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PODCAST: Can you temporarily jump off a cliff?

Dec 31, 2012
Amidst the fiscal cliff festivities, we'll hear about one part of the government that is making money -- and a lot of it. We'll also talk about record profits at OPEC. And in California, prospective bosses can no longer make you log them into your Facebook account.

PODCAST: Port strike averted, the fiscal cliffhanger continues

Dec 28, 2012
After a quick update on the strike that almost was, we'll talk about the end of that payroll tax break you probably forgot you were even getting... we'll see how this whole fiscal cliff thing is playing overseas, find out why kids in eastern Montana are putting off college. And the iPhone -- now available in Brazil. And Apple ain't happy.

PODCAST: Turning over a new leaf at Toyota, and at the EPA

Dec 27, 2012
Toyota announces a big settlement, the EPA will have a new director, and we all keep waiting for the inevitable fiscal cliff on the horizon.

PODCAST: Starbucks takes on the fiscal cliff, will Obama re-up refi?

Dec 26, 2012
Twas the day after Christmas, and a big credit card company says we were not spending enough -- go figure. Plus a plan to help more folks who are underwater on their mortgages. And a single-payer healthcare system is on its way to Indonesia.

PODCAST: No more Moutai for officials in China, Affordable Care Tax?

Dec 25, 2012
Netflix apologizes for a streaming movie outage. Fiscal cliff or no fiscal cliff -- some taxes are going up next year either way. A look ahead at the environment and energy in 2013. And we'll explain why it's a bad week for Chinese liquor stocks.

PODCAST: Mystery bill, Egypt credit goes downhill

Dec 24, 2012
What’s next for Washington in 2013? An interesting twist, in the murky politics of Italy. Egypt gets downgraded. And the mystery of the one-thousand dollar bill Salvation Army donation continues.

PODCAST: Reindeer games in Canada, Brothel soccer in Greece

Dec 21, 2012
The census report tells us which states are growing the fastest. Two soccer teams in Greece are finding sponsors in unusual places. And, a reindeer in Canada spreads a little Christmas cheer, but that's not all it's spreading.

PODCAST: NYSE finds a mate, Boeing sacks up potatoes

Dec 20, 2012
Could the New York Stock Exchange have at last found a soul mate regulators can live with? In Europe, the Catholic Organization Opus Dei has gotten into a fight with a small Danish game-maker. And Boeing uses potatoes to test in-flight Wi-Fi.

PODCAST: Goodbye 'Government Motors', hello 'eagle baby'

Dec 19, 2012
GM wants you to never, ever call it 'Government Motors' again. Ralph Reed, of the Christian Coalition and more lately the Faith and Freedom Coalition, stops by to talk about what social conservatives want out of budget negotiations. And the most precise, nastiest-tasting Gingerbread house you've ever had the pleasure to not eat.

PODCAST: How rich is 'rich' and a Big Mac for Christmas?

Dec 18, 2012
For fiscal cliff tax hikes, just how rich is 'rich'? Officials are wrangling with a particular type of home business in the home of country music and news this morning that you can probably get a Big Mac on Christmas Day if you want to, but be sure to spare a kind word for the person behind the counter.

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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.