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FOREX-Euro stuck near lows, hurt by ECB easing prospects and Ukraine
(Updates prices, adds detail on Latin American currencies). * Speculators add to huge bets against euro. * EU threatens Russia with new trade sanctions.
Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades  USA TODAY
European investors look past Ukraine, focus on ECB  BDlive
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Alibaba's IPO Date September 8 on NYSE
In what could be termed as the world's largest initial public offering (IPO) in years, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is expected to launch its US IPO in the first week of September.
Alibaba IPO planned for week of September 8, report says  CNET
Alibaba to launch US IPO on Sept 8: Report  Delhi Daily News
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Massive biotech office park planned for south Kansas City to seek tax breaks
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Backers of a proposed biotech office park in south Kansas City are preparing to seek tax breaks for the 350-acre project.
Backers of biotech office park seek KC tax breaks  KMBC Kansas City
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Andrea Guerra leaves Luxottica with �45m package
Andrea Guerra will step down as chief executive of eyewear group Luxottica with a �45m exit package after Leonardo del Vecchio, the 79-year-old founder, returned to the frontline of the group he created half a century ago.
Luxottica explored Essilor deal but conditions were not right  Reuters
Luxottica CEO Guerra Departs After Differences With Founder  Bloomberg
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Asia stocks gain on stimulus hopes, Europe flat
BEIJING (AP) - European shares traded mixed in a narrow range Monday as tensions over Ukraine simmered while Asian stock markets mostly rose on expectations of stimulus in China after manufacturing growth slowed in August.
Factory activity in Europe, Asia cools; demand lull a concern  Reuters
Asia stocks gain on stimulus hopes, Europe lower  WJAC Johnstown
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Study finds must Americans working more than 40 hours each week
Does your work week feel longer than 40 hours? It probably is. It turns out most American adults work an average of 47 hours each week, almost a full day more than the "standard" five-day, 9-to-5 schedule.
50% of Americans Say They Work More than 40 Hours Per Week  Utah Policy
Survey: The 40 Hour Workweek is Actually Longer  My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22
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If You Sign a Mortgage in Russia, This Bank Will Lend You a Cat
Russia is currently facing a mortgage market boom, and banks in the region are doing whatever they can to capitalize on the increased interest (pun not intended) in home ownership.
Russian bank offers cats with mortgages  WDSU New Orleans
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Goldman Sachs lent Banco Espirito Santo $835ma month before bail-out
Goldman Sachs lent over �500m to Banco Espirito Santo just a month before the Portuguese government was forced to bail out the crisis-hit bank, it has emerged.
Goldman Sachs Loaned Banco Espirito Santo Funds in July  Bloomberg
Goldman lent $835m to Banco Esp�rito Santo before bailout  Financial Times
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China's Factories Slowing, Surveys Show
SYDNEY, Australia - Growth in China's vast factory sector slackened in August as foreign and domestic demand slowed, surveys showed Monday, stoking speculation that further stimulus measures would be needed to prevent the economy from stumbling.
Lagging capital goods sector slows factory output growth in August  Hindu Business Line
Retreat in China's PMIs heightens calls for policy easing  Business Standard
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Los Angeles, Orange counties Labor Day gas prices lowest since 2010
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County was unchanged today, remaining at $3.835, the lowest for a Labor Day since 2010.
San Diego County gasoline price lowest for Labor Day since 2010  CBS 8 San Diego
Minnesota Gas Prices Down from Last Year
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