Marketplace for Monday, January 28, 2013

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As the debate heats up over reforming immigration laws, Krissy Clark reports on the role played by the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the nation's economy. Retailers now can charge extra when they swipe a credit card. The Library of Congress has special powers when it comes to deciding how you use your cell phones, tablets and other technology. New York Times television reporter Brian Stelter talks about the Los Angeles Dodgers' new channel and whether the cable TV financial model will change anytime soon. There's a plan to build a new library in San Antonio, Texas -- that holds no books. And reporter Peter O'Dowd explains why he didn't give up his underwater home.

A library without any shelves -- or books

In one Texas county, the new library will look more like an Apple store than a Barnes & Noble.
Posted In: library, ebooks, texas

Get ready for new credit card fees -- or not

Retailers can now openly charge shoppers more for using credit cards. In fact, they’ve stealthily been passing those 1 to 4 percent fees on to consumers.
Posted In: Credit Cards, fees

Phoenix homeowner explains why he didn't just walk away

A few years ago, 60 percent of Phoenix-area mortgages were underwater. Reporter Peter O'Dowd was one of those homeowners.
Posted In: Housing, Phoenix, mortgage, underwater, underwater mortgage

Even if you don't watch sports, you're still paying for it

A new deal between Time Warner Cable and the L.A. Dodgers will create another regional sports network that will drive up your cable bill, even if you don't watch.
Posted In: Dodgers, los angeles, Time Warner Cable, cable TV, Sports

Humming the happy music in Davos

Economists and business leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos share notes of optimism. Many say the event was the most upbeat economic gathering in the Swiss ski resort since the financial crisis began in 2007.
Posted In: Davos, World Economic Forum

Who are the 11 million undocumented immigrants?

As Senate leaders and the president float new immigration reform proposals, a look at just who the changes might affect.
Posted In: Immigration

The power Library of Congress has on cell phones

The nation's foremost repository of copyrighted material also oversees digital copyrights.
Posted In: Library of Congress, smartphone

Twitter's Vine makes porn video an 'editor's pick'

The new app, which allows users to post and share six-second-long videos, chose a pornographic video this morning as its Editor's Pick. Whoops.
Posted In: Vine, app, Twitter

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How Do You Do?
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Sunday (Instrumental)
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In 3's
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