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On Capitol Hill, chief executives of the world's largest oil companies defended their commitment to safety standards. And took the opportunity to blame BP for ignoring the same standards. But were the mistakes that caused the Gulf spill really a break from the norm or just business as usual? Rob Schmitz reports.
Government leaders around the world have been pressuring credit-rating agencies to be more honest with investors. Except, apparently, when it comes to the risk that certain European countries could go bankrupt. Bob Moon explains.
The National Association of Home Builders' monthly index of builder confidence is down to levels last seen in February. Home builders have lost confidence that many people want to buy a new house now that the government's temporary tax credit has expired. Brett Neely reports.
Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale talks with Kai Ryssdal about what President Obama said in his speech on the BP oil spill, how he responded to criticism he's gotten over enacting a deepwater drilling moratorium, and the impact all of this will have on developing a cleaner energy strategy going forward.
Marketplace for Tuesday, June 15, 2010