Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 13, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 13, 2009

Looking ahead to this week's market

Several banks will be reporting earnings this week. What's got investors' attention? Steve Chiotakis delves into the markets with Sam Stovall, Chief Investment Strategist at S&P Equity Research.
Posted In: Wall Street

GM making back-up bankruptcy plan

On top of restructuring, the U.S. Treasury wants General Motors to get its paperwork in order for a bankruptcy plan. Marketplace's Dan Grech explains to Steve Chiotakis what GM is hoping for out of this parallel process.
Posted In: Auto

Pirate activity raising shipping costs

Pirate concerns are causing costs to rise in the shipping industry. Some vessels are choosing to avoid the Gulf of Aiden altogether, which could add millions to a ship's annual fuel bill. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Crime

Citigroup levels with its Field

Citigroup signed a $400 million naming deal for Citi Field before it took $45 billion in bailout funds. Now, the bank is inviting community groups and auctioning off seats to justify the park. Joel Rose reports.

Gamers score at playing cheap online

Low-cost online games are thriving as an alternative to pricey video games that require high-end consoles. Mitchell Hartman explores who's benefiting most in the gaming industry and who's playing the games.
Posted In: Entertainment

Tribal casinos slim down in hard times

Money may be tight, but casinos are still making it. They just have to cut out some of the frills. Caitlan Carroll reports Indian casinos are slimming down on extras like spas, hotels and golf courses to cope.
Posted In: Entertainment

Is China buying influence in its region?

China is promising an infusion of $25 billion for its Asian neighbors. Is the high-profile deal a way for China to throw its weight around? Steve Chiotakis explores the issue with Marketplace's Scott Tong in Shanghai.

Banks mixing bailout with high fees

A government oversight committee has launched an investigation into the hiking of interest rates and fees at banks that took bailout cash. But banks are unapologetic about heightened charges. Dan Grech reports where fees are particularly bad.
Posted In: Investing