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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 4, 2013
Oct 4, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 4, 2013

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It's day four of the government shutdown. So how is it impacting consumer spending? On Friday, Ireland is voting to abolish one of the houses of the country's parliament. The move isn't just ceremonial -- supporters say it's a cost-cutting measure as well. And is Silicon Valley really a meritocracy? 

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Justin Timberlake, unlikely casino industry spokesman

Oct 4, 2013
The American Gaming Association is using the new movie "Runner Runner" to lobby for more regulation on Internet gambling.

Looking at no pay for four days, consumers may cut back

Oct 4, 2013
It’s day four of the government shutdown. For the 800,000 furloughed workers, that’s four days without income.

The Senate might be abolished...in Ireland

Oct 4, 2013
On Friday, Ireland is voting to abolish one of the houses of the country's parliament. Supporters say the move is a cost-cutting measure as well.

Lessons Congress can learn from middle school

Oct 4, 2013
As the fight over the nation's budget continues, we pose the question: Is Congress smarter than a seventh grader?

'70s rebellion and the roots of tech's reputation for meritocracy

Oct 4, 2013
Early Silicon Valley companies experimented with a new management style to reward talent and avoid corporate status and hierarchy.

How's the shutdown going to affect Twitter's IPO?

Oct 4, 2013
The company has made public its papers for an S-1 Initial Public Offering. But why now in the middle of a government shutdown?

No jobs report today because of the shutdown, but most forecasting 180,000 jobs added

Oct 4, 2013
Economists are predicting about 180,000 jobs were added last month, but no way to know if it's accurate due to the government shutdown.

PODCAST: Is Congress smarter than a 7th grader?

Oct 4, 2013
More details emerge about Twitter as the company made public its papers for an S-1 IPO. The American Gaming Association is pushing for more gambling regulation. And when it comes to our government's problems, should we turn it over to the kids?

It’s day four of the government shutdown. So how is it impacting consumer spending? On Friday, Ireland is voting to abolish one of the houses of the country’s parliament. The move isn’t just ceremonial — supporters say it’s a cost-cutting measure as well. And is Silicon Valley really a meritocracy? 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC