Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, October 31, 2013

The gap between what America brings in and what it spends is at its least terrifying level in 5 years. There's news the deficit has dropped below $1 trillion, which hasn't happened since 2008. The deficit is now $680.3 billion. If you see a headline reading "Nigeria's Economy Will Grow by 40 Percent on December 10," it's not inaccurate -- technically. Nigeria is overhauling the way it calculates gross domestic product to make it more up-to-date. But will it help the businesses and people of Nigeria? Some big name tech companies plan to jump into the renewed push to overhaul American immigration law. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and other tech big wigs are part of something to be called the "DREAMer Hackathon." It's an event designed to connect people who came to the U.S. illegally as children with technology tools and projects to help them push for changes to immigration law.

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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.