Marketplace for Thursday, August 19, 2010
Aug 19, 2010

Marketplace for Thursday, August 19, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, August 19, 2010

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Intel and McAfee, combining computer chips and security

Aug 19, 2010
Initially, it may seem Intel's acquisition of computer security company McAfee is an odd one. But Marketplace's Janet Babin reports that it's a merger that makes sense.

What GM's IPO means

Aug 19, 2010
Marketplace's Alisa Roth looks into what GM's IPO means for the company -- from the government's involvement with GM to its future as a company.

Facebook follows you with 'Places'

Aug 19, 2010
Another option to let everyone know where you are launched today: Facebook Places. It'll be competing against similar services like Foursquare, which also let's you "check in" to venues, which will let your friends know where you are and potentially score you deals.

Patent applications jumped up during recession

Aug 19, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks to David Kappos, the director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, about how the office is dealing with the huge jump in patent applications over the last few years.

Olive oil virginity is in question

Aug 19, 2010
The olive oil section at the market has a dizzy array of bottles. At the top of the heap are the extra virgin olive oils -- but there's some question as to whether that label actually corresponds to what's in the bottle.

Was Lockerbie bomber released as part of a business deal?

Aug 19, 2010
A Scottish judge released the Lockerbie Bomber last year, on the grounds that he had less than three months to live. But a year later, he's still alive -- and critics are suspicious that his release had something to do with BP's acquisition of Libyan oil fields.

Trying to quantify the intangible

Aug 19, 2010
It's relatively easy to measure how much a Gulf businessman lost in products and profits due to the BP oil spill -- but how about the tears shed and the stress caused by the spill? Marketplace's Krissy Clark looks into the tricky method of measuring "non-use value."

Marketplace for Thursday, August 19, 2010

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