May 11, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about the failed $6.3 billion merger between Staples and Office Depot; the possible impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff; and what department store earnings can tell us about our economy. 

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The relationship between department store earnings and the economy

May 11, 2016
What do department store earnings reports tell us about the broader economy?

Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the first CARE packages sent to Europe

May 11, 2016
On May 11, 1946, war-torn Europe received its first batch of U.S. CARE packages.
President Harry S. Truman became one of the organization's first donors when he purchased 100 CARE packages for Europe in May 1946.
CARE

World Economic Forum looks to tech for African growth

May 11, 2016
Experts gather in Rwanda's capital to discuss how tech can spur Africa's economy.
Digital tech is spurring development in sub-Saharan Africa, but there could also be some drawbacks.
SEYLLOU/AFP/Getty Images

Germany pays people to use electricity

May 11, 2016
Department store earnings, CARE packages, and negative power prices in Germany.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about the failed $6.3 billion merger between Staples and Office Depot; the possible impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff; and what department store earnings can tell us about our economy. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC