Playlist: Groupon and College Apps

Posted by Katharine Crnko

For Marketplace Morning Report, Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Until now, the unemployment reports did not include those who had been unemployed for more than two years. Now the jobs bureau will be keeping track of all of the long-term unemployed, and it could reveal the true depth of the economic downtown.

Just a few weeks after rejecting a $6 billion buyout offer from Google, Groupon may raise almost $1 billion from private investors to fuel its growth.

Is it a good time to embark on a career as a truck driver? Apparently so. David Brancaccio reports from Cuba, Mo., on another alternative indicator.

A new survey shows oil companies plan to increase spending more than 11 percent next year. And despite the Gulf oil spill, companies plan to spend even more on deepwater drilling.

India has become the latest country to tighten trade sanctions with Iran. The U.S. has been pushing India to do that for years in the hopes that it will put pressure on Iran's nuclear program.

The college application process can be a stressful one, and some parents are calling on the pros to try and get some help.

Research from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago has found that the ever popular rewards credit cards like cards that give you cash back or airline miles cause people to spend more and go into more debt.

Here are the songs we played:

  • I Wanna Be Your Limosine -- Black KidsBuy
  • Straw Hat and Old Dirty Hank -- Bare Naked LadiesBuy
  • Electric Feel -- MGMTBuy
  • Watching the Detectives -- Elvis Costello Buy
  • Miss Modular -- StereolabBuy

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