Playlist: Bye Fannie and Freddie. Hello… something.
Posted by Daryl Paranada
For Marketplace Morning Report, Wednesday, August 18, 2010
The government met yesterday to discuss what to do about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.The general consensus is bye bye Fannie and Freddie and hello… something. Speaking of greetings, China’s central bank is opening its bond market up to foreign investors. Maybe we should have used Lionel Richie’s “Hello” for today’s music bridge. Oh well. Also on the show: The world’s biggest mining company wants a piece of the world’s biggest fertilizer producer; Erasing your teenage digital identity isn’t so easy; Lottery scams get craftier; Whiskey for your car; And the latest moves Facebook is making. And these are the songs we played:
- Carmensita — Devendra Banhart Buy
- Shallow End — Morcheeba Buy
- To the Bank — Urthboy
- What Have You Done For Me Lately — Janet Jackson Buy
- Pacific Rhythm — Quiet Village
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