Posted by Daryl Paranada

For Marketplace, Monday, May 30, 2011

Did you watch "The Hangover Part II" over the Memorial Day weekend? Or ""Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides?" You certainly weren't alone. Both films are summer blockbusters. But there's something different about this year's crop of blockbusters -- and we tell you why.

In international news, Greece is in danger of losing its bailout money. One analyst says that would be disastrous.

Back here in the U.S., we look at what kind of reform is possible in this political environment and reporter Eve Troeh has a story on why the Air Force is putting designs on a new biofuel -- camelina.

Finally, we look at an unusual way to gamble and "CarCast" host Adam Carolla discusses his love of cars. If you're on the road or at home, take a little time to remember what Memorial Day is really about. Here are the songs we played:

  • 1517 -- The Whitest Boy AliveBuy
  • Art -- The MetersBuy
  • Acapella -- KelisBuy
  • Jack Sparrow -- Hans ZimmerBuy

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