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Marketplace for Monday, October 7, 2013
Oct 7, 2013

Marketplace for Monday, October 7, 2013

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The lack of progress on negotiations over the government shutdown has some folks worried about the likelihood that the U.S. would be unable to pay the bills because of the debt ceiling. In order to avoid that, many are talking about "prioritization," the idea that the government can pick-and-choose who it will pay. And yet, it's not that easy: Take a look at a day’s worth of payments to see how complicated it would be. Also, this week, Nielsen starts measuring conversations on Twitter, about different TV shows. And this past weekend, President Obama joined the list of public figures who say the Washington Redskins should consider changing their name.

Segments From this episode

Can chatter on Twitter boost TV ratings?

Oct 7, 2013
Nielsen starts measuring conversations about TV shows on the social networking site.

A housing-first solution to chronic homelessness in Nashville

Oct 7, 2013
Nashville's homeless get housing from private landlords in a new experimental program.

Manufacturing work in the shutdown: 'Like being held hostage'

Oct 7, 2013
A look at how the manufacturing industry is being affected by the gridlock in Washington.

Could U.S. just skip some payments to avoid debt ceiling?

Oct 7, 2013
Many are talking about "prioritization," the idea that the government can pick-and-choose who it will pay. But when you take a look at how many payments the government processes each day -- and how -- you see it is far from easy.

The cost of retiring a Native American mascot

Oct 7, 2013
President Obama joined the list of public figures who say the Washington Redskins should consider changing their name. But what's the value of the Redskins brand?

London's divided Syrians in war of words

Oct 7, 2013
London’s small Syrian community is divided over whether President Bashar al-Assad should stay or go. Pro- and anti-Assad activists sacrifice much to achieve their goals.

Adapting microfinance to the 21st century

Oct 7, 2013
The father of microfinance, economist Muhammad Yunus, discusses the future of the microlending industry.

The lack of progress on negotiations over the government shutdown has some folks worried about the likelihood that the U.S. would be unable to pay the bills because of the debt ceiling. In order to avoid that, many are talking about “prioritization,” the idea that the government can pick-and-choose who it will pay. And yet, it’s not that easy: Take a look at a day’s worth of payments to see how complicated it would be. Also, this week, Nielsen starts measuring conversations on Twitter, about different TV shows. And this past weekend, President Obama joined the list of public figures who say the Washington Redskins should consider changing their name.

Music from the episode