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May 9, 2013

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Among the 844 pages of the Senate immigration bill are two bits that could complicate the goal of citizenship for many poor immigrants. Entertainment and electronics giant Sony has managed to make money, not lose it for the first time in five years.  TV networks come out with their fall programs next week. But as more people tune in online, many marketers are finding that ads alone aren't enough.

 

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Income provisions in immigration bill could trip up undocumented workers

May 9, 2013
Tucked away in the 844-page immigration bill is a provision that could thwart citizenship hopes for many undocumented workers.

When an ad isn't enough, brands create their own content

May 9, 2013
TV networks come out with their fall programs next week. But as more people tune in online, many marketers are finding that ads alone aren't enough.
Customers walk out of a Taco Bell and Pizza Hut restaurant during lunchtime on April 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
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Why other cities want to copy Austin's innovative spirit

May 9, 2013
How has the capital of Texas became a hub for innovation and job creation, and what can other aspiring cities learn from Austin?

Markets tread water above 15,000

May 9, 2013
The new normal for the Dow Industrial average seems to be hovering around15,000 points. U.S. markets were down slightly this morning but still trading above the 15,000 mark.

What unemployment rate should we be aiming for?

May 9, 2013
Is there such a thing as an unemployment rate that is too low?

Sony back in the black for the first time in 5 years

May 9, 2013
Japanese entertainment and electronics giant Sony has managed to make money, not lose it for the first time in five years. The company reported a net profit of $948 million.

Paid sick leave coming to New York City

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May 9, 2013
New York's City Council has approved a bill requiring employers with 15 or more employees to offer five paid sick days per year to their employees. The bill, passed by a veto-proof majority, is the latest in a series of cities to take up the idea.

Legalize it, but tax it! Colorado seeks to regulate marijuana sales

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May 9, 2013
Last year, Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. Now it’s decided how to regulate it. The legislature approved a 25 percent tax on the sale of marijuana among other requirements.

FBI to announce new wiretap proposal

May 9, 2013
The government wants to wiretap services like Facetime and Skype.

PODCAST: Marijuana tax, stock stacks

May 9, 2013
Legalize it, but tax it! Colorado seeks to regulate marijuana sales. Paid sick leave is coming to New York City. And stocks are up above 15,000, when will they come down?

Among the 844 pages of the Senate immigration bill are two bits that could complicate the goal of citizenship for many poor immigrants. Entertainment and electronics giant Sony has managed to make money, not lose it for the first time in five years.  TV networks come out with their fall programs next week. But as more people tune in online, many marketers are finding that ads alone aren’t enough.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC