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Playlist: Twitter and housing numbers

Katharine Crnko Dec 16, 2010

Posted by Katharine Crnko

For Marketplace Morning Report, Thursday, December 16, 2010

Twitter is a simple concept: users send out short messages and follow the people they’re interested in. But now, investors value the company at $3.7 billion, much higher than before.

As Medicare beneficiaries get down to choosing their drug plans, they may turn to their local pharmacy chain for help. But as Nancy Marshall Genzer reports, one should be cautious of a hidden conflict of interest.

Jeremy Hobson speaks with Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell on all things inflation: the Consumer Price Index, the Producer Prince Index, and what China’s 5 percent inflation rate means for the global economy.

The Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is in India continuing a trade mission. The two countries are agreeing on a target of $100 billion in trade between the Asian powers within the next 5 years.

From self-driving cars to electric power distribution, Google has become the site for future-thinking innovation. But it also needs to consider the next step: profit.

Larry King is set to host his last episode of Larry King Live tonight. He’ll go down in TV history for being a memorable host, but what he made his name in was product pitchman.

The number of new homes people started to build was up in November, more than expected. Couple that with news from RealtyTrac that there were 21 percent fewer foreclosure filings for the month, and you could be thinking the housing market’s on the rebound.

Here are the songs we played:

  • Santo Domingo — Rodrigo Y Gabriela Buy
  • The Ecstasy Of Gold (The Good The Bad And The Ugly) — Ennio Morricone Buy
  • Gotta Be Something — D-Tension Buy
  • The Good Old Days — Lodger Buy
  • Wherever You Go (Album Version) — Built To Spill Buy

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