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PODCAST: Greek protests, a Pizza Hut Valentine

Feb 10, 2012
First Lady Michelle Obama's plan to make Americans healthier isn't stopping at school lunch; she now wants the military to shape up as well. Greeks are striking again today to protest deep cuts the government wants to make in order to get more bailout money. The unemployment rate dropped last month to 8.3 percent, but some economists say the news isn't as good as it sounds. And big drinks companies are fighting in what some might call "whiskey wars."
Posted In: Greece

Digging deeper into the lives of CEOs

Feb 10, 2012
From Lloyd Blankfein's support of gay marriage to Steve Jobs' high school GPA, why do we know more about the lives of CEOs than ever before?
Posted In: ceo, steve jobs, Lloyd Blankfein

PODCAST: Foreclosure closure

Feb 9, 2012
The Obama administration and almost every state have reached a settlement with the country's largest banks over allegations of abusive foreclosure practices. We check in with the Mayor of Los Angeles on his vision for the city, which is the second largest metro area in the U.S. A new survey out by the Pew Research Center shows that young adults have been hurt the most in the recession. And bankruptcy lawyers are warning that the latest "debt bomb" will come from student loans.

PODCAST: Smelly bus stations and a sauerkraut highway

Feb 8, 2012
The Federal Reserve could vote today on a proposed merger between Capital One and ING Direct USA. We talk to two unemployed Spanish women about what it is like to live in a country with such poor job prospects. The Grand Canyon announces a ban on bottled water, despite fears that Coca-Cola, a big parks sponsor, would react badly. And Wal-Mart chooses a new head for its China operations.

In Russia, traffic jams are a little different

Feb 8, 2012
Traffic jams are a nightmare in Russia. But for some high ranking officials, breaking free is as simple as turning on a light.
Posted In: Russia, Traffic, protests, Vladimir Putin

Podcast: Mergers, mortgages, and iguana meat

Feb 7, 2012
Forty states have signed onto a settlement deal with the nation's largest banks over abusive foreclosure practices. We talk to the attorney general from the hold-out state of Delaware to find out why he wants a better deal. Congress passed a bill to fund technology upgrades for the FAA, but airline industry unions are balking at the deal. And Puerto Rico looks to ease its overpopulation of invasive iguanas by exporting them as "exotic meat." Plus, more headlines from this Tuesday morning.
Posted In: podcast

Mid-Day Extra: Madonna scores Super Bowl win

Feb 6, 2012
The original diva, 53-year-old international pop star Madonna, delivered a touchdown performance during the Super Bowl half-time show. But how much will she score on album sales?
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Podcast: Super Bowl winners emerge, and Greece looks for win

Feb 6, 2012
Weekend talks in Europe over a second bailout plan for Greece stumbled just as leaders in that country made progress on a deal to eliminate about half of the private debt it owes. Meanwhile, a bailout might be on the way for troubled homeowners if states sign onto a settlement with the nation's largest banks over abusive foreclosure practices. The New York Giants won the Super Bowl, and so did Madonna and her half-time performance. But Ford said it didn't after Chevy ran a commercial claiming its chief competitor's pick-ups couldn't survive the apocalypse. At least that means the auto industry is recovering, right?
Posted In: podcast

PODCAST: Tiger bread and chicken wings

Feb 3, 2012
Nevada led the nation in the number of home foreclosures last year, a fact that could help steer the caucus there tomorrow. States have until Monday to decide if they want to join a national settlement with banks over abusive mortgage practices. In the U.K., restaurants and bars have declared war on the straw. And we dig into the January unemployment numbers from the government.
Posted In: Super Bowl, Unemployment, Jobs

Cracking down on Super Bowl counterfeits

Feb 3, 2012
Authorities from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement recently seizied around $5 million worth of counterfeit NFL merchandise.
Posted In: Super Bowl, NFL, counterfeit, streaming

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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.