Playlist: Producer price index, small business job creation
Posted by Ryan Faughnder
For Marketplace, Wed., Aug. 17, 2011
The producer price index is on the rise. Is that a good or bad indicator? A small business in L.A. illustrates what goes into creating a single job in a rough economy. Major corporations are still sitting on a trove of money. General Motors CEO Dan Akerson gives an update on the restructuring of the auto industry. Grim new stats point to the level of child poverty in the U.S. And Marketplace’s Sally Herships checks in on retailers stocking up for the holidays.
Here are the songs we played today:
- Mela D – Shawn Lee & The Ping Pong OrchestraBuy
- The Ghost Inside – Broken BellsBuy
- Pockets – Four TetBuy
- Super Triangle – The Go! TeamBuy
- Father And Son – Apollo BrownBuy
- Movie Finale – MadlibBuy
We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.
Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.
In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.
Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.