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Playlist: A dollar salary, turning trash into energy

Posted by Chau Tu

For Marketplace, Thursday, January 27, 2011

The NFL is in danger of a player's strike this spring, and if the season comes to a stop, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has announced that he'll reduce his $10 million a year salary down to $1. He's not the only head honcho that's taken a pay cut for a statement, though: check out our list. Another thing reaching its limit? A landfill near downtown Los Angeles. Eve Troeh looked into efforts to turn trash into energy. Meanwhile, at the Davos World Economic Forum, a new eco-label is being introduced.

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission released its report today, and it stated that the financial crisis was avoidable. Four members of the panel are already dissenting the opinion. Also in government news, Heidi Moore reported on how TARP money is faring for smaller banks.

The Comcast-NBC merger officially begins tomorrow, and it could be the beginning of a change for media consumers. Macy's and Downy head a marketing campaign that has a comedian sleeping in a store window. And commentator Mona Eltahawy spoke about the protests in Egypt. And here are the songs we played:

  • Weekend - Smith WesternsBuy
  • You're My Excuse to Travel - BathsBuy
  • The Only One - The Black KeysBuy
  • Tract - Pan AmericanBuy
  • Italo - AnathalloBuy
  • Everything Hits at Once - SpoonBuy

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Chau Tu is the former assistant web producer for Marketplace.

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