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Playlist: Volatile markets, London riots

Posted by Ryan Faughnder

For Marketplace, Tue., Aug. 9, 2011

Markets are expected to bleed in Europe and the mood is volatile in the U.S., Asia and the rest of the world. Investors worry about a repeat of the 2008 financial meltdown. The EPA will announce the first-ever fuel rules specifically for pickups and big rigs. London rioters take to the streets armed with mobile technology and social networking to help organize attacks. Interest rates on municipal bonds are expected to rise on the Standard & Poor's downgrade of U.S. government debt. The Federal Reserve meets today as investors hold their breath. And could there be an upside to the debt downgrade? Well, if you've got a lot of gold or if you're looking for a bargain, you may be in luck.

Here are the songs we played today:

  • Real Scared - CopyBuy
  • Red Right Hand - Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsBuy
  • Someone Like Me - RöyksoppBuy
  • Moog Jam - SoundspeciesBuy
  • Nobody Could Change Your Mind - GenerationalsBuy

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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