Marketplace for 8/5/13

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CBS, Showtime and several other channels remain off the market in Los Angeles, New York and some other big markets. If you're a Time Warner Cable customer and really want your CBS, what can you do? Plus, more than a dozen U.S. embassies remain closed this week, amid chatter over worries of an increased terror threat. Will that damage U.S. trade in these countries? Finally, President Obama will give a speech in Phoenix on Tuesday about housing and the middle class.  But the middle class recovery has sputtered because a bulk of middle class wealth is tied up in homes.

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Posted In: safety net

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Posted In: newspapers, washington post, Amazon

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Posted In: recycling, trash

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Posted In: CBS, Time Warner, Good Wife, NFL, television

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Posted In: A-Rod, Alex Rodriguez, steroids, Yankees, baseball, MLB

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Posted In: home ownership, real estate, housing bubble, middle class, Housing

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Posted In: embassies, terror, U.S. trade

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Posted In: white house

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Enough (Instrumental)
Dujeous
Milky Way
Spectrals
Faithful (Instrumental)
Anwarrior
Babylon of the Occident (Instrumental)
The Shanghai Restoration Project