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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 24, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 24, 2011

High fuel prices could bring new air passenger fees

The price of fuel is expected to spike in 2011, and that has airlines concerned about their bottom line. George Hobica of Airfarewatchdog.com has created a list of potential new air passenger fees that we could see soon.

Federal Reserve meetings gather international attention

The Federal Reserve begins two days of meeting tomorrow. These meetings could affect more than the U.S., as Paul Dales explains.

Barclays could have a new bonus strategy

The British bank Barclays is reportedly planning a radical new way to pay bonuses. Stephen Beard explains.

Getting to the heart of haggis

Haggis is a holiday staple of Robert Burns Night in Scotland, and as the country prepares to celebrate tomorrow, Jeremy Hobson speaks to Jo MacSween of MacSween Haggis about the country's traditional dish, and why it's so rare in the U.S.

Allan Sloan explains GMAC's good fortune

First, the government bailed out General Motors. Then Uncle Sam put taxpayer dough into GMAC -- the automaker's financing arm -- to keep it from going under. Without the help, G-MAC would've gone belly-up. Allan Sloan explains.

Irish political unrest could upset the bailout

Yesterday, Ireland's Green Party leaders withdrew their support from the ruling party and called for a new election. Louise Williams explains what this means for the Irish bailout, and for global economics.

China prepares to take over its first bank inside the U.S.

The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, or ICBC is hoping to purchase 80 percent of the U.S. division of the Bank of East Asia. Rob Schmitz reports.
Posted In: Banks, China

Automakers will be asked to curb distracted driving

We all know using cell phones while driving is dangerous. The Department of Transportation is holding talks this week and may ask carmakers to help curb the urge to talk or text and drive. The Secretary of Transportation will ask the Big Three to join his initiative to stop distracted driving.
Posted In: Auto

Why U.S. corporations love Delaware

According to the State of Delaware's website there are more than 850,000 business entities that have their legal home in Delaware. Jeremy Hobson speaks with Charles Elson, head of the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware about why U.S. corporations love Delaware.

Delaware court hears cases on sub-prime mortgage documents

Delaware's Federal Court will hear two cases today regarding two bankrupt sub-prime mortgage lenders. The cases ask whether the lenders can trash thousands of boxes of original loan documents. Alisa Roth explains.

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The Story Of
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