Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday August 14, 2014
Aug 14, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday August 14, 2014

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Some not so great economic news out of Europe: gross domestic product for the second quarter is out this morning for the Eurozone, and across the board, economic growth was flat. Germany, Europe's largest economy, contracted in the second quarter by .2 percent and France saw economic growth flatline. Speaking of GDP, here at Marketplace, we talk a lot about different economic indicators employment numbers, retail sales, consumer spending, etc. Here's one that caught our interest, though. Bankruptcies are down -- at their lowest level since 2008. That sounds like good news, right? Not so.

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Why that backache could really be all in your head

Aug 14, 2014
Behavioral health issues can cost employers billions.

End of the reel for old-school movie film?

Aug 14, 2014
Digital projection is a tough sell to arthouses and discount theaters.

Is Wal-Mart rethinking its business approach?

Aug 14, 2014
How will Wal-Mart's socially-responsible initiatives fit with its corporate goals?

PODCAST: Now playing in digital

Aug 14, 2014
Europe's GDP, addressing employee mental health, and switching movies to digital.
Alicia Bowers threads the leader of a film into a projector at the Parkway Discount Cinema in Warner Robins. The Parkway Discount Cinema is closing, rather than go through the costly conversion to digital projection.
Grant Blankenship

California could stay dry enough to make food pricier

Aug 14, 2014
Over the long term, the state may not have the water it needs to farm this much.

Some not so great economic news out of Europe: gross domestic product for the second quarter is out this morning for the Eurozone, and across the board, economic growth was flat. Germany, Europe’s largest economy, contracted in the second quarter by .2 percent and France saw economic growth flatline. Speaking of GDP, here at Marketplace, we talk a lot about different economic indicators employment numbers, retail sales, consumer spending, etc. Here’s one that caught our interest, though. Bankruptcies are down — at their lowest level since 2008. That sounds like good news, right? Not so.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC