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On today's edition of MarketFoolery, the daily podcast from The Motley Fool, we discuss the following topics:

  • Shares of Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO) were up today on news that the company is cutting up to 10,000 jobs. Can Cisco battle the likes of Juniper Networks (Nasdaq: JNPR) by cutting its way to growth?
  • Despite losing $7 billion in market cap over the past week, News Corp. (Nasdaq: NWSA) is still the second-largest media company in the world. How much more will the company's recent troubles affect the stock price for Rupert Murdoch's company?
  • Ford (NYSE: F) became the first automaker to support proposed federal legislation banning the use of handheld phones and other mobile devices while driving. Does this have anything to do with the fact that Sync (Ford's hands-free voice-operated system that enables drivers to control audio) would be permitted under the legislation? Our analysts weigh in on Ford's latest public stance, automated parallel parking, and the one thing in life they want to be automated.

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Chris Hill has The Motley Fool's new mobile app and shares of Cisco. The Motley Fool owns shares of Ford and Cisco and has created a bull call spread position on Cisco. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Ford and Cisco and shorting Juniper Networks. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.