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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 14, 2013

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Carmakers are gathering in Detroit this morning for the North American International Auto Show which means we'll get a peek at the latest car models and perhaps the strategy that automakers will pursue to keep sales up. In New York today, some 27,000 retail professionals are gathered for The National Retail Federation's annual conference. Unlike automakers, they will not be reflecting on a pleasant 2012. The Miami metro area is the country's 8th largest, and it's known for a lot of things -- sunshine and beaches, cruise ships, Lebron James. Now the city is solidifying its place as the hub of Latino television.

PODCAST: White House says no to deathstar, Motor City goes green

In Beijing this weekend pollution was literally off the charts. A mystery invitation to "come and see what we're building" is generating plenty of buzz for Facebook. And Motor City shows off its green side.

Debt ceiling stand-off? President challenges Republicans

In the final news conference of his first term, President Obama made a new pitch for "balance" as Washington approaches another fiscal deadline.
Posted In: debt ceiling, Obama, deficits

Detroit Auto Show: Big sales, new models

Facing ambitious new federal mileage standards, and higher gas prices, automakers are touting ‘fuel efficiency’ at the North American International Auto Show this week.
Posted In: Auto, fuel efficiency, hybrid cars

Apple cuts orders for iPhone parts following weak demand

Apple's stock is down sharply this morning after a report that demand for the iPhone 5 is waning. The Wall Street Journal reports Apple has cut orders for iPhone 5 components, like screens, because of the weak demand.
Posted In: apple, iPhone, iPhone5, samsung

Europe's economy: Recovering or recoiling?

The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, had reassuring words this morning about the state of the European economy. But the latest economic numbers tell a different story.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Eurozone

Facebook borrows Apple's playbook to hype announcement

A mystery invitation to 'come and see what we're building' is generating plenty of buzz for Facebook.
Posted In: Facebook, mobile phone, social media

Retailers take the Big Apple

In New York today, retail professionals are gathered for The National Retail Federation's annual conference. After a tepid holiday season, retailers will not be reflecting on a pleasant 2012.
Posted In: Retail, mobile, New York City

Beijing's bad air quality has an economic impact

Air pollution in Beijing over the weekend was 40 times worse than limits set by the World Health Organization and it has economic implications for China
Posted In: air quality, pollution

Miami grows as Latino TV hub

The Miami metro area is the country's eighth largest, and it's known for a lot of things -- sunshine and beaches, cruise ships, Lebron James. Now the city is solidifying its place as the hub of Latino television.
Posted In: Miami, media

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Para One