Playlist: Verizon, Consumer Production Safety Commission

Posted by Katharine Crnko

For Marketplace Morning Report, Monday, January 10, 2011

Verizon is expected to announce that it too will carry the iPhone. Apple introduced the iPhone four years ago, and until now had an exclusive contract with AT&T.

This week, Inez Tenenbaum, chairwoman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, travels to Beijing to set up the first overseas Consumer Product Safety office to help regulate and monitor product standards.

The Internet has revolutionized how patrons buy tickets to concerts, movies, even sporting events. And as Oregon and Auburn prepare to square off in tonight's BCS Championship game, some ticket buyers are already at a loss.

The oil market braced for a big surge in prices following a pipeline leak that was discovered Saturday in Alaska. A leak that shutdown all production in North America's biggest oil field.

Until recently, Chinese homeowners didn't have to pay annual property taxes. But the government fears there's a property bubble, and to fight it, residents of Chongqing will begin paying property taxes.

Lawmakers in Texas gather today for a new legislative session. And they have a Lone Star-sized problem: a budget deficit of at least $15 billion.

Visteon -- a car parts maker that was once part of Ford -- will start trading at the New York Stock Exchange again.

Today is the second day of a week long referendum asking people in southern Sudan if they want independence from the country's government in Khartoum. The vote is part of an agreement ending years of civil war and the referendum carries big economic implications for both the north and the south.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is going forward with a controversial plan to make public the thousands of complaints it receives every year about defective products.

Here are the songs we played:

  • We're Young and Beautiful -- Carrie UnderwoodBuy
  • In the Stone -- Earth Wind and FireBuy
  • The Only One -- The Black KeysBuy
  • Perhaps (Someday the Roof Will Get Fixed) -- Dan the AutomatorBuy

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