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Marketplace for May 20, 2011

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Marketplace for May 20, 2011

Weekly Wrap: The debt limit, the tech bubble

Reviewing the week's news on Wall Street. This week: the upcoming debt limit deadline and whether we're in another tech bubble.
Posted In: Wall Street

Royal Dutch Shell orders up a new mousetrap

The company is anchoring a ship six times heavier than the largest aircraft carrier off the coast of Australia to chill natural gas into liquid right where it's mined.

Irish ancestral hometown prepares for Obama visit

Locals of the small Irish town Moneygall are preparing for a visit from President Obama, whose ancestor left the village in 1850.

Barnes & Noble gets $1 billion bid

Liberty Media is offering $1 billion for the bookstore chain, and the deal may be only a little bit about books.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Ghosts of Industry: The Low Anthem's 'Smart Flesh'

The Rhode Island musicians channel their home state's industrial past on their new album and discuss why they chose to record it in an abandoned factory.
Posted In: Music

Small talk: Lazy Cakes, hot dogs and the pork chopper bill

The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Massachusetts tries to ban Lazy Cakes, women get a seat at the hot-dog-eating contest and the pork chopper bill gets passed in Texas.

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Son Of Neckbone (Digitally Remastered 99)
The Beastie Boys
Drunken Lullabies
Flogging Molly