Marketplace for Friday, September 21, 2007
Consumer groups and the big three credit reporting bureaus have been feuding for some time over when and how consumers can keep their histories from being released -- especially to fend off identity thieves. Now there's a break in that battle. Steve Tripoli reports.
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Crude oil closed at $81.62 a barrel in New York today, up 35% since January. And yet, the mysteries of the refining pipeline have kept gas prices essentially flat since the beginning of summer. Jeff Tyler reports on the disconnect -- and why it's not expected to last.
South Africa's economy is growing at almost 5% a year, with prosperity visible in major cities. But 13 years after the nation's first democratic elections, the boom hasn't trickled down to the poorest communities. And angry residents are speaking out. Gretchen Wilson reports.