Posted by Millie Jefferson

For Marketplace, Monday, August 3, 2010

Today on our show: Consumers win at the register as Proctor & Gamble slashes prices to compete against store brands. But hold your cheers: just as prices for shampoo and sundries drop, the cost of wheat is sky rocketing. We look at how low interest rates affect fixed-income investments. Travel along with Sean Coal to the Canadian "oil sands" for part one in a series on the oil extraction business there. And Kai Ryssdal talks to Richard Florida, the author of "The Great Reset." Plus, these are the songs we played on the show:

  • Smile - Lily AllenBuy
  • The Golden Path - Chemical BrothersBuy
  • Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' - Michael JacksonBuy
  • D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune) - Jay-ZBuy
  • It's a Secret - Flying LotusBuy

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