Marketplace for Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Episode Description 
Reports say the House and the Senate may have reached a deal -- and a process -- to avoid a default on U.S. debt and the reopening of the government. But when the federal government reopens its doors, the pent-up demand for government services may be huge. From fishermen needing permits to farmers applying for compensation for deceased cattle,  there will be a line around the block. Also, Twitter is out with more numbers about how it makes money, which includes picking up a fee everytime a user refreshes. How much is a refresh worth?

Ok, debt ceiling is dealt with: What do I need to know now?

Congress reached a deal -- and a process -- to avoid a default on U.S. debt and the reopening of the government.
Posted In: debt ceiling, McConnell, Reid, Boehner

The pheasant economic indicator

The Federal Reserve notes that pheasants in South Dakota can tell us a lot about the economy.
Posted In: The Fed, Ben Bernanke, pheasants, South Dakota

How Amazon went from book seller to retail giant

A new book chronicles the growth of Amazon and the personality behind its founder Jeff Bezos.
Posted In: Amazon, Books, Retail

The anatomy of a Shanghai land grab: Residents kidnapped, their homes destroyed

Local governments in China have taken the homes of at least 40 million people, selling that land to developers, in order to keep GDP growth figures well into the black.
Posted In: Shanghai, kidnappings, evictions, China growth, Communist Party

Government reopens, then what? Spoiler alert: long lines

From fishermen needing permits to farmers applying for compensation for deceased cattle, people and businesses needing help from the government will form a long line around the block.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, government offices, permits

West Oakland: From Black families to tech geeks

The housing crisis hit many black families in West Oakland. One community activist thinks how the real-estate market is doing now doesn't match the neighborhood.
Posted In: housing prices, Oakland, Bay Area

When it's not granny in that Winnebago

“The unofficial economic indicator,” reports earnings tomorrow. Winnebago is selling RVs to older folks (duh) but also to thirtysomethings.
Posted In: baby boomers, generation x, RVs, motor homes

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Love Jones
J Dilla
Faithful (Instrumental)
Anwarrior
Right So [Explicit]
14KT
Swagger
Mocean Worker