Marketplace Morning Report
Start your day with an up-to-the-minute report on the world of business and finance with host David Brancaccio.
A look at what happened on the first trading day of the new year. Soon, you will be able to buy a box of Cheerios that is GMO-free. And, which country gets most of its energy from renewable resources?
With the budget fight resolved, Congress should have plenty of time to deal with other issues next week. And Google tries to make CAPTCHA easier to figure out.
Stocks were on a roll this year. Does it follow that it's time to turn to bonds? Also, on Jan. 1, the Freedom from Drone Surveillance Act goes into effect in Illinois.
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.