Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 18, 2013

China's economy is growing faster than expected. GDP is now running at an annualized rate of 7.8 percent, fueled in part by easy credit. With the debt ceiling raised for a while and the government reopened, President Obama is calling for lawmakers to buckle down and get to work on such sweeping matters as the half-trillion dollar farm bill and the overhaul of the immigration system. On that last one, there's renewed attention to a little-known directive from Congress known as the "bed mandate." And, the musical "The  Lion King" will break a Broadway record this week. It will be the first show to gross more than $1 billion. 

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) answers questions from the media after meeting with Republican senators regarding a bipartisan solution for the pending budget and debt limit impasse at the U.S. Capitol October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC.
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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.