Jan 29, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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President Obama will unveil his plan for immigration reform today, after a bipartisan group of senators released theirs yesterday. It's expected that both plans will provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally.…

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In Latin America, the middle class grows

Jan 23, 2013
A recent report from the World Bank revelas a fifty percent increase in the size of Latin America's middle class. Broad economic growth brought more jobs and more women are joining the workforce.

Could immigration reform suppress wages for U.S. workers?

Jan 28, 2013
Some economists predict immigration reform will have little effect on wages -- and might even bring higher pay.

Henry Ford: The Steve Jobs of his time

Jan 29, 2013
A new documentary looks at the life and work of Henry Ford, one of the greatest innovators in U.S. history.

Globalist Quiz: The high price of natural disasters

Jan 29, 2013
Three months after 'Superstorm' Sandy ripped through the Northeast, the Senate has approved $50 billion in emergency relief. The high cost of natural disasters is the subject of today's quiz.

Google unveils detailed North Korea map

Jan 29, 2013
Google's surprisingly detailed new maps of North Korea offer a view into the isolated nation that the world has never seen before.

Recovery hits home prices

Jan 29, 2013
The latest home price numbers from the S&P/Case-Shiller Index show the strongest year-over-year growth since 2006.

Online gambling dispute may turn into copyright battle

Jan 29, 2013
In retaliation for a U.S. ban on online gambling, the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda is now threatening to strip copyright protections from American media.

Vodafone under fire for actions during Arab Spring

Jan 29, 2013
During Egypt's revolution, cellular provider Vodafone shut down its mobile network in the country, prevented internet access to customers, and sent pro-Mubarak text messages under the order of the Mubarak regime.

PODCAST: Blackberry aims to make a comeback and media piracy may find shelter in Caribbean

Jan 29, 2013
A new Blackberry hopes it's good enough to reverse its maker's long slide. And the connection between Caribbean gambling and angry Hollywood execs.

President Obama will unveil his plan for immigration reform today, after a bipartisan group of senators released theirs yesterday. It’s expected that both plans will provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally. What would immigration reform mean for your paycheck? Research in Motion is set to release its new Blackberry 10 tomorrow — and the stakes could not be higher for the company. The Blackberry once dominated the U.S. smart phone market, but now only 10 percent of smart phone users carry one. And, a look at a new PBS documentry on Henry Ford, one of the most successful businessmen in all of history.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC