Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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President Obama will unveil his plan for immigration reform today, after a bipartisan group of senators released theirs yesterday. It's expected that both plans will provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally. What would immigration reform mean for your paycheck? Research in Motion is set to release its new Blackberry 10 tomorrow -- and the stakes could not be higher for the company. The Blackberry once dominated the U.S. smart phone market, but now only 10 percent of smart phone users carry one. And, a look at a new PBS documentry on Henry Ford, one of the most successful businessmen in all of history.

BlackBerry's deal to go private: The nail in the coffin?

BlackBerry announced it agreed to be bought by a group led by investor Fairfax Financial Holdings for close to $4.7 billion.
Posted In: Blackberry, Research in Motion, smart phones

PODCAST: Blackberry aims to make a comeback and media piracy may find shelter in Caribbean

A new Blackberry hopes it's good enough to reverse its maker's long slide. And the connection between Caribbean gambling and angry Hollywood execs.
Posted In: podcast

Vodafone under fire for actions during Arab Spring

During Egypt's revolution, cellular provider Vodafone shut down its mobile network in the country, prevented internet access to customers, and sent pro-Mubarak text messages under the order of the Mubarak regime.
Posted In: Vodafone, Arab Spring, Hosni Mubarak

Online gambling dispute may turn into copyright battle

In retaliation for a U.S. ban on online gambling, the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda is now threatening to strip copyright protections from American media.
Posted In: Antigua and Barbuda, World Trade Organization

Recovery hits home prices

The latest home price numbers from the S&P/Case-Shiller Index show the strongest year-over-year growth since 2006.
Posted In: home prices, stock market

Google unveils detailed North Korea map

Google's surprisingly detailed new maps of North Korea offer a view into the isolated nation that the world has never seen before.
Posted In: North Korea, Google, google maps

Globalist Quiz: The high price of natural disasters

Three months after 'Superstorm' Sandy ripped through the Northeast, the Senate has approved $50 billion in emergency relief. The high cost of natural disasters is the subject of today's quiz.
Posted In: quiz, Hurricane Sandy, natural disasters

Henry Ford: The Steve Jobs of his time

A new documentary looks at the life and work of Henry Ford, one of the greatest innovators in U.S. history.
Posted In: Ford, history, cars, pbs

Could immigration reform suppress wages for U.S. workers?

Some economists predict immigration reform will have little effect on wages -- and might even bring higher pay.
Posted In: Immigration, labor, wages

In Latin America, the middle class grows

A recent report from the World Bank revelas a fifty percent increase in the size of Latin America's middle class. Broad economic growth brought more jobs and more women are joining the workforce.
Posted In: Latin America, Mexico, middle class

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People Get Up And Drive Your Funky Soul (Remix)
Fred Wesley and James Brown and The J.B.'s
Flyin' on 747
Kid Loco
Walk On By
El Perro Del Mar

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