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Playlist: Goats and Costco

Katharine Crnko Jan 17, 2011

Posted by Katharine Crnko

For Marketplace Morning Report, Monday January 17, 2011

It may take a little while, but AIG is on the road to repaying billions it got in bailout money. But to do that, the company needs to repair a damaged image.

The renewable energy company Evergreen Solar spent millions of dollars building a high tech plant to make solar panels. But after three years, the company is closing its Massachusetts factory.

Gone are the days of raised herb planters and zen gardens. Passionate urban farmers are now raising goats. But writer Novella Carpenter warns Brendan Francis Newnam, goats aren’t for novice green thumbs.

Finance ministers from the euro zone group of countries are meeting today in Brussels to solve the European debt crisis.

BP may still have a dark cloud in the U.S. after last year’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But it still has important friends. And, possibly, a new best friend — Russia.

If you’ve ever been to a Costco on a Saturday afternoon, you’ve fought the throngs of shoppers gathered around the samples tables. Costco says giving out samples is part of its business plan — but does the tactic help sell products, or just feed hungry shoppers?

Troops in Tunisia fired water cannons and tear gas against hundreds of demonstrators in the centre of the capitol, Tunis.

Here are the songs we played:

  • Tighten Up — The BamboosBuy
  • Hot Shit (I’m Back!) — The Roots
  • Harmonix — Surfer BloodBuy
  • I’m a Mindless Idiot — Meat Puppets Buy
  • Supermellow Man — Echo and the Bunnymen Buy

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