The Occupy Wall Street movement is decentralized, but it traces its origin to a call to action in the Vancouver-based magazine Adbusters. The magazine and the movement share a common spark in the person of Kalle Lasn, a disillusioned adman.
Volunteers monitor social media and produce the group's Livestream to get news to their followers. Some say it makes them think about a career in journalism; others joined to get their message out. "Getting in front of the camera [and] trying to inspire people ... is just who I am," says one volunteer.
Depending on the business, vendors are either profiting or losing revenues due to the ongoing presence of protesters in New York's Zuccotti Park. A look at the impact the protest is having on the neighborhood and local businesses.
Robert Siegel speaks with United Auto Workers president Bob King about the contract ratified by Ford workers Tuesday night — and the future of the auto business in the U.S. King says although he's used to seeing higher margins of support from the rank and file, he's satisfied that 62 percent of the Ford workers who voted approved of the contract.
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