Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 6, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 6, 2009

Debate on offshore drilling rages on

The Department of the Interior is holding a public hearing today on offshore drilling. Hearings will focus on a controversial plan to open up the Outer Continental Shelf for more oil and gas exploration. Joel Rose reports.
Posted In: Oil

Green schemes for U.S. power projects

National Grid, the U.S.'s second-largest electricity supplier, is angling for some U.S. stimulus money and using green energy projects as its pull. Stephen Beard reports on the company's pilot scheme.

Saab stories aren't always sad

Saab meets with its creditors today, and GM has made it clear in the past they've wanted to dump the company. But the company outlook is very optimistic. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard about why.
Posted In: Auto

Can GM save Delphi from bankruptcy?

Delphi officials are in Washington trying to discern GM's role in helping the company come out of bankruptcy protection. Renita Jablonski talks to Marketplace's Steve Henn about why Delphi's situation is tricky.
Posted In: Auto

Putting a damper on 'double-dippers'

With its high number of retirees, Florida has a massive problem with "double-dippers" -- retirees who return to the job market. Some lawmakers think it's unfair with unemployment so high. Sally Herships reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Retirement

Fewer passengers, fewer problems

Airlines saw fewer people on board last year, which meant a decrease in lost luggage and late flights. Caitlan Carroll reports which airlines would have been most likely to lose your bags or get you the most places last year.
Posted In: Airlines, Travel

The real cost of a golden parachute

Since General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner stepped aside, the figure for his severance package has been valued at around $21 million. But Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan tells Steve Chiotakis he may not have gotten a golden parachute.

Final Four a good game for Detroit

Michigan State takes on North Carolina in the NCAA men's basketball finals tonight in Detroit. And even if Detroit doesn't win, the Final Four could be worth as much as $50 million to the city. Jennifer Collins reports.
Posted In: Sports

IBM, Sun Microsystems cold on deal

The potential multibillion-dollar deal between IBM and Sun Microsystems may have been put on ice because of a disagreement between the companies' board of directors. Steve Henn reports who went cold in the deal.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, Science

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