In the US:
The US debt ceiling has been a hot topic. Obama and republicans have clashed over requests to raise the debt ceiling and plans to reduce government spending and to raise taxes. If a new deal is not made by early August we may find the world's foremost government defaulting on its debts - not good news.
In the UK:
Across the pond in the UK figures have been released by the ONS (Office for National Statistics) of the Q1 GDP showing 0.02% growth. This figure is way below forecasts of 1.7% growth for 2011. Analysts put this down to negative factors such as the Japanese Tsunami, however they also note the positive role the royal wedding had on GDP growth.