Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, September 30, 2013
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The prospect of a government shutdown in the U.S. is having repercussions abroad. As the BP oil-spill trial enters its criminal phase, one key question needs to be answered to determine the huge fine BP will likely face -- how much oil was spilled into the Gulf? And some insurers won't cover the cost of proton beam therapy for cancer because they say its too high. So why are treatment centers still popping up across the country?
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An obscure tax could play an big role in government shutdown negotiations. How effective was the U.S. Special Inspector General's office for Iraq at eliminating abuse and fraud? And if Congress doesn't strike a deal it will impact jobs -- and the jobs report this Friday.
Posted In: ACA, Obamacare, health care, health exchanges
Americans will be able to go online to get health insurance "exchanges" on Tuesday. But there's concern some of these online sites aren't ready for prime time.
Posted In: government shutdown, ACA, Obamacare, healthcare
Lawmakers are running out of options to avoid a possible government shutdown, but a once obscure tax could now play an important role in negotiations.
Posted In: government shutdown, world
The prospect of a government shutdown in the U.S. is having repercussions abroad.
Posted In: Transocean, Halliburton
A potentially huge fine looms as the BP oil-spill trial enters a new phase.
Posted In: Health, cancer, radiation, proton beam therapy, hospitals
Even though they are not proven to be more effective than traditional treatment methods, more than a dozen proton beam therapy centers are under construction across the country, including one in Shreveport, Louisiana.