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Mar 26, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 26, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Segments From this episode

Missing the target in the blame game

Mar 26, 2008
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.

No economic overview in Paulson talk

Mar 26, 2008
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.

A recharge for the electric car

Mar 26, 2008
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.

An Oracle for the technology market

Mar 26, 2008
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.

German business confidence lifts euro

Mar 26, 2008
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.

'Hot' investing for the younger crowd

Mar 26, 2008
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.

Motorola makes the call to split

Mar 26, 2008
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.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC