Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, May 9, 2013

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Among the 844 pages of the Senate immigration bill are two bits that could complicate the goal of citizenship for many poor immigrants. Entertainment and electronics giant Sony has managed to make money, not lose it for the first time in five years.  TV networks come out with their fall programs next week. But as more people tune in online, many marketers are finding that ads alone aren't enough.  

Intel CTO Justin Rattner on the future of tech

Consumers should expect wearable computers among other new products from the world's largest chip maker.
Posted In: Intel, mobile

PODCAST: Marijuana tax, stock stacks

Legalize it, but tax it! Colorado seeks to regulate marijuana sales. Paid sick leave is coming to New York City. And stocks are up above 15,000, when will they come down?

FBI to announce new wiretap proposal

The government wants to wiretap services like Facetime and Skype.
Posted In: skype, surveillance, FBI

Legalize it, but tax it! Colorado seeks to regulate marijuana sales

Last year, Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. Now it’s decided how to regulate it. The legislature approved a 25 percent tax on the sale of marijuana among other requirements.
Posted In: marijuana, colorado, drugs

Paid sick leave coming to New York City

New York's City Council has approved a bill requiring employers with 15 or more employees to offer five paid sick days per year to their employees. The bill, passed by a veto-proof majority, is the latest in a series of cities to take up the idea.
Posted In: sickness, labor, New York City

Sony back in the black for the first time in 5 years

Japanese entertainment and electronics giant Sony has managed to make money, not lose it for the first time in five years. The company reported a net profit of $948 million.
Posted In: Sony, Japan, yen

What unemployment rate should we be aiming for?

Is there such a thing as an unemployment rate that is too low?
Posted In: Unemployment, Federal Reserve, Jobs

Markets tread water above 15,000

The new normal for the Dow Industrial average seems to be hovering around15,000 points. U.S. markets were down slightly this morning but still trading above the 15,000 mark.
Posted In: stock, stock market, Dow

Why other cities want to copy Austin's innovative spirit

How has the capital of Texas became a hub for innovation and job creation, and what can other aspiring cities learn from Austin?
Posted In: Austin, innovation

When an ad isn't enough, brands create their own content

TV networks come out with their fall programs next week. But as more people tune in online, many marketers are finding that ads alone aren't enough.
Posted In: Taco Bell, media, advertising

Income provisions in immigration bill could trip up undocumented workers

Tucked away in the 844-page immigration bill is a provision that could thwart citizenship hopes for many undocumented workers.
Posted In: Immigration, undocumented immigrant

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Beyond The Beyond
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Kiki Gyan
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