APM: Marketplace Mid-Day Update

APM: Marketplace Mid-Day Update


  • 7-11-14 Mid-day Update - Making money off Instagram

    Jul 11, 2014 | 6 min
    Interest rates. How brands hook up with social media personalities.
  • 7-1-14 Mid-Day Update – B-list social media stars

    Jul 10, 2014 | 7 min
    The Fed's minutes, the VA's online filing system, and B-list social media stars.
  • 7--14 Mid-Day Update – Keep on truckin'

    Jul 9, 2014 | 7 min
    The economic effects of Brazil's loss, Uber's discounts, and energy efficient trucks.
  • 7-8-14 Mid-Day Update – Summer camp for techies

    Jul 8, 2014 | 7 min
    Walmart versus the small business, cord-cutting slows down, and coding summer camps
  • 7-7-14 Mid-Day Update – Walmart and women

    Jul 7, 2014 | 7 min
    Transportation funding runs out of gas, women-owned businesses at Walmart, and a phone app as art.
  • 7-4-14 Mid-day Update - European banks leery of Bitcoin

    Jul 4, 2014 | 7 min
    Bitcoin in the EU. Gas prices and mass transit. And, food waste in India.
  • 7--14 Mid-Day Update – Jobs are up for June

    Jul 3, 2014 | 7 min
    The jobs report for June, the older generation of unemployed workers, and President Obama on Marketplace.
  • 7-2-14 Mid-Day Update – Companies get healthy

    Jul 2, 2014 | 7 min
    Alleged gender discrimination at Goldman Sachs, a bitcoin auction, and companies trying to be healthier.
  • 7-1-14 Mid-Day Update - Shrinking office space

    Jul 1, 2014 | 7 min
    A look at the S'P 5, shrinking office space, and the "share" in sharing.
  • 6--14 Mid-Day Update – The house doesn't win

    Jun 30, 2014 | 7 min
    Robert McDonald's P'G past, trouble in Atlantic City, and financial planners for political giving.
  • 6-27-14 Mid-Day Update – Bitcoin for sale

    Jun 27, 2014 | 7 min
    A stunning GDP revision, a bitcoin auction, and strategies to address homelessness
  • 6-26-14 Mid-Day Update – GoPro's next move

    Jun 26, 2014 | 7 min
    IKEA raises wages, GoPro goes public, and the struggle for Latino representation in the media.
  • 6-25-14 Mid-Day Update – Oakland's Silicon Valley

    Jun 25, 2014 | 7 min
    Removing the ban on oil exports, plus increasing diversity in the tech industry.
  • 6-2-14 Mid-Day Update – The cost of classroom wi-fi

    Jun 23, 2014 | 7 min
    The end of the export-import bank, the current state of the GED, and getting wi-fi into classrooms
  • 6-1-14 Mid-Day Update – American Apparel undressed

    Jun 19, 2014 | 6 min
    Chairman Yellen goes soft on inflation, the implications of the Aereo case, and Dov Charney's antics
  • 6-18-1 Mid-Day Update – Guardians of interest rate

    Jun 18, 2014 | 7 min
    What to expect from Chair Yellen's press conference, the amazon phone, and the 'maker movement'
  • 6-17-14 Mid-Day Update –

    Jun 17, 2014 | 7 min
    Inflation, Apple's e-book woes, and a look at the state of the Argentine economy
  • 6-1-14 Mid-Day Update – Open sourced electric cars

    Jun 13, 2014 | 7 min
    Tesla gives up its patents, President Obama visit to a Native American reservation, and the difficulty of combating illegal fishing
  • 6-12-14 Mid-Day Update – The money of the World Cup

    Jun 12, 2014 | 7 min
    The economics of the World Cup, and why some want to cut the game of golf in half
  • 6-11-1 Mid-Day Update – NASA's flying saucer

    Jun 11, 2014 | 7 min
    Cantor's loss and what it means for immigration reform, a look at Brazil's economy, and NASA's flying saucer
  • 6-1-1 Mid-Day Update – Turning blue collar 'quotgreen'quot

    Jun 10, 2014 | 7 min
    The state of part-time, turning jobs "green," and how Radio Shack fixes itself
  • 6-6-14 Mid-Day Update – 217, new jobs

