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Playlist: BP and GM

Posted by Katharine Crnko

For Marketplace Morning Report, Tuesday, November 2 , 2010

Today's big news is General Motors. The company is slated to announce details about it's plan to go public, but how will GM's public offer affect tax payers? Questions were raised about who is interested in buying GM stock.

BP is in the news again today. This time to announce that dispite the disaster in the Gulf, British Petroleum is back in the black and making a profit.

After 30 years, NASA's shuttle program will end. This move will affect thousands of workers on the eastern Florida shore, but could mean more jobs for further-flying crafts.

In an unexpected turn of events today, Britain and France announced their plans to share military costs. Despite a torrid history, Britain and France agreed to sign a treaty to share commanders and aircraft carriers.

Today is election day, and Californians prepare to vote on Prop 19 - a move that could decriminalize marijuana within the state. But Marketplace spoke to one woman who's carved a special place for herself in the weed economy -- as a baker.

Could video games be the next First Amendment controversy? Senator Leland Yee of Calif. think that some video games are too violent, and he wants to impose limits on selling such games to children. The Supreme Court hears the case today.

Here are the songs we played:

  • Red Sox Pugie (Henrik Schwartz remix) -- Foals Buy
  • One -- U2 Buy
  • Cocaine -- Eric Clapton Buy
  • Milton Road (My Skull With Flowers mix by Kim Hiorthoy) -- Mice Parade Buy
  • Funk Bomb -- James Brown

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