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2011 in review: The rise of the people

Dec 27, 2011
From the Arab Spring to the Occupy Wall Street protests, discussions over income inequality took center stage this year -- and they aren't dying down anytime soon.
Posted In: Tahrir Square, Egypt, Occupy Wall Street, income inequality

Inside Kodak, U.S.A.

Dec 20, 2011
As Kodak struggles to avoid bankruptcy, Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio visits Rochester, N.Y., to remember the middle class communities the company helped create.
Posted In: manufacturing, kodak, photography

Decline of Kodak offers lessons for U.S. business

Dec 20, 2011
The once-mighty camera film company suffered when cameras became digital and its home base lacked the skills to reconquer the market. American businesses need to preserve and foster relevant skills.
Posted In: kodak

New rule could disclose CEO-to-employee pay ratio

Dec 14, 2011
The SEC says they should have a rule out mandating the disclosure of the ratio of CEO to average worker pay by the end of this year. It could shed more light on the widening income gap in the U.S.
Posted In: ceo, inequality, income

Where the money has gone

Dec 6, 2011
While the global economic crisis has punished developed countries, many in the developing world have gained from capital searching for a higher returns.
Posted In: exuberance, wealth, capital, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay, brazil

Generations of housing red tape

Dec 1, 2011
On the Pine Ridge reservation, buying a home can take decades, even if you have the money.
Posted In: Housing

Can financial cops help the eurozone?

Nov 30, 2011
The European Union is considering having a set of 'budget police' look over its countries' finances, but it still may not solve all the problems.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis

Wall Street bonuses fall

Nov 22, 2011
David Brancaccio discusses why bonuses are expected to go down this year, and how Washington plans to regulate executive compensation.
Posted In: Wall Street, bonuses, Wall Street bonuses

The future of U.S. manufacturing

Nov 16, 2011
A new report says manufacturing will have three million new openings in the next decade. But it isn't the same kind of industry it was decades ago.
Posted In: manufacturing, Jobs

Do tax deductions impact charitable giving?

Nov 8, 2011
Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio discusses how eliminating tax perks for charitable donations might affect how much people give.
Posted In: Charity

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About this collection

Special correspondent David Brancaccio and the Economy 4.0 team cover the economy of the future — and how to make it work better for more people. In the wake of the recent crisis, we investigate how the financial regulatory system is (or isn't) being reformed, how that will affect you and how we measure progress. Follow us on Twitter.