All NEW Investors: Your gift matched $ for $ this week! GIVE NOW
Marketplace Music

Playlist: Post office and Irish woes

Daryl Paranada Sep 30, 2010

Posted by Daryl Paranada

For Marketplace Morning Report, Thursday, September 30, 2010

You might be paying more for first-class stamps if the post office has its way. It’s part of an effort to head off its growing budget crisis. Overseas in Europe, we look at Ireland and its “horrendous” debt woes. The Irish revealed how much a bank bailout could cost. In Asia, the Chinese reacted to a House vote that would levy tariffs on countries that undervalue their currencies. Japanese multinational corporation Nintendo delayed the release of its 3DS hand-held device, which caused its shares to fall. Back in the U.S., funding for a stimulus jobs program is expiring and we look at the future of a New York City apartment complex. Also, we talk with David Brancaccio about the Basel III rules and look at challenges facing BP’s new CEO. Here’s what we played:

  • Tell Me — Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsBuy
  • Light Powered — DeastroBuy
  • Time to Get Wize — William OrbitBuy
  • Sleepy Inside — IrvingBuy
  • Valentine — The Get Up KidsBuy

We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.

Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.

In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.

Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.