Jan 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.

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Stop Online Piracy Act may be stopped

Jan 17, 2012
Congress could abandon legislation aimed at curbing online piracy amid a battle between Hollywood and Silicon Valley.

Cruise accident may leave lasting wake

Jan 17, 2012
The accident off the Italian coast could dissuade a key cruise industry demographic.

Wells Fargo and Citigroup: A tale of two banks

Jan 17, 2012
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.

Retail workers protest low pay and hours

Jan 17, 2012
Store employees say they must fight for hours and work unpredictable shifts, and still can't make a living, according to a union survey.
In retail, 50 percent off is not the same as being off 50 percent of the time.
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What happened to the factories in Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood?

Jan 17, 2012
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?

Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang resigns

Jan 17, 2012
The man known as "Chief Yahoo" announced today he is leaving the company he co-founded 17 years ago.

Food stamp use is only rising

Jan 17, 2012
A surge in food stamp use is being fueled by middle-income people who have lost their jobs or homes.

Monti's next move, and an assessment of Greece

Jan 17, 2012
Our foreign editor John Buckley's take on the S&P downgrade, European debt crisis and Italy's problem down-under.

The economic impact of catastrophe

Jan 17, 2012
Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio discusses the economic impact of things like natural disasters and terrorist attacks -- and how companies should prepare.

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.

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