Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 28, 2013
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This morning, we'll get a look at quarterly earnings from Caterpillar. The construction and mining equipment company's performance is seen as a key bellwether for the global economy, and Caterpillar's latest numbers could provide some insight about the strength of U.S. exports. Over the weekend, a new rule went into effect for smart phones: It is now illegal to unlock your phone without your provider's permission. And, a look at a Canadian company that makes the special paper on which money is printed.
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Posted In: Caterpillar, iPhone, Toyota, podcast
What a construction giant tells us about the larger economy, and what happens now that unlocking your phone is illegal.
Posted In: HSBC, foreclosure, Atlanta, financial crisis
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Posted In: Credit Cards, Consumer Protection Act
Using a credit card? Watch out for new 'swipe fees' being passed on from merchants to consumers.
Posted In: smart phones, telecom, regulation
If you're the type of tech savvy person who likes to hack your own electronics, you might be interested to know that unlocking your own cell phone without your provider's permission actually became illegal over the weekend.