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Marketplace for April 19, 2011

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Marketplace for April 19, 2011

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Maps - Tough Oil

One year after BP spill, geopolitics of oil intensifies

by Scott Tong Apr 19, 2011
All the easy oil is gone. Now, it'll be harder to reach, and to buy from unstable foreign governments.
Freakonomics Radio

Freakonomics: Saving the environment, or just showing off?

by Stephen Dubner Apr 19, 2011
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner talks about the idea of "conspicuous conservation," where people indulge in certain earth-saving acts as a way to show off that they care about the environment, and in turn, benefit socially.

Twitter's all grown up

by Steve Henn Apr 19, 2011
There are reports that Twitter is looking to buy Tweetdeck for $50 million. That app feeds off of Twitter and makes it better.
Shelf Life

Paul Allen on Bill Gates and today's Microsoft

by Marketplace Staff Apr 19, 2011
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen discusses his tempestuous relationship with Bill Gates, and how he feels about Microsoft now.
Japan's quake

Japanese still struggling to contain Fukishima damage

by Sarah Gardner Apr 19, 2011
Once Japan shuts down that plant, they will have to contend with rising carbon emissions from switching to fossil fuels.

Bond market shrugs off U.S. debt warning

by Heidi Moore Apr 19, 2011
Standard & Poor's alert that it might cut the U.S. credit rating should have sent government bond prices lower. So why have Treasurys gained?

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Golden Cage The Whitest Boy Alive
Gold For The Price Of Silver Kings of Convenience, Erot

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