Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 17, 2012

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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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.