Sep 7, 2012

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…

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Waiting for the big jobs report

Sep 6, 2012
August job creation may have been good. But it's not clear any improvement can change voters' minds now.

Healthier lunches helps school budgets

Sep 7, 2012
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.

The ultimate safety net: Grandparents

Sep 7, 2012
New surveys show grandparents are providing financial support to grandchildren even when it hurts their retirement savings.

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

Sep 7, 2012
The European Central Bank says it will buy sovereign bonds to prop up ailing economies. What will the Federal Reserve do next week?

Insured see climbing rates, as coverage declines

Sep 7, 2012
Consumer advocates say there's a trend in the home insurance industry to lower coverage in order to keep rates from increasing too much.

Ford to expand into Europe

Sep 7, 2012
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.
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U.S. adds 96,000 jobs in August, unemployment drops to 8.1%

Sep 7, 2012
The August jobs numbers come below expectations, though the unemployment rate drops to 8.1 percent.

Obama adviser Alan Krueger on the August jobs report

Sep 7, 2012
The chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers talks about the president's plans for the future.
A recruiter (R) talks with a job seeker during the National Career Fairs' San Francisco South Career Fair in San Mateo, Calif.
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PODCAST: August jobs numbers, grandparents providing more

Sep 7, 2012
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…

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.

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