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Marketplace for Friday, October 18, 2013
Oct 18, 2013

Marketplace for Friday, October 18, 2013

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The government is reopen! That means everything is great, right? Not quite. Our weekly wrappers Nela Richardson and John Carney look back at the tumultuous week and what to expect in the upcoming months from budget battles. A congressional supercommittee has been tasked with coming up with a budget plan both parties can get behind, but what makes this one different than the last supercommittee that couldn't solve the sequester? Members of Congress give their advice. Mercedes-Benz has an aging problem, will they be able to target younger car buyers? And, commuters in the Bay Area are dealing with the latest BART strike between transit worker unions and management. The U.S. director of federal mediating couldn't solve the impasse and went home. What's a federal mediator do, anyway?

Segments From this episode

Miami's flooded future

Oct 18, 2013
Miami is one of the cities most threatened by climate change. Will it be able to adapt in time?

Alabama rolls out a (tattered?) red carpet for companies

Oct 18, 2013
Alabama has a new campaign to lure companies and tourists to the state. But first it's asking everyone to forget what they think they know about Alabama.

Advice for Congress, from Congress

Oct 18, 2013
More than 20 Senators and seven Representatives have begun work on a compromise budget that liberals and conservatives can live with, before new sequester cuts hit in January. A supercommittee was what created the sequester impasse in the first place, what will be different this time around?

Mercedes-Benz looks for a younger audience

Oct 18, 2013
Mercedes buyers on average are several years older than those of competitors BMW and Audi.

A day in the life of a Federal mediator for the BART strike

Oct 18, 2013
It takes a lot of people skills and knowledge of the intricacies of labor contracts to be a Federal mediator, like those called in to try to resolve the BART strike in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Can fracking preserve North Dakota's environment?

Oct 18, 2013
The fracking boom is bringing in a surge of development -- and tax revenue -- to North Dakota. Now conservationists have a plan use some of that growth to protect the environment.

What a week: Digesting the end of the shutdown

Oct 18, 2013
John Carney and Nela Richardson join the show to wrap up a tumultuous week in Washington.

The government is reopen! That means everything is great, right? Not quite. Our weekly wrappers Nela Richardson and John Carney look back at the tumultuous week and what to expect in the upcoming months from budget battles. A congressional supercommittee has been tasked with coming up with a budget plan both parties can get behind, but what makes this one different than the last supercommittee that couldn’t solve the sequester? Members of Congress give their advice. Mercedes-Benz has an aging problem, will they be able to target younger car buyers? And, commuters in the Bay Area are dealing with the latest BART strike between transit worker unions and management. The U.S. director of federal mediating couldn’t solve the impasse and went home. What’s a federal mediator do, anyway?

Music from the episode

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Fievre Oddisee
Enough Dujeous