Jan 27, 2012

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Social networking site Twitter has announced that it can now censor certain messages based on a country's policies. In Western China, Tibetans are once again stepping up their protests in the quest to gain more independence. And what is the role of airports in a city's, or nation's, economy? Happy Earned Income Tax Credit Day!

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In Western China, Tibetans stage protests

Jan 26, 2012
Protests in largely Tibetan areas of Western China turn violent as frustration over Chinese policies grows. Tibetans want more say.

PODCAST: Blocking Tweets, facilitating growth

Jan 27, 2012
Social networking site Twitter has announced that it can now censor certain messages based on a country's policies. In Western China, Tibetans are once again stepping up their protests in the quest to gain more independence. And what is the role of airports in a city's, or nation's, economy? Happy Earned Income Tax Credit Day!
Icelandic singer Bjork's latest gig: teaching middle school science classes.
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GDP growth isn't fast enough

Jan 27, 2012
The government said this morning that the U.S. economy grew at a rate of 2.8 percent in the last three months of 2011. What does this say about our recovery?

For some in Egypt -- enough protests already!

Jan 27, 2012
For a year, protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square have demanded freedom and economic opportunity. Some say it’s time now to stop the protests.

WellPoint announces plan to boost doctor pay

Jan 27, 2012
The health insurer WellPoint today announced a plan to pay primary care doctors as much as 10 percent more, with the hope of reducing the overall cost of health care.

IRS may have money waiting for you

Jan 27, 2012
Today is Earned Income Tax Credit Day, which highlights the benefit for low- and moderate-wage earners.

Twitter may block tweets in certain countries

Jan 27, 2012
The social networking site has just announced it will block tweets in certain countries that violate laws or bans on speech in certain countries.

The role of airports in building the economy

Jan 27, 2012
If the United States wants to continue to be the major player in the global economy, it needs an efficient, robust aviation system.

GDP growth 2.8% in fourth quarter of 2011

Jan 27, 2012
GDP growth is getting stronger each quarter. But why was the growth slower than we expected at the end of 2011?

At Davos, focus on more than just the euro

Jan 27, 2012
At the World Economic Forum, attendees are talking about the European debt crisis, but also about how to push the economy forward in a sustainable way.
Swiss riot police men frame an Occupy protester in front of the main gate to Davos congress center on January 25, 2012 in Davos, Switzerland. Discussions at the WEF have centered around near and long term problems.
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States struggle to meet new trucker safety mandate

Jan 27, 2012
By Monday, states are supposed to start gathering proof that interstate truck drivers are healthy enough to drive and send that information to a national database. But the Monday deadline ain’t working out so well.

Twitter has censor to selectively block tweets

Jan 27, 2012
The social media company says the technology will help individual countries block tweets that might go against local laws.

GDP: Good, but not great

Jan 27, 2012
The nation's gross domestic product -- the value of all goods and services produced -- grew at an annual rate of 2.8 percent in the fourth quarter, the fastest pace since the second quarter of 2010.

Budget cuts could hurt defense contractors

Jan 27, 2012
Federal spending on defense could soon be drawn back, and private companies that make military equipment will have to look elsewhere for customers.

A moon colony for the economy?

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has been grabbing headlines with his proposal to establish a "moon colony." Is it likely to happen?
Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., Lunar Module Pilot, stands near a scientific experiment on the lunar surface. Man's first landing on the Moon occurred July 20, 1969.
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Social networking site Twitter has announced that it can now censor certain messages based on a country’s policies. In Western China, Tibetans are once again stepping up their protests in the quest to gain more independence. And what is the role of airports in a city’s, or nation’s, economy? Happy Earned Income Tax Credit Day!

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC