Marketplace for Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Episode Description 

Coming soon: 'The Cash Peters Story'

This summer's next big blockbuster: you, if you're willing to foot the bill. Cash Peters explains how to get your life story -- or something like it -- immortalized on film.

Did speculators fuel the oil run-up?

Supply and demand are all well and good, but are overeager investors really to blame for skyrocketing gas prices? Commentator David Frum gives his take on the speculation about speculators.
Posted In: Economy

Randomness rules

You can plan and research all you want, but sometimes things just happen they way they're going to happen. Kai Ryssdal talks to physicist Leonard Mlodinow about living in a world ruled by chance.

Commodity prices are whey out there

Rising commodity prices are providing endless opportunities for speculators, but as Steve Henn reports, some investors are losing the stomach for one volatile nursery rhyme commodity.

AFTRA and producers agree on a deal

The smaller of the two actors unions, AFTRA, reached a tentative agreement with producers today, but as Jeff Tyler explains, the real question is whether the larger SAG will do the same.

Have oil prices topped off?

With U.S. demand poised to decrease, have we seen the peak of gas prices? Kai asks Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson.

Energy costs force Dow to raise prices

Blaming rising energy prices, Dow Chemical announced plans to raise prices on its products this weekend. Marketplace's Dan Grech explains how others may be tempted to follow suit.

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Moon Safari (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
Head on the Door
Impulsive! - Revolutionary Jazz Reworked

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