Playlist: Mass layoffs and a new kind of bionic hand
Posted by Chau Tu
For Marketplace, Monday, July 25, 2011
Recent mass layoffs at Cisco, Research in Motion and Borders are adding to a mood of uncertainty and negating government efforts to create jobs. Without an agreement to raise the debt ceiling, investors and businesses are unsure of where to put their money. Markets, meanwhile, remain calm.
China continues to invest in the U.S. TV networks are cheering over the end of the NFL lockout. Indiana private schools are welcoming prospective students to a week-long open house to show that private colleges can be affordable. And we heard about the i-limb, the latest innovation in prosthetic limbs. Here are the songs we played:
- We Could Forever – BonoboBuy
- Building a Grand Theory – SpunkshineBuy
- Cassettesingle – Fujiya and MiyagiBuy
- Futura – BattlesBuy
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