Marketplace has a new podcast for kids, "Million Bazillion!" EPISODE OUT NOW
Marketplace for Thursday, October 10, 2013
Oct 10, 2013

Marketplace for Thursday, October 10, 2013

HTML EMBED:
COPY

As the government shutdown continues, we look at potential deals to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling. We speak with one small business owner to see how she's been affected by the shutdown. Meanwhile, Jenny Craig has helped people shed pounds over the years. But lately its profits have been slim. Now Nestle wants to lose it. Speaking of health, the Obamacare story has hit a new stage: TV and film. Also, a look at a new approach to credit, how to make a career as a short story writer, and and update to the situation in Egypt. 

Segments From this episode

Shutdown stops for no one: Senate's Ohio Clock stands still

Oct 10, 2013
The staff of the Office of the Senate Curator that's responsible for keeping the thing wound has been furloughed.

Hollywood writes a new storyline for Obamacare

Oct 10, 2013
Hollywood Health and Society, part of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center, has created a health care-information pipeline straight to the entertainment industry

Why is it so hard to make a career as a short story writer?

Oct 10, 2013
Alice Munro's Nobel Prize for Literature is unusual in that she was a short story writer, rather than a novelist. How did she manage to make a career as a short story writer?

Just having a credit record can be an economic step up

Oct 10, 2013
The Mission Asset Fund in San Francisco leverages informal lending circles of low-income immigrants, to help borrowers eventually gain access to mainstream bank loans.

Foreign aid cut won't have big effect on average Egyptians

Oct 10, 2013
The White House has decided to cut some military aid to Egypt. But the impact won't be felt among regular Egyptians.

Shutdown shakes comfort level of small business owners

Oct 10, 2013
Small business owner Olalah Njenga says even if companies can recover quickly from the shutdown, it'll still weigh in the back of owners' minds.

Lean times bring slim pickings for diet food companies

Oct 10, 2013
Reports that Swiss food giant Nestle may be looking to sell off weight-loss company Jenny Craig have some pondering the future of diet food companies as online weight-loss apps proliferate and people balk at spending on specialty diet menus.

Markets upbeat as Washington talks

Oct 10, 2013
Investors seemed pleased that politicians in Washington were discussing a plan, and that lawmakers from both parties met with President Obama.

As the government shutdown continues, we look at potential deals to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling. We speak with one small business owner to see how she’s been affected by the shutdown. Meanwhile, Jenny Craig has helped people shed pounds over the years. But lately its profits have been slim. Now Nestle wants to lose it. Speaking of health, the Obamacare story has hit a new stage: TV and film. Also, a look at a new approach to credit, how to make a career as a short story writer, and and update to the situation in Egypt. 

Music from the episode

Spilt Milk Dujeous
Ungirthed Purity Ring