Jan 18, 2012

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As major websites across the Internet take aim at the Stop Online Piracy Act today, we look at the economic impact of Internet piracy and counterfeiting. Oil prices are shooting up and Saudi Arabia is currently demanding $100 a barrel. Senior business correspondent Bob Moon delves deeper into the subject of Mitt Romney and special tax breaks for investments. And a Democrat and a Republican each speak about whether President Obama should be worried about the upcoming election.

Segments From this episode

Calculating the costs of online piracy

Jan 18, 2012
Stephen Siwek, a consultant at Economist Incorporated, discusses how the cost of piracy is determined.

Buffett ready to match GOP tax donations

Jan 18, 2012
The billionaire will match the contributions made by Rep. Scott Rigell to pay down the national debt. But he's still waiting for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to make a contribution.

The long and short story of Jack Detroit

Jan 18, 2012
The luxury men's magazine didn't make it, but its founder may yet help get Detroit's economy off the ground.

State Dept. rejects Keystone XL pipeline

Jan 18, 2012
If you think the decision puts an end to the debate over the controversial project, guess again.

Price of oil rises slightly above $100 a barrel

Jan 18, 2012
Saudi Arabia is using a steady hand to ensure stable prices of oil, even if that means increasing supply. It's in their best economic interest.

Republicans no shoe-in to retake presidency

Jan 18, 2012
Commentator Jamal Simmons says weak GOP candidates give Obama the edge despite economy.

The economy is a ball and chain around Obama's ankle

Jan 18, 2012
Commentator Todd Buchholz says Americans aren't afraid to fire the president when times are tough.

Romney’s run renews capital-gains tax debate

Jan 18, 2012
Like Warren Buffett, Mitt Romney pays a low tax rate because his income is from investments, not labor. Why does the tax code differentiate?

To print or not to print: Which is greener?

Jan 18, 2012
New answers to the hottest question of the digital age come from some unexpected sources.

As major websites across the Internet take aim at the Stop Online Piracy Act today, we look at the economic impact of Internet piracy and counterfeiting. Oil prices are shooting up and Saudi Arabia is currently demanding $100 a barrel. Senior business correspondent Bob Moon delves deeper into the subject of Mitt Romney and special tax breaks for investments. And a Democrat and a Republican each speak about whether President Obama should be worried about the upcoming election.

Music from the episode

Digital Love Daft Punk
Narrow Sun Fool's Gold
Spectacular - Instrumental Dujeous, Sharon Jones
Spectacular - Instrumental Dujeous, Sharon Jones