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Jun 11, 2008

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Segments From this episode

High gas prices? Get used to them

Jun 11, 2008
The Energy Department says high gasoline prices are here to stay. But is there anything the government can do to alleviate the pressure? Jeremy Hobson reports.

Importing inflation

Jun 11, 2008
Skyrocketing oil costs and high food prices have stirred inflation worries around the globe, and a weak dollar means we'll definitely feel the effects. John Dimsdale explains.

Narrowing The Gap

Jun 11, 2008
Retailer Gap Inc. plans to consolidate its various specialty stores into its main stores to save on real estate costs and unite its brand. Janet Babin reports.

Critical vote ahead for E.U. treaty

Jun 11, 2008
The Lisbon Treaty aims to reform the way the 27-country European Union runs, but a referendum in Ireland might bring the treaty to a halt. Stephen Beard explains.

Colombia trade deal stalled in Congress

Jun 11, 2008
The Colombian free trade deal awaits a vote in Congress two years after the president's signature. Kai Ryssdal talks with Colombian Trade Minister Luis Plata about the agreement.

In politics, success equals money

Jun 11, 2008
Barack Obama has raised three times as much cash as John McCain. Commentator David Frum says this has turned the usually flush GOP into an unconvincing underdog.

SEC offers rating agency reforms

Jun 11, 2008
Rating agencies are being blamed for giving high marks to bonds backed by subprime mortgages. Marketplace's Amy Scott talks to Kai Ryssdal about the SEC's attempts to reform the system.

Municipal Wi-Fi isn't dead yet

Jun 11, 2008
Philadelphia's plan for citywide Wi-Fi has fallen apart, but other cities are starting to see the benefits of providing Internet access. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
After several failed attempts, cities are rediscovering the potential of municipal Wi-Fi networks.
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Music from the episode

Tiger Phone Card Dengue Fever
Digital Disko Eliot Lipp
Knee Deep In The Beats London Funk Allstars
The Lengths The Black Keys