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PODCAST: 'I see dead people' is bad for a house's value

Oct 31, 2013
Economists are worried about consumers' moods as we head toward the end of the year. Georgia Tech was the first elite university to offer an online degree program and now it’s putting together its first class. And, want to know who died in your house? Now there's a website where you can find out.

PODCAST: Obamacare will force some to switch insurance

Oct 30, 2013
2 to 3 percent of people who currently purchase their own insurance will need to switch to a new plan. Edward Snowden’s former employer, Booz Allen Hamilton, announces earnings. Did it feel a Snowden penalty? And, Cuba is shutting down 20,000 businesses that sell clothing.

PODCAST: The high price of cocoa

Oct 29, 2013
Outsourcing giant Infosys faces a record immigration fine over worker visas. Southern Airways Express flies small planes out of small airports, a no-hassle alternative to driving a few hundred miles. And, cocoa prices are near record highs, as farmers who have switched to more lucrative crops have driven down supply.

PODCAST: A neighborhood lost to Sandy

Oct 28, 2013
One year after Hurricane Sandy, a Staten Island neighborhood is lost forever. And, India wants more foreign banks to lend in rural areas. But will the new rules appeal to the banks?

PODCAST: Samsung makes record profits, but it's still Apple's world

Oct 25, 2013
A little good news on the economic front. Maybe. Maybe? No matter how many handsets Samsung sells, Apple may always dominate the conversation. And, the number of Vermont microbreweries has doubled in the last five years. There are now 32 craft breweries, and several more are being planned.

PODCAST: Amazon dominates without profits

Oct 24, 2013
Amazon is looking to grow and dominate, and is willing to sink billions into risky ventures like its streaming video service. New rules will require brokers to disclose signing bonuses. And, the price of natural gas so cheap, manufacturing is coming back to America.

PODCAST: The global impact of illegal logging

Oct 23, 2013
The SEC considers rules for allowing companies to raise money online. The city of Detroit tells a judge it can't pay for the $18 billion in long-term liabilities it has accumulated.

PODCAST: New jobs report shows 148,000 jobs added

Oct 22, 2013
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the economy added 148,000 jobs last month. The unemployment rate fell to 7.2 percent. And, new exposé in The Huffington Post describes startling allegations of abuse and neglect at for-profit juvenile prisons.

PODCAST: If they show music videos on TV again, will anyone watch?

Oct 21, 2013
Delayed figures on unemployment are expected to hold steady. Diddy launches music TV network for millennials. And, Brazil convenes a committee to monitor prices and service ahead of next year’s World Cup to head off price gouging. But for retailers, there’s a fine line between appropriately responding to increased demand and taking advantage.

PODCAST: Big business not invited to the Tea Party

Oct 18, 2013
The business community helped elect some Tea Party Republicans to Congress -- and they weren't happy with the shutdown and debt ceiling fight. The British government is trying to prohibit The Wall Street Journal from publishing the names of trades implicated in the LIBOR scandal. And, China's GDP is growing as leaders look to make economic reforms.

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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.