Marketplace PM for May 30, 2007
May 30, 2007

Marketplace PM for May 30, 2007

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Segments From this episode

Supply, demand . . . and an impending thud

May 30, 2007
Commentator Robert Reich says if you want to understand why the stock market continues to be bullish, you have to go back to Econ 101.

Nigeria files lawsuit against Pfizer

May 30, 2007
Pfizer, the world's biggest drug maker is facing criminal charges in Nigeria related to a 1996 clinical trial. The company's accused in the deaths of children who received an unapproved antibiotic. Jeff Tyler reports.

Beijing tries to put the brakes on market

May 30, 2007
Desperate to cool off its stock market, Beijing tripled the tax rate on trades today. In response, the Shanghai composite index tumbled 6.5% — and Wall Street shrugged. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

The Sushi Economy

May 30, 2007
Over some truly excellent tuna and sea urchin Kai Ryssdal met Sasha Issenberg, author of "The Sushi Economy," to talk about the role raw fish plays in the world's markets and its popularity in America.

ACLU sues company for alleged role with CIA

May 30, 2007
The American Civil Liberties Union is suing a unit of Boeing Co., charging that it assisted the CIA in abducting suspect foreigners to overseas prisons where it says they were held and tortured. Bob Moon reports.

Wal-Mart finds fewer sales going upscale

May 30, 2007
New York Times reporter Michael Barbaro got his hands on a report critcizing Wal-Mart's so-far unsuccessful attempt to climb out of the bargain basement. He talks with Kai Ryssdal about what's in the report.

Our loss, diet industry's gain

May 30, 2007
As Americans get bigger, so does the weight-loss business. The diet industry is now a multibillion-dollar enterprise, one whose existence depends on our failures. Helen Palmer reports.

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