Outsourcing services will always be available - as long as people in undeveloped nations need work, outsourcing will continue.
Just look at dell and the way they outsource the support centers. Then there are the people who are educated in english speaking schools, and then start offering a writing services.
There is an interesting thread on the warrior forum about what kind of article would you buy for $20. Some people said $20 was high, while others said it was a good price.
The underlying condition was how good the article is.
Yahoo news contracts out its articles to the associated press, I dont think yahoo outsourcing its articles is going to hurt it.