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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, October 3, 2013

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The government shutdown has forced hundreds of thousands of government employees to stop working. But what about all the people who rely on government contracts to get paid? Electric car maker Tesla saw a drop in its shares yesterday after a video of one of its cars that caught on fire went viral. And a look at how the health care overhaul will impact the Hispanic community. 

PODCAST: Marc Jacobs and Millennials

Weekly jobless claims went up a bit. A look at the employment challenges facing Millennials. And what happens to a luxury brand when its exclusivity is exhausted?

Government shutdown impacts private companies too

The shutdown isn't only affecting federal employees -- the private sector is struggling too.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, Small Business, national parks

American companies plan to cut 40,000 jobs

According to a new report from Challenger, Gray and Christmas.
Posted In: Jobs, layoffs, employment

Weekly jobless claims rose slightly to 308,000

Weekly jobless claims rose slightly, but still a bit lower than expected.
Posted In: jobless claims, government shutdown 2013

Australians ahead of the curve when it comes to moving health care to the digital world

In Australia, digital medical records and other health care technologies have been in place for years.
Posted In: ACA, health care, Obamacare, health exchanges, digital medical records, Australia, World Health Organization

Silk Road hits a big bump along the way

The FBI has shut down Silk Road, the online anonymous black market.
Posted In: Silk Road, drugs, FBI

Tesla in hot water after its car catches on fire

Electric car maker Tesla saw a drop in its shares yesterday after a video of one of its cars that caught on fire went viral.
Posted In: tesla, safety, electric car

Dessert wars -- an iconic pie is victorious in trademark settlement agreement

The end of a delicious trademark dispute involving an iconic dessert and a fried chicken legend.
Posted In: pie, trademark

A look at the employment challenges facing Millennials

Jeremy Feador is a 27-year-old part-time worker in Cleveland, Ohio, and has been struggling to find full-time employment.
Posted In: jobs report, Millenials, youth, Unemployment, youth unemployment, Jobs

Are the health exchanges accessible to those in the Latino community?

The online health care exchange plans are getting special attention in the Latino community.
Posted In: health care, ACA, Obamacare, health exchanges

Did popularity of Marc Jacobs bags hurt Louis Vuitton?

What happens to a luxury brand when its exclusivity is exhausted?
Posted In: fashion, LVMH, Gucci, Louis Vuitton bags, Marc Jacobs

Government shutdown 2013 and the (sometimes) lowly contractor

There are 800,000 government workers who aren't being paid. But how about the hundreds of thousands of government contractors?
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, debt ceiling, government contractors, Jobs

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