Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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News of Jerry Yang's exit from Yahoo after 17 years may mean that the company will have to fine tune its vision. Home Depot has just announced it's going to hire 70,000 seasonal workers over the next few months, but how many of those temps will land permanent jobs? Plus, we look at the true costs of online piracy.

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PODCAST: Yahoo! or Yahoo?

News of Jerry Yang's exit from Yahoo after 17 years may mean that the company will have to fine tune its vision. Home Depot has just announced it's going to hire 70,000 seasonal workers over the next few months, but how many of those temps will land permanent jobs? Plus, we look at the true costs of online piracy.
Posted In: Wikipedia, SOPA, World Bank
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Mid-day Extra: Will students miss Wikipedia today?

The Wikipedia website blackout, in protest to the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act, might hurt some more than others.
Posted In: Wikipedia, library, Education
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Home Depot hiring 70,000 seasonal workers

The home improvement retailer hired half its spring-time seasonal workers last year permanently. Some of them could land permanent jobs again.
Posted In: Jobs, Home Depot
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Pujols pulls in fan dollars

Investment begins to pay for Los Angeles Angels' $240 million contract with first baseman Albert Pujols.
Posted In: baseball, Albert Pujols, MLB, Sports
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Owning is now cheaper than renting

Back during the housing bubble, houses cost 20 percent more than renting. Now the difference is the other way.
Posted In: Housing, rent vs. buy
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Concrete manatee mailbox doesn't have many fans

One concrete manatee in Pennsylvania just can't seem to get a break.
Posted In: manatee
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After Yang’s reign, what's in store for Yahoo

Many industry experts think Yahoo has lacked a clear focus in recent years. Will the departure of co-creator Jerry Yang help change that?
Posted In: Yahoo, technology, Jerry Yang
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How to plan for passing away

It isn't always an easy subject, but what are the best ways to plan ahead for your funeral, and the money you leave behind?
Posted In: death, Inheritance
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World Bank predicts slower growth in 2012

Fears about the possible recession in Europe and a slowing rate of growth in developing nations could mean a grim outlook for 2012.
Posted In: growth, World Bank
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Jerry Yang leaves Yahoo as Wikipedia blacks out

Big tech news today as a co-founder of Yahoo jumps ship. Meanwhile, Wikipedia is fighting against SOPA by blacking out its site for 24 hours.
Posted In: Wikipedia, SOPA, Yahoo, Jerry Yang
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Talks planned over ownership of 'space junk'

The Obama Administration announced yesterday that the U.S. will hold international talks on space junk, that debris left over from human activity in space that poses a risk to satellites, astronauts, and those of here on earth.
Posted In: space program, NASA
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The true costs of online piracy

Today, Wikipedia is blacking-out its site to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act. But are the costs of online piracy as high as some claim?
Posted In: SOPA, Stop Online Piracy Act, online, Wikipedia
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More changes at Yahoo as co-founder signs off

With the co-founder Jerry Yang leaving the board, it might free up the company to sell off assets and change its business model.
Posted In: Yahoo, Jerry Yang
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Why businesses care about SOPA

The Stop Online Piracy Act will most likely not pass in its current form in Congress. But why do businesses want -- or not want -- it to make it?
Posted In: technology, SOPA

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