May 3, 2010

Marketplace for Monday, May 3, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, May 3, 2010

Segments From this episode

Who will foot the bill for oil spill?

May 3, 2010
British Petroleum is scrambling to contain the environmental damage from the April 20th oil rig explosion as costs climb and liability questions unfold. Sarah Gardner reports U.S. taxpayers will end up paying for this disaster as well.

Will United-Continental impact prices?

May 3, 2010
United and Continental have agreed to merge, a move that would overtake Delta's status as the world's largest airline. The airlines estimate it'll save them $300 million a year. Jeremy Hobson reports.

What rise in consumer spending means

May 3, 2010
The Commerce Department says consumers stepped up their spending in March. But even though we're spending more, we aren't really bringing in any more money. Are we back to our old ways? Jill Barshay reports.

Oil spill's impact on Gulf coast city

May 3, 2010
Reporter Kate Archer Kent talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the BP oil spill has impacted businesses in Bay St. Louis, Miss.

Political uncertainty may hurt U.K.

May 3, 2010
The U.K. general election is headed for a photo finish. But the last thing investors fretting over the U.K.'s huge budget deficit want to see is political uncertainty. Stephen Beard reports.

Unpaid furloughs hurt Ohio workers

May 3, 2010
Like many states, Ohio has cut workers from its payroll to deal with a growing budget. That's lousy for employees and the public. Karen Kasler reports it may not even fix what's wrong.

Searching for the perfect house

May 3, 2010
Writer and columnist Meghan Daum says she is a real estate addict. She talks with Kai Ryssdal about her new book, "Life Would Be Perfect if I Lived in that House," and her search for a home in L.A.

Music from the episode

Tensile The Clean
Wherever You Go Built To Spill