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Playlist: The G8 and GDP

Posted by Chau Tu

For Marketplace, Thursday, May 26, 2011

The G8 begins its two-day summit in France today. Back in the States, House Republicans unveiled a new jobs-creation plan. Contrary to expectations, the government didn't revise first-quarter growth up from 1.8 percent, meaning consumer spending is low. Heinz's profits are rising, but they're still closing down factories. Newspapers are entering the deals market. The Supreme Court upheld the Arizona immigration law that punishes businesses that hire undocumented immigrants. Oil sands have become an alternative to the increasingly scarce liquid oil. And Kai spoke with author and New York Times reporter Gretchen Morgenson about her new book, Reckless Endangerment. Here are the songs we played:

  • Pretty - The Wonderful Sound Of Induce!
  • The Ballad of Speck and Pebble - Delicate SteveBuy
  • Human Beings - Matt Pond PABuy
  • Hold My Breath - Holy Ghost!Buy
  • Dye the World - Smith WesternsBuy

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Chau Tu is the former assistant web producer for Marketplace.

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