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Marketplace for Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Oct 9, 2013

Marketplace for Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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We're one day closer to the October 17th deadline for the U.S. government to either raise the debt ceiling or default on loans from a whole bunch of lenders. But a cadre of so-called “debt-limit deniers” says it’s no big whoop if the U.S. fails to raise its borrowing limit. That's not helping ease worries from America's two top foreign creditors -- China and Japan have warned the U.S. to be careful. Meanwhile, Janet Yellen is the nominee to be the next Federal Reserve chair. We ask Wall Street how they feel about that. Plus, in the latest installment of our "Americans Futures" series, The Atlantic’s Jim Fallows talks about about small towns that aren’t feeling the pain of the government shutdown. Also, stories on emergency philanthropy and Iowa's farmland. 

Segments From this episode

Disney to stop issuing paper stock certificates

Oct 9, 2013
The certificates were a collectors' favorite.

Wall Street, what do you think of Janet Yellen?

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Oct 9, 2013
Wall Street workers weigh in on Janet Yellen as Fed chair and how things might change with her in the hot seat.

In the wake of federal shutdown, philanthropists step up

Oct 9, 2013
Charitable donors have come forward with funds to support programs shuttered in the wake of the government showdown.
NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

The problem with taking default out for a spin

Oct 9, 2013
A cadre of so-called "debt-limit deniers" says it’s no big deal if the U.S. fails to raise its borrowing limit.

Why China is worried about a potential U.S. default

Oct 9, 2013
If the U.S. fails to raise the debt ceiling in time, we'll default on loans from a whole bunch of lenders. Our two top foreign creditors -- China and Japan -- have both warned the U.S. government to be careful. What’s at stake for them?

No more working at home for Hewlett-Packard employees?

Oct 9, 2013
First Yahoo. Now Hewlett-Packard is telling telecommuters to come back into the office.

Washington brinkmanship aside, the real U.S. economy doesn't look too bad

Oct 9, 2013
In his travels for The Atlantic and Marketplace's American Futures project, Jim Fallows says the American economy in small cities and towns is doing all right.

High prices for corn and land shape Iowa economy, landscape

Oct 9, 2013
How the sky-high price of farmland has reshaped the state.
Iowa Farmer Ben Albright shows off his corn, which is ready for harvest.
Stacey Vanek Smith

We’re one day closer to the October 17th deadline for the U.S. government to either raise the debt ceiling or default on loans from a whole bunch of lenders. But a cadre of so-called “debt-limit deniers” says it’s no big whoop if the U.S. fails to raise its borrowing limit. That’s not helping ease worries from America’s two top foreign creditors — China and Japan have warned the U.S. to be careful. Meanwhile, Janet Yellen is the nominee to be the next Federal Reserve chair. We ask Wall Street how they feel about that. Plus, in the latest installment of our “Americans Futures” series, The Atlantic’s Jim Fallows talks about about small towns that aren’t feeling the pain of the government shutdown. Also, stories on emergency philanthropy and Iowa’s farmland. 

Music from the episode

Sunday - Instrumental 9th Wonder, Keisha Shontelle, Chaundon