Mid-day Update - Most Commented


PODCAST: Economy flying blind

Oct 11, 2013
Trying to figure out economic data without official government statistics. Employers can give employees bigger discounts on health care if they participate in wellness programs. But what if instead of gym memberships, those programs handed out devices that tracked your every step? And, Ben Bernanke completes his term in January. Help us send him off!
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testifies during a Senate Finance Committee hearing last year on Capitol Hill.

PODCAST: A debt ceiling deal in the works?

Oct 10, 2013
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew was on Capitol Hill this morning trying to convince lawmakers to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. And, local shops and national chains will lean on experienced hands to give them an edge.

PODCAST: Janet Yellen nominated to be chair of Federal Reserve

Oct 9, 2013
A look at the life and career of President Obama's nominee for chair of the Fed. What would the Fed be like under Chair Janet Yellen, and how is Wall Street reacting to the White House's announcement? And, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway made a killing off investments in distressed companies during the recession.

PODCAST: Crowdfunding the police

Oct 8, 2013
How is Wall Street reacting to the debt ceiling debacle? Using a Kickstarter-like web platform to fill the gaps left by the police force in Oakland. And, 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai ‘s book comes out tomorrow.

PODCAST: Government shutdown could stress out homebuyers

Oct 7, 2013
The government shutdown is hampering lots of different mortgage processing, and not just for Federal Housing Administration loans used by many first-time buyers with low or moderate income.

PODCAST: Is Congress smarter than a 7th grader?

Oct 4, 2013
More details emerge about Twitter as the company made public its papers for an S-1 IPO. The American Gaming Association is pushing for more gambling regulation. And when it comes to our government's problems, should we turn it over to the kids?

PODCAST: Marc Jacobs and Millennials

Oct 3, 2013
Weekly jobless claims went up a bit. A look at the employment challenges facing Millennials. And what happens to a luxury brand when its exclusivity is exhausted?

PODCAST: Don't forget to worry about the debt ceiling while you're worrying about the shutdown

Oct 2, 2013
The greater concern over the debt ceiling. Who do we really owe all that $16.7 trillion to anyway? And a new site aims to be a LinkedIn for the blue-collar crowd.

PODCAST: Government shutdown is bad right? So how are politicians capitalizing on it?

Oct 1, 2013
Government shutdown has investors worried. But turns out, it's a great time for politicians to raise some cash. And Japan will be raising its national sales tax by 3 percent.

PODCAST: Looming government shutdown

Sep 30, 2013
An obscure tax could play an big role in government shutdown negotiations. How effective was the U.S. Special Inspector General's office for Iraq at eliminating abuse and fraud? And if Congress doesn't strike a deal it will impact jobs -- and the jobs report this Friday.


About this collection

The Mid-Day Update is a five-day-a-week podcast from the Marketplace Morning Report hosted by David Brancaccio that wraps up the morning news in a fun little package. Listen here every day at 10 a.m. PT or download it to your iPod by subscribing to the Morning Report Podcast.