Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 31, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 31, 2008
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Revving up the Fed engine

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson has a blueprint for a new, streamlined Federal Reserve engine, complete with new and reorganized powers. But Congress still has to sign off on the bill. Alisa Roth reports.
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No longer doing eBay's bidding

Meg Whitman is leaving her post today as CEO of eBay to take on a new role as national co-chairwoman of McCain's presidential campaign. Doug Krizner talks to tech analyst Rob Enderle about the issues the company is facing.
Posted In: Jobs
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Buybacks to regulate mortgages

Congress is considering a proposal to re-instate a homeowners' loan institution that hasn't existed since the 1930's. Lawmakers want it to profit by buying back troubled mortgages. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Housing
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Jobs at risk in U.K.'s financial sector

A British survey is forecasting the loss of tens of thousands of financial jobs in the U.K. Stephen Beard reports why there's a growing mood of pessimism and more vulnerability in the U.K. market than the U.S.
Posted In: Jobs
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NYC late to serve calorie counts

New York City health officials have delayed the deadline for restaurants to list calorie counts on their menus. The state's restaurant association will review whether the measure is legal. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Health
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Getting green back in the ballpark

Major League Baseball wants to become more eco-friendly in the new season. But some feel green change grows slowly. Sarah Gardner looks into recycling game day programs and using low-flush toilets.
Posted In: Sports
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A call to consume more

Las Vegas hosts its annual mobile phone industry conference this week, and show announcements have already begun. Lisa Napoli looks into why this proves that in the mobile phone business, phone calls are old news.
Posted In: Science
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Why it's the new 'Great Depression'

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson will reveal a plan this morning for a new layer of financial regulation. Scott Jagow talks to Fortune's Allan Sloan about what's being called the biggest overhaul since the Great Depression.

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