Mid-day Update

PODCAST: Occupy Wall Street safe for now, retail sales beat expectations

Mary Dooe Oct 14, 2011

Here are today’s top headlines from the Marketplace Morning Report and from around the web.

The planned cleaning of the encampment of Occupy Wall Street protest in lower Manhattan has been postponed. The protesters had said the planned cleanup at 7 a.m. was merely a pretext to evict them.

In today’s Mid-day Extra, we talk to urban planning professor Mitchell Moss about why Zuccotti Park is a unique kind of public space, and why that helps the Occupy Wall Street protesters.

Both Jill Schlesinger and Chris Low weigh in on the the good news of the day: retail sales grew at their fastest pace in seven months in September.

Apple’s new iPhone went on sale today in stores across the globe.

To a new survey about kids least-favorite Halloween treats. I would have thought it would be apples, or those candy corn things. But according to the survey from a company called Cozi — it turns out the answer is pencils, toothbrushes, and coupons. Who hands out pencils and coupons to kids on Halloween? By the way, kids apparently prefer mini candy bars to full size ones. And they’ll take money if that’s all you’ve got.

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