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Turning board games into Hollywood blockbusters

Feb 1, 2012
With news that Adam Sandler might be ready to work on a Candy Land movie, we look at whether bringing board games to the big screen can really work.
Posted In: board game, hollywood

More on the state of the gambling industry

Jan 31, 2012
The president and CEO of Caesars Entertainment speaks about where gambling is doing the best now, and where he hopes to expand in the near future.
Posted In: gambling, Caesars, Las Vegas

PODCAST: Consumer confidence, Pfizer profits retreat

Jan 31, 2012
Facebook's IPO looks to be drawing near, and even if you aren't investing in the company, it could still offer you something valuable. We take a look at the current state of the gambling industry through the eyes of the president and CEO of Caesars. And our election 2012 coverage kicks off with peek into the Real Economy of Nebraska, a place where agriculture still takes center stage.

More from NASCAR CEO Brian France

Jan 30, 2012
Heading into the Florida primary, we went to the CEO of NASCAR to get a glimpse at the state's economic situation.
Posted In: Florida, NASCAR, 2012 election

PODCAST: More summits, more problems

Jan 30, 2012
One European company is offering interest paid in chocolate to its lenders, who are also customers. As soon as this week, regulators could green-light construction on two new nuclear power reactors in Georgia. Why can't European leaders seem to get enough of summits, and will they eventually be able to find a solution to the debt crisis there? And a warm weather winter also means a heating fuel glut.

PODCAST: Blocking Tweets, facilitating growth

Jan 27, 2012
Social networking site Twitter has announced that it can now censor certain messages based on a country's policies. In Western China, Tibetans are once again stepping up their protests in the quest to gain more independence. And what is the role of airports in a city's, or nation's, economy? Happy Earned Income Tax Credit Day!

A moon colony for the economy?

Jan 27, 2012
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has been grabbing headlines with his proposal to establish a "moon colony." Is it likely to happen?
Posted In: space, Newt Gingrich, Florida

Mid-day Extra: Where can Nokia go next?

Jan 26, 2012
Nokia reported poor earnings today, losing over $1 billion at the end of 2011 -- but it still hopes to turn things around with its Microsoft partnership.
Posted In: nokia, Microsoft

PODCAST: Defining a subscriber, making healthier lunches

Jan 26, 2012
Netflix is bouncing back, gaining subscribers after a rough 2011 full of price increases and botched plans to separate its mail order service from the rest of the business. Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio explains the new Leading Economic Index. And in this year's presidential debates, the audience has played a bigger role than ever before.

PODCAST: Chevy Volts and puppy Uggs

Jan 25, 2012
President Obama's State of the Union speech put a spotlight on American manufacturing and job growth. We take a closer look at the Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, and how the process affects people across the country. Today marks the one year anniversary of the uprising in Egypt. And is it possible to trademark the color red?

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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.