Mid-day Update - Most Commented


PODCAST: Rio Tinto's CEO resigns, women in the world of hedge funds

Jan 17, 2013
We'll look at the troubles of a mining giant, Obama's nomination for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and a new study that finds female hedge fund managers beating the competition.

PODCAST: Brown on budget, big banks report earnings

Jan 16, 2013
JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs report earnings today. eBay gets boost from mobile bidders. California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses state budgets and the Golden State's fiscal prospects heading into 2013.

PODCAST: Coca-Cola addresses obesity, Dell mulls buyout

Jan 15, 2013
Dell CEO Michael Dell is in talks with two private-equity firms about a buyout. Ratings agency Fitch has warned the U.S. that if it doesn't raise the debt ceiling soon, it may

PODCAST: White House says no to deathstar, Motor City goes green

Jan 14, 2013
In Beijing this weekend pollution was literally off the charts. A mystery invitation to "come and see what we're building" is generating plenty of buzz for Facebook. And Motor City shows off its green side.

PODCAST: To bartenders, you are what you sip.

Jan 11, 2013
Boeing is having a Dickens of a time with their newest plane. A new study reports on the disappointment of electronic bank records. A creative plan to save the local movie theater, and one last limerick before you head off to the bar.

PODCAST: New mortgage guidelines

Jan 10, 2013
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is rolling out new guidelines for U.S. mortgages. A new study finds that we waste half of the 4 billion tons of food produced annually for human consumption. And HUD cannot afford to fix its public housing, so the government wants to reclassify the properties as Section 8.

PODCAST: Smile! You're at Disneyland

Jan 9, 2013
What's behind the double-digit health insurance premium increases some folks are seeing around the country? Driverless cars debut at the Consumer Electrics show. And, smile! You're at Disneyland.

PODCAST: Ringing in earnings season and Gotham Garage

Jan 8, 2013
Alcoa, the first of the big industrial bellwethers, will report earnings after the bell today. Who owns the rights to the Batmobile? Speaking of cars, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants some cars to make more noise. Crowds in China are in an open revolt against government censorship of a publication called Southern Weekly. And advertisers are learning to cope with the DVR.

PODCAST: A big tuna and two big bank settlements

Jan 7, 2013
Two big mortgage-related settlements to fill you in on, plus who sports the worst bruises from the hockey lockout, happy birthday No Child Left Behind, and a big, fat, expensive fish.

PODCAST: The man in the solid gold shirt

Jan 4, 2013
What does the president's top economist on the labor market have to say about today's jobs report? What's next for Google after an antitrust victory. Colorado and Washington, get ready to unleash the pot business. And the great Bicholim war of 1640 -- turns out it never happened.



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.