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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, October 3, 2013
Oct 3, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, October 3, 2013

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The government shutdown has forced hundreds of thousands of government employees to stop working. But what about all the people who rely on government contracts to get paid? Electric car maker Tesla saw a drop in its shares yesterday after a video of one of its cars that caught on fire went viral. And a look at how the health care overhaul will impact the Hispanic community. 

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Did popularity of Marc Jacobs bags hurt Louis Vuitton?

Oct 3, 2013
What happens to a luxury brand when its exclusivity is exhausted?

Government shutdown 2013 and the (sometimes) lowly contractor

Oct 3, 2013
There are 800,000 government workers who aren't being paid. But how about the hundreds of thousands of government contractors?

Are the health exchanges accessible to those in the Latino community?

Oct 3, 2013
The online health care exchange plans are getting special attention in the Latino community.

A look at the employment challenges facing Millennials

Oct 3, 2013
Jeremy Feador is a 27-year-old part-time worker in Cleveland, Ohio, and has been struggling to find full-time employment.

Tesla in hot water after its car catches on fire

Oct 3, 2013
Electric car maker Tesla saw a drop in its shares yesterday after a video of one of its cars that caught on fire went viral.

Weekly jobless claims rose slightly to 308,000

Oct 3, 2013
Weekly jobless claims rose slightly, but still a bit lower than expected.

American companies plan to cut 40,000 jobs

Oct 3, 2013
According to a new report from Challenger, Gray and Christmas.

Government shutdown impacts private companies too

Oct 3, 2013
The shutdown isn't only affecting federal employees -- the private sector is struggling too.

PODCAST: Marc Jacobs and Millennials

Oct 3, 2013
Weekly jobless claims went up a bit. A look at the employment challenges facing Millennials. And what happens to a luxury brand when its exclusivity is exhausted?

The government shutdown has forced hundreds of thousands of government employees to stop working. But what about all the people who rely on government contracts to get paid? Electric car maker Tesla saw a drop in its shares yesterday after a video of one of its cars that caught on fire went viral. And a look at how the health care overhaul will impact the Hispanic community. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC