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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 11, 2013
Oct 11, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 11, 2013

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Stock prices surged Thursday as news broke that power players in Washington might be able to avoid a default and raise the debt ceiling by next week. We get the latest updates on the shutdown and the fight to raise the debt limit. When the Broncos host the Jaguars on Sunday afternoon, Denver will be a heavy favorite -- an almost four-touchdown favorite. The Las Vegas "line" on the game -- that's the expected difference in points by the end of game -- is one of the biggest ever. And, after a long management lock out and then a contract offer of lower pay was rejected by musicians, conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra quit the other day. The New York City Opera will close its doors this month. Is the classical music economy tanking?

 

Segments From this episode

How do bookies make money on sports betting?

Oct 11, 2013
This Sunday’s game between the Denver Broncos and the Jacksonville Jaguars has already made history: The spread on the Las Vegas betting line is one of the biggest ever. So where does that number come from?

Private providers fill the void of the federal data pipeline

Oct 11, 2013
Analysts, executives, and journalists are left with a patchwork of numbers put together by private firms and academics in the absence of federal data during the partial government shutdown.

A deal on the debt ceiling in sight?

Oct 11, 2013
Republicans and Democrats are using words we haven't heard in a while, like "progress," "forward," and "movement."

Is the classical music economy tanking?

Oct 11, 2013
Demand for music remains high. But seeing it live is another issue.

Royal Mail makes strong market debut

Oct 11, 2013
But could the British government have gotten more from the sale?

Figuring out the numbers without the numbers

Oct 11, 2013
Trying to figure out economic data without official government statistics.

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to chemical weapons watchdog

Oct 11, 2013
The Nobel Committee's decision highlights the Syrian conflict.

PODCAST: Economy flying blind

Oct 11, 2013
Trying to figure out economic data without official government statistics. Employers can give employees bigger discounts on health care if they participate in wellness programs. But what if instead of gym memberships, those programs handed out devices that tracked your every step? And, Ben Bernanke completes his term in January. Help us send him off!

Stock prices surged Thursday as news broke that power players in Washington might be able to avoid a default and raise the debt ceiling by next week. We get the latest updates on the shutdown and the fight to raise the debt limit. When the Broncos host the Jaguars on Sunday afternoon, Denver will be a heavy favorite — an almost four-touchdown favorite. The Las Vegas “line” on the game — that’s the expected difference in points by the end of game — is one of the biggest ever. And, after a long management lock out and then a contract offer of lower pay was rejected by musicians, conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra quit the other day. The New York City Opera will close its doors this month. Is the classical music economy tanking?

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC