Marketplace morning report for Thursday, April 4, 2008

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Marketplace morning report for Thursday, April 4, 2008
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ATA is latest airline to shut down

It's only April and the year is already shaping up to be a tough one for airlines. This morning, ATA became the fourth airline to go under. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Travel
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Senate finalizing housing market help

The Senate today is expected to put the finishing touches on a bi-partisan compromise aimed at helping homeowners facing foreclosure. From Washington, Jeremy Hobson gives us the outlines of the plan.
Posted In: Housing
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Banks try to win back trust

Lately trust between banks has broken down. Consumers have been losing faith, as well. Marketplace's Amy Scott reports on how banks are trying to win back the hearts and minds of both.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street
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Job openings on Wall Street?

Wall Street's been slaughtered by layoffs. About 35,000 finance workers have lost their jobs, according to the latest count. But one segment of high finance is still hiring: hedge funds. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Jobs
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Wellpoint targets botched surgeries

The health insurance company Wellpoint has announced a new strategy for discouraging medical errors. It says it will no longer reimburse hospitals for botched operations. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Health
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Why Alitalia deal fell through

In Europe, a major airline takeover failed to take off this week. Air France-KLM Group broke off talks to acquire Alitalia. We ask Stephen Beard what happened to this deal.
Posted In: Travel
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Congress takes up airplane safety

With airline safety issues increasingly in the news, Congress holds a hearing today on the issue. Jeff Tyler looks into whether outsourcing maintenance to foreign repair shops are at fault.
Posted In: Travel
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Regulations affect insurance industry

One item in Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's 200-page plan to overhaul financial regulation is a call to change the way the insurance industry is regulated. Economics editor Chris Farrell talks to Scott Jagow.
Posted In: Health

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