Apr 30, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 30, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 30, 2009

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Credit fees bill gaining momentum

Apr 30, 2009
The House is likely to approve a bill today that tackles credit card fees and interest rate hikes. But bankers oppose fee limitations, saying they would mean higher interest rates for many card users. John Dimsdale reports.

Chrysler creditors need more coercing

Apr 30, 2009
Talks between Chrysler, its creditors and the U.S. Treasury hit a snag when the hedge funds that own part of the automaker's debt balked. But a Chrysler bankruptcy doesn't mean the deal with Fiat is off. Steve Henn reports.

A close watch on 'hyper-inflation'

Apr 30, 2009
With all the money it's infusing back into the economy, the Fed, Wall Street and others are keeping a close eye on inflation. Steve Chiotakis talks to economics correspondent Chris Farrell about the meaning of "hyper-inflation."

Exploring full-on travel ban in outbreak

Apr 30, 2009
European ministers will wait until after E.U. health officials' meeting today to decide whether or not to impose a ban on travel. But is a full-on travel ban really necessary? Christopher Werth reports.

Getting out of $40K in credit card debt

Apr 30, 2009
Sabrina Reigel moved to Southern California and didn't have any friends, so she spent some time shopping -- and racked up $40,000 in credit card debt. She tells us how she got out of it with her sanity intact.
Woman holding credit card.
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Backlash rising over NFL rookie inflation

Apr 30, 2009
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is slated to earn more than anyone in the NFL, a fact the commissioner says is "ridiculous." Joel Rose explores why the NFL pays more for its rookies compared to other sports leagues.

Mexico's not looking so great right now

Apr 30, 2009
Between spinning a violent drug trade and trying to curb the swine flu outbreak, Mexico has a lot to deal with to improve its image abroad. Dan Grech reports what the country can do to try to win back tourism.

Worries over a Chrysler bankruptcy

Apr 30, 2009
Steve Choitakis talks to Lance Pan, Director of Investment Research at Capital Advisors Group in Boston, about the implications of a Chrysler bankruptcy for the nation's economy.

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