Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Episode Description 
Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Josh Brown: Indecision is the root of market volatility

Josh Brown, an analyst at Fusion Analytics, explains why the market this morning, and on the first day of the year, were the same -- with lots of peaks and valleys in between.
Posted In: Investing

Social Security recipients to get cost of living increase

As retail and other cost of living prices rise, Social Security recipients will get their first increase in monthly payments since 2009.

Prize offered for best plan to break up the eurozone

A British executive has put up the money for an economics prize to be given to whoever can figure out the best way to break up the eurozone with minimal complications.

A Greek protester speaks out against more austerity

Thousands of Greek citizens are protesting in Athens today over further pay and pension cuts for workers in the country.

AMR could report disappointing earnings

The parent company of American Airlines picked a risky strategy for growth. We'll see if it pans out.
Posted In: Airlines

Rise of day trading fuels retail brokerages

Higher day trading volume seems to be helping retail brokerages like Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade.
Posted In: Wall Street

Group asks major leaguers to spit out the chewing tobacco

Health officials and four U.S. senators have launched a campaign to keep smokeless tobacco out of baseball.
Posted In: Sports

How Occupy Wall Street is different from other protests

Former student activist and now-Columbia professor Todd Gitlin discusses where Occupy Wall Street fits into the spectrum of popular protests and public civil disobedience.
Posted In: Wall Street

Mid-day Extra: Todd Gitlin on the Occupy Wall Street protests

An extended version of our interview with Columbia professor (and experienced protester) Todd Gitlin on the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Posted In: Wall Street, protests

Senior citizens will get a bump in Social Security payments

The government announced that it will increase Social Security payments to offset the rising cost of living in America. Will it be enough to help senior citizens?
Posted In: Retirement

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Just a Souvenir
Culture of Fear
The Colossus
Remind Me In 3 Days...
The Knux
Here I Stand
Usher