Posted by Matt Berger

For Marketplace, Monday, August 16, 2010

Kai Ryssdal gives a toast to the American micro brewery in his hands-on report about a California brewer that's taking his hops across the pond. China overtakes Japan to become the world's second-largest economy. Find out what that means for the first-largest economy. The commercial paper market rates are at record lows and IPOs may be coming back, slowly. Detroiters hope new firms can help lift the city. Wheat prices don't need another lift. They jumped 50 percent. Still, traders and politicians staying calm. And another installment from our Road Warriors series: Flutist and often-traveler Joshua Smith. And these are the songs we played:

  • Four Winds - Bright EyesBuy
  • Detroit City Soul - The ThrillersBuy
  • Flute Sonata in B minor, BWV 1030: I. Andante - Joshua Smith and Jory VinikourBuy
  • The Golden Cage - The Whitest Boy AliveBuy
  • Beer Bet - Will Seger & Lucky Strike

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