Jan 2, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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There's finally a fiscal cliff deal in Washington. As you've probably heard, income taxes will go up on individuals making over $400,000 a year, but chances are taxes will go up even for those who aren't rich. A proposed beer…

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Herbalife critics call company a pyramid scheme

Jan 2, 2012
The nutrition-supplement giant says the allegations are bogus and is back fighting to save its reputation and its future.

Proposed beer merger could hurt competition in U.S.

Jan 2, 2013
Anheuser-Busch InBev's purchase of Grupo Modelo would make it an even bigger player in the U.S. beer market.

'All My (Web) Children'?

Jan 2, 2013
Production company Prospect Park considers putting the popular '70s soap opera online.

Europe, post-fiscal cliff

Jan 2, 2013
European stocks scored gains in early trading after the United States reached a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, but will the optimism last?

Pfizer to spin off animal pharmaceuticals

Jan 2, 2013
Demand for animal drugs is rising amongst pet owners and livestock and poultry farmers.

Fiscal cliff deal raises payroll tax

Jan 2, 2013
The 2 percent payroll tax rise means that a person who earns $50,000 a year will pay $1,000 more in taxes.

Avis to buy Zipcar for $500 million

Jan 2, 2013
Avis Budget Group, one of the largest car-rental companies, will merge its traditional car rental services with Zipcar's up-start model.

PODCAST: Paycheck expectations, A seeing-eye cat?

Jan 2, 2013
Your next paycheck could be a bit of a shocker, and we'll tell you why. In corporate news, Avis is buying Zipcar. And is the company Herbalife nothing more than a giant pyramid scheme? Some people think so.

There’s finally a fiscal cliff deal in Washington. As you’ve probably heard, income taxes will go up on individuals making over $400,000 a year, but chances are taxes will go up even for those who aren’t rich. A proposed beer merger between Anheuser-Busch InBev and Grupo Modelo could hurt competition in the United States. And, the soap opera “All My Children” might find a second life — online.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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