    Jun 6, 2014 | 7 min
    The jobs report for May, the worth of California Chrome, and what business can learn from soccer
  • 8-1-1 Mid-Day Update – Sprint/T-Mobile merger

    Jun 5, 2014 | 7 min
    European Central Bank makes moves to avoid deflation, the possible Sprint/T-Mobile merger, how vocal fry affects men and women
  • 6-4-1 Mid-Day Update - The man behind the FHFA

    Jun 4, 2014 | 8 min
    The man behind Fannie and Freddie, Chip and PIN credit cards from Sam's Club, and the blue collar protesters at Tiananmen Square
  • 8-1-1 Mid-Day Update – Chicken wars

    Jun 3, 2014 | 7 min
    The war for Jimmy Dean's, the creation of green-jobs, and the effort to make more home-grown products in the UK
  • 6-2-14 Mid-Day Update – Seattle's new minimum wage

    Jun 2, 2014 | 6 min
    More on the EPA's new rule, Seattle's $15 minimum wage, and why HELOCs (a form of second mortage) are on the rise
  • 5--14 Marketplace Mid-day Update: A $2 billion bank shot for the Clippers

    May 30, 2014 | 7 min
    A look at the markets, Clippers big sale and the EPA's new carbon rules.
  • 5-2-14 Marketplace Mid-day Update: The cost of concussions

    May 29, 2014 | 7 min
    A look at the markets, the challenge of reducing concussions and more from our LearningCurve series.
  • 5-28-14 Marketplace Mid-day Update: Is it smart for employers to dump workers onto the ACA exchanges?

    May 28, 2014 | 7 min
    A look at the markets, ACA stipends and a new Marketplace series about the intersection of tech ' education.
  • 5-27-14 Mid-day Update - Women and minorities ignored by VC

    May 27, 2014 | 7 min
    Too often, minority and women innovators miss out on venture capital funding.
  • 5-26-14 Mid-day Update - Comcast's massive lobbying push

    May 26, 2014 | 7 min
    To secure a merger with Time Warner Cable, Comcast has launched a lobbying blitz.
  • 5-2-14 Mid-day Update - Can London always be a world finance capital?

    May 23, 2014 | 7 min
    Can London hang on to its position as the heart of the global economy?
  • 5-22-14 Mid-day Update - The economy in Uighur China

    May 22, 2014 | 7 min
    Today's attack on a market in Xinjiang killed 1. A look at Scottish independence.
  • PODCAST: A cautious Fed

    May 21, 2014 | 7 min
    A visit the 1 year-old Borough Market in London. And a look at London's lost title as the top financial city in the world.
  • PODCAST: London's stock ambitions

    May 20, 2014 | 7 min
    A look at Brixton Market, in South London. And there's a clamor about high executive pay in the UK.
  • PODCAST: AT'ampT bids $48.5 billion for DirecTV

    May 19, 2014 | 7 min
    We visit Smithfield Market in London. And a look at London's business environment.
  • PODCAST: The inflation-interest paradox

    May 15, 2014 | 7 min
    Fast food workers across more than countries protest for better wages. And small-scale entrepreneurs are taking aim at that urban ritual of waiting for the bus.
  • PODCAST: Fixing infrastructure and American jobs

    May 14, 2014 | 7 min
    Cisco makes a move into the "Internet of Things." And, Fannie and Freddie start paying back the American taxpayer.
  • PODCAST: The shoppers who never showed

    May 13, 2014 | 7 min
    China wrangles with its credit bubble. And a look at cities that give budget power directly to citizens.
  • PODCAST: Net Neutrality

    May 12, 2014 | 7 min
    It's national infrastructure week. And, looking at housing inequality in Brazil.
  • PODCAST: Apple goes shopping

    May 9, 2014 | 7 min
    Congrats college grads now start job hunting. And, the Marketplace Morning Report Quiz.
  • PODCAST: Size does matter for FedEx

    May 8, 2014 | 7 min
    The new nominee for HHS Secretary goes before the Senate. And more Americans are going online to find cremation urns.
  • PODCAST: Alibaba IPO

    May 7, 2014 | 7 min
    Why advertisers care how long a show sits in your DVR. And, the struggles to unionize workers in Bangladesh.
  • PODCAST: Sell in May?

