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APM: Marketplace Mid-Day Update

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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.

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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.

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The best place to find real news in a world of opinions and misinformation!

The one podcast I listen to every episode of to keep up on the world and how it affects me

By Brian_T - Apr 19 2013
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The one podcast I listen to every episode of to keep up on the world and how it affects me

iTunes Ratings

45 Ratings
Average Ratings
40
2
2
0
1

Superb

By mjcastle - May 07 2017
Read more
The best place to find real news in a world of opinions and misinformation!

The one podcast I listen to every episode of to keep up on the world and how it affects me

By Brian_T - Apr 19 2013
Read more
The one podcast I listen to every episode of to keep up on the world and how it affects me
Cover image of APM: Marketplace Mid-Day Update

APM: Marketplace Mid-Day Update

Updated 4 days ago

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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.

Rank #1: 08/16/2017: The price tag of letting Obamacare fail

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The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has released a new report evaluating what would happen if Trump cut off Obamacare subsidies. The result: the government will actually end up shelling out more money. We'll take a look at why this move would cost them more, and how taxpayers would be affected. Afterwards, we'll discuss a decline in the number of new homes being built in the U.S., and then talk about fringe sites that are popping up to support white supremacist groups as they get kicked off of more mainstream platforms.

Aug 16 2017

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Rank #2: 08/24/2017: America's AAA credit rating is at risk

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We've had federal government shutdowns and we've bumped into the federal borrowing limit, but now there's danger of both happening at the same time. Economist Julia Coronado MacroPolicy Perspectives joins us to talk about the issue, along with the state of the markets. Afterwards, we'll discuss the likely CEO shake-up at Chevron, and then look at Los Angeles' plans for reflective pavement so that it can keep city streets cooler.

Aug 24 2017

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Rank #3: 08/18/2017: Globalization might be getting too much blame

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Market players are concerned that President Trump's senior economic adviser, Gary Cohn, might resign over his disappointment with Trump's comments on the Charlottesville protests. But he's the one figure in the administration who gives Wall Street the most comfort, and he could become the next Fed Chair. On today's show, economist Christopher Low joins us to talk about the qualities someone should have to take on the most powerful economic policy position in the U.S. Afterwards, we'll chat with NYU professor Pankaj Ghemawat about whether globalization is on the decline, and if it's actually responsible for the stagnation many middle-class people are feeling.

Aug 18 2017

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Rank #4: 08/17/2017: The tale of the vanishing businessmen

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After CEOs started abandoning ship from President Trump's business advisory groups, he just decided to...dissolve a couple of them. On today's show, we'll look at whether these councils could've actually accomplished anything, and if the CEOs of these big companies have lost an important communication link to the White House. Afterwards, we'll talk about how businesses are processing the uncertainty happening in Washington, D.C., and then discuss the effects of the upcoming solar eclipse on solar power.

Aug 17 2017

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Rank #5: 08/28/2017: The real cost of a natural disaster

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With Hurricane Harvey causing many refineries in Texas to temporarily shut down, we'll chat with Energy Intelligence analyst Barbara Shook about the effects this is having on crude oil and gasoline prices. Afterwards, we'll chat with University of South Carolina professor Robert Hartwig about why many people are left without flood insurance, and the difference between how much insured damage the industry has to pay out, and the overall economic cost of a natural disaster.

Aug 28 2017

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Rank #6: 08/25/2017: Changing the way apartments operate in the gig economy

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Fed Chair Janet Yellen is set to speak at the Fed's annual symposium at Jackson Hole today about financial stability. We'll chat with economist Diane Swonk about how our economy looks after a decade of easy monetary policy. Afterwards, we'll discuss how some companies are trying to make it easier to rent apartments on Airbnb.

Aug 25 2017

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Rank #7: 08/23/2017: Public libraries aren't just for books

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With the summer winding down, we'll check in with Westwood Holdings Group's Susan Schmidt about how the markets are doing. Afterwards, we'll discuss Staples' struggling sales, and then look at how some public libraries are starting to loan out musical instruments and telescopes.

Aug 23 2017

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Rank #8: 08/22/2017: The number of U.S. border agents is on the decline

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President Trump is in Phoenix, Arizona for a rally where he'll try to score points on immigration and his plans for a border wall. But it turns out hiring border guards is getting harder. On today's show, we'll take a look at some of the reasons for their decline . Afterwards, we'll discuss how consumers have responded to advances in smartphones, and then talk about what could lie on the agenda for Jackson Hole, a meeting between central bankers and policy experts that begins today.

Aug 22 2017

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Rank #9: 08/21/2017: American automakers are siding with Canada and Mexico on this key issue

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The U.S., Mexico and Canada are done with their first round of NAFTA talks. One thing the U.S. wants NAFTA to implement: a rule requiring a set percentage of cars' components to come exclusively from the U.S. Canada and Mexico aren't on board with this, and neither are many U.S. automakers. We'll discuss why. Afterwards, we'll talk about the United States' plans to meet with South Korea over a five-year-old free trade agreement, and then look at why the town of Skagway, Alaska may lose its modern-day gold rush: cruise ship tourism.

Aug 21 2017

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Rank #10: 08/15/2017: Millennials aren't very interested in those candle-light suppers

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has decided not to launch four missiles toward Guam after all, according to state media reports. Is that what's helping to calm markets? MacroPolicy Perspectives Julia Coronado joined us to talk about some of the factors responsible for this stock market rally. Afterwards, we'll discuss the crowded field of premium rewards cards, and then look at why millennials' seem to be disinterested in vintage furniture.

Aug 15 2017

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