Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 30, 2013

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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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.