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Marketplace for Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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Wikipedia and other websites will shut down for 24 hours in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act. After a cruise ship capsized off the Italian coast, shares and business have fallen. Senior business correspondent Bob Moon explains commercial banking versus investment banking. Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio talks about the impacts of a major catastrophe on the global financial system. And we take a look at how some manufacturing factories have changed since television personality Mr. Rogers visited them.

Food stamp use is only rising

A surge in food stamp use is being fueled by middle-income people who have lost their jobs or homes.
Posted In: food stamps

Stop Online Piracy Act may be stopped

Congress could abandon legislation aimed at curbing online piracy amid a battle between Hollywood and Silicon Valley.
Posted In: SOPA, Stop Online Piracy Act

Retail workers protest low pay and hours

Store employees say they must fight for hours and work unpredictable shifts, and still can't make a living, according to a union survey.
Posted In: Retail, part-time jobs

Obama to accept presidential nomination in Charlotte

The Democratic National Committee's venue of choice, however, is questionable.
Posted In: 2012 election

Monti's next move, and an assessment of Greece

Our foreign editor John Buckley's take on the S&P downgrade, European debt crisis and Italy's problem down-under.
Posted In: Europe, Eurozone

The economic impact of catastrophe

Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio discusses the economic impact of things like natural disasters and terrorist attacks -- and how companies should prepare.
Posted In: natural disasters, just in time

Cruise accident may leave lasting wake

The accident off the Italian coast could dissuade a key cruise industry demographic.
Posted In: cruise, Travel, travel and leisure

Wells Fargo and Citigroup: A tale of two banks

Wells Fargo announced a 20 percent yearly profit today, making money on its mortgage business. But Citigroup stumbled as trading revenue dips for stocks and bonds.
Posted In: Citigroup, Wells Fargo, bank

What happened to the factories in Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood?

Fred Rogers' "How Things are Made" videos are a nostalgic look back at U.S. factories -- as we churned out toys, crayons, and clothes. Do any of those companies still operate?
Posted In: undefined

Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang resigns

The man known as "Chief Yahoo" announced today he is leaving the company he co-founded 17 years ago.
Posted In: Yahoo, Jerry Yang, ceo

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As The World Turns
Oddisee
We Are (Instrumental)
Anwarrior
Gotta Be Something
D-Tension
Come Close (Instrumental) [Explicit]
Nicolay