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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, September 7, 2012

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August's unemployment numbers are out today. Next week, all eyes turn to the Fed, which will detail its next big move, small move, or… no move. A University of Chicago study shows grandparents are giving more financial support and providing more babysitting help in recent years. The San Antonio school district started making its lunches healthier with a goal of fighting obesity -- and it's making money. And when it comes to home insurance, read the fine print.

PODCAST: August jobs numbers, grandparents providing more

August's unemployment numbers are out today. Next week, all eyes turn to the Fed, which will detail its next big move, small move, or… no move. A University of Chicago study shows grandparents are giving more financial support and providing more babysitting help in recent years. The San Antonio school district started making its lunches healthier with a goal of fighting obesity -- and it's making money. And when it comes to home insurance, read the fine print.

Obama adviser Alan Krueger on the August jobs report

The chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers talks about the president's plans for the future.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

U.S. adds 96,000 jobs in August, unemployment drops to 8.1%

The August jobs numbers come below expectations, though the unemployment rate drops to 8.1 percent.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Ford to expand into Europe

Ford Motor Company has announced plans to introduce more models into Europe, including the iconic Mustang. The timing seems strange -- Ford is expected to lose more than a billion dollars in Europe this year.
Posted In: Ford

Insured see climbing rates, as coverage declines

Consumer advocates say there's a trend in the home insurance industry to lower coverage in order to keep rates from increasing too much.
Posted In: home insurance

After Europe's bond move, all eyes on the Fed

The European Central Bank says it will buy sovereign bonds to prop up ailing economies. What will the Federal Reserve do next week?
Posted In: Federal Reserve

The ultimate safety net: Grandparents

New surveys show grandparents are providing financial support to grandchildren even when it hurts their retirement savings.
Posted In: grandparents, spending, Saving, Retirement

Healthier lunches helps school budgets

Schools in San Antonio found that when they replaced fatty foods on their lunch menu with healthier options, they sold more lunches and made more money.
Posted In: school lunches, obesity

Waiting for the big jobs report

August job creation may have been good. But it's not clear any improvement can change voters' minds now.
Posted In: Jobs

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Mishaps Happening
Quantic
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