Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 26, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 26, 2008
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Motorola makes the call to split

Motorola announced it will be spinning off its ailing mobile phone handset business, a move the company hopes will allow for more flexibility. Amy Scott reports they're also hoping to silence frustrated investors.
Posted In: Wall Street
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'Hot' investing for the younger crowd

Younger people typically don't take the time to think about investing in their future, but a group of mutual funds is marketing with a slant towards Gen-Xers. Alisa Roth has more on fashionable financial planning.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Investing
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German business confidence lifts euro

After gaining unexpectedly yesterday against the euro, dollar once again fell again after a rise in German business confidence. Megan Williams reports why certain economic factors in Germany made the report unexpected.
Posted In: Wall Street
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An Oracle for the technology market

Business software giant Oracle will share its quarterly earnings later today, and many analysts see the company as an economic indicator for the tech sector. Lisa Napoli looks at why their business is so important.
Posted In: Science, Wall Street
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A recharge for the electric car

At one time, California had the toughest electric vehicle mandate in the country. Tomorrow, California Air Resources Board will update what's left of the state's zero-emissions program. Sarah Gardner has more.
Posted In: Auto
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No economic overview in Paulson talk

Today, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson talks to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce about the state of the economy. But despite talk on the mortgage markets, Alisa Roth reports that an economic overview is off the agenda.
Posted In: Economy
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Missing the target in the blame game

Economic figures like former Fed chief Alan Greenspan are favorite targets of those looking for someone to blame about market downturn. But commentator Will Wilkinson says Monday morning quarterbacking is a bit too easy.

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