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Playlist: FBI and GDP

Katharine Crnko Nov 23, 2010

Posted by Katharine Crnko

For Marketplace Morning Report, Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Today’s big news was the Federal Bureau of Investigations. FBI agents have seized documents during coordinated raids at different hedge funds in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts pertaining to recent investigations into insider trading.

We also hear about the artillery exchange between North and South Korea yesterday, and how that affected the global market.

Increased consumer spending and stronger U.S. exports helped the economy to grow 2.5 percent during the July-September period, the U.S. Department of Commerce said.

As Dublin prepares for an election soon, questions arise concerning the Irish bailout, especially about the still-vague details.

The Federal Reserve is set today to release minutes from its last meeting. It’ll provide further insight into its decision to push a controversial $600 billion in the U.S. economy.

The Chicago Climate Exchange, a voluntary market for buying and selling greenhouse gas credits, will shut down next month. With it, many say, goes the hope of any market approach to solving environmental problems, now that the GOP rules the U.S. House.

Online dating — just like its offline counterpart — can be tricky, especially when it comes to that ever-important profile. How do you market yourself in just the right way? As Sean Cole reported, all it might take is a little bit of advertising skills from your online Cyrano de Bergerac.

Like her or not, Sarah Palin has become quite inescapable these days — a successful TV show there, a book launch here. As Stacey Vanek Smith reports, it’s all about pushing her brand.

Here are the songs we played:

  • The Humpty Dance — Digital Underground Buy
  • I Just Wanna Love You — Jay-Z Tribute Band
  • Get Up — Amel Larrieux Buy

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