Marketplace for 07/30/13 - Another grand bargain?

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President Obama has proposed a new plan for jobs and tax reform. Republicans have already expressed their unhappiness with the plan. How do business feel? Plus, the television network CBS was blacked-out for a moment for some Time Warner Cable subscribers last night as the network and cable provider continue their battle over carriage fees. Finally, an Oregon woman has turned the table on the credit rating agencies. A federal jury ordered Equifax to pay her $18.6 million for her two-year fight to correct her credit score.  
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