Jan 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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World Bank predicts slower growth in 2012

Jan 18, 2012
Fears about the possible recession in Europe and a slowing rate of growth in developing nations could mean a grim outlook for 2012.

Jerry Yang leaves Yahoo as Wikipedia blacks out

Jan 18, 2012
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.

PODCAST: Yahoo! or Yahoo?

Jan 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.
The Yahoo homepage is seen on a computer screen in Washington on October 19, 2010.
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Talks planned over ownership of 'space junk'

Jan 18, 2012
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.

Mid-day Extra: Will students miss Wikipedia today?

Jan 18, 2012
The Wikipedia website blackout, in protest to the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act, might hurt some more than others.

How to plan for passing away

Jan 18, 2012
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?

Home Depot hiring 70,000 seasonal workers

Jan 18, 2012
The home improvement retailer hired half its spring-time seasonal workers last year permanently. Some of them could land permanent jobs again.

After Yang’s reign, what's in store for Yahoo

Jan 18, 2012
Many industry experts think Yahoo has lacked a clear focus in recent years. Will the departure of co-creator Jerry Yang help change that?

Pujols pulls in fan dollars

Jan 18, 2012
Investment begins to pay for Los Angeles Angels' $240 million contract with first baseman Albert Pujols.

More changes at Yahoo as co-founder signs off

Jan 18, 2012
With the co-founder Jerry Yang leaving the board, it might free up the company to sell off assets and change its business model.

Why businesses care about SOPA

Jan 18, 2012
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?

The true costs of online piracy

Jan 18, 2012
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?

Owning is now cheaper than renting

Jan 18, 2012
Back during the housing bubble, houses cost 20 percent more than renting. Now the difference is the other way.

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.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC