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Playlist: Treasury bonds and Zillow

Posted by Ryan Faughnder

For Marketplace, Tue., July 19, 2011

Politicians seem worried about a government default, but the bond market looks surprisingly firm. Stacey Vanek-Smith explains why investors have stayed calm so far. Eve Troeh looks at how scientists are trying to get better data on wind patterns to help generators. We explain the Republicans' balanced budget amendment. Comcast decides to ditch its plans to bring Stephen King's Dark Tower series to the big screen. What does the decision say about Universal's new ownership? Host Kai Ryssdal interviews Google employee number 59 Doug Edwards about his new book. And what's real estate website Zillow's IPO worth anyway? We go to the Marketplace Players to find out.

Here are the songs we played:

  • Whims of Chambers - Rodney WhitakerBuy
  • Planet Anvers - 40winksBuy
  • Coconut Boogaloo - Medeski, Martin & WoodBuy
  • Gotta Be Something - D-TensionBuy
  • A Day at the Carnival - DaM-FunkBuy

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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