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A government shutdown began at midnight, and while furloughed government workers will feel the effect of a government shutdown right away in their paychecks, what will be the signs that the shutdown is making a difference in the broader economy? Plus, we look at why investors seem to be tuning out the political impasse in Washington, and when they might start to care. Today's also the first day that many Americans can begin enrolling in health care exchanges as part of Obamacare. Computer glitches have many annoyed, but what was the day like on the inside?

Segments From this episode

Government shutdown means 'furlough freebies'

Oct 1, 2013
Many businesses, in D.C. and around the country, have taken to giving furloughed workers discounts or freebies.

The rise of the small insurer

Oct 1, 2013
Several of the largest health insurers are sitting out Obamacare exchanges. It's created an opportunity for smaller insurance companies.

What's the price of the shutdown?

Oct 1, 2013
Closed national parks. Non-essential government services ground to a halt. And the shutdown will cut into GDP.

Best YouTube videos finally get an awards show

Oct 1, 2013
What does having a live awards show do for your business?

Wall Street asks: 'What shutdown?'

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Oct 1, 2013
Investors seem to be tuning out the political impasse in Washington, at least so far.

You think the U.S. government is a mess? Check out Italy

Oct 1, 2013
The Italian government is in turmoil again, and that could damage the fragile European recovery.

What's it like to be "non-essential"

Oct 1, 2013
On any other day, Joe James would be working as a microbiologist with the EPA. But, after the government shutdown, he's not sure when he'll be back to work.

Obamacare website glitches: Foreshadowing future issues?

Oct 1, 2013
Technical problems were to be expected on opening day of the health care exchanges. But if they don't end soon, it could mean problems for Obamacare.

A government shutdown began at midnight, and while furloughed government workers will feel the effect of a government shutdown right away in their paychecks, what will be the signs that the shutdown is making a difference in the broader economy? Plus, we look at why investors seem to be tuning out the political impasse in Washington, and when they might start to care. Today’s also the first day that many Americans can begin enrolling in health care exchanges as part of Obamacare. Computer glitches have many annoyed, but what was the day like on the inside?

Music from the episode

(Don't Let Them) Cool Off Peter Bjorn and John
Spilt Milk Dujeous
Delicious Tears Antn Hrkwk