Marketplace for May 6, 2011

Episode Description 
Marketplace for May 6, 2011

Teens face high unemployment

As high schools graduate another class, teens face a tough search for their first adult job.
Posted In: Jobs

These Wal-Mart items are pricey

A Walton heir pays high prices to stock her new museum in Bentonville -- and the family contributes $800 million.

'Squatter rent' may benefit the U.S. economy by $50 billion

Michael Feroli, chief U.S. economist at JPMorgan Chase, discusses how mortgage defaults may actually be contributing to the economic recovery.
Posted In: Housing

PepsiCo aims to chip away at sodium content with Crystal Salt

The company that makes Lay's Potato Chips says it has developed a low-sodium chip that doesn't taste any less salty.
Posted In: Food

Weekly Wrap: Jobs and commodities

Reviewing the week on Wall Street. This week: the latest unemployment report, the drop in commodities and the market's reaction to Osama bin Laden's death.
Posted In: Wall Street

Pakistan's D.C. lobbyists working overtime

They're scrambling on Capitol Hill to deflect accusations that Islamabad was complicit in giving Osama bin Laden refuge. So what's the elevator pitch?
Posted In: Washington

U.S. employment picture brightens

The U.S. added 244,000 jobs in April, so maybe the economic recovery has some momentum after all. How do we compare to a year ago?
Posted In: Jobs

Small talk: The 'Home Alone' house, fishing for plastic

The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: the "Home Alone" house goes on sale, Europe wants its fisherman to catch plastic and Turkish policemen trick local residents.

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Be Easy
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
What's Crazy (Instrumental)
Oddisee
Disco China
Goblin
Before He Cheats
Carrie Underwood
Hold On (Instrumental) [Explicit]
Nicolay