Playlist: High airline fees and low home prices
Posted by Chau Tu
For Marketplace, Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Now that the summer travel season is kicking off, airline fees are soaring — but you might actually like what you’re paying for. Home prices, on the other hand, are still falling. Pell Grants come under fire, as critics point out that students may not necessarily be using the funds for education. Germany joins Japan in leaving nuclear behind in favor of renewable energy. NBA fans are finding the best seats for the Finals are right in their own homes. Tess spoke with Freakonomics’ Steven Levitt about the legality of online poker. And she spoke with Jeff Madrick about his new book on Wall Street and the financial collapse. And here are the songs we played:
- Cissy Strut – The MetersBuy
- Basketball Beat – Kousihik
- Funky 24hrs a Day – AnwarriorBuy
- The Baghdad Sun – Apollo BrownBuy
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