    May 6, 2014 | 7 min
    Google and Amazon compete on same-day delivery. And, turning a rookie poker chump into a champ.
  • PODCAST: Buffett-Palooza

    May 5, 2014 | 7 min
    The annual meeting of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway company wraps up. And limes are getting more expensive.
  • 5-2-14 Mid-day Update - Strong jobs report undercut by shrinking labor force

    May 2, 2014 | 7 min
    The April jobs report shows strong growth. Tesla needs a new battery plant. And, the history of marketing of Cinco de Mayo.
  • 5-1-14 Mid-day Update - LinkedIn's secret (no cat pictures!)

    May 1, 2014 | 7 min
    The economy nearly stalled out from January to March. How LinkedIn is trying to stay afloat. And, foster care and Medicaid.
  • Winter came, for the GDP

    Apr 30, 2014 | 7 min
    Spending on goods was down, but for services, consumer spending was up.
  • PODCAST: A case of the Mondays for BofA

    Apr 29, 2014 | 7 min
    As Oprah releases a new tea at Starbucks, a look at the power of branding. And, the business value of connecting with old flames, or "dormant ties."
  • PODCAST: NBA deals with Sterling

    Apr 28, 2014 | 7 min
    We look at why breast-cancer survivors have a high rate of long-term unemployment. And, a look at the markets in the week ahead.
  • 4-25-14 - Mid-day Update - American's youth want to be their own bosses

    Apr 25, 2014 | 7 min
    Mortgage lending this winter fell 58 percent from a year ago to the lowest level in 14 years. A report says dentists see more Medicaid patients without increasing wait times for existing patients.
  • 4-24-14 Mid-day Update - The secrets behind college wait lists

    Apr 24, 2014 | 7 min
    This morning brought a bit of a reversal fortune for tech companies that have been getting pummeled in recent weeks. The FCC is expected to introduce new rules today that will allow broadband providers to charge companies for faster internet service. Colleges are growing their wait lists and using them in some surprising ways.
  • 4-2-14 Mid-day Update - Is Apple the new Microsoft?

    Apr 23, 2014 | 7 min
    Apple is expected to report mostly flat revenues from a year ago. One famed activist investor says there is a tech bubble and he's betting against it. And, film and TV production flee LA for big tax subsidies in states like Georgia and New York.
  • PODCAST: Activist investors

    Apr 22, 2014 | 7 min
    Netflix is planning to raise prices on new members. And Earth day, at 44, may be a little tired.
  • PODCAST: Is Netflix the new cable?

    Apr 21, 2014 | 7 min
    We look at Japan's surging trade deficit. And, for the past few weeks, God has quietly been ruling the box office.
  • PODCAST: Obamacare's youth movement

    Apr 18, 2014 | 7 min
    Japan and the U.S. are having beef over the price of meat. And, the fight between TV broadcasters and Aereo goes to the Supreme Court.
  • International business and Ukraine

    Apr 17, 2014 | 7 min
    Diplomats from Ukraine, Russia, the U.S. and the EU are in Geneva
  • PODCAST: China's slowing growth

    Apr 16, 2014 | 7 min
    A disease ravaging shrimp is pushing up prices for the small shellfish. And a look at homelessness in Silicon Valley.
  • PODCAST: Google's drones

    Apr 15, 2014 | 7 min
    Internet companies are racing to patch their Heartbleed vulnerabilities, at great cost. And legal pot shops are discovering the joys of tax season.
  • PODCAST: Warm reception for retail

    Apr 14, 2014 | 7 min
    Congress is out for recess, but not to play. And a look at France's proposed new rules for workplace messaging after hours.
  • 4-11-14 Mid-day Update - What's so bad about low inflation?

