Playlist: Blizzards and oil
Posted by Katharine Crnko
For Marketplace Morning Report, Monday, December 27, 2010
The northeast corridor has been hit by a massive post-holiday blizzard. Flights and trains have been canceled, with snow drifts being measured in feet.
The price of oil reached a two-year high following the first major blizzard to hit the U.S. this year. Cold weather forces people to use energy to heat their homes, driving up energy prices.
Jeremy Hobson speaks with Adriene Hill from the Sustainability Desk about proper recycling, re-purposing, and re-gifting techniques for the holidays.
Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkosky will stay behind bars. A judge this morning found him guilty of stealing millions of tons of oil.
When the new Congress meets in January, Republicans are expected to adopt a “cut as you go” plan. It’s a belief that tax cuts do not have to be offset with spending cuts.
Union leaders in Wisconsin are worried that companies are taking advantage of the down economy and forcing blue collar workers to accept lower wages permanently.
After 70 years of reporting, comic strip character Brenda Starr will see her name in print for the final time. The final Brenda Starr – Reporter comic will run on January 2.
Jeremy Hobson speaks to Julia Coronado about what the increase in oil prices mean for the economy, and consumers.
Here are the songs we played:
- Armistice — Phoenix Buy
- Manifest — WeakerthansBuy
- Make Light — Passion PitBuy
- Jacksonville — Sufjan Stevens Buy
- The Sporting Life — The DecemberistsBuy
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