A cool drink for the end of the week

Mint juleps

A detail of mint juleps packed in pack ice during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. 

From the Marketplace Datebook, here's a look at what's coming up Friday, May 30:

In Washington, the Commerce Department reports on personal income and spending for April.

National Hurricane Preparedness Week continues ahead of hurricane season.

The first Indianapolis 500 took place in 1911. Ray Harroun won in his single-seat car. He used what may have been the first rear-view mirror in place of a spotter.

Other famous vehicles in history on this day include NASA's spacecraft Mariner 9. Launched in 1971 on a mission to map the surface of Mars, it became the first spacecraft to orbit another planet.

The University of Michigan issues its final May consumer sentiment survey.

And some folks celebrate National Mint Julep Day. Luckily it falls at the end of the week.

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