This Week's Agenda: Hollande, Merkel, and Gay Marriage

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On the agenda this week: France's new president Francois Hollande travels to see German Chancellor Angela Merkel within hours of being sworn in. And both leaders travel to Camp David at the end of the week for a G8 meeting. Also, gas prices are down, and JPMorgan executives are leaving —will the campaigns continue to discuss gay marriage, or will the focus turn back to the economy?

Helping The Takeaway with these topics is Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC Radio, and Marcus Mabry, editor-at-large for the International Herald Tribune, the international edition of the New York Times.