Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange at the end of the trading day on April 2, 2013 in New York City.

The aluminum maker Alcoa kicked off corporate earnings season last night with a better than expected report. Alcoa kept its forecast steady at 7 percent growth in aluminum demand this year.

Juli Niemann, analyst with Smith, Moore & Company, joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to discuss the latest earnings reports and what they signal about the economy. 

About the author

Juli Niemann is executive vice-president for research and portfolio management with Smith, Moore and Company.

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