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Marketplace for Wednesday, January 01, 2014

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Happy New Year! The year 2013 was one of diamond heists, data leaks and mass credit card theft. Will 2014 be the same? Rising home prices are a good thing, right? Not if you're trying to buy a house. A look at what's in store for home buyers in 2014 and beyond.  Greece takes over as president of the European Union today. What does rock musician Jimi Hendrix have in common with Baroque composer George Frideric Handel? An address for starters, and now -- a museum.

Greece takes over as EU president

Greece takes over as president of the European Union today. Marketplace host, David Gura talks to the BBC's Mark Lowen in Athens about what the country's tenure could look like.
Posted In: Greece, EU, European Union

Foiled by foil: The latest weapon in credit card theft

If you notice someone on your roof with a roll of aluminum foil, you may want to take note.
Posted In: theft, foil, credit card fraud

From Hendrix to Handel

What does rock musician Jimi Hendrix have in common with Baroque composer George Frideric Handel? An address for starters, and now -- a museum.
Posted In: Music, Jimi Hendrix, handel

How do I make sure I stick to my resolution?

If you have to make one financial New Year’s resolution, what should it be?
Posted In: Personal Finance, New Year's resolutions

2013: A year of heists and capers

Marketplace host David Gura talks to Quartz business reporter Tim Fernholz about the greatest heists of 2013 and if we've learned anything from them.
Posted In: theft, whiskey

What will the housing market look like in 2014?

Housing prices have been rising steadily in many parts of the U.S. Is this the start of a new bubble?
Posted In: real estate, housing market

What did the tech CEO say to the worker he wanted to automate?

A labor dispute in the San Francisco area launched a surprising debate about the future of work in the new economy.
Posted In: BART, Transit

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Purple Haze
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Shakara
Fela Kuti
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Michael Jackson
Sleeping Ute
Grizzly Bear