Oct 19, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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

Oct 19, 2011
An extended version of our interview with Columbia professor (and experienced protester) Todd Gitlin on the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Senior citizens will get a bump in Social Security payments

Oct 19, 2011
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?

How Occupy Wall Street is different from other protests

Oct 19, 2011
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.

Group asks major leaguers to spit out the chewing tobacco

Oct 19, 2011
Health officials and four U.S. senators have launched a campaign to keep smokeless tobacco out of baseball.

Rise of day trading fuels retail brokerages

Oct 19, 2011
Higher day trading volume seems to be helping retail brokerages like Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade.

AMR could report disappointing earnings

Oct 19, 2011
The parent company of American Airlines picked a risky strategy for growth. We'll see if it pans out.

A Greek protester speaks out against more austerity

Oct 19, 2011
Thousands of Greek citizens are protesting in Athens today over further pay and pension cuts for workers in the country.

Prize offered for best plan to break up the eurozone

Oct 19, 2011
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.

Social Security recipients to get cost of living increase

Oct 19, 2011
As retail and other cost of living prices rise, Social Security recipients will get their first increase in monthly payments since 2009.

Josh Brown: Indecision is the root of market volatility

Oct 19, 2011
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.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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