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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 3, 2014
Feb 3, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 3, 2014

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By law in America, the government can only borrow so much. And the country is about to bump up against the debt limit later this month, unless Congress raises it. But why does the debt ceiling even exist? Plus, if the lopsided Super Bowl didn't fill your sports needs, just wait a few days. The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, kicks off Friday. Athletes are pumping themselves up, but so is law enforcement, including those in Russia doing counter-terrorism.  Beyond that, the international crime-fighters at Interpol have a $20 million deal with the International Olympic Committee to crack down on dopers, match-fixers, and corrupt betting schemes.

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Government operates as 'matchmaker' for U.S. business in Mexico

Feb 3, 2014
On a trade mission to Mexico, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker will play matchmaker for U.S. companies looking for new business partners.

Global crimefighters on edge at the Olympics

Feb 3, 2014
The International Olympic Committee has a $20 million contract with Interpol to police doping, match-fixing and corrupt gambling

Why do we have a debt ceiling, anyway?

Feb 3, 2014
The debt ceiling began as a check on executive spending, but didn't reach its full crescendo until recently.

South Africa hosts major mining conference amid labor strife

Feb 3, 2014
A mining conference kicks off in Cape Town as platinum workers go on strike.

By law in America, the government can only borrow so much. And the country is about to bump up against the debt limit later this month, unless Congress raises it. But why does the debt ceiling even exist? Plus, if the lopsided Super Bowl didn’t fill your sports needs, just wait a few days. The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, kicks off Friday. Athletes are pumping themselves up, but so is law enforcement, including those in Russia doing counter-terrorism.  Beyond that, the international crime-fighters at Interpol have a $20 million deal with the International Olympic Committee to crack down on dopers, match-fixers, and corrupt betting schemes.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC