Nov 15, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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On this Tuesday morning, news is breaking out of New York that that Occupy Wall Street protesters are being evicted from Zuccotti Park, the founding location of the Occupy movement. And we've heard of technocrats in Italy, but it looks like Flint, Mich. could also be going down that path.

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Retail analysts say consumers are dipping into savings

Nov 15, 2011
NPD Group analyst Marshall Cohen says if debt deal isn't reached, consumers could pull back because of "distractions." But consumers will shop early -- and online.

PODCAST: Re-Occupying Wall Street

Nov 15, 2011
Here are the top headlines from the Marketplace Morning Report: Occupy Wall Street protesters get evicted, they go to court. And the NBA gets closer to missing a full season.
Occupy Wall Street protesters move to Duarte Park in New York City.
Stacey Vanek Smith

Occupy Wall Street goes to court

Nov 15, 2011
Occupy Wall Street protesters ask a judge to overrule New York's ban on tents in Zuccotti Park.
Occupy Wall Street activists march in downtown Manhattan after police removed the protesters early in the morning from Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011 in New York City.
Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Mid-day Extra: NBA labor dispute breaks down because of "tiny things"

Nov 15, 2011
ESPN TrueHoop blogger Henry Abbott says the NBA discussions are like political talks that are influenced by hardliners. And notes that sports reporters are feeling more like court reporters in this drama.
Derek Fisher, president of the National Basketball Players Association is surrounded by NBA players Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Baron Davis as he speaks at a press conference after NBA labor negotiations in New York City.
Michael Cohen/Getty Images

Australia enacts greenhouse gases tax

Nov 15, 2011
Australia's parliament recently approved a law for taxing greenhouse gas emissions.

Juli Niemann: Retail sales get a boost as Black Friday awaits

Nov 15, 2011
The Commerce Department announced retail sales jumped half a percent last month.

Michigan city gets a technocrat

Nov 15, 2011
Like Italy and Greece, the city of Flint, Mich., is getting a technocrat who will take over the city’s dire finances.

Zuccotti Park emptied, protesters spread elsewhere

Nov 15, 2011
In the early hours of the morning, New York City police evacuated Occupy protests from their home in Zuccotti Park, but they say that won't stop them from going on.
Zuccotti Park after it was cleared by police this morning and cleaned up.
Stacey Vanek Smith

Congress looks into Fannie Mae pay

Nov 15, 2011
Two hearings on Capitol Hill are looking into Fannie Mae and government-backed mortgage loans. The House Financial Services Committee voted to rein in some of the million-dollar salaries for Fannie Mae executives.

On the scene as Occupy Wall Street is evicted

Nov 15, 2011
Occupy Wall Street set up its protest near New York's financial district on September 17. Estimates have been that 200 people have been living there. Now, New York police have raided the park and report they have arrested 70 people.
A cop stands by as protesters are evacuated in New York.
Stacey Vanek Smith

Defense sector braces for Pentagon cuts

Nov 15, 2011
With the super committee looking less and less likely to succeed, defense contractors are planning for the worst: automatic cuts.

Europe plans new rules for ratings agencies

Nov 15, 2011
The big credit ratings agencies -- S&P, Moody's -- faced enormous criticism in the United States for their role in the housing crisis. In Europe, many countries now say those same firms are feeding the debt crisis. So European regulators are pushing back.

Iraq Stock Exchange tries to diversify from oil

Nov 15, 2011
Iraq's stock market -- like the rest of the country -- prepares for life in 2012, after U.S. forces withdraw from the country.

Occupy protesters say morning was 'cat and mouse'

Nov 15, 2011
Occupy Wall Street protester David Scorca believes the police action will help energize the movement, not end it.

Police tear down Occupy Wall Street camp

Nov 15, 2011
Occupy Wall Street protesters were evicted from Zuccotti Park this morning, and police began to tear down tents and dispose of belongings.

On this Tuesday morning, news is breaking out of New York that that Occupy Wall Street protesters are being evicted from Zuccotti Park, the founding location of the Occupy movement. And we’ve heard of technocrats in Italy, but it looks like Flint, Mich. could also be going down that path.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC