Posted by Mary Dooe
For Marketplace Morning Report, Wed., Oct. 19, 2011
Today is the anniversary of Black Monday. On October 19, 1987, the Dow plummeted by more than 20 percent, and sparked a global sell-off in stocks. Another round of protests in Greece today, this time against proposed further austerity cuts. Some 55 million Social Security recipients will get a 3.6 percent increase in benefits next year, their first raise since 2009. American Airlines posted a third quarter loss, attributed to heavy fuel costs.
And here are the songs we played today: