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.
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Posted In: Obama, welfare, romney, Ben Bernanke
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: Heathrow, infrastructure
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: Books, Science
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: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, QE2
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: higher education
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.