Marketplace for Monday, May 3, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, May 3, 2010

Searching for the perfect house

Writer and columnist Meghan Daum says she is a real estate addict. She talks with Kai Ryssdal about her new book, "Life Would Be Perfect if I Lived in that House," and her search for a home in L.A.
Posted In: Books

Unpaid furloughs hurt Ohio workers

Like many states, Ohio has cut workers from its payroll to deal with a growing budget. That's lousy for employees and the public. Karen Kasler reports it may not even fix what's wrong.
Posted In: Jobs

Political uncertainty may hurt U.K.

The U.K. general election is headed for a photo finish. But the last thing investors fretting over the U.K.'s huge budget deficit want to see is political uncertainty. Stephen Beard reports.

Oil spill's impact on Gulf coast city

Reporter Kate Archer Kent talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the BP oil spill has impacted businesses in Bay St. Louis, Miss.
Posted In: Oil

What rise in consumer spending means

The Commerce Department says consumers stepped up their spending in March. But even though we're spending more, we aren't really bringing in any more money. Are we back to our old ways? Jill Barshay reports.

Will United-Continental impact prices?

United and Continental have agreed to merge, a move that would overtake Delta's status as the world's largest airline. The airlines estimate it'll save them $300 million a year. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Airlines

Who will foot the bill for oil spill?

British Petroleum is scrambling to contain the environmental damage from the April 20th oil rig explosion as costs climb and liability questions unfold. Sarah Gardner reports U.S. taxpayers will end up paying for this disaster as well.
Posted In: Oil

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Wherever You Go
Built To Spill
Machine Shop
Don Drummond
The Clean
Farewell Adventureland
Yo La Tengo

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