Political and economic turmoil in the Middle East is forcing American businesses to make contingency plans in a time of great uncertainty.
After an 18-day wave of demonstrations, President Hosni Mubarak hands control of Egypt to the military. Egypt's economy has ground to a halt since the turmoil started over two weeks ago.
The turmoil in Egypt continues to extend beyond the country's own borders. In Jordan, citizens are protesting President Hosni Mubarak's continuation of power. And that has added more uncertainty to business. Alisa Roth reports from Amman, Jordan.
In countries such as Egypt and Jordan, the poor are locked out and frustrated because a corrupt elite hogs opportunities and assets.
According to Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon Panetta, U.S. reports indicate that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak could step down as early as Thursday night. Alisa Roth reports from Amman, Jordan, about the economic implications of an Egyptian democracy.
As protests continue in Egypt, ratings agency Moody's is concerned the turmoil could spread to neighboring countries. Moody's downgraded Jordan's credit outlook to negative today. Alisa Roth reports on the country's upheaval from Amman, Jordan.