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Playlist: China and Walmart

Posted by Katharine Crnko

For Marketplace Morning Report, Thursday January 20, 2011

The nation's largest retailer, Walmart, is expected to announce a new plan to sell healthier food. Nancy Marshall Genzer explains how Walmart's announcement could reshape industries.

The nation's largest retailer, Walmart, is expected to announce a new plan to sell healthier food. Nancy Marshall Genzer explains how Walmart's announcement could reshape industries.

Federal rules to increase fuel efficiency start to go into effect next year. Making cars smaller is the easiest way to boost miles per gallon, but Americans typically don't like small cars. As Marketplace's Alisa Roth reports, another road to greater fuel efficiency is to make cars lighter.

During the health care debate, some supporters used Britain's medical system as a possible model for the U.S. system.

China announced a 10.3 percent growth in their economy of 2010 -- that's three times faster than the U.S.

Steve Chiotakis talks to Evgeny Morozov, the author of "The Net Delusion," about why Internet freedom cuts both ways when it comes to users and governments.

In his new book, The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom Evgenry Morozov examines the global use of the Internet and technology. Morozov's book is an in-depth survey of recent history, and world's varying degrees of content control.

Attempts to completely overturn health care reform aren't likely to succeed. But business is expected to score one victory in the process: the removal of a regulation that would have greatly expanded tax reporting.

The chairman of the Wendy's Arby's group said this morning he's considering selling Arby's and putting the focus on Wendy's.

Michael Morris, CEO of American Electric Power in Columbus, Ohio, met with the Chinese delegation yesterday to discuss the relationship between U.S. businesses and China. He speaks with Steve Chiotakis about the meeting, and expectations for the future.

Jeremy Hobson speaks with Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial in Chicago about the Chinese relationship to the Windy City, and Chicago's expectations from the delegate's visit.

Jeremy Hobson speaks with Lael Brainard, Undersecretary for International Finance at the Treasury Department about economic discussions during the Chinese delegation's visit to the U.S.

Researchers at Texas A&M University found at the depths of the great recession, the number of hours wasted in traffic plummeted. But as the economy improves more people are taking to the roads.

Here are the songs we played:

  • Flux and Meter -- Tommy Guerrero Buy
  • Miss You -- Rolling StonesBuy
  • Daft Punk is Playing at My House -- LCD SoundsystemBuy
  • Another Sunny Day -- Belle and Sebastian Buy
  • My Little Corner of the World -- Yo La Tengo Buy
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