Marketplace Music

Playlist: Motorola

Katharine Crnko Jan 4, 2011

Posted by Katharine Crnko

For Marketplace Morning Report, Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Motorola is about to split into two companies, and it could mean better business for both.

NASCAR was once considered the fastest growing sport in the country. But in recent years, the racing sport has lost one out of four TV viewers. Is it prime time for a rebound?

Prices for some global commodities have spiked as much as 20 percent in recent days, as flooding continues to ravage northern Australia.

A merger between two of the world’s most famous car companies has moved one step closer to reality.

Bloomberg’s Timothy Homan took U.S census data and compared it with figures from around the world to present an idea of where the world is heading demographically and economically. He talks to Bob Moon about his findings.

Personal bankruptcies were up 9 percent last year — and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

As the pro football playoffs kick off, there comes the fear of a NFL lockout next season. Players and owners haven’t yet reached a collective bargaining agreement, and now players are saying the owners’ deals with TV networks are unfair.

Here are the songs we played:

  • Samba De Flora — AirtoBuy
  • This Must Be the Place — Talking HeadsBuy
  • Glad — TrafficBuy
  • The Weight of My Words — Kings of ConvenienceBuy
  • Woman Driving, Man Sleeping — EelsBuy

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