Marketplace Report for Monday, October 27, 2008

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Marketplace Report for Monday, October 27, 2008

Outsiders pay most to House campaigns

The presidential race isn't the only election next week. More than 400 members of the House are running, and most incumbents will likely cruise to easy victories. One reason is an overwhelming cash advantage. Steve Henn reports.

Holy New Testament! A Bible with edge

A glossy, edgy, full-color version of the New Testament has celebrities standing in for biblical characters and post-Katrina New Orleans in Revelations. The idea is to get young hipsters to read it. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Here's what I'm doing: Simon Johnson

As a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management and a former Director of the Research at IMF, Simon Johnson has this financial crisis on his mind every day. In fact, he says, he's losing sleep over it.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Russian power and dropping oil prices

As oil prices increased, so did Russia's stock and status. Now that oil is slumping, Russia's position and power on the international stage are diminishing. Stephen Beard has the story.
Posted In: Economy, Oil

Stricter enforcement for carry-on bags

Continental and other airlines will no longer allow carry-on luggage any bigger than the regulation size. Too many passengers were cramming the overhead bin space to avoid fees for checked bags. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Airlines, Travel

EPA's controversial power plant rules

The EPA is changing the way it measures pollution from power plants and making it easier for older facilities to upgrade without installing new emission control equipment. Sarah Gardner has the story.
Posted In: Economy, Science

Checking in on the bailout package

Three weeks after the $700 billion bailout package seems a good time to find out how it's going. To chat about the bailout and who's lining up to get their share, Kai Ryssdal called economist Doug Elmendorf at the Brookings Institution.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

How the global crisis boosted the yen

The Japanese yen has long been a source of low-interest capital for big borrowers from around the world. Then the global financial crisis hit. Senior Business Correspondent Bob Moon explains what happened next.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Wall Street

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