Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, May 31, 2012

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Irish voters go to the polls today not to elect a president or a leader but to vote on key European bailout measures.With the price of oil below $90 a barrel, some are beginning to wonder at what point does it become unprofitable to drill. Today housing advocacy groups from 22 cities and 17 states are launching a campaign to force the presidential candidates to address the specific topic of foreclosures. Madonna begins her sold out worldwide summer tour today in Israel. But what if you're not Madonna? How do you make money on tour?

May shows dismal employment numbers

The U.S. economy added less jobs than expected in May. At the same time, the number of workers filing for unemployment benefits rose, and the number of planned layoffs in hit an eight month high.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs, GDP

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Irish voters go to the polls today not to elect a president or a leader but to vote on key European bailout measures.With the price of oil below $90 a barrel, some are beginning to wonder at what point does it become unprofitable to drill. Today housing advocacy groups from 22 cities and 17 states are launching a campaign to force the presidential candidates to address the specific topic of foreclosures. Madonna begins her sold out worldwide summer tour today in Israel. But what if you're not Madonna? How do you make money on tour?

Mayor Bloomberg seeks ban on sugary beverage sales

The mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, says he plans to propose a municipal ban on sales of large-size sugary beverages at restaurants, delis and movie theaters.
Posted In: soda, New York City, sugary drinks

Facebook set to expand headquarters in Menlo Park

For the past week and a half Mark Zuckerberg has been losing face a bit in the stock market, but this week his company is booking ahead with plans for a major expansion to their headquarters in the Silicon Valley suburb of Menlo Park.
Posted In: Facebook

Could drilling for oil become too costly?

With the price of oil below $90 a barrel, some are beginning to wonder at what point does it become unprofitable to drill.
Posted In: Oil, North Dakota, Canada

Banks warm to short sales for strapped homeowners

Pre-foreclosure sales are offering more relief in the tough housing market.
Posted In: Housing, foreclosures, banking

Musicians big and small compete for summer concert sales

Madonna begins her worldwide summer tour today in Israel. Shows have already sold out around the world. But what if you're not Madonna? How do you make money on tour?
Posted In: Entertainment, concerts, Music

Advocates fight for candidates to address foreclosures

Today housing advocacy groups from 22 cities and 17 states are launching a campaign to force the presidential candidates to address the specific topic of foreclosures.
Posted In: Housing, foreclosures, 2012 election

Ireland votes on EU fiscal discipline treaty

Today, Ireland is holding a referendum on whether to ratify Europe's new fiscal discipline pact. A vote against the treaty would challenge German-backed austerity measures.
Posted In: Ireland, euro, bailout, austerity

Solutions for Spanish banking crisis dwindle

Spain's Deputy Prime Minister, Soraya Saenz, will head to Washington to discuss ways to resolve the Spanish banking crisis with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.
Posted In: spain, bankia, ECB, Europe debt crisis

'Corn sugar' loses to 'high fructose corn syrup'

The FDA has rejected a bid to rename the controversial sweetener known as high fructose corn syrup “corn sugar” on nutrition labels.
Posted In: corn syrup, FDA

Monthly layoffs hit eight-month high

A study this morning from job outplacement firm Challenger Gray & Christmas found layoffs rose in May to their highest level in eight months.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, GDP

GM signs deal to sponsor Manchester United

General Motors announced today a major Chevrolet sponsorship deal with the popular English soccer team, Manchester United.
Posted In: GM, Sports, soccer, advertising

Americans not concerned with euro crisis

Experts say the European debt crisis could derail halting economic growth in the U.S., but do Americans care?
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, U.S.

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Only One Me (2005)
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