Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 30, 2013
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This morning, there's word Saudi Arabia has made a huge pledge to Lebanon, money that will be used to buy arms to counteract the role of Hezbollah, the Shia militia and political group backed by Iran. As many commuters know, there's a way to take money out of your paycheck to pay for bus and rail tickets. The perk designed to encourage mass transit means you pay with pre-tax money, so the tickets are effectively cheaper. Starting January 1, a change in the tax code lowers the limit in a way that could cost many commuters about $1,000 a year. And, what color is the year 2014? There are several of them.
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