Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Jan 8, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 8, 2014

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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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Jan 8, 2014
Silicon Valley's embrace of failure as a step toward success can be confusing -- especially if you're the venture capitalist that put up the money.

'A movie star for a year, and now you’re roofing houses'

Jan 8, 2014
An interview with David Good, the co-founder of a start-up called GameCrush that was the target of much press and much investment.

50 years of the War on Poverty. But which poverty?

Jan 8, 2014
The 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson's declaration of the War on Poverty.

Why is the government at CES?

Jan 8, 2014
At CES in Las Vegas, the Commerce Department highlights its "Open for Business Agenda."

Greece assumes EU presidency as its own debt crisis continues

Jan 8, 2014
Today, Greece takes over the presidency of the European Union for the next 6 months.

New rules make it harder to get a mortgage, but protect consumers more

Jan 8, 2014
The rules are more strict in an effort by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to make the housing market safer for consumers.

Goldman Sachs pulls out of proposed coal terminal

Jan 8, 2014
The Gateway Pacific Terminal would be the largest coal-exporting terminal in North America. But Goldman Sachs doesn't want to back it anymore.

PODCAST: The Commerce Dept. has the least popular booth at CES

Jan 8, 2014
At CES in Las Vegas, the Commerce Department highlights its "Open for Business Agenda." 50 years of the War on Poverty. And, Silicon Valley's embrace of failure as a step toward success can be confusing -- especially if you're the venture capitalist that put up the money.

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.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC