Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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After a long recession, there's news today that the 17 countries that use the European single currency are growing after a year and a half of contraction. The collective growth rate, annualized, works out to be .3  percent -- not much, but more than expected. It's a key week for retailers. Macy's reports profits this morning, with Wal-Mart and Kohl's following tomorrow. But the company may offer guidance on the key back-to-school shopping period, which started very early this year. Retailers are borrowing a page from the end-of-year holiday shopping playbook. And, a look at a firm that finds companies temporary CFOs.

PODCAST: Business targets the Latino market

It takes two quarters of economic shrinking to be called a recession, but just one quarter of growth to end one. What are some of the strategies businesses are using to respond to the fast-growing Latino market? And what are the challenges? And, quiz time: In which category does the U.S. rank first in the Global Competitiveness Report?

YouTube ads are the new frontier for fraud

Advertising fraud now comes in video form.
Posted In: fraud, online advertising, YouTube

U.S. charges former JPMorgan bankers in 'London Whale' case

The penalty for taking a dangerous risk that shakes financial markets is what, exactly?
Posted In: London Whale, JPMorgan Chase, Securities and Exchange Commission

Quiz: How does the U.S. stack up to other countries in competitiveness?

In which category does the U.S. rank first in the Global Competitiveness Report?
Posted In: competitiveness, quiz, World Economic Forum

The temp agency for CFOs

What does a company do when it's suddenly left without a CFO?
Posted In: executives, temp work, Barclays

Euro zone grows after six quarters of contraction

It takes two quarters of economic shrinking to be called a recession, but just one quarter of growth to end one.
Posted In: Euro Eurozone, Europe

Retailers lure early back-to-school shoppers

It's a big week for retailers, with several releasing earnings reports that will give a glimpse at the strength of the back-to-school shopping season.
Posted In: back-to-school shopping, retail sales

How are businesses cashing in on the Latino market?

What are some of the strategies businesses are using to respond to the fast-growing Latino market? And what are the challenges?
Posted In: Latino community, advertising

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Changing Seasons
Sea Wolf
Bakerman (Soul Clap remix)
Laid Back