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Playlist: Unemployment and Witches

Posted by Katharine Crnko

For Marketplace Morning Report, Friday, January 7, 2011

With Gene Sperling rumored to replace Larry Summers as head of the National Economic Council, analysts say this is a strategic move on the part of the Obama administration to reach out to the business community.

Jeremy Hobson speaks with Steve Henn about his favorite gadgets at this year's Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas.

The Detroit Auto Show begins on Monday, and while there'll be some exciting models, most auto manufacturers are keeping it simple, with new but practical technology rolled in.

Like most of Europe, Romania faces major budget cuts and a tough economic environment and to help, the government plans to increase and create new taxes. The Romanian president has even proposed including the profession of witchcraft in the country's new tax code.

According to a new report, China's annual death toll from smoking could triple over the next two decades.

Although the GOP-controlled House is expected to try to repeal the health care reform, some state governors are already moving forward in implementing the law -- even the Republican ones.

The French are the 'champions of the world' -- according to a magazine headline in France this week ranking the most pessimistic countries.

Steve Chiotakis speaks with Jill Schlesinger about the Labor Department's report saying unemployment dropped almost a half-percent, while the government only added 103,000 jobs for the month.

A new law in California went into effect this month that requires chain restaurants to post calorie count information on menus. But does that change customers' minds about the kinds of food they eat?

Here are the songs we played:

  • Come Andy Play In The Milky Night -- StereolabBuy
  • 1st and 4th -- Mux MoolBuy
  • La Valse des Monstres -- Yann TiersenBuy
  • Fade into You -- Mazzy StarBuy
  • Modern Man -- Arcade FireBuy

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