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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Monday, January 7, 2013

Bank of America has reached a $10 billion loan settlement with Fannie Mae. Disney Parks and Resorts will begin to issue “MagicBands” to visitors, which will replace things like room keys and tickets and will track the movement and behavior of guests. A new smartphone is hitting the market -- it’s called Ray and is designed for the blind. NASA is looking to lease its old shuttle facilities. In the late night TV show wars, Jimmy Kimmel and Jay Leno will start their shows one minute apart. So what’s the value of starting a show a minute or two before the competitor? Meanwhile, commentator Beth Teitell says spoiler-free TV is getting harder to find.

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