May 28, 2008

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Segments From this episode

Energy costs force Dow to raise prices

May 28, 2008
Blaming rising energy prices, Dow Chemical announced plans to raise prices on its products this weekend. Marketplace's Dan Grech explains how others may be tempted to follow suit.

Have oil prices topped off?

May 28, 2008
With U.S. demand poised to decrease, have we seen the peak of gas prices? Kai asks Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson.

AFTRA and producers agree on a deal

May 28, 2008
The smaller of the two actors unions, AFTRA, reached a tentative agreement with producers today, but as Jeff Tyler explains, the real question is whether the larger SAG will do the same.

Commodity prices are whey out there

May 28, 2008
Rising commodity prices are providing endless opportunities for speculators, but as Steve Henn reports, some investors are losing the stomach for one volatile nursery rhyme commodity.

Randomness rules

May 28, 2008
You can plan and research all you want, but sometimes things just happen they way they're going to happen. Kai Ryssdal talks to physicist Leonard Mlodinow about living in a world ruled by chance.

Did speculators fuel the oil run-up?

May 28, 2008
Supply and demand are all well and good, but are overeager investors really to blame for skyrocketing gas prices? Commentator David Frum gives his take on the speculation about speculators.

Coming soon: 'The Cash Peters Story'

May 28, 2008
This summer's next big blockbuster: you, if you're willing to foot the bill. Cash Peters explains how to get your life story -- or something like it -- immortalized on film.

Music from the episode

Loud Pipes Ratatat
Close to Me - Remastered The Cure