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Playlist: Obama's "stimulus package"

Posted by Katharine Crnko

For Marketplace Morning Report, Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Obama announced he has reached an agreement with Republicans over taxes. The deal will keep the Bush-era tax rates the same for all Americans for two years, in exchange for a handful of credits and cuts the President wanted. Some analysts are calling the agreement a new "stimulus package," but others think that the money will saved rather than spent.

The climate summit continues down in Cancun Mexico. Scott Tong reports on one American company and what it wants out of Cancun.

Your area code can say a lot about you: where you are, how long you've been there, if you're using a cell phone or a landline. But now, as more and more people get phones, the number of area codes are increasing. How does that change the area code culture?

A new survey by the Brookings Institution, called the Global MetroMonitor, highlights 150 of the world's biggest metro areas. It looks at how those areas were doing before and after the global economic downturn.

The company that owned the oil rig which exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, leading to the BP oil disaster, had a near miss in Europe just four months before.

Many states are beginning to rethink the ways of testing elderly drivers at the DMV. When is the right time to take away the keys? It all might have more of an economic impact than you think.

Taxpayers own a lot less of Citigroup, one of the banks that got the most bailout money during the financial crisis. The Treasury Department sold the last of its common shares yesterday.

Here are the songs we played:

  • Berkeley By Hearseback -- Why? Buy
  • Make Love -- Daft Punk Buy
  • Green Means -- Nobody Buy
  • Class System featuring Pharrell Williams & Julee Cruise (Album Version) -- Handsome Boy Modeling School Buy
  • Fishtail Parker -- Nightmares on Wax

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