Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 8, 2013
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Immigration reform is expected to be front and center in Washington this week as lawmakers introduce their plans for an overhaul. One idea is to create an expanded guest worker program, but there are big questions about how that should be done. Portugal's economic future is in doubt this morning after the country's high court ruled that many of the government's bailout cuts are unconstitutional. And in California, beach fire pits are sparking a battle between private interests and public land.
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A look back at Margaret Thatcher's economic legacy. A new report sheds light on the growing gap between private and public university salaries. And happy Q2 earnings season!
Posted In: higher education, salary, Education
Given the dismal outlook of State budgets across the country, public universities will have to find a way to compete for talent with fewer resources than their private counterparts.
Posted In: copyright, digital, 3D printing
As the digital age progresses, is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act moving with it? Harvard Law Professor Jonathan Zittrain explains the law and its upcoming tests.
Posted In: television, mobile, media
Instead of streaming movies and shows on your smartphone over Wi-Fi, why not watch them over the same transmitters that send signals to your television? Mobile TV may be the next key development for broadcasters.
Posted In: california, property rights, Beaches
Southern Californians are known for their laid-back attitude. But a fight over beaches has split folks who own expensive beach front homes and beach-goers who gather around fire pits.
Posted In: Earnings, investments
First quarter earnings come out as the stock markets hit all-time highs. But investors could be more interested in what happens the rest of the year.
Posted In: Immigration, guest workers
With Congress back, the immigration debate is likely to heat up. We take a look at the 'economic constituents' of the guest worker question.