Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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The ratings agency Fitch warned overnight Wednesday it may strip the United States of its AAA sovereign credit rating. Negotiations about the federal budget, the health care reform law, and raising the limit on federal borrowing are back in the Senate after the House's plan collapsed on Tuesday. Despite that view in the markets, many are characterizing what could soon happen as "default." And, instead of default, can we talk about pretty leaves for a second? Tis the season of changing colors in a lot of states. But some recent studies have raised an important question: Will climate change spoil the season?
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Ireland to close Apple tax loophole

Apple used the rule to shelter $40 billion in profits.
Posted In: apple, Ireland, tax loopholes
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PODCAST: The world watches Washington

The deadline to raise the debt ceiling is less than 24 hours away. Toy analysts say Mattel's core brands and its progress in high-tech toys have helped it do better than some other toymakers. And, in Camden, New Jersey, one non-profit is using real-time hospital data to help locate people eligible for Obamacare.
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New rules restrict telemarketing calls to your mobile

But there are loopholes to the rule...
Posted In: mobile phone, telemarketers, fcc
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What does all of this talk about default really mean?

Make no mistake, if the U.S. government defaults on its debt obligations, it will be a catastrophe. But the media has been misusing the term.
Posted In: debt ceiling, default, government shutdown 2013
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In a tough year for toys, Mattel has played a good game

Toy analysts say Mattel's core brands and its progress in high-tech toys have helped it do better than some other toymakers.
Posted In: Mattel, toys, Barbie
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Amid climate change worries, a good year for fall foliage

Some recent studies suggest that changing climates could produce dull colors in future years. How much might that hurt the economies of states like Vermont, North Carolina, and Wisconsin?
Posted In: climate change, global warming, Wisconsin
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Global economy cheers Senate deal on debt

The deadline to raise the debt ceiling is less than 24 hours away, but the U.S. won't actually default until the end of the month.
Posted In: global economy, government shutdown 2013, debt ceiling
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Mining data for a map to the uninsured

In Camden, New Jersey, one non-profit is using real-time hospital data to help locate people eligible for Obamacare.
Posted In: big data, Obamacare
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Alton Brown says 3-D printing could revolutionize cooking

The Food Network star talks about his live show, gives a list of important kitchen innovations and talks about blending up cockroaches.
Posted In: Food, Food Network, Alton Brown, 3D printing

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