    Apr 11, 2014 | 7 min
    Why are investors suddenly fleeing from stocks? Some at the Fed are worried the inflation rate, around 1 percent, is too low. When it comes to wellbeing, Costa Rica tops the list of countries in Latin America.
  • PODCAST: From bailout to IPO

    Apr 10, 2014 | 7 min
    Will China interfere with efforts to isolate Russia? And, teens are now spending as much on food as clothes
  • PODCAST: Medicare's pay-data dump

    Apr 9, 2014 | 7 min
    We look at what the proposed Time-Warner Cable and Comcast merger will mean for internet users. And a challenger appears in the single-serve coffeemaker market.
  • PODCAST: (Not) talking about pay

    Apr 8, 2014 | 7 min
    Banco Popular is shifting eastward from Los Angeles and Chicago. And looking at giving and taking in the workplace.
  • PODCAST: Tech bubble bursting?

    Apr 7, 2014 | 7 min
    We look at the best and worst states on closing the gender pay gap. And The University of Baltimore is offering a free semester for finishing within four years.
  • PODCAST: March jobs report

    Apr 4, 2014 | 7 min
    U.S. employers hired 12, people in March. And the company behind the food delivery app GrubHub gets ready for its IPO.
  • PODCAST: Fewest first quarter layoffs since 15

    Apr 3, 2014 | 7 min
    A new economic indicator seeks to give the GDP some competition in measuring economic health.
  • PODCAST: Private sector warms up

    Apr 2, 2014 | 7 min
    Microsoft is expected to announce a digital personal assistant akin to Apple's Siri. And Alan Sloan from Fortune Magazine talks tax code.
  • PODCAST: Dealing with high frequency trading

    Apr 1, 2014 | 7 min
    Retail store are looking to get more foot traffic with cell phone charging stations. And Netflix gets Frank Underwood to lobby for them.
  • PODCAST: UN warns of climate change effects

    Mar 31, 2014 | 8 min
    The Senate Finance Committee thinks about bringing back expired tax breaks. And a look at the safety and costs of in vitro births.
  • PODCAST: Bridging the movie language barrier

    Mar 28, 2014 | 6 min
    Obamacare reaches another milestone with 6 million enrollees. And you're not crazy, your office really is giving you headaches.
  • PODCAST: College football to get unions?

    Mar 27, 2014 | 7 min
    The U.S. saw an uptick in GDP. And with 2, tech workers commuting daily from Santa Cruz to Silicon Valley, the city tries to start its own tech hub.
  • PODCAST: Facebook buys Oculus, and its headaches

    Mar 26, 2014 | 7 min
    Orders for durable goods are up. And, the first time in more than a century, Americans are eating more chicken than beef.
  • PODCAST: Disney gets into viral videos

    Mar 25, 2014 | 7 min
    A look at how the Fed measures inflation when deciding to adjust interest rates. And despite inheriting one of the toughest economic environments in years, Millennials are still optimistic.
  • China, the U.S. dollar, and learning to code

    Mar 24, 2014 | 7 min
    In the past two weeks, we've seen the most rapid fall in China's currency in decades.
  • PODCAST: IRS scam

    Mar 21, 2014 | 7 min
    Walmart is putting on a "Black-Friday-like" for gardening and outdoor supplies. And we look at how legalization might affect undocumented workers as part of our series, City of Dreams.
  • PODCAST: Veteran unemployment

    Mar 21, 2014 | 7 min
    Interest rates are up after the new Federal Reserve chair's briefing yesterday. And the Washington monument is reopening, thanks to private money.
  • PODCAST: The dual mandate

    Mar 19, 2014 | 7 min
    The Fed grapples with balancing interest rates and a shrinking unemployment rate.
  • PODCAST: Stress tests and more political ads

    Mar 18, 2014 | 6 min
    Just what we need, right?
  • PODCAST: Markets look past Ukraine

    Mar 17, 2014 | 7 min
    New Cold War? What new Cold War?
  • Midday Update: Is BP back?

    Mar 14, 2014 | 7 min
    Beginning next week, BP will be allowed to bid on leases to drill for oil on government land.
  • PODCAST: Shop 'til you freeze

    Mar 13, 2014 | 7 min
    Despite the cold weather, American consumers still went to the stores.
  • PODCAST: Overtime, overworked?

