Jun 13, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, June 13, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, June 13, 2008

Segments From this episode

Price of corn is popping up

Jun 13, 2008
Corn futures surpass the $7 a bushel mark this week, and some are predicting prices are headed much higher. Sarah Gardner reports what other high food prices we might be able to expect with the rising cost of corn.

Food a political football in Zimbabwe

Jun 13, 2008
Many Zimbabweans rely on the efforts of international food aid to sustain themselves, but President Robert Mugawe is starting to forbid access to these supplies based on a political agenda. Jeremy Hobson has more.

Playing on pro golf's turf

Jun 13, 2008
Big golf fans will soon be able to play on the same courses as the pros did during the U.S. Open. Scott Jagow talks to sports commentator Diana Nyad about why accessible courses are starting to host the tournament.

Saudi summit to confront oil anger

Jun 13, 2008
Ministers from oil-producing and oil-consuming nations are due to meet for an emergency summit in Saudi Arabia this Sunday. Stephen Beard reports whether talks will help lower prices or if meetings will be just talk.

Building pressure on construction

Jun 13, 2008
A Brooklyn construction site owner is being charged with manslaughter after the death of one of his workers on the job this week. Alisa Roth looks into whether this will encourage employers to make work safety a priority.

Drama surrounding SAG talks

Jun 13, 2008
The Screen Actors Guild's is willing to keep actors working without a deal as long as talks continue with studios. But SAG's head is coming down on another actor's union. Renita Jablonski talks to Variety's Stuart Levine.

Core inflation less of a shell shocker

Jun 13, 2008
Oil and food prices are climbing to staggering heights, but some analysts say if you look at core inflation, which excludes food and energy, the spikes aren't as upsetting. Janet Babin reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC