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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The Obama administration Monday outlined plans to allow deep-water drilling to resume in the Gulf of Mexico on a limited basis. Thirteen companies are to be notified that they may be able to resume activities that had already received approval before the oil spill occurred at the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig owned by BP (BP) - Get Report last April.

The companies are

ATP Oil & Gas

( ATPG), up 4% to $17.60 in premarket trading;

BHP Billiton

(BHP) - Get Report

, down 0.2% to $92.74;

Chevron

(CVX) - Get Report

;

Cobalt International Energy

(CIE)

;

ENI

;

Hess Corp.

(HES) - Get Report

;

Kerr-McGee

;

Marathon Oil

(MRO) - Get Report

;

Murphy Oil

(MUR) - Get Report

;

Noble Energy

(NBL) - Get Report

;

Shell Offshore

;

Walter Oil & Gas

and

Statoil USA

.

>> Limited Gulf Deep-Water Drilling Gets Close

Shares of

Goldman Sachs

(GS) - Get Report

rose 0.7% to $174.26 in premarket trading Tuesday on reports the firm has acquired an ownership stake in

Facebook

, giving the social networking shop a potential value of $50 billion.

>> Goldman Invests in Facebook -- Report

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In a Form 8-K filing with the

Securities and Exchange Commission

late Monday, struggling book seller

Borders

( BGP) announced the resignation of two executives: Thomas Carney, who served as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, and D. Scott Laverty, a senior vice president and chief information officer.

Shares of Borders rose 1% to 97 cents in premarket trading Tuesday after dipping into the red earlier.

>> Annaly Capital, Borders: After-Hours Trading

Shares of BP were rising almost 2% to $46.02 in premarket trading on a report that

Royal Dutch Shell

(RDS.A)

was interested in a takeover of the British oil company.

Royal Dutch Shell was flat at $67.82.

>> BP Shares Rise on News of Shell Interest

GM

(GM) - Get Report

and

Ford

(F) - Get Report

are expected to release car sales figures for December later Tuesday.

GM shares rose 0.9% to $37.39 in premarket trading, while Ford was up 0.5% to $17.34.

News Corp.

(NWS) - Get Report

has begun holding meetings toward a possible sale of social-networking site

MySpace

,

CNBC

reports.

There are no premarket quotes available for News Corp. Shares of the company settled on Monday at $16.48, up 0.4%.

>> MySpace Could Be Sold Mid-Year: Report

Sonic

(SONC)

is expected Tuesday to report first-quarter earnings of 10 cents a share on revenue of $128.9 million.

There were no premarket quotes available for Sonic. Shares of the company fell 0.4% to $10.08 at the closing bell Monday.

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