Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 28, 2012

While there may still be hope for a fiscal cliff agreement, and that could prevent income taxes from going up for many Americans. But we are still likely to lose the payroll tax -- that extra money in your paycheck that was put in to stimulate the economy. This year's drought is hurting more than farmers. The Mississippi River is at its lowest level in decades. It's so bad that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is fighting to keep barge traffic moving. And, we look ahead to what the labor market will be like in 2013.

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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.