Obama's splintered jobs plan, McDonald's TV

Posted by Mary Dooe

For Marketplace Morning Report, Fri., Oct. 21, 2011

President Obama wasn't able to get his near half trillion dollar jobs package past a filibuster last week. So Senate Democrats are trying to push individual planks of it through, to similar partisan failure. A bill to send $35 billion to the states so they can avoid laying off more teachers, firefighters and emergency responders also went down to defeat. Shareholders could loosen Rupert Murdoch's grip on his company, News Corporation. Leaders in Europe had promised to reach a grand plan by Sunday; now they are pushing it back by at least a few days. And McDonald's TV will soon debut at a fast food restaurant near you.

And here are the songs we played today:

  • L.S.F. - Mark RonsonBuy
  • Bohemian Like You - Dandy WarholsBuy
  • A Candle's Fire - Beirut Buy
  • Happy Up Here (Instrumental) - RoyksoppBuy
  • Fool's Gold - Tel AvivBuy

About the author

Mary Dooe is an associate producer, and works for both the radio and digital teams.

Comments

I agree to American Public Media's Terms and Conditions.
With Generous Support From...