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Market to Market May 2, 2014 (#3936)


A key barometer of the rural economy soars to its highest level in three years. Economists say increased U.S. oil and natural gas exports would help the economy. Lethal tornadoes batter the south, while persistent rains delay planting in the Corn Belt. Market analysis with Mark Gold. (27:46)

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