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Apr 6, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 6, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 6, 2009

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IBM, Sun Microsystems cold on deal

Apr 6, 2009
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.

Final Four a good game for Detroit

Apr 6, 2009
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.

The real cost of a golden parachute

Apr 6, 2009
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.

Fewer passengers, fewer problems

Apr 6, 2009
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.

Putting a damper on 'double-dippers'

Apr 6, 2009
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.

Can GM save Delphi from bankruptcy?

Apr 6, 2009
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.

Saab stories aren't always sad

Apr 6, 2009
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.

Green schemes for U.S. power projects

Apr 6, 2009
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.

Debate on offshore drilling rages on

Apr 6, 2009
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.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC