Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 17, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Executive bonuses have a plus side

The bonuses being doled out to AIG employees have clearly touched a nerve, but limiting executive salaries may come with drawbacks that could sting more than just the bonuses. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Investing

Geithner facing anger over AIG

Criticism over the AIG bailout is being pointed at U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner this morning. Renita Jablonski talks to University of Maryland professor Peter Morici over why he's being pinpointed.
Posted In: Investing

Ride could soon be over for Six Flags

Theme park chain Six Flags has been struggling under a mountain of debt, and may have to declare bankruptcy unless its creditors agree to a restructuring plan. Caitlan Carroll reports why the chain may be well worth saving.
Posted In: Entertainment

Green is a better sell when it's positive

Many Americans are already working green ideas into their lives, but those who aren't on board may be turned off by negative marketing. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports turning people on to green is easier when the positives are emphasized.

GM European wing talks aid

Germany's economic minister met with GM officials on whether the company's European operations can expect financial help. The country is reluctant to aid for fear some cash may end up in Detroit. Christopher Werth reports.
Posted In: Auto

Fed considers move on Treasury bills

Fed policymakers start their latest two-day meeting today, and there's new talk the Fed will buy longer-term Treasuries, such as five-year notes. But Jill Barshay reports there's a risk the move could backfire.
Posted In: Investing

Tijuana a cheap escape for the brave

Despite the city's notorious crime, some American tourists are successfully lured to Tijuana, Mexico to take advantage of a low-cost getaway. Phillip Martin reports how tourists and merchants alike are benefiting.
Posted In: Mexico, Travel

Madoff raises investors' insurance fees

The Securities Investor Protection Corporation or SIPC has charged a flat $150 annual fee to protect investors. But in order to honor all Madoff claims, the firm has to up its fee quite heavily. Amanda Aronczyk reports.
Posted In: Crime, Investing

More pay may provide bonus loophole

Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and other financial institutions are reportedly looking for ways around employee bonus limits with pay increases for their top executives. Janet Babin explores the argument for salary flexibility.
Posted In: Jobs

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