Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, May 15, 2013

New figures out today from euro zone countries show the European Union's economy has been getting weaker for six straight quarters -- a year and a half of contraction. France was officially in recession. We take you to the continent to find out what it all means. And, seven years ago, Congress passed the Military Lending Act to prevent financial abuse of soldiers. But is it helping? Creative lenders are still finding ways into this lucrative market, and military families continue to fall into high-interest, quick-cash loans.

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Bangladeshi family members hold up portraits of missing relatives as they march demanding the wages of missing workers and the death sentence for the building owner, at the nine-storey building collapse in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka on May 14, 2013.

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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.