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Marketplace for Friday, May 30, 2008
May 30, 2008

Marketplace for Friday, May 30, 2008

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Nobody's innocent in oil speculation

May 30, 2008
There's been plenty of talk about speculation driving up oil prices, but big investors don't deserve all the blame. Kai Ryssdal asks energy analyst Peter Beutel where all those billions invested in oil came from.

Kerkorian stands by Ford offer

May 30, 2008
Despite a nearly 18% drop in Ford's stock since he offered to buy 20 million shares of the ailing automaker, Kirk Kerkorian says the deal is still on the table. Alisa Roth examines his motivation.

TransUnion to offer free credit scores

May 30, 2008
Your credit score could mean all the difference in the world when you need to borrow money. Thanks to a massive class-action lawsuit, TransUnion will be offering millions a free peek at theirs. Jill Barshay explains.

Violence spurs humanitarian crisis

May 30, 2008
Anti-immigrant violence in South Africa has forced tens of thousands from their homes and could have a long-lasting economic impact on the region. Gretchen Wilson reports from outside Johannesburg.

For good career advice, look to the past

May 30, 2008
The job tips given to graduates today are all quantity, no quality. Author and commentator Megan Hustad calls for tossing out today's motivational slogans for some good old-fashioned advice.

Putting products before plot?

May 30, 2008
It's hard to find a TV show or movie these days that doesn't have name-brand products in the scenes. Amy Scott takes a look at where product placement is headed.

Music from the episode

Check On It - feat. Bun B and Slim Thug Beyoncé, Bun B, Slim Thug
Brighter From Here Martha's Trouble
Amazing Glow Pernice Brothers
Amazing Glow Pernice Brothers

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