Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, September 30, 2013

The prospect of a government shutdown in the U.S. is having repercussions abroad. As the BP oil-spill trial enters its criminal phase, one key question needs to be answered to determine the huge fine BP will likely face -- how much oil was spilled into the Gulf? And some insurers won't cover the cost of proton beam therapy for cancer because they say its too high. So why are treatment centers still popping up across the country?

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Catheryn Carroll, of Washington DC, berates members of the House Republican caucus while they hold a press conference on the steps of the U.S. Senate September 29, 2013 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution with language to defund U.S. President Barack Obama's national health care plan Saturday, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has indicated the U.S. Senate will not consider the legislation as passed by the House. 
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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.