Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, October 11, 2012

Macy's is opening its doors to Toys 'R' Us -- the toy retailer will set up shop in two dozen stores for the holiday season. The Agriculture Department is scheduled to release its latest estimates for this year’s corn and soybean crops this morning and is forecasting the smallest corn and soybean harvest since 2004. We have reached debate night number two of the presidential race, and there's a good bet the strength or weakness of our economic recovery is going to play a starring role. How does today's economic recovery stack up to those in the past?  

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"Mitik" the orphaned baby walrus, who goes by Mit, arrives today at his new home at Brooklyn's New York Aquarium.
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Producers look at a television screen while testing lighting on stage the day before the vice presidential debate at Centre College October 10, 2012 in Danville, Kentucky.
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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.