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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Summary of Busy Day

by Calculated Risk on 1/19/2012 12:01:00 AM

• From the LA Times: SOPA blackout: Bills lose three co-sponsors amid protests

Three co-sponsors of the SOPA and PIPA antipiracy bills have publicly withdrawn their support as Wikipedia [,] and thousands of other websites blacked out their pages Wednesday to protest the legislation.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) withdrew as a co-sponsor of the Protect IP Act in the Senate, while Reps. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) and Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.) said they were pulling their names from the companion House bill, the Stop Online Piracy Act.
NAHB Builder Confidence index increases in January

Industrial Production increased 0.4% in December, Capacity Utilization increased

AIA: Architecture Billings Index indicated expansion in December

MBA: Mortgage Refinance Applications increase sharply

Residential Remodeling Index declines seasonally in November