Nov 4, 2011

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The economy added 80,000 jobs last month, which is low, but could be the new normal for jobs numbers. Bank Transfer Day is tomorrow, and credit unions are benefiting from big banks' charges and fees. The G20 countries debate a Greek referendum. The IMF has become a key player in the Europe talks. We took a look whether social networking and social media really matter. Kai spoke with Leigh Gallagher and Felix Salmon, and to author Mark Bowden about his new book, "Worm: The First Digital World War."

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The future in digital warfare

Nov 4, 2011
Author Mark Bowden discusses the botnets that are controlling millions of computers around the world, and how cyber warfare is now a part of the modern world.

Weekly Wrap: Jobs and Europe

Nov 4, 2011
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street. This week: October's jobs numbers, the survival of the euro and whether the euro crisis will spread globally.

Credit unions gain at banks' expense

Nov 4, 2011
Consumers piqued by card and account fees at big national banks are switching to credit unions and community banks ahead of Bank Transfer Day.
Protesters associated with Occupy Wall Street march past a Citibank branch in Manhattan on October 28, 2011 in New York City. Hundreds of protesters delivered 6,000 letters from angry bank customers to the headquarters of Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and JP Morgan Chase during the march.
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Economy adds 80,000 jobs in October

Nov 4, 2011
That number is below economists' expectations and a slowdown from September. But numbers in this range could be the new normal for a long time.

No end in sight to the Euro debt crisis

Nov 4, 2011
Leaders from the Group of 20 top economies concluded their summit in the South of France today. But the European debt crisis continues unabated. So just what happened this week and where do things stand now?

Know your social media strategy

Nov 4, 2011
Two companies try to sort out blogs, Twitter and Facebook at an industry convention.

Greek prime minister survives confidence vote

Nov 5, 2011
The controversial George Papandreou and his party win a nail-biting vote.

IMF returns to center stage

Nov 5, 2011
The International Monetary Fund steps up its role in Europe. It's monitoring Italy's economy and aims to raise funds from emerging countries like China.

The economy added 80,000 jobs last month, which is low, but could be the new normal for jobs numbers. Bank Transfer Day is tomorrow, and credit unions are benefiting from big banks' charges and fees. The G20 countries debate a Greek referendum. The IMF has become a key player in the Europe talks. We took a look whether social networking and social media really matter. Kai spoke with Leigh Gallagher and Felix Salmon, and to author Mark Bowden about his new book, "Worm: The First Digital World War."

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