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An invasion of bedbugs has returned to the U.S. after being eradicated over 50 years ago. The EPA is trying to get rid of the pest again, but it's slippery. Joel Rose reports that patience will be key.
The government is sitting on millions of dollars in uncollected tax refunds. Bill Radke talks to Los Angeles Congressman Brad Sherman, who explains how he's using his Web site to make his constituents aware of what they may be owed.
Chrysler has 16 days to make a deal with Italian automaker Fiat at the risk of losing government money and returning to bankruptcy court. First priority for Chrysler: paying back banks and hedge funds. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Swiss banking giant UBS announced more substantial losses and thousands of job cuts, many of which are in the U.S. The bank is making radical moves in order to preserve its franchise. Stephen Beard reports.
Today eBay says it plans to spin off Skype through an IPO. Although it's enjoyed healthy profits, eBay has struggled to include Skype in its business model. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard.
Gannett releases earnings tomorrow, and the nation's largest newspaper company is doing what it can to survive changing times for the news business. Consolidating some small papers has been one option. Jennifer Collins reports.
Is more information on the markets helpful overall? Steve Chiotakis talks to Henry Blodgett, editor of Clusterstock.com, who says more data is a good thing -- as long as you're not using it to delude yourself about the recession.
OK, we know you've been meaning to get your taxes done, but it's deadline day and you're crunching. If you're still putting it off, we found some fellow procrastinators for you to commiserate with on Twitter.
Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, April 15, 2009