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.
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. - 
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Corporate earnings season kicks off today with a report from the aluminum maker Alcoa. Analysts will be watching closely for signs of how the U.S. and global economy is faring.

Julia Coronado, chief economist with the investment bank BNP Paribas, joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to share her predictions on what to expect this season from corporate America.

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