Marketplace for Tuesday, January 1, 2013

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It's a new year, but there's still drama surrounding the old fiscal cliff. What's holding up a deal in the House? And how does Britain feel about the entire ordeal? Plus, some advice for our Congress from fed-up New Yorkers and austerity-worn Greeks. With a new year comes new resolutions. If your pledge was to get in shape, take a listen to our story on personal trainers. We also explore a plan to protect Manhattan from flooding and Oscar voting. Here's to a great 2013!

What's holding up a House vote on the fiscal cliff deal?

After a day of wrangling, the House voted to approve a fiscal cliff deal late Tuesday night. What was the reason behind all the gridlock?
Posted In: fiscal cliff

New Year's resolutions for Congress

We asked New Yorkers what resolutions they think members of Congress should make for 2013.
Posted In: New Year, resolution

What are your financial New Year's resolutions?

Saving more? Not buying your daily latte? Big or small, we want to know your financial New Year's resolutions.
Posted In: New Year, resolution

Britain glad, but not surprised, over fiscal cliff's end

British worry that Americans will just keep printing money, rather than focus on our own austerity measures.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Britain

When it comes to personal trainers, buyer beware

Plenty of Americans will resolve to get in shape with the help of a personal trainer in 2013. But the personal training field is unregulated, and clients may not always know what they're getting.
Posted In: exercise, personal trainers

What's up, Europe? Greece, Spain and the fiscal cliff

Fiscal cliff drama is playing out on American airwaves, but are Europeans paying attention? And what advice can the cash-strapped nations of Greece and Spain offer American lawmakers?
Posted In: Whats up Europe, fiscal cliff

Oscars vote deadline is extended

Motion picture academy gives voters more time to navigate new electronic system.
Posted In: Oscars, academy awards, movies

Plan to secure Manhattan from flooding leans on nature

After superstorm Sandy, there were several proposals about how to protect Manhattan from devastating floods in the future. One plan calls for placing water-proof vaults under the sidewalk.
Posted In: sandy, New York, manhattan

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Nuclear Seasons
Charli XCX
Eh, La Bas
Kid Ory
Ohm Sweet Ohm (2009 Digital Remaster)
Kraftwerk
Icky Thump
The White Stripes
Drive
Bobby McFerrin
I'm Shipping Up To Boston
Dropkick Murphys

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