May 27, 2011

Marketplace for May 27, 2011

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Segments From this episode

At G8, Japan turns toward the sun

May 27, 2011
Japan has cancelled plans to expand nuclear capacity and opted instead to focus on renewable energy, most notably solar power.

The politics of the budget

May 27, 2011
Frustrated by the annual budget ritual in D.C.? There's a law behind what some consider a maddening process.

Delta Air Lines wants to permanently eliminate 'lost' bags

May 27, 2011
A new feature tracks your luggage the same way FedEx or UPS tracks a package. But will it get airline passengers to check bags more often?

Disaster aid gets caught up in deficit debate

May 27, 2011
Is tornado damage worthy of emergency aid? Some Republicans say federal disaster aid should be offset by other budget cuts to curb the deficit.

Washington's debt default blemish

May 27, 2011
Amid brinkmanship over the debt ceiling, a reminder that the Treasury briefly defaulted in 1979. Would the consequences be graver this time?

Weekly Wrap: The slow economic recovery

May 27, 2011
Reviewing the week's new on Wall Street. This week: the U.S.'s slow economic recovery, and worries about the European debt crisis.

Senate blocks recess appointments next week

May 27, 2011
President Obama can't name heads of a few agencies, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, over Memorial Day break. But the CFPB is already geared up for work.

How to avoid buyer's remorse

May 27, 2011
Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland discusses what to do when you have regret over some of the things you buy.

Music from the episode

Champions Dan The Automator, Rakaa, Aceyalone
Whims Of Chambers Rodney Whitaker, Ron Blake, Wycliffe Gordon, Stefon Harris, Eric Reed, Carl Allen
The Second Date Oddisee