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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Oct 2, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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A break from Washington D.C. for some global political drama in Italy. Also, President Obama will meet with bank executives from around the world today to discuss the debt ceiling. But how much sway does Wall Street have these days? And we hear from a primary care doctor in Camden, NJ, about what she's expecting will change now that the health exchanges are open for business. 

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Can Wall Street avoid another fiscal cliff?

Oct 2, 2013
Bank executives head to the White House to discuss the government shutdown and efforts to raise the federal debt ceiling. How much influence do the bankers have?

A LinkedIn-style job network for the blue-collar crowd

Oct 2, 2013
LinkedIn isn’t really set up for blue-collar workers. WorkHands aims to fill the gap.
Workers complete the final phases of a new roof on a townhouse under construction. A new site aims to be for blue-collar workers what LinkedIn is for the white-collar crowd.
PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages

Physicians in Camden, NJ brace themselves for more patients after health exchanges open

Oct 2, 2013
A primary care doctor talks about the challenges she's facing practicing medicine in Camden, New Jersey and what she expects will change now that the health care exchanges are open.

Despite being traditional allies, big business now fed up with Capitol Hill

Oct 2, 2013
President Obama meets with top finance executives Wednesday to discuss the debt ceiling.

Who does the U.S. actually owe $16.7 trillion to?

Oct 2, 2013
Although we often think of our debt as owed to foreign countries, in reality, America owes a lot of money to ourselves. Even regular Americans indirectly own a large chunk of our national debt.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has informed Congress that the government will exhaust its borrowing authority by October 17, after which it could default on its loans.
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Better economic outlook for Italy after Prime Minister wins confidence vote

Oct 2, 2013
Current Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta survived a confidence vote by a wide margin on Wednesday.

Markets fret over the shutdown and debt ceiling

Oct 2, 2013
Worries about the shutdown lead to more worries about the debt ceiling.

PODCAST: Don't forget to worry about the debt ceiling while you're worrying about the shutdown

Oct 2, 2013
The greater concern over the debt ceiling. Who do we really owe all that $16.7 trillion to anyway? And a new site aims to be a LinkedIn for the blue-collar crowd.

A break from Washington D.C. for some global political drama in Italy. Also, President Obama will meet with bank executives from around the world today to discuss the debt ceiling. But how much sway does Wall Street have these days? And we hear from a primary care doctor in Camden, NJ, about what she’s expecting will change now that the health exchanges are open for business. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC