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Playlist: Market madness, Swiss currency war

Posted by Ryan Faughnder

For Marketplace Morning Report, Thu., Aug. 18, 2011

Market mayhem returns as the Dow takes an early dive. The number of people seeking first-time unemployment benefits rises, as does the producer price index. The housing market is still depressed, but some parts of the market are doing better than others, like in Washington D.C. Banks are going to be charging more in debit card fees. The U.S. government is investigating Standard & Poor's for its role in the most recent financial crisis. The Pope speaks out on the economy. The Swiss are getting sick of their currency being the safe haven, so they're trying to devalue it.

Here are the songs we played today:

  • Pure Jam - Yellow Magic Orchestra
  • Musicawi Silt - DaktarisBuy
  • Homecoming - Kanye WestBuy
  • Golden Brown - The StranglersBuy
  • Landforms - Other LivesBuy

About the author

Ryan Faughnder is a web contributor for Marketplace. Most recently, he was a business reporting intern for the Los Angeles Times and a senior editor at Neon Tommy.

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