    Mar 12, 2014 | 7 min
    The White House wants to make more Americans eligible for overtime pay.
  • PODCAST: Nuclear economics, post-Fukushima

    Mar 11, 2014 | 7 min
    It’s been three years since the Fukushima disaster prompted Japan to try weaning itself from nuclear power.
  • PODCAST: Seen at South By

    Mar 10, 2014 | 7 min
    SXSW Interactive is in full swing in Austin, Texas.
  • PODCAST: February jobs report

    Mar 7, 2014 |
    A look at supermarket mergers. And some employers are shifting how they contribute to 41(k) plans.
  • PODCAST: Dell CEO Michael Dell

    Mar 6, 2014 | 7 min
    Dell CEO Michael Dell tells Marketplace his plans to meet future demand. And getting ready for the next unemployment report.
  • PODCAST: Another ACA delay

    Mar 5, 2014 | 7 min
    The makers of the SAT have a new college admissions test. And Americans are drinking less and less orange juice.
  • PODCAST: U.S. sanctions won't hurt Russia

    Mar 4, 2014 | 7 min
    President Obama face an uphill battle in getting more funding for early childhood development. And the Fed takes a more personal approach in New England.
  • Spying on your Yahoo video chats

    Feb 28, 2014 | 7 min
    According to documents, Yahoo webcam chats were intercepted by a British security agency.
  • Your breakfast view will change

    Feb 27, 2014 | 7 min
    The White House changes the look and focus of nutrition labels.
  • The stock market, five years on

    Feb 26, 2014 | 7 min
    If you held onto your stocks at the bottom, things might not be so bad.
  • Bitcoin mystery

    Feb 25, 2014 | 7 min
    Many are expecting Mt. Gox to file for bankruptcy.
  • PODCAST: Freezing our economic output

    Feb 24, 2014 | 7 min
    The winter weather might slow our national GDP.
  • Depending on family for that startup loan

    Feb 21, 2014 | 7 min
    When starting a business, you don't always have to go to a bank to get money.
  • PODCAST: Facebook's bet on WhatsApp

    Feb 20, 2014 | 7 min
    Facebook made one of the most expensive tech acquisitions in recent history.
  • PODCAST: A higher minimum wage

    Feb 19, 2014 | 7 min
    Will raising the minimum wage hurt jobs or reduce poverty? A new report says: both.
  • College debit cards and Chinese taxi cabs

    Feb 18, 2014 | 7 min
    The government looks at the student debit card market.
  • PODCAST: Tennessee car workers reject union

    Feb 17, 2014 | 7 min
    Stimulus woes in Japan put a hamper on the country's recovery. And taking a look at how we value water.
  • President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the agriculturally-rich city of Fresno, Calif.

    Feb 14, 2014 | 7 min
    President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the agriculturally-rich city of Fresno, Calif. to address the state's drought.
  • PODCAST: Cable mega-merger

    Feb 13, 2014 | 7 min
    Comcast is trying to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion.
  • PODCAST: Silicon Galley?

    Feb 11, 2014 | 7 min
    Another Obamacare delay that gives businesses some breathing room. And, the first part of our series on the increasingly isolated culture of the tech industry: Silicon Island.
  • PODCAST: Problems in the U.S. drug pipeline

    Feb 10, 2014 | 7 min
    The U.S. has a new ambassador to China, who'll have to face challenges in getting Chinese and American businesses to play nice. And in New Orleans, learning music by watching the feet.
  • PODCAST: January jobs report

    Feb 7, 2014 | 7 min
    This months jobs report showed unemployment inching down, but fewer jobs were created than expected. And we look at how much personal debt is too much?
  • PODCAST: Layoffs in tech and retail

    Feb 6, 2014 | 7 min
    There big cuts to jobs in the tech industry in January. Meanwhile the Governor of Tennessee wants to make community college in his state free. And European officials are considering new trade agreements with Cuba.
  • PODCAST: What are 'Climate Hubs?'

