Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 23, 2012

Notes from a Fed meeting earlier this month were released yesterday and they seem to indicate more stimulus is on the way. The presidential race is heating up and this morning President Barack Obama's campaign announced it's going to start taking campaign donations via text message. Elsewhere today, GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney unveils his energy plan at a campaign stop in New Mexico. And while the Chinese economy shows some signs of slowing, not that everyone is suffering. Workers at state-run companies in China receive not just good salaries, but all kinds of perks -- from mortgage payments to fancy cars.

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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.