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Marketplace for Monday, September 30, 2013
Sep 30, 2013

Marketplace for Monday, September 30, 2013

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President Obama said that he doesn't believe a shutdown at midnight is a foregone conclusion, and lawmakers from both parties scrambled to work out a deal to avoid the first government shutdown since the 1990s. How much would a shutdown actually harm the economy? Also, the oil company Shell has sold its stake in a Texas fracking operation, partially because of a glut of natural gas on the market. Also, the New York City Opera also faces a budget deadline today – to raise $7 million dollars to avoid a shutdown.  It appears that the end is inevitable – but some are echoing a line from the company's current opera about Anna Nicole Smith:  
"not dead yet."

Segments From this episode

Has the natural gas boom been too big for producers?

Sep 30, 2013
Fracking has produced a glut of natural gas and prices have subsequently plummeted.

Has the fat lady sung on the New York City Opera?

Sep 30, 2013
The New York City Opera also faces a budget deadline today. It needs to raise $7 million to avoid a shutdown.
Composer and musician Rufus Wainwright (R) and general manager and artistic director of New York City Opera, George Steel attend the 'Prima Donna' opening night party at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House on February 19, 2012 in New York City.
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Obamacare's opening day

Sep 30, 2013
On the health insurance overhaul calendar, October 1 has been circled as a key date -- Opening Day, if you will.

How could health insurance change your life?

Sep 30, 2013
As Obamacare reaches a significant milestone, what's it going to be like for the Americans who will be enrolling in health insurance for the first time?

When no money means no school lunch for kids

Sep 30, 2013
Some school districts are hundreds of thousands in debt because of unpaid lunches. So they've stopped feeding students who don't have cafeteria credit.

A how-to for dot-coms: Reddit's Alexis Ohanian explains

Sep 30, 2013
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian makes companies on the Internet, and wants you to do it, too. His new book "Without Their Permission" explains why.

Why the shutdown won't save money: Fights in 90s cost $1.5B

Sep 30, 2013
Democrats and Republicans appear unable to reach common ground on a budget before the government shuts down.

President Obama said that he doesn’t believe a shutdown at midnight is a foregone conclusion, and lawmakers from both parties scrambled to work out a deal to avoid the first government shutdown since the 1990s. How much would a shutdown actually harm the economy? Also, the oil company Shell has sold its stake in a Texas fracking operation, partially because of a glut of natural gas on the market. Also, the New York City Opera also faces a budget deadline today – to raise $7 million dollars to avoid a shutdown.  It appears that the end is inevitable – but some are echoing a line from the company’s current opera about Anna Nicole Smith:  
“not dead yet.”

Music from the episode

CINCO Minutos Con Vos Elvis Costello And The Roots
Bess St. White Denim
Love Jones J Dilla