Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 13, 2013
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First General Motors, now all of Ireland. This week, the U.S. government sold its remaining stake in the automotive company -- a stake acquired to help GM stay in business during the great financial collapse. This weekend, Ireland will finish with its European Union bailout. Today, the Senate Finance Committee is expected to vote on a new leader of the IRS. John Koskinen faces a tough road ahead, helping the agency recover from scandal and carrying out the IRS piece of the new health care law. And, retailers gnash their teeth and call it "showrooming." You may call it "comparison shopping" -- the tendency to check out the merchandise IRL but then buy online if the price is right. But the non-digital stores, the ones that exist in three dimensions, are responding with tactics of their own.
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The House passed a budget agreement aimed at avoiding another government shutdown. How will it affect the sequestration? A mish-mash of tax credits about to expire. And, you just won the lotto: Should you take the lump sum, or is there more advantage in agreeing to regular payouts?
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You hit the jackpot: Should you take the lump sum, or is there more advantage in agreeing to regular payouts?
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