Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

12/21/2016: The Brilliant doctor who helped eradicate smallpox

December 21, 2016

Though the U.S. housing market has improved in recent years, experts say there are too few homes for sale. And that means prices are rising — maybe a little too quickly. Next, we'll look at the troubles hounding Italy's Monte dei Paschi, the world's oldest bank, and interview physician Larry Brilliant about getting rid of smallpox. 

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News happens while you sleep. Marketplace Morning Report gives you a head start on the day. Throughout the morning, host David Brancaccio shares the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make the smartest decisions. And from London, host Anu Anand presents Marketplace Morning Report from BBC World Service to bring you up to speed as the global economy shifts. It's the world perspective you need, from two trusted sources.