May 20, 2011

Marketplace for May 20, 2011

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Marketplace for May 20, 2011

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Ghosts of Industry: The Low Anthem's 'Smart Flesh'

May 20, 2011
The Rhode Island musicians channel their home state's industrial past on their new album and discuss why they chose to record it in an abandoned factory.

Small talk: Lazy Cakes, hot dogs and the pork chopper bill

May 20, 2011
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Massachusetts tries to ban Lazy Cakes, women get a seat at the hot-dog-eating contest and the pork chopper bill gets passed in Texas.

Barnes & Noble gets $1 billion bid

May 20, 2011
Liberty Media is offering $1 billion for the bookstore chain, and the deal may be only a little bit about books.

Irish ancestral hometown prepares for Obama visit

May 20, 2011
Locals of the small Irish town Moneygall are preparing for a visit from President Obama, whose ancestor left the village in 1850.

Royal Dutch Shell orders up a new mousetrap

May 20, 2011
The company is anchoring a ship six times heavier than the largest aircraft carrier off the coast of Australia to chill natural gas into liquid right where it's mined.

Weekly Wrap: The debt limit, the tech bubble

May 20, 2011
Reviewing the week's news on Wall Street. This week: the upcoming debt limit deadline and whether we're in another tech bubble.

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