Marketplace for Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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Bluefin tuna carrying radiation from the Fukushima meltdown in Japan have been found off the coast of California, but health authorities say it's no threat to the U.S. food supply. Meanwhile, an advanced malware "flame" has hit the Middle East. In response to recent killings in Houla, several countries -- including the U.S. and Britain -- are kicking out Syrian diplomats. Law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf filed for bankruptcy, marking the largest law firm collapse in U.S. history. We take a look at what lawmaking is being done in Washington during this election year. And Kai Ryssdal talks to humorist Kevin Bleyer about his new book "Me The People" and about rewriting the constitution.

What's not getting done in Washington

There's a long list of legislative issues on hold. Blame the upcoming election.
Posted In: Congress, politics, partisan, legislation

Radiated tuna splashes up in California

A bluefin tuna has carried radioactive contamination that leaked from Japan's crippled nuclear plant to the shores of the United States 6,000 miles away. But health authorities say it's no threat to the U.S. food supply.
Posted In: tuna

Syria further isolated after latest killings

The U.S., Britain and other nations will expel Syrian diplomats after a weekend massacre in the country, but sanctions so far haven’t been effective.
Posted In: syria

'Daily Show' writer overhauls the U.S. constitution

Humorist Kevin Bleyer attempts to rewrite the document -- and provide a bit of history -- in his new book, "Me the People."
Posted In: U.S. constitution

Ambitious corporate law firm collapses

Dewey & LeBoeuf was the biggest law firm merger. Now it’s one of the largest legal bankruptcies. Wall Street-style pay and borrowing are to blame.
Posted In: Dewey & LeBoeuf

Wesleyan University offers a three-year bachelor's degree

The elite -- and expensive -- university looks to give students a break, earning a top degree in less time.
Posted In: Wesleyan University, college tuition

What's up, Europe? Insecurity in Spain

Although Spanish culture frowns upon talking about money, a financial crisis there is teaching everyone a little more about economics.
Posted In: spain, Europe debt crisis, Whats up Europe

Ferrari to release a hybrid car

It'll cost upwards of $850,000. So what's the payback period going to be?
Posted In: Ferrari, hybrid cars

What damage could the Flame virus cause?

A new malware threat is spreading like fire across the Middle East. What problems might the cyber weapon Flame cause, where did its name come from, and how similar is it to the virus Stuxnet?
Posted In: Flame, cyberwar, malware, computer virus, middle east

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