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.
||Clean06/23/2017: What's going on with America's infrastructure?||Now that Senate Republicans have released the draft for their bill on health care reform, we'll recap how the markets are doing. Chris Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, joined us to explain why health care stocks have been reacting positively. (Hint: It's not expected to actually pass.) Afterwards, we'll look at what Japan and the European Union have in store for their free-trade agreement, and then explore some of the questions U.S. mayors have surrounding Trump's infrastructure promises.||6/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06/22/2017: Disagreement in the Fed over another rate hike||As of late, Janet Yellen and co. had seemed keen on another rate hike, but the mood appears to be shifting. Diane Swonk of DS Economics stopped by to explain why there's some dissent among Fed members. Afterwards, we'll talk about why the major banks are required to take "stress tests," and then look at how America's productivity rate is doing.||6/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06/21/2017: The future of Uber||Uber has just undergone a shareholder revolt. Investors have ousted CEO Travis Kalanick following investigations that found widespread abuse in the company's workplace. Adam Lashinsky, an executive editor at Fortune who's also authored a book on Uber, joined us to talk about whether Uber has what it takes to turn itself around, and where Kalanick fits into the future of the company. Afterwards, we'll look at Ford's decision to move production of its next-generation Focus model to China, and then talk about the market for selling Obamacare policies.||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06/20/2017: Barclays CEO faces fraud charges||The price of crude oil has been in sharp decline — the third straight year in a row. And that's making the job of policing interest rates in America even tougher. David Kelly, chief global strategist at JP Morgan Funds, joined us to talk about the connection between the two, and whether it's actually the right time to raise rates. Afterwards, we'll look at news that the former CEO of Barclays and three other executives at the bank are facing criminal charges in connection with the 2008 financial meltdown. And finally, we'll look at a recent Supreme Court ruling that means brands could be allowed to have edgier, even offensive, names.||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06/19/2017: Getting rid of those government floppy disks||The tech world's top CEOs are in D.C. today to meet with President Trump about how to help the government run more efficiently. We'll talk about some of the plans the White House in store, which includes an upgrade of of the government's computer systems. Afterwards, we'll look at whether Phoenix's power grid will be able to handle the Southwest's heatwave, and then discuss California's plans to change its fishing license system so that more people will go fishing.||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06/16/2017: Amazon snags Whole Foods for almost $14 billion||The supermarket industry is about to undergo some big changes. Amazon has just announced it's purchasing Whole Foods in a deal worth $13.7 billion. On today's show, FTN Financial analyst Chris Low stopped by to discuss what a store from the two companies could look like and whether Amazon can improve Whole Foods' declining sales. Afterwards, we'll chat with the Financial Times' Rochelle Toplensky about a possible $1 billion penalty for Google from the European Union over its search engine. And finally, we'll look at the state of paternity leave in the U.S.||6/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06/15/2017: Say farewell to EU roaming charges||We did our best to make sure you weren't surprised by the news: Janet Yellen and co. decided to raise interest rates. Analyst Diane Swonk from DS Economics joined us to give insight on why the Federal Reserve made the decision that it did. Afterwards, we'll look at the European Union's move to abolish telephone, text and data roaming charges, and then discuss some of the reasons for why the growth rate of global energy demand is slowing down.||6/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06/14/2017: Almost 200 Democrats have decided to sue Trump||Democrats are suing President Trump for allegedly violating the constitution's emoluments clause, which prohibits presidents from taking foreign gifts without permission from Congress. On today's show, we'll look at why they think they have the standing to sue, and other lawsuits that have been filed against Trump over this issue. Afterwards, we'll examine how Macy's is trying to ramp up sales amid the country's retail crisis, and then talk about Arizona's planned partnership with Mexico to bolster its manufacturing industry.||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06/13/2017: The politics of advertising||Marketing decisions seem to be getting a lot more polarized these days. Bank of America and Delta have pulled their sponsorship from New York's Public Theater because its Julius Caesar resembles Donald Trump, while JP Morgan Chase is pulling its ads from NBC because Megyn Kelly is interviewing a right-wing conspiracy theorist named Alex Jones. On today's show, we'll dig into the growing politicization of advertising. Afterwards, we'll look at Verizon's decision to combine Yahoo with AOL to create the new brand Oath, and then discuss how some baseball players are shocking their brains with electricity to improve their performance.||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06/12/2017: General Electric's long-standing CEO to step down||The CEO of General Electric, Jeffrey Immelt, is stepping down after 16 years. On today's show, we'll give a brief recap of the big changes he made at GE during his tenure. Next, we'll talk about the Fed's plans for interest rate hikes for the rest of the year. Then, we'll examine pushback against proposed housing for the homeless in some Los Angeles County neighborhoods.||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06/09/2017: 'An act of political self-harm'||Theresa May's call for a snap election in the U.K. has not gone as planned. Britain's ruling Conservative party no longer has a majority in Parliament, so now members will have to seek political partners to get work done. We'll chat with the BBC's Kevin Connolly about what this means for Brexit negotiations. Afterwards, we'll look at how public-private partnerships would work under Trump's plan for new infrastructure.