Marketplace PM for April 17, 2006

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What's behind the rising price of oil?

Oil briefly touched $70 a barrel today. Is it a sign of growing inflation or simply jitters over uncertainties in major oil-producing regions around the world? Sam Eaton reports.

High metal prices enter consumer picture

Eastman Kodak Company says it will increase prices for its films due to the rising cost of silver. The spiraling cost of other metals is being felt in other products as well. Tess Vigeland reports.

Tax filers still concerned about online security

Even though tax form e-filing has become more popular, it's still far below the goal that Congress set for the IRS. One reason it is not growing as expected is taxpayers' fears about the security of the information filed electronically. Hillary Wicai reports.

He loves his 1040 Form

While most people grumble about paying taxes, commentator J.D. Samant explains why Tax Day is one of his favorite days of the year.

Skilling tells prosecutors he has nothing to hide

Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling is facing cross-examination from prosecutors today in his trial. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Financial Times reporter Sheila McNulty about the trial.

The most important fish you've never heard of

H. Bruce Franklin, a professor at Rutgers University, talks with Kai Ryssdal about the overfishing of the Atlantic menhaden. Its dwindling numbers could impact the environment and the products you buy.

Piracy hits auto parts industry

Counterfeit goods are seeping into the US economy in ways you might not think. As Scott Tong reports, the auto parts business has been hit hard by knock-offs. First in a series on piracy.

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