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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, October 24, 2013
Oct 24, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, October 24, 2013

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A new report from German magazine Der Spiegel claiming that the U.S. monitored German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone is overshadowing a gathering of European leaders in Brussels today. By now, you've heard about the sloppy -- some say disastrous -- debut of the federal health insurance exchanges. Representatives of the four lead contractors who designed and built that system will be on Capitol Hill today for the first of many hearings on the flawed roll out of the Affordable Care Act. And, some colleges in the South are unhappy with the U.S. military. The Pentagon wants to put more of its ROTC recruiting programs into urban areas and plans to pull out of some more rural Southern campuses.

Segments From this episode

I helped build the Obamacare exchanges. AMA!

Oct 24, 2013
The contractors behind HealthCare.gov will testify before a Congressional panel. We asked a few observers what questions they want answered.

U.S. surveillance alienates allies

Oct 24, 2013
Allegations that the NSA tapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone are threatening the relationship between Germany and America.

R.O.T.C. refocuses recruiting on urban areas

Oct 24, 2013
The Army will close R.O.T.C. programs at 13 universities, more than half of which are in the South.

Is fracking creating a 'manufacturing renaissance' in the U.S.?

Oct 24, 2013
With the price of natural gas so cheap, manufacturing is coming back to America.

New rules will require brokers to disclose signing bonuses

Oct 24, 2013
Some stockbrokers consider the new rules an invasion of their privacy.

PODCAST: Amazon dominates without profits

Oct 24, 2013
Amazon is looking to grow and dominate, and is willing to sink billions into risky ventures like its streaming video service. New rules will require brokers to disclose signing bonuses. And, the price of natural gas so cheap, manufacturing is coming back to America.

A new report from German magazine Der Spiegel claiming that the U.S. monitored German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone is overshadowing a gathering of European leaders in Brussels today. By now, you’ve heard about the sloppy — some say disastrous — debut of the federal health insurance exchanges. Representatives of the four lead contractors who designed and built that system will be on Capitol Hill today for the first of many hearings on the flawed roll out of the Affordable Care Act. And, some colleges in the South are unhappy with the U.S. military. The Pentagon wants to put more of its ROTC recruiting programs into urban areas and plans to pull out of some more rural Southern campuses.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC