Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 15, 2007

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 15, 2007

Less Middle East energy, more Midwest

A group of governors frustrated with Washington's slow movement on global warming is pushing for climate-change legislation in the Senate. Paul Brandus reports on the proposed cap-and-trade system.

Online giving, big impact

Today is National Philanthropy Day, and Americans are giving in record amounts, thanks to the ease of online donating. Stacey Vanek-Smith looks into how a lot of small contributions count.
Posted In: Charity

Another billion plus for Barclays

European bank Barclays announced it's written off another $1.64 billion, bringing its new write-down total to around $2.64 billion. But Stephen Beard tells Scott Jagow why, compared to other banks, that's not that much.
Posted In: Economy

No packaging? No problem

British cosmetics manufacturer Mark Constantine is very critical of his own industry, and he's started a revolution in the world of marketing -- products with minimal packaging, aimed at a green market.
Posted In: Retail

Spending our way to wealth

It wasn't that long ago that being thrifty was America's number-one virtue. But beginning with FDR, a string of presidents has extolled the virtues of Keynesian economics and spending our way to wealth. Sarah Gardner reports.