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The interview was wide-ranging and nuanced. Obama touched on topics ranging from Iran to his view of race relations in the country to the new political reality of a Legislature controlled by the GOP.
Along with ringing in the new year last night, Lithuania welcomed the euro, becoming the 19th nation to join the common currency. The BBC's Vishala Sri-Pathma has been reporting from Lithuania and tells us what the change could mean, from higher prices to tensions with Russia.
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First up, federal contract workers will get a raise this year, making $10.10 an hour at minimum, but it's tough to tell how many of them will actually see a bump. Then: The so-called Internet of things - connected objects in the home, like soccer balls, appliances and locks - reached a turning point last year, and it's poised to be huge in 2015. We look at the first bellwether: the Consumer Electronics show. Finally, Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson chats about the big tech stories to look for in 2015.
During a New Year's address, Kim said he would talk to South Korean President Park Geun-hye if the "atmosphere and environment are right."
The country's aging and shrinking population have been issues of concern and could have severe economic consequences.