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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Jan 14, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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European markets took a dive this morning. And our own Wall Street wasn't looking too good yesterday either. A look into the reasons behind why the numbers plummeted. Over a million people lost their unemployment benefits at the end of last year and Congress still can't agree on an extension. If Congress doesn't renew an extension, that number will grow to 5 million by the end of the year.

Segments From this episode

How do you measure the cost of a toxic spill that turns off the tap?

Jan 14, 2014
People had to suspend the convenience of running water, and instead relied on bottled water for everything except flushing toilets.

A Fed explainer: What's Reverse Repo?

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Jan 14, 2014
The Fed is testing out new tools to fight inflation that may be coming down the road.

Going to Plan B when jobless benefits get cut off

Jan 14, 2014
For one woman looking for work, unemployment benefits kept certain career options. With Congress not extending benefits, a new plan is in order.

Stock markets take time to reflect on 2013

Jan 14, 2014
Index futures for the U.S. are up this morning, but it's not a rosy picture in Europe.

Supreme Court to decide: Is severance pay taxed?

Jan 14, 2014
A case before the court involves whether the government should be allowed to take payroll taxes from severance pay.

Congress snubs IMF's request for resources

Jan 14, 2014
The International Monetary Fund has ended up smack in the middle of the budget debate in Washington.

PODCAST: The running tab of no tap water

Jan 14, 2014
A Supreme Court case about severance pay, the cost of a water ban, and the Fed's Reverse Repo.

European markets took a dive this morning. And our own Wall Street wasn’t looking too good yesterday either. A look into the reasons behind why the numbers plummeted. Over a million people lost their unemployment benefits at the end of last year and Congress still can’t agree on an extension. If Congress doesn’t renew an extension, that number will grow to 5 million by the end of the year.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC