Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 13, 2014
Jan 13, 2014

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. 

 

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Bank profits bonanza

Jan 13, 2014
Banks release their fourth quarter earnings numbers this week. They're likely to be healthy, thanks to the stock market.

Volkswagen looks to expand in the North American market

Jan 13, 2014
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.

The Fed's new tools

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Jan 13, 2014
Economists say the Fed's massive balance sheet isn't a concern, thanks to new tools.

Here's a list of what we should worry about economically for 2014!

Jan 13, 2014
A look at the top financial and economic risks of 2014.

Holiday hacking worse than thought

Jan 13, 2014
Online security at companies other than Target were apparently breached.

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

Jan 13, 2014
After a chemical spill last week, West Virginia is working to flush away contaminants in the water. But where is the regulation?

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

Jan 13, 2014
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.

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. 

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC