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Ratings agencies Moody's and Fitch downgraded BP's credit status by one notch and warned of further downgrades if BP doesn't stem the Gulf oil leak. Doubts about BP's future grow everyday. Some analysts say it may have to sell off its most prized assets to weather the storm. Stephen Beard reports.
This year's NBA finals have served up a great rivalry: the Lakers vs. the Celtics. No two teams have so dominated the history of the NBA. Even though young phenoms like LeBron James are sitting this one out, advertisers are banking on a combination of nostalgia and great basketball. Jeff Horwich reports.
It's difficult to regulate some risk-taking that seems hardwired into industries like Wall Street, where traders are in constant competition to sell more stocks and make money. Commentator K.C. Cole says the first step is to behave in a way we want others to follow.
Josh Kun, associate professor at the University of Southern California, talks with Kai Ryssdal about the why regional Mexican bands are huge business for cell-phone ringtone providers and major labels.
Latinos have a lot of buying power. So some of America's biggest brands are collaborating in a network focusing on understanding the Hispanic consumer. Jeff Tyler reports.
Marketplace for Thursday, June 3, 2010