The Nokia Lumia 900. Nokia is putting giveaways to the test with free smartphones for first-year students at Seton Hall University.
The Nokia Lumia 900. Nokia is putting giveaways to the test with free smartphones for first-year students at Seton Hall University. - 

A survey of purchasing managers by a financial data firm called Markit showed a slight drop in factory numbers in August. Juli Niemann, analyst at Smith Moore & Company, joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to explain today's manufacturing data and to preview Friday's unemployment figures. Click on the audio player above to hear more.

Correction: The original story misspelled Juli Niemann's first name. The text has been corrected.