Marketplace for Thursday December 18, 2014
Dec 18, 2014

Marketplace for Thursday December 18, 2014

HTML EMBED:
COPY

Airing on Thursday Dec. 18, 2014: Thawing relations between the U.S. and Cuba will open up Cuba to American business. Is this a great business opportunity or just a mirage? Plus, the price of oil is incorporated into many consumer products, including tires. Petroleum is a major component in tires, but don’t expect the price of those wheels to drop any time soon. Finally, we look at what the price of a barrel of oil really means.

Segments From this episode

Oil prices scrape bottom of the barrel

Dec 18, 2014
Most of the cost of oil can be attributed to exploration, drilling and pumping.

Farmers feel ripple effects of the oil boom

Dec 18, 2014
Kai Ryssdal talks to commercial grain farmer Curt Mowery.

A circular argument: How cheap oil affects tire prices

Dec 18, 2014
If oil prices fall, will tires cost less? The answers are far from black and white.

How the oil boom woke up a Texas town

Dec 18, 2014
Kai talks with Adrian DeLeon, the mayor of Carrizo Springs, Texas.

Cuba's open doors don't mean open for business

by
Dec 18, 2014
Despite thawing U.S.-Cuba relations, full-blown business opportunities are largely years away.

100 uses for petroleum – and counting

Dec 18, 2014
Maybe we should be asking what isn't made from a barrel of oil.

The future of oil and gas after the boom

Dec 18, 2014
The price of oil is dropping. Good news or bad news?

Lower gas prices, but spending stuck in neutral

Dec 18, 2014
Many people don't believe the low prices will last.

How an oil rush made LA the city it is today

Dec 18, 2014
After first oil well was drilled in 1892, derricks became a symbol of Los Angeles.

Airing on Thursday Dec. 18, 2014: Thawing relations between the U.S. and Cuba will open up Cuba to American business. Is this a great business opportunity or just a mirage? Plus, the price of oil is incorporated into many consumer products, including tires. Petroleum is a major component in tires, but don’t expect the price of those wheels to drop any time soon. Finally, we look at what the price of a barrel of oil really means.