Playlist: A Nobel prize and phone stuff
Posted by Daryl Paranada
For Marketplace Morning Report, Monday, October 11, 2010
Two Americans have won the Nobel Prize in Economics, along with a British professor. Their work is timely: How economic policies affect unemployment. The IMF talked currency at its annual meeting over the weekend, but no action quite yet. We talked with a Wall Street Journal reporter about the problem with bonuses. In tech news, Microsoft released its Windows 7 operating system for mobile devices. And speaking of phones, how do those darned phone books survive in the digital era? If you’re shopping today, don’t expect big discounts. And if you’re in Russia, check out our story on your armed forces’ inflatable weapons. These are the songs we played:
- Magic Spells — Crystal CastlesBuy
- Love to Love You Less — Nikka CostaBuy
- Living Proof — Cat PowerBuy
- Glad — TrafficBuy
- Holiday — MadonnaBuy
- Mister Magic — Grover Washington Jr.Buy
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.