Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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.

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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.