Marketplace Morning Report
Start your day with an up-to-the-minute report on the world of business and finance with host David Brancaccio.
The Dow is up by 29 percent for the year on this penultimate day of trading for 2013. And, Sprint's CEO talks fast data, HD phone calls, "The Three Little Pigs," and a potential T-Mobile merger.
The taper pushes up the 10-year. California, Illinois, and Oregon are just three of the states changing their hands-free, cell phone driving rules next year. And, DirecTV has launched its own weather-related TV channel right next to the Weather Channel.
UPS says the volume of packages exceeded its capacity and many customers didn't receive their deliveries on time. This month marks the third anniversary of the Arab Spring. And, as drivers increasingly take them off the putting green, sales of golf carts are expected to grow to $682 million this year.
Companies who want to make sure their products are in the right place at the right time to capitalize off of flu season are turning to social media. And, there’s a benefit to charitable giving beyond the warm and fuzzy holiday spirit -- such donations can shave a bit off the year’s tax bill.
Long-term unemployment has not been this high for this long since World War II. And, Netflix comes out with its first original kids' program.
Who are the people who waited until the last minute to sign up for health insurance? Happy 100th birthday, Federal Reserve. And, holiday retail hiring is strong this year, but the vast majority of those jobs will disappear in the New Year.