MID-DAY UPDATE: Stocks are booming this morning...

... because US businesses ordered more manufactured goods last month. Nice to end the week on good news.

On today's podcast:

Rising prices hitting cotton growers...

... and anyone who can't afford rising food prices

From "Waiting for Superman" to Oprah, media shine spotlight on education

Malicious computer worm on the attack

GM may be looking at a smaller IPO

A new direction for St. Louis Arch

The week's business news in a Marketplace Minute

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