Apr 20, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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GM to make early bailout repayment

Apr 20, 2010
Even though it has years to pay back $6 billion in government bailout loans, General Motors plans to write a check for the remaining balance as soon as today. Bill Radke gets more from Marketplace's Gregory Warner.

More info sharing for Facebook users

Apr 20, 2010
Facebook wants to adapt its site to incorporate updates from non-Facebook sites, which would lead to a lot of potential for targeted ads. This also means more info for advertisers on your browsing habits. Jennifer Collins reports.

NYC doormen may strike at midnight

Apr 20, 2010
New York City's doormen could potentially walk out the door tonight in response to proposed benefit cutbacks by building owners. Jill Barshay explores the roles of doormen, who don't live the posh lives you might expect.

Costs huge as flights take off in Europe

Apr 20, 2010
Airports in Europe are allowing flights to take off again as the plume of volcanic ash becomes less of a threat. But early estimates project a cost of $1.5 billion to the airlines. Stephen Beard reports.

Nissan Leaf revs up to face roadblocks

Apr 20, 2010
Nissan starts taking orders today for the Leaf, it's new all-electric vehicle. While it's family-friendly and cost-competitive with the Honda Civic, Alisa Roth reports the car faces two big challenges.

Big money sways small Arizona town

Apr 20, 2010
The town of Tusuyan, Ariz. only has about 500 people, but Italian developers spent over $300,000 to influence a local election. The real reason: the town is situated a mile from the Grand Canyon. Claudine LoMonaco reports.

Goldman earns $3.3 billion in 1Q

Apr 20, 2010
Steve Chiotakis talks to senior BusinessWeek writer and ex-Goldman Sachs employee Robin Farzad about the Wall Street bank's $3.3 billion first-quarter earnings.

Former Lehman CEO testifies to House

Apr 20, 2010
Former Lehman Brothers CEO Dick Fuld is testifying to the House Financial Services Committee as they delve further into its financial collapse. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Gregory Warner.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC