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Playlist: Whole lotta mergers

Daryl Paranada Aug 30, 2010

Posted by Daryl Paranada

For Marketplace Morning Report, Monday, August 30, 2010

Mergers, mergers, mergers. Intel is buying part of a German chip maker, a drug giant is bidding $18 billion for Genzyme, and 3M is buying a company known for fingerprint identification. Away from the M&A world, here are the other stories we covered: What President Obama’s options are to help the economic recovery, New Orleans family finds a way to keep on cookin’, China and Japan get testy over resources, half of the world’s top global cities are in Asia, could changing the tax code spur job creation, and states report increased tax revenues. These are the songs we played:

  • Missed the Boat — Modest MouseBuy
  • Bullet Proof — Morcheeba
  • 1991 — Crystal CastlesBuy
  • Goin’ To The Bank — CommodoresBuy

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