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Playlist: Oil prices and TV

Posted by Katharine Crnko

For Marketplace Morning Report, Thursday March 3, 2011

Thousands of fleeing Egyptian workers stranded in Libya on the Tunisian border will be evacuated, in hopes of limiting the number of refugees flowing into Europe

The football players' union may dissolve itself to put owners at risk of anti-trust suits.

2011 could be a banner year for pirate attacks, and the violence could get worse, as well.

Richard Fisher, president of the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas, responds to concerns that higher gas and oil prices could risk slower growth and a double dip recession.

The creator of the hit series "Entourage" has sold HBO a comedy about an unemployed banker. Are we ready to laugh about the financial crisis?

G.I. Joe is SO 20 years ago. Who wants to play with a super hero action figure when you can play with one of TV's favorite commercial characters. Connecticut-based HeroBuilders has launched a line of action figures featuring the "Old Spice Guy," Dos Equis' "Most Interesting Man in the World," and "Mayhem" from Allstate's insurance commercials.

The Securities and Exchange Commission may propose dropping credit rating agencies for a new method for evaluating their portfolios. Nancy Marshall Genzer explains.

Are gas prices starting to burn a hole in your pocket? Oil has hit $100 a barrel as turmoil in the Middle East continues to shake up the global supply chain, and push fuel prices up well over $3 a gallon -- in most parts of the country.

Bob Moon speaks with Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial, about how workers today are extremely productive. Swonk discusses how long we can expect this level of worker productivity to continue.

The United Nations is reporting a 2.2 percent increase in its Food Price Index for February. This is the highest level recorded since the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) began monitoring prices in 1990. The BBC's Jon Bithrey explains.

Here are the songs we played:

  • Moonlight -- Joe Young feat. Lil WayneBuy
  • The President/Hanasi -- Ariel HorowitzBuy
  • Rise to Me -- The DecemberistsBuy
  • Divine Hammer -- The BreedersBuy
  • I Know --The Beta BandBuy

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