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01-12-2015- Marketplace Morning - Prescription for happiness
Airing Monday, January 12, 2015: First up on today's show, as is a Wall Street tradition, the first big quarterly profit report of the season is Alcoa, the aluminum concern that reports results later today. Alcoa used to be one of the components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, but is no longer. But they've been on a roll lately, as we find out. And a general election is on the way this month in Greece, and a left wing party is promising to renegotiate terms of Greece's debt if it gets in. The present government is now responding in an effort to hold onto power. More on that. Plus, during these short winter days, if only somebody could write out a prescription for happiness. Well, the people who produce Yes! Magazine have just published a collection of essays about rethinking our economic and social relationships.…read more