Marketplace for Thursday, October 3, 2013
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The impact of the government shutdown pales compared to a possible government default, and Chicken Little, a.k.a. the U.S. Treasury, launched a salvo by outlining the potential economic harm of political posturing in the debt-ceiling debate. Plus, with national parks closed during the shutdown, a lot of tourists have been left hanging. A look at what businesses are willing to refund, or postpone – from airlines to whitewater rafting tours. And host Kai Ryssdal speaks with the World Bank president about the global economy and worries that many have about the shutdown risking the elusive "green shoots."
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, national parks
National parks are closed, so vacations are ruined. Vacations are ruined, so vacationers are asking for refunds -- and sometimes they're actually getting them.
Posted In: World Bank, Jim Yong Kim
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim talks about the importance of poverty, and how war zones factor into his goal to eradicate poverty.
Posted In: Target, Wal-Mart, smart phones, Brightspot
Target takes on its giant rival, and launches its own pre-paid phone service.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, debt debacle
The impact of the shutdown pales compared to a fight over the debt ceiling, and a possible government default.