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Sep 17, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, September 17, 2012

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One year ago today, a movement began when protestors took over a park right in the heart of New York's financial district, and demanded that the world pay attention to the 99 percent. But one year later, do Wall Streeters…

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Employers embrace wellness plans

Sep 17, 2012
More employers, public and private, are including wellness plans in their benefits to help employees become more fit, lowering health insurance costs.

Funding the fight against malaria

Sep 17, 2012
Public health experts discuss a new way to bring down the cost of treatment.

Wall Street reflects on the year since Occupy

Sep 17, 2012
It's been a year since the Occupy Wall Street movement, and some traders say they've warmed to the movement's message.

Obama plans WTO complaint against China

Sep 17, 2012
The Obama administration is expected to announce a World Trade Organization complaint against Chinese subsidies for auto parts exports today at a campaign stop in Ohio.

Chinese protest Japanese companies during island dispute

Sep 17, 2012
Several major Japanese companies are shutting down some operations in China, citing concerns about the safety of their workers.

China could make big bank acquisition in Europe

Sep 17, 2012
China is about to make its biggest ever bank acquisition abroad, according to the Financial Times. It says China could spend as much as $15 billion buying a bank in Europe.

Occupy movement returns to downtown NYC

Sep 17, 2012
This morning, activists have returned to Zuccotti Park, where the Occupy Wall Street movement began one year ago.
New York City policemen line barricades in downtown New York as protestors celebrate the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.
Stacey Vanek Smith/Marketplace

The buzz wears off from the Fed announcement

Sep 17, 2012
Ben Bernanke announced the Fed's new monetary stimulus on Thursday and naturally some of the buzz has faded. We're all basically waking up to a new week in the same economy we had before.

Mitt Romney to address U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Sep 17, 2012
This morning Mitt Romney is set to speak before the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Romney seems to have achieved a small bounce among Hispanics after the Republican National Convention. Today is another chance to reach out to those critical…

General Motors hopes to break free of Treasury

Sep 17, 2012
According to a piece in this morning's Wall Street Journal, the U.S. Treasury's welcome at General Motors is wearing thin. GM is reportedly pushing for the government to sell most or all of its remaining stake -- currently about a…

PODCAST: Occupy a year later, China trade dispute

Sep 17, 2012
A year after protesters descended upon Zuccotti Park to call for financial reform, we look at the legacy of Occupy Wall Street. The Obama administration plans to launch a new trade complaint against China, arguing that it unfairly subsidizes exports…

One year ago today, a movement began when protestors took over a park right in the heart of New York’s financial district, and demanded that the world pay attention to the 99 percent. But one year later, do Wall Streeters think the Occupy Wall Street movement accomplished anything? Several major Japanese companies are shutting down some operations in China, citing concerns about the safety of their workers. Protests there stem from a fight over the ownership of some uninhabited islands in the East China Sea. And in Washington today, experts from the National Academy of Sciences will be looking for ways to bring down the cost of treating Malaria.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC