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Playlist: Japan and the economy

Katharine Crnko Mar 14, 2011

Posted by Katharine Crnko

For Marketplace Morning Report, Monday March 14, 2011

Ken Feinberg discusses the complications and controversies stemming from his work overseeing the compensation funds for the BP oil spill and 9/11.

After a devastating earthquake last week, Japan is taking steps to prevent an economic collapse in the country. The Bank of Japan has injected a record amount of cash into the financial system to provide liquidity and stabilize the shaky economy.

As Japan struggles to control quake-damaged nuclear reactors, lawmakers and leaders express doubts over the future of global nuclear power.

U.S. must decide how economic aid can support Egypt’s political and social change.

The BBC’s Chris Hogg explains the global economic implications of the disaster in Japan.

The cost of oil fell below $100 a barrel following Friday’s quake in Japan. When the world’s third largest importer of oil goes offline, demand for crude plummets.

Cell phones Japan
Will the earthquake make it harder for Japan to borrow money?

Tom Byrne, senior vice president for Moody’s in Singapore, explains how he calculates whether a natural disaster affects a country’s credit rating.

As television networks prepare for next season’s big new shows, CBS and others say advertisers are ready to buy some prime time.

Here are the songs we played:

  • Over It — Tori Amos Buy
  • Power of the Gospel — Ben Harper Buy
  • Manhattan Skyline — Kings of ConvenienceBuy
  • African Velvet — AirBuy
  • Animals — Bonobo Buy

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