Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 31, 2012

Lawmakers have a few more hours to cut a deal to avoid the sharp tax increases and spending cuts of the fiscal cliff. Many issues remained unresolved and another looming tax adjustment, the Alternative Minimum Tax, could hit millions of Americans with a whopping tax hike next year. Makers of hybrid and electric cars are increasing their offerings despite a somewhat disappointing roll-out of vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt. And, as the year comes to a close, we're looking at what's ahead in heath care for 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.