Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 1, 2013
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Congress failed to reach an agreement over a spending bill Monday night. That means a government shutdown has been put into effect. We have the latest from Washington D.C. The new Affordable Care Act health exchanges go live Tuesday morning and the success of the law relies heavily on young, healthy people to sign up. We hear from one of those young people at a bakery in Philadelphia. And Spain is hoping a little time travel will help its economic woes, but will it work?
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Government shutdown has investors worried. But turns out, it's a great time for politicians to raise some cash. And Japan will be raising its national sales tax by 3 percent.
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But failure by Congress to raise the debt ceiling would get a much stronger reaction than we're seeing this morning.
Posted In: government shutdown, fundraising, political donations
There's no shutting down Washington's endless chase for cash.
Posted In: Japan, Shinzo Abe, sales tax, debt
Japan is hiking its national sales tax, from 5 percent all the way to 8 percent.
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Schools in about a dozen states do their annual census of students. At stake is government funding.
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