Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 10, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A national policy for renewable energy

Congress looks at a renewable energy proposal today that would require utilities to tap more into alternative sources like wind and solar. Sam Eaton reports why creating a single national policy could be tough.

Close check on child-product chemicals

A new U.S. law in effect today says child products can't contain more than one-tenth of 1 percent phthalates, a plastic-softening chemical. Congress passed it after last year's recalls of Chinese-made toys. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Crime, Retail

Friars looking for a few good men

The New York subway system may be an odd place to consider becoming a friar, but one group of Franciscans hoping to up vocations is getting creative. Ashley Milne-Tyte explores which demographic might find the friar lifestyle appealing.

British bankers roasted on losses

Four top British bankers are being hauled before a parliamentary committee on two of the U.K.'s financial crisis big casualties, Royal Bank of Scotland and HBOS. Stephen Beard explains the ritual humiliation.
Posted In: Investing

A school tackling life's bigger questions

For people who have figured out how to survive in the recession, there are still plenty of unanswered questions surrounding life's deeper meaning. Christopher Werth visits a school in London assisting those on a soul-searching journey.

States sweat cuts in Senate stimulus

President Obama's stimulus package is awaiting a Senate vote, and states are worried about losing up to $40 billion in funding. Janet Babin reports higher education would likely suffer first.

Geithner unveils bank rescue plan

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner unveiled a revamped financial rescue plan this morning to untangle the banking system and support new lending. Bill Radke explores some sticking points of the new Financial Stability Plan.

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