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Japan cuts interest rates to near 0 -- where is this headed?

Oct 5, 2010
The central bank of Japan today made a surprise interest rate cut. Rates are rock bottom here, too -- is this a race to the bottom? What are the...
Posted In: geoengineering, global warming, gold, Holy Land Experience, interest rates, Japan, Jerome Kerviel, mid-day update, Societe Generale

Big business reacts to the health care overhaul...

Oct 4, 2010
This morning's Wall Street Journal reports, the big manufacturer 3M says it will stop offering some kinds of health insurance because of the...
Posted In: 3M, Ford, healthcare, Iraq, Lincoln, McDonald's, mid-day update, Oil, Paris Auto Show, stock market, terrorism, travel alert

Bank Bailout & Stimulus Spending: dynamic duo, or evil twins?

Oct 1, 2010
On trial today: the government's response to the financial crisis. The White House is officially evaluating the $800 billion stimulus program. ...
Posted In: bank bailout, fuel economy, Leaf, Marketplace Minute, mid-day update, Nissan, poem, stimulus, TARP

The fiscal year is over ... shouldn't we have a federal budget?

Sep 30, 2010
The Mid-Day Update is a five-day-a-week podcast from the Marketplace Morning Report co-hosted by Bill Radke and Steve Chiotakis that wraps up the...
Posted In: budget, China, Congress, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Europe, Ireland, mid-day update, Postal Service

MID-DAY UPDATE: "No to Austerity" -- chants and strikes across Europe

Sep 29, 2010
The Mid-Day Update is a five-day-a-week podcast from the Marketplace Morning Report co-hosted by Bill Radke and Steve Chiotakis that wraps up the...
Posted In: AIG, Amtrak, Europe protests, Grateful Dead, Iran, mid-day update, pistachios

MID-DAY UPDATE: Number of women in management -- not growing

Sep 28, 2010
The Mid-Day Update is a five-day-a-week podcast from the Marketplace Morning Report co-hosted by Bill Radke and Steve Chiotakis that wraps up the...
Posted In: AIG, Cheese Week, gas pipelines, mid-day update, sustainability, women in management

MID-DAY UPDATE: Small-biz bill and Southwest bids for AirTran

Sep 27, 2010
Two big stories today. President Obama is expected to sign a bill helping out small businesses. And Southwest Airlines said it's buying AirTran for...
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MID-DAY UPDATE: Stocks are booming this morning...

Sep 24, 2010
... because US businesses ordered more manufactured goods last month. Nice to end the week on good news....
Posted In: Bill Radke, computer virus, cotton, food prices, General Motors, GM, Marketplace Minute, mid-day update, Oprah, poem, St. Louis Arch, Waiting for Superman

MID-DAY REPORT: Blockbuster's bust ...

Sep 23, 2010
Blockbuster Video filed for Chapter 11 today. But a sequel is on the way....
Posted In: Blockbuster, Budweiser, deficits, mid-day update, Pledge to America, tax cuts, wind farm

MID-DAY UPDATE: Obama's top economic policy adviser leaving- now what?

Sep 22, 2010
White House National Economic Council director Larry Summers will return to Harvard at the end of the year. Who might replace him and what does...
Posted In: Arctic, ATT, eggs, energy, Facebook, GE, General Electric, kilts, Larry Summers, light bulbs, mid-day update, salmonella, sporran, water

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