Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, October 17, 2013

The shutdown of the federal government is over and the debt ceiling has been raised. Furloughed federal workers are headed back to work starting today, and America will be able to pay its bills with borrowing authority extended through early February. The fight is over for now, but has the damage already been done? A credit ratings agency in China downgraded the U.S., despite the resolution to the fiscal battle. A new study finds that offering a bonus to teachers works -- under certain conditions. And, New York's Columbus Circle just won the coveted title of "Best Roundabout in the World 2013." The award is helping focus American minds on the benefits of this typically British traffic management system.

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A view of the US Capitol Building's Rotunda after a vote on Capitol Hill October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US Senate and House passed legislation to compromise on budget and debt concerns to reopen the US federal government funding it to mid January address the debt limit till early February.

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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.