Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 31, 2012

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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A lot happened while you slept. Marketplace Morning Report® host David Brancaccio explores the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make smart decisions. We've also launched a new series about how machines, robots and algorithms are increasingly entering the workforce. We're looking at what humans can do about it with a new journey to find robot-proof jobs. Read more here.