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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.
Posted In: mid-day update, podcast

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...
Posted In: mid-day update, podcast

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?

PODCAST: New leadership in Europe, the NY AG and former Olympus head speak out

Nov 10, 2011
Here are today's top headlines from the Marketplace Morning Report and from around the web. Greece has a new Prime Minister-to-be. Lucas Papadem...
Posted In: mid-day update, podcast

PODCAST: Unlucky number 7 for Italy, the connection between brands and politics

Nov 9, 2011
Here are today's top headlines from the Marketplace Morning Report and from around the web. The situation in Italy worsens today, as bond yields...
Posted In: mid-day update, podcast

Mid-day Extra: Are brands politically neutral?

Nov 9, 2011
As Election Day results come pouring in, we look at one study that shows how Republicans and Democrats differ in their brand preferences.
Posted In: Republicans, Democrats, branding

PODCAST: Berlusconi might be spared, remembering Joe Frazier

Nov 8, 2011
Here are today's top headlines from the Marketplace Morning Report and from around the web. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi may have ju...
Posted In: mid-day update, podcast

Mid-day Extra: Where boxing has gone since the days of Joe Frazier

Nov 8, 2011
The rivalry between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier was one of sports legend. But what has happened to boxing since those days?
Posted In: Sports, boxing

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"Freakonomics" and "SuperFreakonomics," by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, are groundbreaking books that explore "the hidden side of everything." Now there's Freakonomics Radio, a project that includes a weekly podcast, regular segments on Marketplace, and one-hour specials to be broadcast on public-radio stations across the country. Prepare to be enlightened, engaged, perhaps enraged, and definitely surprised.