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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, October 10, 2013

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The International Monetary Fund has cut its forecast for global economic growth to 2.9 percent for 2013. This comes as central bankers, finance ministers, and development pros from around the world gather in Washington for the annual meeting of the World Bank and IMF gathering today. First it was mobile phone service with no commitment, no contract. Then it was phone upgrades every six months. What some see as the also-ran of American wireless, T-Mobile, is having a new bout of iconoclasm. Last night the company that likes to call itself the "un-carrier" surprised the industry with a plan that lets people use data and text in foreign countries at no extra charge. T-Mobile CEO John Legere sits down with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccaio.

Retailers shopping for holiday help -- and permanent staff

Local shops and national chains will lean on experienced hands to give them an edge.
Posted In: holiday shopping, hiring, seasonal hiring

Markets thrilled with possible debt limit deal

Some House Republicans are inching toward a debt ceiling deal.
Posted In: debt ceiling, government shutdown 2013, Congress, GOP
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testifies during a Senate Finance Committee hearing last year on Capitol Hill.

PODCAST: A debt ceiling deal in the works?

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew was on Capitol Hill this morning trying to convince lawmakers to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. And, local shops and national chains will lean on experienced hands to give them an edge.

Study: Adults love online video, too

A new Pew study finds that adult Americans aren't just watching online videos, they're making them as well.
Posted In: online video
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testifies during a Senate Finance Committee hearing last year on Capitol Hill.

Congress mulls short-term fix to debt ceiling

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is on Capitol Hill this morning trying to convince lawmakers to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.
Posted In: debt ceiling, government shutdown 2013

Inside the MIT Media Lab

How the Media Lab came to be the Media Lab.
Posted In: MIT, innovation

Designing a better helmet

At MIT, researchers are hard at work on building the next generation of helmets.
Posted In: helmet, safety, MIT

Historically black colleges struggle to compete

A federal court in Maryland ruled this week that the state had failed fully to desegregate its public higher education system.
Posted In: historically black colleges, HBCUs, Morgan State University

Global financial leaders worry about U.S. turmoil

Shutdown. Looming default. Change at the Federal Reserve. These are anxious times as global financial leaders gather in Washington.
Posted In: international monetary fund, World Bank, debt ceiling, government shutdown 2013

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