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May 6, 2011

Marketplace for May 6, 2011

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Marketplace for May 6, 2011

Segments From this episode

Small talk: The 'Home Alone' house, fishing for plastic

May 6, 2011
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: the "Home Alone" house goes on sale, Europe wants its fisherman to catch plastic and Turkish policemen trick local residents.

U.S. employment picture brightens

May 6, 2011
The U.S. added 244,000 jobs in April, so maybe the economic recovery has some momentum after all. How do we compare to a year ago?
Job seekers attend a fob fair at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

Pakistan's D.C. lobbyists working overtime

May 6, 2011
They're scrambling on Capitol Hill to deflect accusations that Islamabad was complicit in giving Osama bin Laden refuge. So what's the elevator pitch?

Weekly Wrap: Jobs and commodities

May 6, 2011
Reviewing the week on Wall Street. This week: the latest unemployment report, the drop in commodities and the market's reaction to Osama bin Laden's death.

PepsiCo aims to chip away at sodium content with Crystal Salt

May 6, 2011
The company that makes Lay's Potato Chips says it has developed a low-sodium chip that doesn't taste any less salty.

'Squatter rent' may benefit the U.S. economy by $50 billion

May 6, 2011
Michael Feroli, chief U.S. economist at JPMorgan Chase, discusses how mortgage defaults may actually be contributing to the economic recovery.

These Wal-Mart items are pricey

May 6, 2011
A Walton heir pays high prices to stock her new museum in Bentonville -- and the family contributes $800 million.

Teens face high unemployment

May 6, 2011
As high schools graduate another class, teens face a tough search for their first adult job.

Music from the episode

Before He Cheats Carrie Underwood
Be Easy Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Be Easy Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Be Easy Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings