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Marketplace for Friday, March 21, 2014
Mar 21, 2014

Marketplace for Friday, March 21, 2014

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Exxon will issue a report estimating the cost of climate change to its business, including a calculation of the carbon emissions its oil and gas operations give off. It’s the first big energy company to respond to shareholders’ concerns about environmental issues. Next: Caterpillar is the latest company to come under the scrutiny of the Levin committee looking at tax avoidance by multinationals. We look at some of the contortions companies make to avoid paying tax. Finally: UC Irvine announced yesterday that President Obama will deliver its commencement address in June, in front of 8,000 diverse graduates. We explore the economic value of a speech from the President.

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More elders are working as caregivers to the elderly

Feb 13, 2014
The pay is low, the work can be hard.

Take out a loan - from your employer

Mar 21, 2014
The workplace loan is on the rise

The value of an Obama commencement speech

Mar 21, 2014
The president will deliver the commencement address at UC Irvine

How much climate change will cost Exxon

Mar 21, 2014
Exxon the first big energy company to respond to shareholders’ concerns about the cost of climate change.

First tweets don't age so well

Mar 21, 2014
In which the Marketplace team and Vladimir Putin reflect on the past 8 years.

Caterpillar and crazy tax avoidance contortions

Mar 21, 2014
Caterpillar is the latest company to come under the scrutiny of the Levin committee looking at tax avoidance by multinationals.

Houdini, debt, and dandelions

Mar 21, 2014
Marketplace Datebook for the week of March 24, 2014

Spooked markets and that sort of thing

Mar 21, 2014
Cardiff Garcia of FT and Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post talk the week's financial news.

Exxon will issue a report estimating the cost of climate change to its business, including a calculation of the carbon emissions its oil and gas operations give off. It’s the first big energy company to respond to shareholders’ concerns about environmental issues. Next: Caterpillar is the latest company to come under the scrutiny of the Levin committee looking at tax avoidance by multinationals. We look at some of the contortions companies make to avoid paying tax. Finally: UC Irvine announced yesterday that President Obama will deliver its commencement address in June, in front of 8,000 diverse graduates. We explore the economic value of a speech from the President.

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