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PODCAST: Shake ups in air travel, Happy Birthday Texting

Dec 3, 2012
Today, a look at the next wave of fees airlines have up their sleeves. Plus, HBD -- that's "happy birthday" -- to text messaging, turning 20 today.

PODCAST: Face tattoo regrets and a public college fund

Nov 30, 2012
The economic damage from Sandy: Is it worse than we thought? New data on consumer spending and a big port strike at the country's most critical port. And aside from Mitt, who's got the biggest regrets post-election? It could be the guy with the Romney face tattoo.

PODCAST: Higher GDP growth, financial scandals

Nov 29, 2012
The Commerce Department has revised up its GDP growth estimate for the previous quarter, but it's what's inside that counts. And two scintillating new reports: One on the British phone-hacking scandal, another looking into what happened to turn a major bank in Afghanistan into a 'Ponzi scheme.'

PODCAST: The 'Oracle of Omaha' and party Popemobile

Nov 28, 2012
Damage from the Bangladeshi garment fire continues to spread. A new penalty for BP, a fight over royalties from online radio stations, and the renting out the pope-mobile for parties.

PODCAST: Robots in our lives, unused vacation time

Nov 27, 2012
Food giant ConAgra is buying private-label food producer Ralcorp for nearly $5 billion. Colin Angle, CEO of the iRobot Corporation, discusses why he wants to let robots take a bigger role in our lives. The OECD is calling on its members to shape up. And Americans aren't taking their earned time off. Why?

PODCAST: Schapiro steps down and is holiday spending up?

Nov 26, 2012
Mary Schapiro is stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission next month. Did you shop on Black Friday? Americans spent almost 13 percent more over the holiday weekend than last year. And today is Cyber Monday, known as the busiest online shopping day of the year. even though the concept is still a relatively new one, the face of Cyber Monday is already changing. Plus stories on the "climate cliff," protests in Egypt, Detroit on the verge of bankruptcy, and a cheese "revolution."

PODCAST: Black Friday begins, inside the Skechers warehouse

Nov 23, 2012
Why Black Friday is shaping up to be a bit more lackluster than last year, your Christmas dinner could be a bit more expensive, and Mexico could soon be renaming itself.

PODCAST: Happy Thanksgiving, 2012!

Nov 22, 2012
Some business hors d'oeuvres before you're off to the main event: New proposed rules for the Affordable Care Act, a proposed budget for the European Union, and what you all really want to hear about: some speed bumps to expect on your way to the turkey dinner.

PODCAST: Aftershocks for HP, early rumbles for Thanksgiving shopping

Nov 21, 2012
Conflict of interest behind the biggest ever case of insider trading. Find out what early holiday gift Walmart is hoping for this year and why air travel is even less fun than usual right now. Plus, and indulge in the latest Internet fad: spot Mitt Romney.

PODCAST: France, Hewlett-Packard get hit hard

Nov 20, 2012
Today's greatest hits: One to France's credit rating, and another to Hewlett-Packard. The reported raids on convenience store Twinkie stashes across the country may have been for nothing. We'll talk about what all these big money politcal donors are up to post-election and consider whethere there's anything you can really do, in the end, about your inevitable mid-life crisis.



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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.