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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday April 14, 2014
Apr 14, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday April 14, 2014

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Easter is almost a month later than last year. Big deal, you say, it’s not like it’s Christmas. But stores like Rite Aid and Walgreens have already reported that the late Easter has reduced their front-of-store sales. Sabri looks at how a delayed Easter can be a drag on the economy. Plus: Our trusted representatives leave DC for a two-week recess this weekend. But that doesn’t mean they’re just going to relax on the beach for a fortnight, oh no! There’s work to be done at home, flesh to press and ribbons to cut and babies to kiss and, of course, money to raise. Amy Scott reports on what recess really means for congressional representatives.

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Congress is in the midst of a two-week recess.

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Easter is almost a month later than last year... and so are sales.

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PODCAST: Warm reception for retail

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Congress is out for recess, but not to play. And a look at France's proposed new rules for workplace messaging after hours.

Easter is almost a month later than last year. Big deal, you say, it’s not like it’s Christmas. But stores like Rite Aid and Walgreens have already reported that the late Easter has reduced their front-of-store sales. Sabri looks at how a delayed Easter can be a drag on the economy. Plus: Our trusted representatives leave DC for a two-week recess this weekend. But that doesn’t mean they’re just going to relax on the beach for a fortnight, oh no! There’s work to be done at home, flesh to press and ribbons to cut and babies to kiss and, of course, money to raise. Amy Scott reports on what recess really means for congressional representatives.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC