Marketplace for Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Oct 2, 2013

Marketplace for Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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Both parties are using the government shutdown to raise money and it’s working -- for now. Plus, there's a good chance the government won't release monthly jobs numbers this Friday – so what happens to economists’ ability to assess any recovery, or other economic shift, if government data dries up? Also, if you’re an insurance agent, now you know how all those travel agents felt when Expedia came online. And finally, best-selling author Tom Clancy died yesterday at age 66. Clancy was also a video game magnate and Hollywood hit machine.

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Investment bankers don't approve of casual Fridays

Oct 2, 2013
Barclays gets super-casual Fridays -- sneakers and jeans allowed -- but old-time bankers aren't impressed.

One windfall from the shutdown? Political donations

Oct 2, 2013
Both parties are using the government shutdown to raise money and it’s working -- for now.

If October 2013 never happened, economically speaking...

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Oct 2, 2013
There's a good chance the government won't release monthly jobs numbers this Friday -- so what happens to economists’ ability to assess any recovery?

Obamacare costs jobs: Insurance brokers

Oct 2, 2013
If you’re an insurance agent, now you know how all those travel agents felt when Expedia came online.

Tom Clancy dies, but his blockbuster empire lives on

Oct 2, 2013
Tom Clancy, author of "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games," dies at age 66. Clancy was also a video game magnate and Hollywood hit machine.

Tech-friendly city, meet dog-friendly city

Oct 2, 2013
The boom in dog services in San Francisco has also caught the attention of tech startups.

Malcolm Gladwell's 'David and Goliath' tackles underdogs ... that aren't

Oct 2, 2013
Author Malcolm Gladwell's latest book, "David and Goliath," explains why underdogs can win — if they realize they're not really underdogs.

1-800-Hack: Why cybercrime is no longer a dark art

Oct 2, 2013
The whiz kids who break into computer networks are going corporate.

Both parties are using the government shutdown to raise money and it’s working — for now. Plus, there’s a good chance the government won’t release monthly jobs numbers this Friday – so what happens to economists’ ability to assess any recovery, or other economic shift, if government data dries up? Also, if you’re an insurance agent, now you know how all those travel agents felt when Expedia came online. And finally, best-selling author Tom Clancy died yesterday at age 66. Clancy was also a video game magnate and Hollywood hit machine.

Music from the episode

Babylon of the Occident - Instrumental The Shanghai Restoration Project
Who David Byrne, St. Vincent
Boys I Like Desert Stars