Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday January 1, 2015
Jan 1, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday January 1, 2015

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Markets were on the rise this year, but plenty of investors are still stinging from the economic crisis and they're unwilling to jump in. Then: Lithuania is the 19th country to adopt the euro today. We look at outlook there and the pros and cons of joining the common currency. Finally, the Internal Revenue Service’s commissioner predicts that the upcoming tax season will be "miserable." Big funding and staffing cuts, new mandates and the last minute extension of several dozen tax breaks are making things complicated.

Segments From this episode

Small investors still skipping stocks

Jan 1, 2015
Investors are twice bitten, thrice shy.

Tax season outlook: 'Miserable'

Jan 1, 2015
Funding cuts, new mandates, tax breaks to complicate tax time, IRS commissioner says.

Wage rises for new federal contractors

Jan 1, 2015
Raise to $10.10 per hour was promised in last year's State of the Union.

PODCAST: Federal contractors get a raise

Jan 1, 2015
Plus: the "Internet of things" at CES and a look ahead at 2015's big tech stories.

Lithuania rings in the new year with a new currency

Jan 1, 2015
It's the 19th state to adopt the euro.

Markets were on the rise this year, but plenty of investors are still stinging from the economic crisis and they’re unwilling to jump in. Then: Lithuania is the 19th country to adopt the euro today. We look at outlook there and the pros and cons of joining the common currency. Finally, the Internal Revenue Service’s commissioner predicts that the upcoming tax season will be “miserable.” Big funding and staffing cuts, new mandates and the last minute extension of several dozen tax breaks are making things complicated.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC