Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday May 15, 2014

Food prices are rising but shoppers have settled into a recessionary habit of frugality and are unwilling to pay more for food. How do retailers, stuck between higher prices from their suppliers and a frugal client base, fix their pricing strategy? What other tools are at their disposal in the hunt for profits? Plus, the Navy is providing members of submarine crews with very expensive tablets that do little but let you read pre-loaded books. On a submarine, with little room for a library, not a bad idea maybe.

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A lot happened while you slept. Marketplace Morning Report® host David Brancaccio explores the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make smart decisions. We've also launched a new series about how machines, robots and algorithms are increasingly entering the workforce. We're looking at what humans can do about it with a new journey to find robot-proof jobs. Read more here.