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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News happens while you sleep. Marketplace Morning Report gives you a head start on the day. Throughout the morning, host David Brancaccio shares the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make the smartest decisions. And from London, host Anu Anand presents Marketplace Morning Report from BBC World Service to bring you up to speed as the global economy shifts. It's the world perspective you need, from two trusted sources.