Google's Name Change, SATs & Oil Drilling

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In the world of consumer news, here’s a roundup of a few key stories this Thursday morning.

A New Way to Google Yourself

In celebration of April Fools’ Day, Google has changed its name to Topeka following a proclamation by that city’s mayor that it would change its name to Google for a month just for fun. You can join in the fun by personalizing the Google (Stock Quote: GOOG) search page with your own name on your computer at googlemyway.com.

Test Anxiety

It’s that time of year. Some college-bound seniors waiting to hear back from colleges may be concerned about how important their SAT scores are in determining their acceptance. But SAT scores don’t just determine what school you’ll go to. They can also affect some women's income before they even get their careers off the ground. According to Slate, SAT scores are a major factor in determining how much an egg donor’s eggs are worth.

Moving Offshore

On a more serious note, President Obama has proposed a plan to open areas along U.S. coastline to offshore drilling, The New York Times reports. If approved, the drilling could affect residents along the Atlantic coast, Alaskans and those along the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

 

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