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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Aug 14, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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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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How are businesses cashing in on the Latino market?

Aug 14, 2013
What are some of the strategies businesses are using to respond to the fast-growing Latino market? And what are the challenges?

Retailers lure early back-to-school shoppers

Aug 14, 2013
It's a big week for retailers, with several releasing earnings reports that will give a glimpse at the strength of the back-to-school shopping season.

Euro zone grows after six quarters of contraction

Aug 14, 2013
It takes two quarters of economic shrinking to be called a recession, but just one quarter of growth to end one.

The temp agency for CFOs

Aug 14, 2013
What does a company do when it's suddenly left without a CFO?

Quiz: How does the U.S. stack up to other countries in competitiveness?

Aug 14, 2013
In which category does the U.S. rank first in the Global Competitiveness Report?

U.S. charges former JPMorgan bankers in 'London Whale' case

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Aug 14, 2013
The penalty for taking a dangerous risk that shakes financial markets is what, exactly?

YouTube ads are the new frontier for fraud

Aug 14, 2013
Advertising fraud now comes in video form.

PODCAST: Business targets the Latino market

Aug 14, 2013
It takes two quarters of economic shrinking to be called a recession, but just one quarter of growth to end one. What are some of the strategies businesses are using to respond to the fast-growing Latino market? And what are the challenges? And, quiz time: In which category does the U.S. rank first in the Global Competitiveness Report?

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.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC