Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 8, 2014
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Today, Greece takes over the presidency of the European Union for the next 6 months. Greek authorities have imposed an 18 hour ban on protests amid plans for demonstrations against the EU from groups sick and tired of all the austerity that followed the country's debt crisis. In the U.S., today marks 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson declared his famous War on Poverty, and the battle is still going on. And, you may find it harder to get a mortgage in this new year. The rules are more strict in an effort by the government to make the housing market safer. We take a look at the new mortgage rules.
At CES in Las Vegas, the Commerce Department highlights its "Open for Business Agenda." 50 years of the War on Poverty. And, Silicon Valley's embrace of failure as a step toward success can be confusing -- especially if you're the venture capitalist that put up the money.
The Gateway Pacific Terminal would be the largest coal-exporting terminal in North America. But Goldman Sachs doesn't want to back it anymore.
Posted In: mortgage, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
The rules are more strict in an effort by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to make the housing market safer for consumers.
Posted In: European Union, Greece
Today, Greece takes over the presidency of the European Union for the next 6 months.
Posted In: war on poverty, LBJ, poverty
The 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson's declaration of the War on Poverty.
Posted In: startups
An interview with David Good, the co-founder of a start-up called GameCrush that was the target of much press and much investment.