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Marketplace for Monday, October 28, 2013
Oct 28, 2013

Marketplace for Monday, October 28, 2013

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Talk about early adopters. Tiny kids are rivaling eight-year-olds in screen time, some are getting their own screens, and device makers are no doubt drooling over the possibilities of cashing in on the gift that keeps on giving. Plus, pending housing starts are disappointing and industrial production is up. Business spending was less than expected last week. Has the shutdown scared people that much -- or are there other dark clouds on the horizon? And finally, even some Democrats are saying the sign-up period for the Affordable Healthcare Act should be extended. 

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The earliest of adopters

Oct 28, 2013
Toddlers are spending more time in front of mobile devices, and media companies are drooling over the possibilities of cashing in on the tiniest viewers.

Economic indicators that make you go 'hmmmmm'

Oct 28, 2013
Pending housing starts are disappointing and industrial production is up. Business spending was less than expected last week.

Delaying Obamacare: How do insurers feel?

Oct 28, 2013
Even some Democrats are saying the sign-up period for the Affordable Healthcare Act should be extended.

Some kids who have to think about work-life balance

Oct 28, 2013
Low-income youth have to pitch in and serve as another parent for their siblings.

Are you Kai Ryssdal's biggest fan?

Oct 28, 2013
Show him some love by showering him with some coffee.

Tearing down, in order to rebuild

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Oct 28, 2013
The community of Ortley Beach off the Jersey Shore was hit hard when Sandy made landfall. It’s trying to rebuild, but it's finding it difficult when homeowners can't help.

"If Spain had the capability of the NSA, they'd do it too."

Oct 28, 2013
The BBC's Tom Burridge takes the temperature of Spaniards in Madrid over allegations of NSA call-monitoring.

Barge owner talks oil and uncertainty

Oct 28, 2013
Marketplace checks back in with Austin Golding, co-owner of Golding Barges Line in Mississippi.

Talk about early adopters. Tiny kids are rivaling eight-year-olds in screen time, some are getting their own screens, and device makers are no doubt drooling over the possibilities of cashing in on the gift that keeps on giving. Plus, pending housing starts are disappointing and industrial production is up. Business spending was less than expected last week. Has the shutdown scared people that much — or are there other dark clouds on the horizon? And finally, even some Democrats are saying the sign-up period for the Affordable Healthcare Act should be extended. 

Music from the episode

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Black Balloons Local Natives
Mathematics Mos Def