MIDDAY UPDATE: State of the Union, cocoa prices, Academy Award nominations

Jan 25, 2011
President Barack Obama is expected to discuss the economy, unemployment, and the deficit in tonight's State of the Union address. But Senator Jeff...

MIDDAY UPDATE: Illinois raises income tax, California's budget, and Haiti -- One year later

Jan 12, 2011
Illinois state legislators raised the state income tax from 3 percent to 5 percent, a 66 percent hike. In plain terms, if you owed the Illinois...

MIDDAY UPDATE: New Years Eve

Dec 31, 2010
Cities across the world are preparing to celebrate the new year. But in the face of budget deficits and government cut-backs, how much is...

MIDDAY UPDATE: Vatican financial transparency, NASA budget woes, and beer baths

Dec 30, 2010
Pope Benedict XVI is working to make the Vatican's financial operations more transparent amid a financial investigation involving its bank. The...

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...