Marketplace AM for January 6, 2005

Episode Description 

Crisis? What crisis?

The Bush Administration has made solving the social security "crisis" a top priority. But personal finance expert Chris Farrell says while there is a funding problem, it's not a crisis.

Corporate and global risk

Uncertainty seems to be the new dynamic in the global marketplace. In a new book, author Paul Laudicina looks at how companies can navigate the new risks of the corporate world to their advantage.

Playing with playlists

With so much more music becoming available on-line each year, how can music fans sort through it all and discover the music they want? One answer may lie in the personal playlist, that simple compilation that digital music enthusiasts use to keep track of their favorite tunes. From New York, Marketplace's Gideon D'Arcangelo reports.