APM: Marketplace Mid-Day UpdateAuthor: American Public Media
13 Dec 2018

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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    09/04/2017: Americans aren't using those vacation days

    There are reports that President Trump plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which has given hundreds of thousands of young immigrants a reprieve from deportation. We'll look at how recipients have been preparing, along with the role of immigration in Arizona's economy. Afterwards, we'll discuss how many Americans — especially millennials — aren't using their vacation days, and then explore the rise of Asian-inspired night markets in Southern California.

  • Posted on 04 Sep 2017

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    09/01/2017: Is it going to be difficult to find a lawyer in Harvey's aftermath?

    The U.S. created 156,000 jobs in August, while the unemployment rate ticked up to 4.4 percent. The verdict? We're doing OK — not that great, not that bad. Chris Low, the CEO of FTN Financial, joins us to help sort through all the numbers. Afterwards, we'll look at a new Texas law that tilts the scales a bit back towards an insurance company if you get in a fight with one.

  • Posted on 01 Sep 2017

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    08/31/2017: How crowdfunding is changing disaster relief

    Hurricane Harvey has caused up to $190 billion in damage, according to some estimates. That would make it the costliest natural disaster in the country's history. Diane Swonk, CEO of DS Economics, joins us to talk about Harvey's economic impact and how cleanup could affect the country's GDP. Afterwards, we'll chat with analyst Pavel Molchanov about the state of the United States' fuel infrastructure, and then look at how crowdfunding has changed disaster relief.

  • Posted on 31 Aug 2017

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    08/30/2017: "This government is nothing but dysfunctional"

    Hurricane Harvey may have an effect on gas pumps that aren't anywhere near Texas. With oil refineries shutting down production, we'll take a look at how much gas prices across the country could rise. Afterwards, we'll discuss whether Trump will still go through with a government shutdown if he doesn't get funding for his U.S.-Mexico wall, and then talk about 21st Century Fox's decision to stop showing Fox News in Britain.

  • Posted on 30 Aug 2017

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    08/29/2017: Why investors are pulling billions out of mutual and exchange-traded funds

    Mutual and exchange-traded funds focused on U.S. stocks are seeing billions of dollars flow out. Are investors just happy about the money they've already made, or are they noticing something in the underlying U.S economy? Macropolicy Perspective's Julia Coronado is here to explain what could be going on. Afterwards, we'll chat with energy fellow Ed Hirs from the University of Houston about Texas' refineries, and then talk about the FDA's decision to crack down on companies peddling fraudulent stem cell treatments.

  • Posted on 29 Aug 2017

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