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Scott Tong discusses the details of the BP settlement for the 2010 oil well spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Blackberry 10 is set to unveil tomorrow and many wonder if the device can turn things around for Research…

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A listener's response to bookless libraries

Jan 29, 2013
After our interview about a library containing only e-books and e-readers, a listener tells us her thoughts.

Immigration reform: Will it help the economy?

Jan 29, 2013
Economists say changes for low-wage and high-income workers could lead to economic growth.

Pentagon cuts threaten economies in military towns

Jan 29, 2013
As furloughs loom, worries abound in Warner Robins, Ga.

Bank of America to its 270,000 employees: Be nice

Jan 29, 2013
Bank of America had the worst score for customer satisfaction compared with its national rivals. As a group, they all lagged behind credit unions and regional banks.

Blackberry is dead; long live the Blackberry

Jan 29, 2013
The long-awaited Blackberry 10 operating system is about to be unveiled and Research in Motion's fate is riding on its success.

The cost of demolishing a home in Detroit

Jan 29, 2013
Writer dream hampton discusses what happened when her childhood home in Detroit recently burned down.

So, do Super Bowl ads really work?

Jan 29, 2013
What's the return on investment from a $4 million Super Bowl ad buy?

OpenTable buys food photo app

Jan 29, 2013
OpenTable, one of the biggest online restaurant reservation sites, will pay $10 million for Foodspotting and its hordes of amateur photographers.

BP pleads guilty in oil spill lawsuit

Jan 29, 2013
BP signs off on a plea over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. But this won't be the end of legal troubles for the company.

Scott Tong discusses the details of the BP settlement for the 2010 oil well spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Blackberry 10 is set to unveil tomorrow and many wonder if the device can turn things around for Research in Motion. We explore whether Super Bowl ads really boost sales. Restaurant reservation website OpenTable is buying Foodspotting, a smartphone app that lets diners share photos of their meals. The Pentagon is starting to lay off its temporary employees because of budget uncertainties. And Krissy Clark looks at what having more legal immigrants in the country would do for the economy.

Music from the episode

Father and Son Apollo Brown
Second Chance Peter Bjorn and John