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.
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Posted In: Blackberry, Research in Motion, smart phones
BlackBerry announced it agreed to be bought by a group led by investor Fairfax Financial Holdings for close to $4.7 billion.
Posted In: podcast
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: Vodafone, Arab Spring, Hosni Mubarak
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: Antigua and Barbuda, World Trade Organization
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: quiz, Hurricane Sandy, 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: Immigration, labor, wages
Some economists predict immigration reform will have little effect on wages -- and might even bring higher pay.