Jun 20, 2008

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Segments From this episode

Will China price rise lower oil demand?

Jun 20, 2008
Beijing has lifted some subsidies on domestic fuel on the theory that such a move would cut demand and allow global prices to ease off. But you know what happens when you assume anything about oil prices. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Hog farmers getting hit from all sides

Jun 20, 2008
More than 7,000 hog farmers are at risk of going out of business due to floods skyrocketing prices for fuel and feed. Steve Henn reports.

Korean beef with U.S. no longer broiling

Jun 20, 2008
After massive protests in South Korea over the quality of American beef, the nation's president has apologized for mishandling the issue and trade negotiators appear close to a new trade deal. Dan Grech reports.

More roads paved with private gold

Jun 20, 2008
Federal and state money for maintaining roads and bridges is getting harder to come by -- especially in the current economy. So governments are selling such infrastructure -- even to foreign firms. Jill Barshay reports.

Week on Wall Street

Jun 20, 2008
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with host Bob Moon about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.

Study: Expect more severe weather

Jun 20, 2008
A government study is predicting that floods, droughts and severe storms are likely to ravage North America more often. It blames emissions of planet-warming gases. Host Bob Moon talks with risk management expert Robert Hoyt about the findings.

Gas stations hitting empty on fill-ups

Jun 20, 2008
Higher gasoline prices are making it tougher for gas stations, pinched between higher costs and tougher competition. They're also getting it harder by credit card fees. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Tom Orchell uses his credit card to pay for gas at a Speedway gas station.
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Look at the benefits of higher gas prices

Jun 20, 2008
Are these rising gas prices a crisis, or are they really a blessing in disguise? Economist and commentator Justin Wolfers says we're being compensated for these higher gas prices -- we just don't realize it.

Music from the episode

Exzebache Tommy Guerrero
No Cars Go Arcade Fire
Route 66 Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Big Band Orchestra
Obstacle 1 Interpol