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At first, it looked like Southwest Airlines hedged its bets well when it prepaid for fuel because prices were going up. Unfortunately, now oil prices are falling. Janet Babin has more on Southwest and airlines in general.
When a stock falls, investors have a pretty good idea that it means less money for them. But what does it mean for the company? Do falling shares affect its bottom line? Marketplace's Jeff Tyler finds out.
Mark Cuban, the brash billionaire entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, is among the top bidders for the Chicago Cubs. Kai Ryssdal calls on ESPN's Gene Wojciechowski to ask: Who is this guy?
Banks don't trust each other. Investors don't trust the market. And, people think their mattresses are the safest place for cash. Tess Vigeland talks with Kai Ryssdal about trust, the subject of a special weekend show.
Marketplace Report for Thursday, October 16, 2008