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Playlist: Court cases and Middle East places

Posted by Daryl Paranada

For Marketplace, Monday, June 20, 2011

Some Supreme Court news to start off our week. The court overturned a lower court ruling that more than a million female employees could join in a lawsuit accusing Walmart of paying women less than men. And it said that six states cannot sue utilities over emissions contributing to climate change.

A new report commissioned by mayors nationwide says cities aren't creating jobs fast enough. We speak with the mayor of Racine, Wis., about what he's doing to create jobs.

In international news, we look at all the red tape business-minded Egyptians have to cut through, and the humanitarian situation developing at the Syrian-Turkish border.

Kai has a final note on the L.A. Dodgers, and finally -- banks and credit card companies are looking for ways to make up billions in fees they can no longer charge. What are they looking at now? Your shopping habits.

Here are the songs we played:

  • Love Jones -- J Dilla Buy
  • Atlantic City -- Real EstateBuy
  • Pockets -- Four TetBuy
  • The High Road -- Broken BellsBuy
  • We Are -- AnwarriorBuy

About the author

Daryl Paranada is the associate web producer for Marketplace overseeing all daily website content and production, as well as producing multimedia features -- including the popular economic explainer series Whiteboard -- and special projects. Follow him on Twitter @darylparanada.

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