Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 30, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 30, 2009

Small products, big energy gluttons

As our nano-technology has improved, so have our manufacturing processes. Our use of energy to make these products, however, has gotten much more wasteful. Janet Babin reports what Congress may do this week to curb energy gluttony.
Posted In: Science

If you're worried, follow the money

There are more than a dozen programs involving subsidies of billions of dollars from taxpayers to Wall Street. Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan tells Renita Jablonski where concerned people should be focusing their attention.

New WaMu branches more like banks

Washington Mutual's new owner, JP Morgan Chase, has begun the process of absorbing the bank into its new brand. The new look will have a more traditional approach than WaMu's more retail feel. Amanda Aronczyk reports.
Posted In: Retail

Where Chrysler can benefit from Fiat

The Obama administration is pressuring Chrysler to merge with Italian automaker Fiat, which could be a good thing for the company. European correspondent Stephen Beard gives Stephen Chiotakis a breakdown of the deal.
Posted In: Auto

Developing nations still need support

As the G20 summit prepares to kick off, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is calling for $1 trillion in support for developing nations. Steve Chiotakis talks to Gretchen Wilson in Johannesburg about why it's crucial to help them now.

Scream if you dislike overdraft fees

The Federal Reserve is considering requiring banks to get customers' consent before enrolling them in their overdraft programs. Danielle Karson reports a majority of customers surveyed don't like being automatically enrolled.
Posted In: Investing

Wagoner's exit can help auto industry

The replacement of General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner comes in close step with the Obama administration's preparations to give more aid to the auto industry. Jeremy Hobson reports why Wagoner's departure may be a good political move.
Posted In: Auto

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