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Playlist: Bernanke and "60 Minutes"

Posted by Katharine Crnko

For Marketplace Morning Report, Monday, December 6, 2010

Ben Bernanke makes his second "60 Minutes" appearance to address criticism of his policies from economists and politicians.

This holiday season, corporate philanthropy programs are donating books instead of more traditional donations.

Congress could reach a bipartisan compromise on the Bush Tax cuts. It would likely include an extension of unemployment benefits and perhaps an extension of tax credits that were included in the stimulus package last year.

Google has reportedly moved to buy an office building in New York's West Chelsea neighborhood for about $2 billion.

The U.S. and South Korea have reached a deal on free-trade. Now attention turns to automakers, and how this agreement could affect them.

The UN climate change talks will wrap up this week in Cancun, Mexico. But while countries discuss climate issues, so too does the insurance industry.

The Financial Times reports Italy and Luxembourg have introduced a new way to help troubled countries -- spreading the risk by selling European bonds.

When Austell residents learned a new store along the main highway was going to be a Dollar General, "price" was the last thing on their minds. This was about image.

A court in France has found Continental Airlines and one of its mechanics guilty of criminal wrongdoing and manslaughter. That stems from the crash of a Concorde supersonic jet in France ten years ago that killed 113 people.

Here are the songs we played:

  • Ramparts (Album Version) -- John Frusciante Buy
  • Go To That Place -- Chico Mann Buy
  • To Never Know You -- The Black Ryder Buy
  • Tell Yer Mama -- Norah Jones Buy
  • M'Bife Balafon -- Amadou & Mariam Buy

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