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Hopes rising in Washington for a done debt deal
May 26, 2023

Hopes rising in Washington for a done debt deal

The deadline for Congress to raise the debt ceiling is fast approaching, but if signals from top Congressional Republicans and the Biden administration are to be believed, a deal may be imminent. We look at the latest developments in the saga. Plus, schools are on the frontline of what the Surgeon General called social media's harmful effects on young people. And finally, there's a whole industry around mock-up mermaid tails that's getting a boost from Disney's The Little Mermaid film releasing today. 

Segments From this episode

Debt ceiling negotiators signal closeness on deal

Marketplace’s Nova Safo reports on the latest debt ceiling developments…and why there’s optimism a deal could be struck soon.

Want to perform your own version of "The Little Mermaid"? These sisters will sell you a tail

May 26, 2023
Disney’s live-action "The Little Mermaid" is expected to bring in big bucks at the box office — and for the real-life mermaid industry, which is an actual thing.
Twin sisters Bryn Decker and Abby Roberts take photos and videos of professional mermaid Danielle Houston in their newest tail design, "Ariel's Melody."
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The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer/Director
Jarrett Dang Digital Producer (gone fishing)
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nick Esposito Media Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Olie D'Albertanson Producer, BBC