Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 11, 2013

Stock prices surged Thursday as news broke that power players in Washington might be able to avoid a default and raise the debt ceiling by next week. We get the latest updates on the shutdown and the fight to raise the debt limit. When the Broncos host the Jaguars on Sunday afternoon, Denver will be a heavy favorite -- an almost four-touchdown favorite. The Las Vegas "line" on the game -- that's the expected difference in points by the end of game -- is one of the biggest ever. And, after a long management lock out and then a contract offer of lower pay was rejected by musicians, conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra quit the other day. The New York City Opera will close its doors this month. Is the classical music economy tanking?  

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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.