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Playlist: Oil and the Recession Generation

Katharine Crnko Jan 6, 2011

Posted by Katharine Crnko

For Marketplace Morning Report, Thursday, January 6, 2011

In a report, the official government commission investigating the Deepwater Horizon disaster says the events occurred because of “a number of outright mistakes” that “combined to overwhelm the safeguards.”

A report released today reveals that although health care spending rose in 2009, the recession still caused many people to put off medical care, mostly because of lost health insurance.

The Great Recession has affected people of all ages and classes, but for Generation R — the 20-somethings who have just graduated college to find a poor job industry — it’s their day-to-day lives. Jeremy Hobson talks to researcher Maria Kefalas about this important group.

The Presidential panel’s report examining Deepwater warns a disaster is likely to happen again without significant change in industry practice and government policies.

Global food prices hit their highest levels ever last month. Wheat, corn, sugar and cooking oil are causing the most concern.

Having recently been announced as the future home country for both the World Cup and the Summer Olympics, Brazil is gaining momentum in the world arena. Steve Chiotakis talks with Wieden + Kennedy’s Andre Gustavo about why the ad agency has taken the leap to move there.

The Australian flood waters have hit the last major city in its path, Rockhampton, but the rains continue. Now, economists are concerned for the global steel market.

‘Toning shoes’ — athletic shoes with rounded soles that make it harder to maintain balance — are often promoted as a way to help slim down. But one maker, New Balance, is facing claims that they don’t work as advertised.

Jeremy Hobson speaks with Diane Swonk at Mesirow Financial about retail chain store numbers for the holiday season.

Here are the songs we played:

  • Boom, Like That — Mark KnopflerBuy
  • That Old Black Magic — Mel TormeBuy
  • Aminals — CeruleanBuy
  • Theme From Behind the Curtain — SkalpelBuy

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