Playlist: BP and Halliburton

Posted by Katharine Crnko

For Marketplace Morning Report, Thursday, October 28, 2010

Today's biggest story: The U.S. Commission finds that Halliburton could be culpable for the Gulf oil spill. Halliburton failed to test the cement mixure used in the oil well prior to BP's use.

Do you have some complains you wish you could share with the government? The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is starting to organize, using online technology to report wrongdoings.

British Airways, like all airlines, was hit by the recession. But now, as business travel begins to increase, so does BA's profits.

In transportation news-at-large, Andrea Gardner reports on high speed trains. Will they really work?

It's midterms season, and in San Francisco, voters will decided whether or not to allow homeless citizens to lie on the streets at night.

Already main cable subscribers in the Northeast aren't getting Fox because of a dispute with Cablevision, but do they really want it, anyway?

The GDP came out today: 2 percent increase. This is good but not good enough, especially when it comes to jobs and housing.

General Motors is expected to go public next month in an effort to pay back government bailouts.

And finally, today we heard from Freakonomics Radio, about the tradition of sponsorship in American football.

Here are the songs we played:

  • That We Perceive -- Thievery CorporationBuy
  • Venice Queen (Album Version) -- Red Hot Chili Peppers Buy
  • Two Tickets To Paradise -- Eddie Money Buy
  • Know Now Then -- Ani Difranco Buy
  • Disco Science (Original Mix) -- MirwaïsBuy

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