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Marketplace for Thursday, May 24, 2012

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California Gov. Jerry Brown talks to Kai Ryssdal about the state's fiscal problems and how he plans to solve them. Meanwhile, Los Angeles is joining a growing list of cities that ban plastic bags at supermarket checkouts. Goldman Sachs' annual meeting takes place today in New Jersey. New Orleans newspaper the Times-Picayune has announced that it is going to publish just three days a week. And Gallup reveals the latest data on what Americans think about the austerity versus growth debate happening in Europe and the U.S.

What the Times-Picayune cut back means for New Orleans

Former Times-Picayune columnist Chris Rose laments the fact the his old paper is cutting back to three days a week in favor of the web.
Posted In: Times-Picayune, New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina

In Detroit, half the street lights could go dark

The mayor's plan would stop illuminating blighted neighborhoods, and spend more to light the rest.
Posted In: Detroit

California Gov. Brown talks taxes, cuts and economic fairness

Like other states across the U.S., California's grappling with a giant budget hole. Gov. Jerry Brown talks about the role of government and the tension between taxing the rich and cutting programs for the poor.
Posted In: Jerry Brown, california

Times-Picayune to cut publishing

The main newspaper in New Orleans is trimming its staff and cutting production. So how do newspapers decide which days to publish?
Posted In: Times-Picayune, media, newspapers

Los Angeles joins plastic bag ban

L.A. has become the largest U.S. city to prohibit the use of plastic grocery bags. But the paper alternative isn't much better for the environment.
Posted In: plastic bags

What Americans think about austerity vs. growth

Europe is debating the two. So, too, are many in the States. Frank Newport at Gallup talks about what Americans are saying about austerity here and in Europe.
Posted In: austerity

Goldman Sachs sidesteps shareholder spring

At Goldman Sachs’ annual meeting, the only storm was the weather outside. Shareholders laughed and voted for everything management wanted.
Posted In: Goldman, Goldman Sachs, shareholders

Former presidential candidate deemed 'sexy' by AARP

Even though he said he'd vote to cut retiree benefits.
Posted In: Jon Huntsman, AARP

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