Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday May 15, 2014

Food prices are rising but shoppers have settled into a recessionary habit of frugality and are unwilling to pay more for food. How do retailers, stuck between higher prices from their suppliers and a frugal client base, fix their pricing strategy? What other tools are at their disposal in the hunt for profits? Plus, the Navy is providing members of submarine crews with very expensive tablets that do little but let you read pre-loaded books. On a submarine, with little room for a library, not a bad idea maybe.

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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.