Marketplace PM for May 30, 2007

Episode Description 

The Sushi Economy

Over some truly excellent tuna and sea urchin Kai Ryssdal met Sasha Issenberg, author of "The Sushi Economy," to talk about the role raw fish plays in the world's markets and its popularity in America.
Posted In: Books, Economy

Beijing tries to put the brakes on market

Desperate to cool off its stock market, Beijing tripled the tax rate on trades today. In response, the Shanghai composite index tumbled 6.5% — and Wall Street shrugged. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Nigeria files lawsuit against Pfizer

Pfizer, the world's biggest drug maker is facing criminal charges in Nigeria related to a 1996 clinical trial. The company's accused in the deaths of children who received an unapproved antibiotic. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Health

ACLU sues company for alleged role with CIA

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing a unit of Boeing Co., charging that it assisted the CIA in abducting suspect foreigners to overseas prisons where it says they were held and tortured. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Crime, Washington

Wal-Mart finds fewer sales going upscale

New York Times reporter Michael Barbaro got his hands on a report critcizing Wal-Mart's so-far unsuccessful attempt to climb out of the bargain basement. He talks with Kai Ryssdal about what's in the report.
Posted In: Retail

Supply, demand . . . and an impending thud

Commentator Robert Reich says if you want to understand why the stock market continues to be bullish, you have to go back to Econ 101.

Our loss, diet industry's gain

As Americans get bigger, so does the weight-loss business. The diet industry is now a multibillion-dollar enterprise, one whose existence depends on our failures. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health