Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 13, 2014

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We get the first rush of bank earnings today. Bank profits are still up, despite expensive lawsuits and decreased lending. A look at the top financial and economic risks of 2014. And Volkswagen says it plans to invest billions in North America. The VW brand, which continues to achieve low U.S. quality scores, says the bold move was a sign of a new commitment to the market.   

PODCAST: Last week's weak jobs numbers? Blame the weather.

The weather could be partly to blame for last week's poor jobs report. A new retailer admits to being hacked. And new tools are helping the Fed.

When Apple and Google get into your car

At the Detroit Auto Show, it's clear that cars are becoming the biggest mobile device we own.
Posted In: cars, gps

Details emerge about the company behind the chemical spill in West Virginia

After a chemical spill last week, West Virginia is working to flush away contaminants in the water. But where is the regulation?
Posted In: West Virginia, water contamination, chemical spill

Holiday hacking worse than thought

Online security at companies other than Target were apparently breached.
Posted In: Target, hack, consumer privacy

The Fed's new tools

Economists say the Fed's massive balance sheet isn't a concern, thanks to new tools.
Posted In: Fed, stimulus, bonds, securities

Volkswagen looks to expand in the North American market

Volkswagen says it plans to invest billions in North America. The VW brand, which continues to achieve low U.S. quality scores, says the bold move was a sign of a new commitment to the market.
Posted In: Volkswagen, Auto

Designing technology for women

Wearable technology is primarily designed with men in mind. But the tides may be shifting.
Posted In: wearable tech, FitBit, tory burch

Bank profits bonanza

Banks release their fourth quarter earnings numbers this week. They're likely to be healthy, thanks to the stock market.
Posted In: Wall Street, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase

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Running Girl
Ooberman
Kind Of Latin Rhythm
The Juju Orchestra
Sleepwalker
Sola Rosa
What's The Difference (Instrumental Version)
Dr. Dre
Presents the Chisa Years 1965-1975