Apr 28, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 28, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 28, 2009

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A payday loan won't always pay off

Apr 28, 2009
Payday loan stores are seeing more people walk through their doors as credit becomes harder to come by. But without a steady job, many can't get the advance. Mitchell Hartman explores borrowers' increasingly limited options.

What will Fiat get out of Chrysler deal?

Apr 28, 2009
There's been no demand for Fiat's cars in the U.S. since the 90's, but now the automaker is producing vehicles that are stylish and a much higher quality. Jeremy Hobson reports Chrysler can provide Fiat the U.S. dealer network it needs.

Bank stress test finds large cash holes

Apr 28, 2009
According to the White House's bank stress tests, Bank of America and CitiGroup need to raise a lot more capital. But Steve Henn reports it may have been important for these banks to fail in order for us to take these tests seriously.

Gender pay gap may be shrinking

Apr 28, 2009
Women's pay has been stuck for years at about 78 cents for every dollar that a man earns. But because 4 out of 5 job cuts in the recession have been men, that pay gap may be closing. Jill Barshay reports.

Knock-off cars put on show in Shanghai

Apr 28, 2009
If imitation is the highest form of flattery, Toyota has a lot to be proud of at this year's Shanghai Auto Show. Marketplace's Scott Tong goes down a list of Chinese automakers' latest knock-offs to Bill Radke.

A trade-off to lift Swiss secrecy laws

Apr 28, 2009
U.S. officials are meeting in Switzerland this morning to hammer out a new tax treaty that would shed more light on Americans with Swiss accounts. In return, Switzerland hopes the U.S. will drop its legal case against UBS. Christopher Werth reports.

State control in anti-discrimination laws

Apr 28, 2009
The Supreme Court will hear arguments today over who has the right to enforce state anti-discrimination laws against national banks. Congressional reformers want states to have more authority. John Dimsdale reports

Investors wary of raising bank capital

Apr 28, 2009
Steve Chiotakis talks to Juli Niemann, analyst at Smith, Moore and Company, about whether Bank of America and Citigroup's need for capital is a cause for alarm.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC