Marketplace for July 20, 2011

Episode Description 
Marketplace for July 20, 2011

Sen. Mark Warner: 'It's time for us to do the right thing'

Sen. Mark Warner of the "Gang of Six" discusses how he feels about the debt ceiling negotiations, and whether the group's proposed deficit-reduction plan can pass.

American Airlines makes bumper plane purchase

American airlines is buying 460 new jets but only 200 of those will come from U.S. manufacturer Boeing. The rest will be made in Europe by Airbus.
Posted In: Airlines

Letters: Seniors online and designer nail polish

Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: the credibility of rating agencies, social networking for seniors and nail polish for men.

U.S. exports helping the economy

There's a bright spot of economic growth. And it should be getting more attention.

County treasurer: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac owe back taxes

Treasurer in Oakland County, Mich., sues the mortgage giants, claiming they owe millions in taxes on foreclosed properties. Fannie and Freddie claim they're exempt because they're government entities. But are they really?
Posted In: Crime

Maker of iPod headphones goes public

Skullcandy has a following among athletes and musicians. Now its headphones with a distinctive logo have a following on Wall Street.
Posted In: Wall Street

What leads to willful blindness

Author Margaret Heffernan discusses the psychological pressures that can lead to willful blindness, especially in the corporate world.
Posted In: Books

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Hear My Dear
Oddisee
23 Minutes In Brussels
Luna
Let It Rock (as made famous by Kevin Rudolf & Lil Wayne)
Instrumental Hip Hop Beat Makers
Tight Eyes [Explicit]
Nicolay & Kay