Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Citigroup's shareholders have said 'no way' to a hefty pay package for senior executives, including a $15 million dollar salary for bank's CEO. The White House is threatening to veto a transportation bill in the House after legislators tacked on an approval for the controversial Kestone XL oil pipeline -- even though the company building the pipeline says it's secured almost all the land it needs to begin construction of a shortened line from Oklahoma to the Gulf Coast. And Hulu joins online rival Netflix in producing original web-only content, and looking for new advertising revenue.

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Louis Vuitton is one of 70 luxury brands owned by LVMH.
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Russia's Prime Minister and President-elect Vladimir Putin chairs a Cabinet meeting at the government headquarters in Moscow on March 15, 2012. Just because Putin was re-elected to the presidency doesn't mean he can relax. Many former protesters were entrepreneurs who are still battling corruption and red tape.
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Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett stands on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange after ringing the opening bell on September 30, 2011 in New York City.
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A cyclist rides his bike past the Citigroup center on April 18, 2011 in San Francisco, Calif.
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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.