Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 31, 2012

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As the Republican National Convention wraps up in Tampa, the Democratic National Convention is about to start up in Charlotte. We examine the facts behind an ad attacking changes President Obama supposedly made to the nation's welfare program. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is set to give a big speech at an economic conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Will he give any hints about QE3? And we look at historically black colleges in dire financial situations.

Samsung wins patent battle over Apple in Tokyo

Unlike the US case that covered seven patents, this one covered only one. Apple gets nothing, and the judges ordered it to pay all of Samsung's legal fees, as well.
Posted In: patent wars, apple, samsung

PODCAST: Bernanke speaks, India's economy hits the breaks

The big news of the day is Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's much-anticipated speech at Jackson Hole. Also, we fact-check a misleading campaign ad about welfare.
Posted In: Obama, welfare, romney, Ben Bernanke

Conflicting messages from the Fed in Jackson Hole

Ben Bernanke delivers a highly anticipated speech at an economic conference in Jackson Hole Wyoming.
Posted In: Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve

India's economy slows down

We got word from India this morning that the economy there is dragging. It grew at a rate of just 5.5 percent last quarter, which was the slowest pace in three years.
Posted In: India

Heathrow expansion may be good economics, bad politics

The U.K.'s economy is expected to shrink this year. There are calls for the government to spend more money on infrastructure projects -- including adding another runway at London's Heathrow Airport.
Posted In: Heathrow, infrastructure

How getting a full night's sleep is good for business

We spend a third of our lives doing it -- or at least, we're supposed to. Eight hours a night -- we've been hearing that for years, but come on -- who can do that?
Posted In: Books, Science

Expectations limited for Bernanke's Jackson Hole speech

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is set to give a big speech at an economic conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It's a place with a little bit of Fed history.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, QE2

Some historically black colleges are in financial turmoil

This weekend Howard University and Morehouse College face off in the Nation's Football Classic. The annual game honors historically black colleges and universities at a time when some are struggling to stay afloat.
Posted In: higher education

Did Obama weaken the welfare work requirement?

The GOP charges that the Obama administration has weakened the work requirement that was a key part of the 1996 Welfare Reform Act.
Posted In: welfare

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