Marketplace for Monday, October 28, 2013

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Talk about early adopters. Tiny kids are rivaling eight-year-olds in screen time, some are getting their own screens, and device makers are no doubt drooling over the possibilities of cashing in on the gift that keeps on giving. Plus, pending housing starts are disappointing and industrial production is up. Business spending was less than expected last week. Has the shutdown scared people that much -- or are there other dark clouds on the horizon? And finally, even some Democrats are saying the sign-up period for the Affordable Healthcare Act should be extended. 

Barge owner talks oil and uncertainty

Marketplace checks back in with Austin Golding, co-owner of Golding Barges Line in Mississippi.
Posted In: barge, Mississippi, energy, Oil, government shutdown 2013

"If Spain had the capability of the NSA, they'd do it too."

The BBC's Tom Burridge takes the temperature of Spaniards in Madrid over allegations of NSA call-monitoring.
Posted In: bbc, spain, nsa, Eurozone, Germany

Tearing down, in order to rebuild

The community of Ortley Beach off the Jersey Shore was hit hard when Sandy made landfall. It’s trying to rebuild, but it's finding it difficult when homeowners can't help.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy

Are you Kai Ryssdal's biggest fan?

Show him some love by showering him with some coffee.
Posted In: Twitter, starbucks, Final Note

Some kids who have to think about work-life balance

Low-income youth have to pitch in and serve as another parent for their siblings.
Posted In: Youth Radio, low-income, work life balance

Delaying Obamacare: How do insurers feel?

Even some Democrats are saying the sign-up period for the Affordable Healthcare Act should be extended.
Posted In: insurance companies, ACA, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare

Economic indicators that make you go 'hmmmmm'

Pending housing starts are disappointing and industrial production is up. Business spending was less than expected last week.
Posted In: Pending home sales, government shutdown 2013

The earliest of adopters

Toddlers are spending more time in front of mobile devices, and media companies are drooling over the possibilities of cashing in on the tiniest viewers.
Posted In: tablets, ipads, parenting, parent tech, mobile devices

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Black Balloons
Local Natives
Mathematics [Explicit]
Mos Def
Summer Heart
Harps
The Sea and Cake
Passion Fruit
Belle And Sebastian
Social Insecurity
Oddisee