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First up, more on reports that China's central bank is injecting the yuan equivalent of $81 billion dollars into its stumbling economy. The People's Bank of China has not confirmed this but markets are moving on the reports. Plus, we're just learning from the U.S. Census Bureau that the federal poverty rate has fallen, albeit slightly, for the first time since 2006. Last year, 14.5 percent of Americans were officially "poor," down from 15 percent the year before. But a new report out today says far more families are financially insecure. And schools this fall are using data drawn from students in ornate ways. The idea is to personalize education, to figure out which teaching techniques are working and to make school services more efficient. As just one part of our series we're calling "The Quantified Student," Marketplace's Adriene Hill went in search of the data driven...cafeteria.