Apr 19, 2012

Marketplace for Thursday, April 19, 2012

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The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago this coming Saturday. The cleanup effort continues to this day, and there still is a lot of debate about where all that oil went. Gallup editor-in-chief…

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What happened to the oil from the BP spill?

Apr 18, 2012
2010's Gulf oil spill put almost 5 million barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. Where did it all go?

Activists take on Bank of America with fake website

Apr 19, 2012
"Your Bank of America" offers fake customer testimonials that take aim at the major institution's marketing and brand.

How average shareholders can take on the big banks

Apr 19, 2012
A peek inside annual meetings for the big banks, where small shareholders get to talk directly to executives.

'Today' show loses top rating held since 1995

Apr 19, 2012
ABC’s "Good Morning America" beats NBC’s "Today" show in ratings. More than bragging rights, the change could affect advertising dollars.
Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos host "Good Morning America." The show broke the ratings streak of rival "Today" this week after 16 years.
Good Morning America

Medicare meets the bidding war

Apr 19, 2012
After a yearlong experiment, Medicare will start shopping like the rest of the federal government. It will use a competitive bidding process for medical supplies.

Germany's business boom vs. France's baby boom

Apr 19, 2012
Germany is ticking along, as the rest of Europe struggles. But it faces a shrinking population.

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago this coming Saturday. The cleanup effort continues to this day, and there still is a lot of debate about where all that oil went. Gallup editor-in-chief Frank Newport reveals where Americans are investing their money. Here’s a hint: it’s not stocks. The Obama administration said Wednesday that it would vastly expand the use of competitive bidding to buy medical equipment for Medicare beneficiaries. And “Good Morning America” unseated the “Today” show for the highest-rated morning show last week.

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