Marketplace for Wednesday, June 30, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The President's economic game plan

On the heels of yesterday's worrisome report on consumer confidence, the president made his way to Racine, Wisconsin this morning. Marketplace's senior business correspondent, Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Day laborers take the stage

A theater troupe of day laborers for day laborers, Teatro Jornalero, performs educational plays about labor and immigration laws, mixed in with the challenges day laborers face.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs

Making the most of a trip

It isn't cheap to travel these days, what with the cost of fuel and air travel, but commentator Robert Reich proposes a few of his ideas to get more bang for his buck -- and his weight.

Ford starting to pay back debt

Marketplace's Alisa Roth looks into what it means that automaker Ford to start paying off its debt, in cash, and what is in store in its future.
Posted In: Auto

Information overload, an age-old problem

Author William Powers talks to Kai about how information overload is not an ancient problem, but a modern one, along with ideas on how to combat the deluge of information people face everyday.

New diapers for trendier tushes

New parents often will go to great lengths to get the for their baby. The latest trendy item for baby are designer diapers, so babies can stikll look their best with their pants off.
Posted In: Retail

AIG waived right to sue big banks?

Kai Ryssdal talks to the New York Times' Louise Story about the piece she wrote with Gretchen Morgenson on AIG and how the company waived its right to sue the banks that underwrote the mortgage securities it was insuring.

Summer Reading: Heidi Moore

Cocaine, sex and power make for a juicy read. Reporter Heidi Moore shares her summer reading pick "Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man: A Memoir," which she says parallels the addictions to money and power on Wall Street that contributed to the financial crisis.

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Film School
Zodiac Shit
Flying Lotus
Single K.O. (2006 Digital Remaster)
Wire
Tin Man
Future Islands
Uninvisible
Martin & Wood Medeski