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A survey of purchasing managers by a financial data firm called Markit showed a slight drop in factory numbers in August. Juli Niemann, analyst at Smith Moore & Company, joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to explain today's manufacturing data and to preview Friday's unemployment figures. Click on the audio player above to hear more.

Correction: The original story misspelled Juli Niemann's first name. The text has been corrected. 


About the author

Juli Niemann is executive vice-president for research and portfolio management with Smith, Moore and Company.


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