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Mid-day Extra: Midnight movie madness

Nov 18, 2011
The Twilight movie was released early this morning. Why do so many fans line up at midnight to see big blockbusters?
Posted In: movies, Twilight

Mid-day Extra: How book awards translate to dollars

Nov 17, 2011
Last night, the winners of this year's National Book Awards were announced.
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PODCAST: Engineers study harder than business majors

Nov 17, 2011
In today's Mid-day Update, we look at the ongoing debt crisis and Europe and its potential effects on U.S. banks. Meanwhile, the deadline for the Congressional super committee is not far off. And poverty numbers among the elderly are rising.
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Mid-day Extra: Teaching preschoolers about finance

Nov 16, 2011
A new program set to launch in January will have preschoolers learning basic business and finance skills at the Chicago Public Library. The program is inspired by a Sesame Workshop multi-media kit.
Posted In: School, Sesame Street

PODCAST: Oil prices over $100, teaching preschoolers finance

Nov 16, 2011
In today's Marketplace Morning Report, we take a look at why oil prices have risen so much in the last month. The threat of European contagion is pressing as bonds are quickly being sold off. And the NBA season, if totally cancelled, could have bad effects on the TV business.
Posted In: mid-day update, podcast

PODCAST: Re-Occupying Wall Street

Nov 15, 2011
Here are the top headlines from the Marketplace Morning Report: Occupy Wall Street protesters get evicted, they go to court. And the NBA gets closer to missing a full season.
Posted In: NBA, Occupy Wall Street

Mid-day Extra: NBA labor dispute breaks down because of "tiny things"

Nov 15, 2011
ESPN TrueHoop blogger Henry Abbott says the NBA discussions are like political talks that are influenced by hardliners. And notes that sports reporters are feeling more like court reporters in this drama.
Posted In: NBA, Carmelo Anthony

PODCAST: Merkel wants more Europe, Japan's economy growing

Nov 14, 2011
Here are today's top headlines from the Marketplace Morning Report: German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for a stronger political union in Europe to tackle its debt problems. Japan's economy grew at 6 percent last quarter. The Supreme Court will hear will hear arguments over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, and more headlines from around the web.
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PODCAST: UPS has some tips for USPS, the marketing scheme of 11/11/11

Nov 11, 2011
Here are today's top headlines from the Marketplace Morning Report and from around the web. President Obama heads to Hawaii today for the APEC s...
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Mid-day Extra: Happy 11/11/11!

Nov 11, 2011
Everyone from McDonald's to Chinese brides are celebrating the 11/11/11 holiday today. Why is it so valuable for companies?

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We are always changing the way we work. But in the last decade improvements in technology and communications, combined with companies’ increased ability and inclination to outsource, have conspired to make radical changes to work in America. Throw the twin wrenches of the 2008 financial crisis and the resulting Great Recession, and the disruption has been dramatic: unemployment and underemployment have soared; worker productivity has reached all-time highs; the gap between rich and poor has widened to a point not seen since the Second World War.