Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 7, 2013

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Tech entrepreneurs, analysts and journalists are gathering in Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show. We take you through a preview of this year's offerings. New mobile apps are transforming cellphone users into citizen scientists. College football's BCS Championship game kicks off tonight in Miami, and some of the people who will be in attendance got there because of options -- as in futures options.

Rebuilding a life from homelessness

Marketplace revisits homeless, single mom Silvia Encinas.
Posted In: homeless, Virginia

PODCAST: A big tuna and two big bank settlements

Two big mortgage-related settlements to fill you in on, plus who sports the worst bruises from the hockey lockout, happy birthday No Child Left Behind, and a big, fat, expensive fish.

Game on! Claiming victory after NHL lockout ends

The National Hockey League and its players union have come to a deal to end their nearly four-month lockout. A shortened season could begin as soon as next week.
Posted In: Sports, business of sports, hockey

After fiscal deal, markets settle into new reality

Immediately following the fiscal agreement, U.S. stocks had their best week in more than a year last week, but will the optimism last?
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Earnings

Banks near $10 billion foreclosure settlement

The nation's major banks are reportedly close to a settlement with federal regulators over abusive foreclosure practices, going back to 2009.
Posted In: undefined

Looking for the next big thing in consumer electronics

Technology entrepreneurs, analysts and journalists are gathering in Las Vegas this week for the annual Consumer Electronics Show.
Posted In: Consumer Electronics Show, tablet, lenovo, electronics

Apps transform cellphone users into citizen scientists

Scientists are looking to take advantage of the vast population of cellphone users to collect data.
Posted In: mobile apps, Science, data, big data

Bank regulators loosen up on liquidity rule

Regulators in Basel have decided riskier assets can be used as part of a bank's emergency buffer.
Posted In: banking, bank regulations, financial crisis

BCS Championship tries end run around scalpers

College football fans paid a variable price for the right to buy a championship game ticket based on their team's chances to win a slot.
Posted In: Sports, football, orange bowl, scalpers, futures market

What's next for 'No Child Left Behind'?

No Child Left Behind, the Bush-era education law, has been due for a rewrite since 2007.
Posted In: George W. Bush, Education, education law

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Sleepwalker
Sola Rosa
Surveillance Society
Marginal