Mar 14, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 14, 2013

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Volkswagen, a company on a quest to become the world's largest automaker, reports earnings today. What do the proposed federal budgets of House Republicans and Senate Democrats have in common? And J.C. Penney seriously needs to catch a break right…

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Volkswagen keeps getting bugged out by U.S. market

Mar 14, 2013
The people’s carmaker has said it wants to be the biggest auto company in the world, but to do that, Volkswagen must first figure out the U.S. market.

J.C. Penney tries to freshen up with 'Joe Fresh'

Mar 14, 2013
J.C. Penney seriously needs to catch a break right now. Shoppers were scared off when the chain eliminated big sales in favor of everyday low prices. Now, Penney's will open 681 'Joe Fresh' shops inside their main stores.

What the new pope means for the poor

Mar 14, 2013
Priority number one for the new pope has been fighting poverty in the slums of Buenos Aires. What effect might he have on the global scene in his new position?

Crackdown on shark fishing opposed by Japan, China

Mar 14, 2013
Japan and China have failed to block new restrictions on shark fishing at an international conference in Thailand.

Politics protect baby boomers in budget fight

Mar 14, 2013
Differences aside, there is one thing Republicans and Democrats have in common when it comes to their budget proposals: They are both are friendly to baby boomers.

Though February prices rise, inflation worries don't

Mar 14, 2013
The producer price index -- prices received by U.S. companies -- rose 0.7 percent last month, its largest uptick in five months. Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, explains what's behind the rise and whether the U.S. should be…

PODCAST: Shark fight, inflation lite

Mar 14, 2013
Samsung looks to challenge Apple's cool-factor. Prices are up, should we be worried about inflation? And, new restrictions on shark fishing.

Volkswagen, a company on a quest to become the world’s largest automaker, reports earnings today. What do the proposed federal budgets of House Republicans and Senate Democrats have in common? And J.C. Penney seriously needs to catch a break right now. Shoppers were scared off when the chain eliminated big sales in favor of everyday low prices. Now, Penney’s will open 681 ‘Joe Fresh’ shops inside of their main stores. 

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