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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Jan 1, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 1, 2014

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Today is the first day of health insurance coverage for people who have signed up for Obamacare. More than two million people are now covered by insurance, and millions more by Medicaid. Also, the North American Free Trade Agreement came into force twenty years ago today. NAFTA created the world's largest free trade zone, and a lot of controversy. Then-President Bill Clinton promised more jobs, while folks like billionaire businessman Ross Perot warned NAFTA would push jobs south.

Segments From this episode

Why some families won't be able to buy as big a house next year

Jan 1, 2013
The ceiling on FHA loans in high-cost areas will fall by about $100,000.

The push to educate the newly insured

Jan 1, 2014
Getting health insurance is akin to waking up to a new car in your garage, but not necessarily knowing how to drive. And consumers will be the first ones to tell you, there’s a lot to learn about health insurance.

Tracing the perilous history Antarctic expeditions

Jan 1, 2014
A look at the economic incentives for venturing into the icy continent.

With the budget settled, what's Congress going to do next week?

Jan 1, 2014
Congress will return to the New Year without needing to fight about the budget. Will they take the opportunity to deal with other issues?

PODCAST: Plenty to do in the New Year

Jan 1, 2014
With the budget fight resolved, Congress should have plenty of time to deal with other issues next week. And Google tries to make CAPTCHA easier to figure out.

Today is the first day of health insurance coverage for people who have signed up for Obamacare. More than two million people are now covered by insurance, and millions more by Medicaid. Also, the North American Free Trade Agreement came into force twenty years ago today. NAFTA created the world’s largest free trade zone, and a lot of controversy. Then-President Bill Clinton promised more jobs, while folks like billionaire businessman Ross Perot warned NAFTA would push jobs south.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC