“Marketplace Morning Report,” hosted by David Brancaccio, is the business news you need to know to start your day. “Marketplace Morning Report” gets you up to speed on what you missed when you were sleeping, kicking off each weekday with a global business update from the BBC World Service in London.
01-13-14 Morning Report - Volkswagen tries to polish up its image in America
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.