Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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The bipartisan budget deal that will avoid a government shutdown gets a key vote in the Senate this morning. And it could pass the Senate as soon as Wednesday, giving Congress some "breathing room" to tackle big issues, like entitlement reform and tax reform -- at least, that's how the thinking goes. Today, the German Parliament confirmed arguably the most powerful leader in Europe for a new term. Chancellor Angela Merkel has also opted to keep her stern finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, in place, with global implications. And, this week Marketplace is looking at the future of coal, the fuel that built industrial America. When you think of coal, what comes to mind? Appalachia? Soot? Climate change? If you ask tribal members on the Crow Reservation that question, they might say life.
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Posted In: Angela Merkel, Germany, Europe
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Posted In: coal, montana, coal mining
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Posted In: farm bill, budget deal, Congress
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