Playlist: Impulse buys and campaign money
Posted by Chau Tu
For Marketplace, Monday, October 17, 2011
Retailers are trying to find new ways to get consumers buying this holiday season. Hertz is pushing its plug-in car rentals for sustainability-minded businesspeople. Phone companies will soon be required to let customers know when they’re nearing their data and minutes limits. Kinder Morgan looks to create the largest oil and gas pipeline company in North America. Big business is making up most of the U.S. presidential campaign donation money. We heard how the economy has allowed some marathon runners to devote more time to training. And we talked jobs with the Brookings Institute’s Bill Galston. Here are the songs we played:
- Young + Restless – D-TensionBuy
- The Ballad of Speck and Pebble – Delicate SteveBuy
- Instrumental Vision – CrocodileBuy
- Eye of the Tiger – SurvivorBuy
- Strange Chemistry – Sackcloth FashionBuy
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.
Donate now to get almost any thank-you gift.