On Thursday’s NewsHour…

BY newsdesk  May 6, 2010 at 5:44 PM EDT

GREECE APPROVES AUSTERITY PLAN | Jeffrey Brown reports on Wall Street’s reaction to continued instability in Greece. Police in Athens used tear gas to control new protests, sparked as lawmakers approved cost-cutting measures. Judy Woodruff gets updates from Susie Gharib of Nightly Business Report on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and from reporter John Psaropoulis in Athens.

GREECE CRISIS AND THE ECONOMY | As Greece struggles to repair its debt crisis, Jeffrey Brown gets two points of view from economists Paul Krugman, New York Times columnist and professor at Princeton University, and Robert Barbera, chief economist at the Investment Technology Group, about how the financial and social unrest could impact the European Union and its economy.

NYC BOMBING INVESTIGATION CONTINUES | Attorney General Eric Holder said the suspect in last weekend’s failed Times Square bombing is continuing to cooperate with authorities investigating the plot and possible ties to militants in Pakistan. Kwame Holman reports.

HISTORIC U.K. ELECTION UNDERWAY | The vote counting is underway after Britain’s heated national elections, as three parties attempted to claim a majority in parliament. Simon Marks reports on the high turnouts and increased public interest and Margaret Warner gets the latest at the close of the polls from reporter Ned Temko in London.

GULF OIL SPILL UPDATE | Correspondent Tom Bearden gives an update from Louisiana, as BP engineers attempt to lower a massive containment dome over the blow-out on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico to cap the massive oil leak.

DEMISE OF ‘ENRON’ MUSICAL | A Broadway musical about the collapse of the disgraced Enron Corporation is closing after just 15 performances, following a hugely successful run in London. Jeffrey Brown reports on the tepid reaction to the play from U.S. critics and audiences.

Monday’s anchors are Judy Woodruff and Jeffrey Brown. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top news stories and a look at Web features, including an interactive oil leak meter, estimating the number of gallons gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, a blog post from Paul Solman about Thursday’s wild market ride on Wall Street and a look at the work of photography pioneer Edward Muybridge on Art Beat.

Plus, watch a conversation with reporters from PBS stations in Virginia, Idaho and Missouri about the tea party movements in those states on NewsHour Connect.

We hope you join us.