Marketplace Music

Playlist: Sports Cars and GPS

Katharine Crnko Jun 17, 2011

Posted by Katharine Crnko

For Marketplace Morning Report, Friday June 17, 2011

Here are today’s top headlines from the Marketplace Morning Report and from around the web.

U.S. consumer sentiment worsened more than expected in June on renewed concerns about the outlook for the economy, while worries about inflation eased modestly, a survey released Friday showed.

A key gauge of future U.S. economic activity rose more than expected in May to a record high, but high gasoline prices and a weak housing market will see growth remaining moderate.

Today the prime minister of Greece reshuffled his cabinet in a desperate bid to keep the Greek government — and economy — afloat. That’s in a bid to get the support he needs to pass big budget cuts. Oil prices are lower on the news. Down around $93 a barrel in New York trading.

The maker of the Blackberry, Research in Motion, said profit fell 10 percent in its last quarter. And lowered its guidance in the wake of stiff competition from iPhones and Androids.

Steve Chiotakis’ dad always told him that his mom married him because he drove a Cadillac Eldorado. But now he has doubts. Because a new study by several universities in Texas and Minnesota says while women may be initially impressed with your flashy sportscar they don’t necessarily see you as a long-term prospect. In fact, they see a man boasting a spiffy ride as someone who’s promiscuous and a bit shallow.

Yet another reminder that the computer is not always right. In Bellevue Washington a driver followed the directions of the rental car GPS device right down a boat launch and into a lake. She got out okay and told police she made the mistake while waiting for the GPS to recalculate the route.

You can read the rest of today’s stories from the Marketplace Morning Report here.

Here are the songs we played:

  • Santo Domingo — Rodrigo y Gabriela Buy
  • The Matador Has Fallen — Danger MouseBuy
  • Moar Ghosts and Stuff — DeadMau5Buy
  • Coisa No. 1 — Baden PowellBuy
  • Electric Feel — MGMT Buy

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