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Playlist: Calorie counting and baggage tracking

Posted by Chau Tu

For Marketplace, Monday, July 4, 2011

Greece is back teetering on the brink of another precipice, thanks to a warning from the ratings agency Standard and Poor's.The stalemate on raising the debt ceiling is is fraying nerves among Republican rank-and-file, and among investors as well.

New rules will require many chain restaurants to post calorie counts for their menu items. But critics say that's not an effective way to deter consumers from ordering Big Macs or curly fries. Musicians are hoping to get a pick-me-up from summer festivals this year. Delta Airlines has launched a web feature that lets you keep tabs on your luggage at all times. Three companies in the San Francisco area are matching cars that sit unused with people who can use them in a program called "carsharing." Fishermen and fashionistas are finding themselves fighting over some pricey feathers. And we heard small talk with the Dinner Party Download team. Here are the songs we played:

  • Freedom Sounds - The SkatalitesBuy
  • Fourth Of July - Galaxie 500Buy
  • Philadelphia Freedom - Elton JohnBuy
  • Gratisfaction - The StrokesBuy
  • Patriots of Love - The Catholic CombBuy
  • American Pie - The VenturesBuy

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Chau Tu is the former assistant web producer for Marketplace.

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