    Feb 5, 2014 | 7 min
    The Obama administration is set to announce the creation of regional offices called climate hubs today. Also, Twitter is set to release its first earnings report.
  • PODCAST: Matchmaking in Mexico

    Feb 4, 2014 | 7 min
    The new Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker is going on a trade mission to Mexico to find new business partners to match with U.S. companies. And, investing in iPads to help schoolchildren learn carries some costs that may be getting overlooked.
  • PODCAST: Microsoft has a new CEO

    Feb 4, 2014 | 7 min
    Satya Nadella is Microsoft's new chief executive. We look back at Steve Ballmer's tenure as his successor takes over. And where have manufacturing jobs gone?
  • 1-1-14 Mid-day Update - Who will lead Microsoft?

    Jan 31, 2014 | 7 min
    There’s a lot of chatter out there about who will be named as Microsoft’s next CEO. We wondered what sort of advice people -- not just those who know the Fed but regular folks, too -- might have for Janet Yellen, as she becomes the chairwoman of the Federal Reserve. And, this weekend's game is a big opportunity for the pro-pot faction.
  • 1--14 Mid-day Update - Cuba seeks foreign investment

    Jan 30, 2014 | 7 min
    Investors are pulling out of emerging markets, and putting their money into older markets. How much does the Fed have to do with it? A proposal to waive tuition at public universities, but grads will have to "pay it forward." And, Cuba looks for foreign investment.
  • 1-2-14 Mid-day Update - State of the Union as heard from Europe

    Jan 29, 2014 | 7 min
    President Obama focused mostly on domestic issues during his speech last night. How did it go over in Europe? Some say Nintendo needs to ditch the console and focus on games, but Nintendo may still try to save its hardware business. And, the USPS raised the price of stamps by cents last Sunday.
  • 1-28-14 Mid-day Update - White House to raise minimum wage for federal contracts

    Jan 28, 2014 | 7 min
    Previewing tonight's SOTU. The NSA and its British counterpart are sucking up data from some mobile apps. And, there’s a lot of code in the Silicon Valley dress code.
  • 1-27-14 Mid-day Update - Emerging market jitters

    Jan 27, 2014 | 7 min
    Emerging markets are starting off 214 in the worst place they've been in 5 years. A new study says more than half of Americans are fuzzy on the deadline for signing up for health insurance. And, some charter schools see a benefit to pulling students from both sides of the tracks.
  • 1-24-14 Mid-day Update - The legal marijuana industry's banking problem

    Jan 24, 2014 | 7 min
    Banks are reluctant -- or, in most cases unwilling, -- to do business with the marijuana industry. Railroads are shipping less coal, while they're sending packed supply trains to the oil fracking fields of North Dakota. And, less than five months before Brazil's World Cup kicks off, 6 out of 12 venues are still unfinished.
  • 1-2-14 Mid-day Update - Are black people treated differently on Airbnb?

    Jan 23, 2014 | 8 min
    Carl Icahn wants eBay to spin off PayPal, separating the online auction site from the digital payment service. And, researchers say that African-Americans who rent out comparable apartments in similar neighborhoods charge less for their listings than white hosts do.
  • 1-22-14 Mid-day Update - Optimism at Davos

    Jan 22, 2014 | 7 min
    The World Economic Forum kicks off today in the Alpine town of Davos, Switzerland. 5 percent of people who enroll in massive open online courses, or MOOCs, drop out. And, a recent study shows one in 1 job applicants have been rejected because something turned up in their credit history.
  • 1-21-14 Mid-day Update - Oil demand booming

    Jan 21, 2014 | 7 min
    A new IEA report out Tuesday says global oil demand will rise by 1. million barrels per day this year. The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum kicks off this week, in Davos. One of the items on the agenda is inequality. And, the JOBS Act will promote equity investing through crowdfunding.
  • 1-17-14 Morning Report - Surprise! Smoking is a lot worse than we all thought

    Jan 17, 2014 | 7 min
    Hey Smoking, you can add diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis to your list too! Studying abroad in Latin America gets a big boost. And when keeping up with the Jones' means getting your own private water well.
  • The NBA has made it clear -- they want to expand to Europe

    Jan 16, 2014 | 7 min
    Could personal coaches help low-income students graduate? The NBA is looking across the pond. And the current state of state finances.
  • 1-15-14 Morning Report - The Fed -- cash cow or sitting duck?

    Jan 15, 2014 | 7 min
    The long-term unemployed, the NCAA debates paying its student athletes, and the Fed's bond portfolio.

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