Marketplace for Tuesday, October 1, 2013
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A government shutdown began at midnight, and while furloughed government workers will feel the effect of a government shutdown right away in their paychecks, what will be the signs that the shutdown is making a difference in the broader economy? Plus, we look at why investors seem to be tuning out the political impasse in Washington, and when they might start to care. Today's also the first day that many Americans can begin enrolling in health care exchanges as part of Obamacare. Computer glitches have many annoyed, but what was the day like on the inside?
Posted In: Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, insurance exchanges
Technical problems were to be expected on opening day of the health care exchanges. But if they don't end soon, it could mean problems for Obamacare.
Posted In: italy, Berlusconi, Silvio Berlusconi, government shutdown 2013
The Italian government is in turmoil again, and that could damage the fragile European recovery.