Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 17, 2012
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In Japan, newly-elected Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces the tasks of reviving the country's economy and handling strained relations with China. A new student debt program, known as 'Pay As You Earn', could make monthly payments smaller, and some debts disappear altogether. Italian Finance Minister Vittorio Grilli shares his views on Italy's economic challenges and the country's political future.
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Japan has its seventh leader in six years. What politicians can learn from the Bush-era tax cuts as they negotiate to avoid the fiscal cliff. Sprint acquires Clearwire and possibly signals a step towards more data, faster. And checking in with Hoboken, N.J., after Hurricane Sandy.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Bush tax cuts, Bush, Barack Obama
The process of pushing through those Bush tax cuts 12 years ago might seem like ancient history, but some say we could stand to go back in time and learn from it.
Posted In: Sprint, Softbank, smartphones
To compete with AT&T and Verizon, which have about 70 percent of the market, Sprint needs more spectrum and Clearwire has it.
Posted In: italy, Europe debt crisis
Italian Finance Minister Vittorio Grilli shares his views on Italy's economic stability, challenges ahead, and the country's political future.