Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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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Pujols pulls in fan dollars

Investment begins to pay for Los Angeles Angels' $240 million contract with first baseman Albert Pujols.
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The true costs of online piracy

SOPA would block access to websites that feature or distribute copyrighted content without permission. But what are the real costs of online piracy?
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How to plan for passing away

What steps should you take to prepare for your funeral and other money you leave behind?
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Why businesses care about SOPA

The online encyclopedia Wikipedia is viewed on Jan. 17, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Free online knowledge site Wikipedia will shut down for 24 hours beginning at midnight EST in protest at draft anti-online piracy legislation before the U.S. Congress, founder Jimmy Wales said Monday on Twitter.
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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.