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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 18, 2013

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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. 

Marketplace Voice Mail: Bid farewell to Mr. Federal Reserve

Ben Bernanke completes his term in January. Help us send him off!
Posted In: Bernanke, Ben Bernanke, Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve

PODCAST: Big business not invited to the Tea Party

The business community helped elect some Tea Party Republicans to Congress -- and they weren't happy with the shutdown and debt ceiling fight. The British government is trying to prohibit The Wall Street Journal from publishing the names of trades implicated in the LIBOR scandal. And, China's GDP is growing as leaders look to make economic reforms.

Advertising sales boost Google

The market is ga-ga for Google.
Posted In: Google, quarterly report

Wall Street Journal battles for freedom of the press in Britain

The British government is trying to prohibit The Wall Street Journal from publishing the names of trades implicated in the LIBOR scandal.
Posted In: LIBOR, libor scandal, Wall Street Journal, Britain, journalism

Debt limit fight put business community at odds with Tea Party

The business community helped elect some Tea Party Republicans to Congress -- and they weren't happy with the shutdown and debt ceiling fight.
Posted In: tea party, GOP, government shutdown 2013, debt ceiling, political donations

Hakuna Matata: That means $1 billion

"The Lion King" will become the first Broadway musical in history to gross more than $1 billion.
Posted In: broadway, musicals, disney

Co-working fuels office space on demand

Working remotely, but not from home.
Posted In: coworking, working from home

China's economy grows faster than expected

China's GDP is growing as leaders look to make economic reforms.
Posted In: China, China growth, China's Economy

'Bed mandate' ensures 34,000 immigrants are detained each day

The measure keeps the government paying billions to fund immigrant detention centers.
Posted In: Immigration, immigration reform

How well do you know the internet? This week's Silicon Tally

4 million songs. 82,857 address books. $1,999. $14,000 per square foot: Can you guess what these numbers mean?
Posted In: silicon tally

The lack of (legal) options for whistleblowers after Wikileaks

In a post-Wikileaks world, it's harder than ever to be a whistleblower.
Posted In: Julian Assange, wikileaks, whistleblowers

General Electric bets on big machines

General Electric is shrinking GE Capital, betting on its heavy equipment manufacturing for industries like energy, airlines and medical equipment.
Posted In: GE, GE Capital

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