Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 13, 2012

The last three months in China were the worst for the country's economic growth since early 2009 -- so what's going wrong? In St. Louis, the Stand Your Ground Law is coming under the spotlight, as the National Rifle Association holds its annual convention. We talk to L.A. Times consumer columnist David Lazarus about what to do when you are caught in an emergency at work. And where in the world should a savvy investor be looking to put their money this year?  

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China's Chongqing Municipality Communist Party Secretary Bo Xilai walks as he arrives for a meeting at The Great Hall Of The People on March 9, 2012 in Beijing, China.
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Wells Fargo reported a $4.2 billion profit this morning.
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This photo taken on April 12, 2012 shows a Chinese laborer working at a construction site in Hefei, in eastern China's Anhui province. China said on April 13 its economy grew by 8.1 percent in the first three months of 2012, its slowest pace in nearly three years, as domestic demand fell and Europe's woes curbed business activity.
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A scale model of the RMS Titanic sits on display at the opening of the 'Titanic at 100: Myth and Memory' exhibition on April 10, 2012 in New York City.
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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.