Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 14, 2013

After a long recession, there's news today that the 17 countries that use the European single currency are growing after a year and a half of contraction. The collective growth rate, annualized, works out to be .3  percent -- not much, but more than expected. It's a key week for retailers. Macy's reports profits this morning, with Wal-Mart and Kohl's following tomorrow. But the company may offer guidance on the key back-to-school shopping period, which started very early this year. Retailers are borrowing a page from the end-of-year holiday shopping playbook. And, a look at a firm that finds companies temporary CFOs.

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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.