||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06/08/2017: The consequences of political uncertainty||There's an economy-wide cost of not knowing where federal policies are going. Economist Diane Swonk joins us to discuss how uncertainty about Washington has translated into real-world consequences, like a slow down in hiring within the health sector. Afterwards, we'll chat with Marketplace's Molly Wood about how company founders can influence an entire business's workplace culture, and what startups are trying to do to make the office environment a positive one.||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06/07/2017: Stocks, bonds, gold AND bitcoin are all up||We now live in a strange, strange world. Stocks, bonds, gold and bitcoin aren't supposed to all go up at the same time, yet here we are. Susan Schmidt from Westwood Holdings Group stopped by to explain what's going on. Afterwards, we'll take a look at South Africa's economic woes, and then discuss Mexico's decision to re-examine its trade relationship with the U.S. over natural gas.||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06/06/2017: An education crisis in Puerto Rico||This morning's market recap: Stocks have opened lower, while benchmark bonds have gone up. Julia Coronado from Macropolicy Perspectives explains some key events coming up that could affect the market even further, including James Comey's testimony and the British elections. Afterwards, we'll examine the struggles that Puerto Rico's public school system is facing, and then look at one Philadelphia program that's using hip-hop to teach students how to start a business.||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06/05/2017: The battle between a meat processor and a media company over 'pink slime'||Did ABC News get it wrong when it called one meat processor's products "pink slime"? Beef Products Inc. has filed a defamation lawsuit against the media organization, which goes to trial in South Dakota starting today. We'll discuss what's at stake and why the location of the trial could have an effect on the outcome. Afterwards, we'll look at one Navajo Nation high school's push to train kids in coding.||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06/02/2017: Unemployment is down — but for the wrong reasons||The economy created just 138,000 jobs in May, a figure short of expectations. Are things really as weak as they seem? Christopher Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, joined us to talk about job losses in various industries and how the Fed might interpret things. Afterwards, we'll chat with Andrew Light — a former senior climate policy negotiator for the U.S. State Department — about President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. Plus: a look at what percentage of U.S. electricity is comprised of renewable sources like wind and solar.||6/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06/01/2017: Job opportunities for college grads are looking pretty good right now||Private-sector payrolls show strong job creation for the month of May, with 253,000 new jobs. Diane Swonk, the CEO of DS Economics, joined us to talk about the country's employment prospects, which seem to be favorable for college grads at the moment. Next, we'll take a step back and examine what *high school grads* are looking for in terms of career path. A new survey from the Boy Scouts of America finds that only 3 percent are interested in skilled trades. Plus: A look at how the Atlanta Braves are banking on a new stadium and development, which will cost taxpayers $400 million.||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05/31/2017: Goldman Sachs' $2.8 billion bond deal with Venezuela||It's California vs. Trump when it comes to fuel efficiency standards. The president has called for a review of them, but the state wants to stick to the tough requirements it has. On today's show, we'll talk about what this conflict means for U.S. auto companies. Afterwards, we'll discuss what a series of upcoming elections in the U.K., Germany and possibly Italy mean for the financial markets. Plus: A look at how opponents of Venezuela's government are putting pressure on Wall Street to stop giving the regime financial support.||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05/30/2017: Has the U.S. economy finally beat the winter blues?||With consumers having spent briskly in April, forecasts about the economy are full of the word "rebound." But should we be that optimistic? Julia Coronado, founder of MacroPolicy Perspectives, stopped by to chat with us about underlying economic trends and what low inflation means for interest rates. Afterwards, we'll examine the White House's plan to roll back an Obama-era health care law that requires many religious employers to provide birth control in its plans. And finally, we'll talk wit one committed Houston principal who's leading a $10 million endeavor to make learning more hands-on.||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05/29/2017: McDonald's goes mobile||After dealing with a series of E.coli outbreaks more than a year ago, Chipotle now has another controversy on its hands. Hackers have stolen customer payment data from most of its stores. We'll chat with experts about what the incident could do to brand loyalty, and what potentially affected customers should do to protect themselves. Afterwards, we'll discuss how mandatory 401(k) withdrawals will affect the financial services industry, and then look at McDonald's decision to roll out a new mobile app to make ordering easier.||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great Podcast, but...
Love the podcast, but I'm wondering how long it takes the podcast to "drop" so that we who have subscribed to it can download it? OPB runs it as a locally inserted segment during Morning Edition weekdays just before the top of the "even" hours (at about 5:50, 7:50). I would like to be able to take it with me when I go to school, but if it doesn't drop until midday, then I miss out until the next day, when the podcast is (still) informative, but no longer timely.
love Marketplace, don't like the repeat stories :-(
i listen to marketplace morning and afternoon podcasts/broadcasts already. i was excited to see a mid-day, but am disappointed so far with the amount of content that is replayed from the morning or in the afternoon.
Informative and entertaining
The content of this podcast is very good. The reporting quality and research depth is adequate for the format. One of the best parts of the podcast is the rapport between Jeremy and Steve. They bring an energy and levity that is noticeably absent when either of them are not hosting the program. I always enjoy the final note tidbit. It is a nice sorbet to clean the palette.