverage.
The U.S. Treasury sold bonds yesterday that effectively have a negative rate of return. That is, investors paid the government for the opportunity to lend it money. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
First, to the bond market, where the government for the first time ever, is selling inflation protected Treasury Bonds, Tips -- as they're known -- at a negative yield. In English, investors paid the government for the opportunity to lend it money.
Newly crowned British Petroleum CEO Bob Dudley told British business leaders in London that the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was exaggerated out of proportion by the media. Something his predecessor claimed as well. Stephen Beard reports.
Ford just reported its sixth straight quarterly profit, with a 68 percent increase over last quarter. Meanwhile, the company says it will hire 1,200 new workers in Michigan if the state approves tax incentives.
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has admitted the country received bags of cash from Iran. That's in response to reports of deepening ties between the two countries.
The National Transportation Safety Board today convened a panel looking at safety implications of code-sharing agreements between big airlines and smaller ones. Six of the last fatal airline crashes in this country involved smaller, regional carriers. And that's raised questions about how airlines book passengers with other carriers.
Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 26, 2010