Playlist: The aftermath in Japan, Warren Buffett's new acquisition
Posted by Chau Tu
For Marketplace, Monday, March 14, 2011
Japan is still struggling with the aftermath of its major earthquake and tsunami last week. Rob Schmitz reported from Tokyo, where transportation and food are beginning to run on empty. The uncertainty around Japan's nuclear problems are altering global energy plans. And the world may also soon expect a delay in the industrial world, for important electronic components like semi-conductors and memory chips.
Back here in the U.S., the government looks to woo Wall Street to help with funding infrastructure projects. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has just acquired industrial chemical firm Lubrizol. Progressive Insurance offers a high-tech feature that monitors how you drive for a lower premium -- but maybe also your privacy. We take a look at how lobbyists for a foreign country work. And the Audubon Society aims for a younger rebrand. Here are the songs that you listened to today: