Marketplace for Friday, June 20, 2008

Episode Description 

Look at the benefits of higher gas prices

Are these rising gas prices a crisis, or are they really a blessing in disguise? Economist and commentator Justin Wolfers says we're being compensated for these higher gas prices -- we just don't realize it.
Posted In: Economy

Gas stations hitting empty on fill-ups

Higher gasoline prices are making it tougher for gas stations, pinched between higher costs and tougher competition. They're also getting it harder by credit card fees. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Economy

Study: Expect more severe weather

A government study is predicting that floods, droughts and severe storms are likely to ravage North America more often. It blames emissions of planet-warming gases. Host Bob Moon talks with risk management expert Robert Hoyt about the findings.

Week on Wall Street

Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with host Bob Moon about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

More roads paved with private gold

Federal and state money for maintaining roads and bridges is getting harder to come by -- especially in the current economy. So governments are selling such infrastructure -- even to foreign firms. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Korean beef with U.S. no longer broiling

After massive protests in South Korea over the quality of American beef, the nation's president has apologized for mishandling the issue and trade negotiators appear close to a new trade deal. Dan Grech reports.

Hog farmers getting hit from all sides

More than 7,000 hog farmers are at risk of going out of business due to floods skyrocketing prices for fuel and feed. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Economy

Will China price rise lower oil demand?

Beijing has lifted some subsidies on domestic fuel on the theory that such a move would cut demand and allow global prices to ease off. But you know what happens when you assume anything about oil prices. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy

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Little Bit of Somethin
Route 66: That Nelson Riddle Sound
Turn On the Bright Lights
Neon Bible

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