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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, September 30, 2013
Sep 30, 2013

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?

Segments From this episode

Expensive cancer treatment centers spreading to small cities

Sep 30, 2013
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.

BP spill trial enters phase that's all about the money

Sep 30, 2013
A potentially huge fine looms as the BP oil-spill trial enters a new phase.

Iraq: Who watched the watchers?

Sep 30, 2013
The office established as the temporary oversight agency for Iraq reconstruction will cease operations.

Looming government shutdown sends vibrations abroad

Sep 30, 2013
The prospect of a government shutdown in the U.S. is having repercussions abroad.

Medical device tax could play a role in spending negotiations

Sep 30, 2013
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.

Health exchanges go live on Tuesday, but are the websites ready?

Sep 30, 2013
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.

A government shutdown will affect jobs -- and jobs numbers

Sep 30, 2013
We might not be getting a jobs report this Friday.

PODCAST: Looming government shutdown

Sep 30, 2013
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.

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?

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC