Playlist: Wheat in Egypt and education in New Jersey

Posted by Chau Tu

For Marketplace, Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bread is an important part of Egyptian life, and some American wheat producers worry about how the political unrest there might affect the wheat industry. The Federal Reserve's plans to affirm low interest rates has its downsides. Home prices continue to fall around the country. Ford Motors owes its best first quarter in 13 years to gas-sipping cars. Forest Laboratories must choose between its CEO and sales. Kai spoke with University of Chicago economist Richard Thaler about consumer data and why companies don't want to share this info. And Cherry Hill, N.J., has a great public school system, but now is battling on how to keep its budget under control. And here are the songs we played:

  • Ready to Start - Arcade FireBuy
  • Strange Chemistry - Sackcloth FashionBuy
  • Stillness - Blue Sky Black DeathBuy
  • Ohio is for Lovers - Hawthorne HeightsBuy
  • What Have We Done - The MotetBuy

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Chau Tu is the former assistant web producer for Marketplace.

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