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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 17, 2013
May 17, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 17, 2013

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A probe by the European Commission into possible manipulation of oil prices has just gotten bigger. Finland's only refiner has also been asked to help with the investigation. And, with an aging population in the U.S., a look at the cost of an older person taking a fall.

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For elderly, falling down can be costly accident

May 17, 2013
When a senior citizen falls to the ground, the resulting injury can cost tens of thousands of dollars. So health care professionals are working to eliminate the risk of falling down.

Meet the unusual suspects lobbying for immigration reform

May 17, 2013
It's no surprise farmers and home builders want more immigrant labor, but horse breeders?

Craft beer might get a Texas-sized boost in Lone Star State

May 17, 2013
Texas lawmakers decide whether to allow craft beer sales at grocery stores and brewery tours. It could mean a big boost for craft breweries.

The IRS's embarrassment creates free advertising for conservative groups

May 17, 2013
Revelations the IRS gave extra scrutiny to conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status has raised their profile, and for some, their fundraising.

European probe into oil price-fixing widens to Finland

May 17, 2013
Finland's only oil refiner has now been ensnared into the investigation.

As Congress debates farm bill, food stamps hang in the balance

May 17, 2013
With one in five Americans on food stamps, some in Congress want to cut back on the program.

Fed may ease off on stimulus

May 17, 2013
There's talk in high places about the Fed ratcheting back on policies it hoped would add pep to the wheels of commerce.

PODCAST: Food stamps under review; Fed easing stimulus?

May 17, 2013
With one in five Americans on food stamps, some in Congress want to cut back on the program. There's talk in high places about the Fed ratcheting back on policies it hoped would add pep to the wheels of commerce. It's no surprise farmers and home builders want more immigrant labor, but horse breeders? Texas lawmakers decide whether to allow craft beer sales at grocery stores and brewery tours. It could mean a big boost for craft breweries.

A probe by the European Commission into possible manipulation of oil prices has just gotten bigger. Finland’s only refiner has also been asked to help with the investigation. And, with an aging population in the U.S., a look at the cost of an older person taking a fall.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC