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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.

PODCAST: An interview with Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent

Sep 27, 2013
The key global climate change organization releases its summary of a climate change report six years in the making. And, Muhtar Kent, CEO of Coca-Cola, sits down with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss water, obesity and unemployment.

PODCAST: What to do about the counterfeit drug market?

Sep 26, 2013
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level last week since June 2007. Across-the-board budget cuts that would slash the number of ships in the Merchant Marine would end up costing the Navy -- perhaps billions of dollars. And, what to do about fake pharmaceuticals, a $75 billion global industry?

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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.