From the Marketplace Datebook, here's a look at what's coming up Tuesday, May 6:
In Washington, the Commerce Department lets us know what the trade deficit was in March.
The Senate Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on military compensation.
TV audiences said goodbye to "Friends" ten years ago. The final episode aired May 6, 2004.
The multi-talented, and newly-engaged, George Clooney turns 53.
And skip the scale. It's International No Diet Day.
In a 5-4 decision, the court said the Greece, N.Y., council was using prayer for "permissible ceremonial purposes," not as an "unconstitutional establishment of religion."
Lots of Americans spend some time near the top of the income ladder — and many spend at least a few years in poverty.
More than 30,000 people are just getting back from Omaha, the site of this year's superbowl of capitalism, otherwise known as the annual meeting of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway company. One single Class A stock in Berkshire Hathaway costs $192,000, although there is the economy model, the Berkshire Class B for $128 this morning. Buffett emphasized that big acquisitions, not clever investing in stocks, is the way forward for Berkshire. Michael de la Merced who writes for the New York Times Dealbook section sat through Buffett-Palooza, and joined us to discuss.
Today is Cinco de Mayo, the celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. But one component of the celebration is getting a lot more expensive. Limes. Limes for the tacos. Limes for the drinks. And you may be interested to know the reason for that is connected to a drug cartel. Marketplace's Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
And, I've started a new blog today at Marketplace.org and as the week goes on some of my colleagues here at Marketplace will be doing the same. Kai Ryssdal, Lizzie O'Leary, and Paddy Hirsch included. My thing is going to be called "Indie Economics." Today I'll start with a diet that will make you smarter: the salubrious effects of adding one documentary film or other smart movie to your media diet. Once a week is is all it takes and you, too, can use words like "salubrious."
The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation said Bush broke his "read my lips" campaign promise for the good of the country. It was politically costly but laid the foundation for future surpluses.
The goal helped keep Real Madrid in the hunt for Spain's first division title. But, really, what was spectacular was the style.