Apr 8, 2008

Marketplace morning report for Monday, April 8, 2008

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Marketplace morning report for Monday, April 8, 2008

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Small brokerages hit by credit crisis

Apr 8, 2008
We continue with our series Housing Madness, a look at the fall-out from the sub-prime meltdown. Small privately-run mortgage brokerages are disappearing fast. From WCPN in Cleveland, Mhari Saito reports.

Will shareholder meetings get ugly?

Apr 8, 2008
Shareholders' gambles in the mortgage market didn't turn out so hot this year. Today, Morgan Stanley kicks off a season of shareholder meetings. Jeremy Hobson reports on what to expect.

Summer drivers get no break on gas

Apr 8, 2008
The Energy Department's summer driving forecast, released today, says demand is expected to be lower this summer than last. But gas prices are expected to average above $3.60 a gallon. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

China wants PR help from West

Apr 8, 2008
The Chinese have asked major British and American public relations firms to pitch it ideas on how to spin their way out of the Tibet crisis. Bill Marcus reports from Shanghai.

Tourists finding Namibia

Apr 8, 2008
Where are you planning to go on your next vacation? Orlando? Florida? How about Namibia? Gretchen Wilson reports why Namibia is becoming a great place to visit -- and not just for Brad Pitt and Anjolena Jolie.

Now, stealing your identity is cheap

Apr 8, 2008
Internet security company Symantec just released a report that found a person's full identity profile can be purchased in the underground economy for as little as $1. Marketplace's Dan Grech reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC