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Jun 16, 2008

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Segments From this episode

Deflating the oil bubble

Jun 16, 2008
Congress is calling regulators to task for runaway oil prices. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with former commodity regulator Michael Greenberger about ways to keep tabs on speculation.

Construction, fuel jolt energy costs

Jun 16, 2008
Between high fuel prices and modernization efforts, utilities are feeling the squeeze and are beginning to pass those increased costs on to consumers. Jeff Tyler has the story.

Businesses prepare for ADA upgrades

Jun 16, 2008
The Americans With Disabilities Act is about to get an update, promising increased access to everything from courtrooms to swimming pools. John Dimsdale looks at the cost of the upgrades.

Theaters make ends meet with ads

Jun 16, 2008
Most of a movie ticket's price goes to the studios, so theaters are looking for ways to generate more income from their captive audiences. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Rows of seats in a movie theater

NYSE eyes real-time quotes for all

Jun 16, 2008
Following in the footsteps of the Nasdaq, the NYSE has plans to offer everyday investors access to real-time stock quotes. Jill Barshay has more.

Mortgage crisis freezes civic projects

Jun 16, 2008
Large housing projects were all the rage three years ago, but the mortgage crisis has left towns across the country littered with half-built developments. Ashley Gross reports.

Time for incentives that work

Jun 16, 2008
Cities have tried a variety of tax breaks and incentives to lure new businesses. Commentator Paul Brophy says it's time for them to try things that will actually get results.

Finding value in corporate history

Jun 16, 2008
Companies are so focused on the present that they often forget about the past. In an effort to fix that, many companies are opening up showcases that highlight their products through history. Cash Peters takes us inside.

Music from the episode

Kindling Architecture In Helsinki
Emerge Fischerspooner
Anecdote Ambulance LTD