Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Today, Greece takes over the presidency of the European Union for the next 6 months. Greek authorities have imposed an 18 hour ban on protests amid plans for demonstrations against the EU from groups sick and tired of all the austerity that followed the country's debt crisis. In the U.S., today marks 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson declared his famous War on Poverty, and the battle is still going on. And, you may find it harder to get a mortgage in this new year. The rules are more strict in an effort by the government to make the housing market safer. We take a look at the new mortgage rules.

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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.