Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, December 12, 2012

There are now less than three weeks left until the fiscal cliff deadline. One option now being talked about as part of a package to avoid the fiscal cliff is an overhaul of corporate tax rates. A report out today from the conservative American Enterprise Institute says government-backed mortgages from the Federal Housing Administration may be too easy to get. And you certainly don't want to go to a website that puts all your financial accounts in one place and makes charts and graphs out of your money. But of course more and more Americans are joining sites that do just that.

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 U.S. Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke speaks at a news conference in Washington, DC, on September 13, 2012.
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Is it easier to manage your finances in the cloud that with regular old pen and paper.
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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.