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PODCAST: The football may be fantasy, but the money is real

Sep 5, 2013
Fans are obsessed with fantasy football--and that has the NFL worried. And a preview of Friday's jobs report.

PODCAST: A job right out of college? Fancy that!

Sep 4, 2013
Auto sales come out today. Drugstores are offering flu shots earlier this year. And colleges that partner with private companies for training and guaranteed jobs for students.

PODCAST: CBS and Time Warner reach an agreement...just in time for NFL season

Sep 3, 2013
Factory numbers showed a dip in August, but what does that mean for the domestic economy? CBS and Time Warner finally ended their stalemate. And it may be hard to believe, but China's wine industry is steadily growing. Could they be exporting soon?

PODCAST: Should we save the drive-in?

Sep 2, 2013
Verizon and Vodafone agree on a $130 billion deal. What's behind the rising cost of shrimp. And drive-ins get driven out.

PODCAST: GE looks to spin off credit card division

Aug 30, 2013
General Electric plans to spin off its highly profitable credit card business, which made the company $2.2 billion last year. August was a nasty month to be a stock. And, former players and their families will receive a massive payout, but the NFL has admitted no wrongdoing.

PODCAST: Fast food workers on strike

Aug 29, 2013
Fast-food workers are extending their one-day strikes to 35 cities nationwide as they try to gain traction for higher wages. One of Europe's most famous businessmen has resigned after the suicide of his company's CFO. August was once a quiet time in the political realm, thanks to the annual Congressional recess, but now activists use the time to push their agenda -- and Washington message-makers cash in.

PODCAST: JPMorgan's $6bn penalty

Aug 28, 2013
It's one of those mornings where the brass at JPMorgan might not want to read the papers. It’s the first student-run Apple Store for aspiring marketers, accountants, and entrepreneurs. And, high speed trading is behind this month's errors in financial markets.

PODCAST: Unrest in Syria impacts oil markets

Aug 27, 2013
The headlines about Syria are altering the shape of financial markets today. Airbnb is the latest company to experiment with Vine. And, students at the Greenhill School in Dallas are managing a stock portfolio worth $100,000.

PODCAST: New York State sues Donald Trump's for-profit college

Aug 26, 2013
Donald Trump's for-profit university made false claims according to New York's attorney general. The scheduled start of the NFL football season on Sept. 5 is putting pressure on Time Warner Cable and CBS to negotiate a deal giving cable customers access to the network's programs. And, the world's growing population needs protein. Insects provide at the fraction of the cost of beef.

PODCAST: Trader Joe's v. Pirate Joe's

Aug 23, 2013
Trader Joe's goes after Pirate Joe's for reselling products. Why college endowments don't cover tuition. NASDAQ freezes, fears heat up, and high speed trading is here to stay.

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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.