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Reports say the House and the Senate may have reached a deal -- and a process -- to avoid a default on U.S. debt and the reopening of the government. But when the federal government reopens its doors, the pent-up demand for government services may be huge. From fishermen needing permits to farmers applying for compensation for deceased cattle,  there will be a line around the block. Also, Twitter is out with more numbers about how it makes money, which includes picking up a fee everytime a user refreshes. How much is a refresh worth?

Segments From this episode

When it's not granny in that Winnebago

Oct 16, 2013
“The unofficial economic indicator,” reports earnings tomorrow. Winnebago is selling RVs to older folks (duh) but also to thirtysomethings.

West Oakland: From Black families to tech geeks

Oct 16, 2013
The housing crisis hit many black families in West Oakland. One community activist thinks how the real-estate market is doing now doesn't match the neighborhood.

Government reopens, then what? Spoiler alert: long lines

Oct 16, 2013
From fishermen needing permits to farmers applying for compensation for deceased cattle, people and businesses needing help from the government will form a long line around the block.
Cattle eat a ration of feed on a farm August 3, 2012 near Cuba, Ill.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

The anatomy of a Shanghai land grab: Residents kidnapped, their homes destroyed

Oct 16, 2013
Local governments in China have taken the homes of at least 40 million people, selling that land to developers, in order to keep GDP growth figures well into the black.

How Amazon went from book seller to retail giant

Oct 16, 2013
A new book chronicles the growth of Amazon and the personality behind its founder Jeff Bezos.

The pheasant economic indicator

Oct 16, 2013
The Federal Reserve notes that pheasants in South Dakota can tell us a lot about the economy.

Ok, debt ceiling is dealt with: What do I need to know now?

Oct 16, 2013
Congress reached a deal -- and a process -- to avoid a default on U.S. debt and the reopening of the government.

Reports say the House and the Senate may have reached a deal — and a process — to avoid a default on U.S. debt and the reopening of the government. But when the federal government reopens its doors, the pent-up demand for government services may be huge. From fishermen needing permits to farmers applying for compensation for deceased cattle,  there will be a line around the block. Also, Twitter is out with more numbers about how it makes money, which includes picking up a fee everytime a user refreshes. How much is a refresh worth?

Music from the episode

Right So 14KT
Swagger Mocean Worker
Love Jones J Dilla
Love Jones J Dilla