Mid-day Update - Most Recent


PODCAST: Markets watch and wait, a sasquatch blimp inflates

Nov 5, 2012
Markets are taking a chill pill ahead of the election, but for the news media, gentlemen start your engines. TV ads, media guidelines, and a conversation with Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos about immigration. Also a new search for the sasquatch.

PODCAST: Hobbits on a plane and a new jobs report

Nov 2, 2012
Hey, everybody, happy October Jobs Report Day! We'll see just how happy it is. Also, why Sandy could be a boon to telecommuting, and what happens when you put a hobbit on an airplane.

PODCAST: Economic data comes in as Sandy recedes

Nov 1, 2012
As Sandy passes, a flood of economic data to talk about: Jobless claims, job cuts, and tomorrow's official jobs report from the Labor Department. An update from the Jersey shore where residents are struggling to dig out, reopen businesses, and rebuild.

PODCAST: Happy Halloween and a new Disney princess

Oct 31, 2012
In the wake of Sandy, the markets reopened, but lots of residents along the East Coast are still waiting for the lights to come back on. Why the Dodge Dart is coming back and happy Halloween, boo!

PODCAST: Sandy slows down New York and gas prices

Oct 30, 2012
The mounting toll from Hurricane Sandy: Subway closures, power outages, and halted financial markets. And, is NAFTA's promise slowed by lack of border infrastructure?
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PODCAST: iBoat and Sandy moves ashore

Oct 29, 2012
Happy 20th birthday to NAFTA. As Sandy moves ashore, witness the shutdown before the storm. New York City shuts down markets as the city begins to take on water.

PODCAST: Meatloaf and new beetles invasion

Oct 26, 2012
The riddle of third-quarter GDP: Consumers consuming, but business ain't booming. China's reaction to a New York Times expose on the country's leader. A new beetles invasion -- this time, the main casualty is not wilting teenage girls, it's Canadian lumber and cost of building U.S. homes.

PODCAST: Protest mail, air travel gale

Oct 25, 2012
A new report that suggests the U.S. might not be spending enough money on the right airports. New data on durable goods, jobless claims, and pending home sales are out this morning. And, why people around the world are putting their toenails in the mail.

PODCAST: Cheerios, M&M's, Fox News, oh my!

Oct 24, 2012
Los Angeles is one of many cities to offer tax breaks and financial incentives to attract new businesses. Manufacturing activity in October rises to a three month high and China eclipses the U.S. in foreign direct investment.

PODCAST: What's in a name, Blue Ivy and the Weather Channel

Oct 23, 2012
The littler iPad -- a little late to the party -- not Apple's usual timing. A breakdown of all the China-talk from last night's debate, and are businesses that took stimulus money now supporting politicians against the program?



About this collection

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.