Apr 14, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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Toyota halts sales of Lexus GX SUV

Apr 14, 2010
Responding to the "do not buy" warning Consumer Reports issued on its Lexus GX 460 SUV, Toyota is stopping sales of the SUV to do more testing. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson about whether things could get worse for Toyota.

Bill may up profile of political sponsors

Apr 14, 2010
Congressional Democrats are introducing a bill that would make companies and unions tell us when they donate money to a political campaign. This could include visibility in on-screen endorsements. John Dimsdale reports.

Are airline passengers still unhappy?

Apr 14, 2010
A report out from Purdue and Wichita State Universities says airline passenger complaints in the U.S. are down. But Los Angeles Times business columnist David Lazarus is skeptical. He tells Bill Radke why.

Mortgage programs not doing enough

Apr 14, 2010
The Congressional Oversight Panel has released a report saying federal mortgage aid programs aren't doing enough to help more families out of foreclosure. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to panel chair Elizabeth Warren.
Professor Elizabeth Warren, chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel that oversees TARP.
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Added Ryanair passengers may not fly

Apr 14, 2010
Ryanair's plan to rip out in-flight toilets in order to add more passengers may be against FAA rules, which state planes can't carry more than 189 passengers. Ryanair is already at the maximum per flight. Brett Neely reports.

Pay tax with reward points? Bad idea.

Apr 14, 2010
American Express is offering its customers the option to pay their taxes with rewards points. But Bob Moon explains why it's impossible to completely pay off your taxes with points, and why the move could damage your credit.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC