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Wild day on Wall Street. The Times Square would-be bomber – nabbed. Oil on the Gulf. And devastating flooding in Tennessee. Our news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

A trading screen during yesterday's market volatility, May 6, 2010. (Credit:
A trading screen during yesterday's market volatility, May 6, 2010. (Credit:

It was a wild, wild day on Wall Street, with thunder out of debt-burdened Greece and Europe this week. The Dow was down nearly a thousands points for a few terrifying minutes. Then questions.

We saw the Grand Old Opry underwater in Nashville’s flood. The would-be Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad was arrested on the tarmac in New York.

The U.K. faces a hung Parliament after Conservative gains. And in the Gulf of Mexico, there were hopes that a giant box may seal off some of the seafloor oil that just keeps gushing.

This Hour, On Point: our weekly roundtable goes behind the headlines.Guests:

Christopher Dickey, Paris bureau chief and Middle East regional editor for Newsweek. His latest book is “Securing the City: Inside America’s Best Counterterror Force – the NYPD.”

Lisa Lerer, reporter for Bloomberg. She covers Congress, politics, and energy and the environment.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic.

This program aired on May 7, 2010.

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