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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 18, 2013
Oct 18, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 18, 2013

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China's economy is growing faster than expected. GDP is now running at an annualized rate of 7.8 percent, fueled in part by easy credit. With the debt ceiling raised for a while and the government reopened, President Obama is calling for lawmakers to buckle down and get to work on such sweeping matters as the half-trillion dollar farm bill and the overhaul of the immigration system. On that last one, there's renewed attention to a little-known directive from Congress known as the "bed mandate." And, the musical "The  Lion King" will break a Broadway record this week. It will be the first show to gross more than $1 billion. 

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General Electric bets on big machines

Oct 18, 2013
General Electric is shrinking GE Capital, betting on its heavy equipment manufacturing for industries like energy, airlines and medical equipment.

'Bed mandate' ensures 34,000 immigrants are detained each day

Oct 18, 2013
The measure keeps the government paying billions to fund immigrant detention centers.

China's economy grows faster than expected

Oct 18, 2013
China's GDP is growing as leaders look to make economic reforms.

Co-working fuels office space on demand

Oct 18, 2013
Working remotely, but not from home.

Hakuna Matata: That means $1 billion

Oct 18, 2013
"The Lion King" will become the first Broadway musical in history to gross more than $1 billion.

Debt limit fight put business community at odds with Tea Party

Oct 18, 2013
The business community helped elect some Tea Party Republicans to Congress -- and they weren't happy with the shutdown and debt ceiling fight.

Wall Street Journal battles for freedom of the press in Britain

Oct 18, 2013
The British government is trying to prohibit The Wall Street Journal from publishing the names of trades implicated in the LIBOR scandal.

PODCAST: Big business not invited to the Tea Party

Oct 18, 2013
The business community helped elect some Tea Party Republicans to Congress -- and they weren't happy with the shutdown and debt ceiling fight. The British government is trying to prohibit The Wall Street Journal from publishing the names of trades implicated in the LIBOR scandal. And, China's GDP is growing as leaders look to make economic reforms.

Marketplace Voice Mail: Bid farewell to Mr. Federal Reserve

Oct 18, 2013
Ben Bernanke completes his term in January. Help us send him off!

China’s economy is growing faster than expected. GDP is now running at an annualized rate of 7.8 percent, fueled in part by easy credit. With the debt ceiling raised for a while and the government reopened, President Obama is calling for lawmakers to buckle down and get to work on such sweeping matters as the half-trillion dollar farm bill and the overhaul of the immigration system. On that last one, there’s renewed attention to a little-known directive from Congress known as the “bed mandate.” And, the musical “The  Lion King” will break a Broadway record this week. It will be the first show to gross more than $1 billion. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC