Playlist: Graphic smoking and Egyptian housing pics

Posted by Daryl Paranada

For Marketplace, Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Two of today's stories featured some great pics. First, OK, the pics may not be so great, but they are graphic. The FDA plans to use graphic photos on cigarette packs in an effort to lower smoking rate. Meanwhile, halfway around the world, Egyptians are dealing with a housing crisis. See photos from Economy 4.0 special correspondent David Brancaccio's month-long trip to the Middle East.

In health news, a recent study by McKinsey that said 30 percent of employers would drop health coverage once state insurance exchanges start up has been criticized for flaws. And watch out -- medical ID theft is on the rise.

We've got a story about how regulators are recovering bond losses, how the FCC is looking into phone bill cramming, and we dig into what hackers are after when they, well, hack.

Plus, Kai has a finale note on how rare political and economic truths have been spoken today.

Here are the songs we played:

  • Criminal Conversation -- James HardwayBuy
  • Wise Dread -- DJ DrezBuy
  • Brain Freeze -- Sackcloth FashionBuy
  • Be First -- KabooseBuy
  • '03 Bonnie and Clyde -- Jay-Z InstrumentalBuy

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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