Marketplace Music

Playlist: Impulse buys and campaign money

Chau Tu Oct 17, 2011

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

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