Happy Monday. We can't particularly see 5 feet in front of us here on the East Coast, but we can still find a morning six-pack through the fog.
A billion here, a billion there ... pretty soon it's going to start adding up to real money for JPMorgan Chase, which is nearing another 10-figure settlement. This time it's for infractions tied to Bernie Madoff. (DealBook)
There are still two more years until the 2016 presidential campaign (aren't you just counting down the days?) but there's already friction in the Hillary Clinton campaign. (New York magazine)
Risk-on? We've already seen how this movie ends, but 2014 could be the year when corporate America really sticks out its collective neck. (Pensions & Investments)
For the past seven years or so, Apple has been the king of incremental advances. That could change in 2014, when the maker of all things "i" just might have a few game-changers up its sleeve. (Quartz)
Keep your eye on those rising interest rates: They're good for stocks (until, of course, they aren't anymore). (The Reformed Broker)
And, finally ... they might be "popping champagne corks" on Wall Street, but Main Street is still very much a six-pack economy. CNBC.com's Heesun Wee explains.
—By CNBC's Jeff Cox. Follow him on Twitter @JeffCoxCNBCcom.