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Fed vice chair in spotlight as markets seek rate hike clues
Stanley Fischer says “the economy is returning to normal,” and he wouldn't rule out an interest rate hike by the Fed next month.
Fed says rate hike next month hinges on market volatility  Reuters
Fed's Fischer: 'haven't made decision yet'  Sky News Australia
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Focus turns to US data as China slowdown looms
NEW YORK After a dizzying two weeks that saw a rapid plunge and rebound in equity prices, investors are looking forward to a week of economic data that may provide clarity on the likelihood of a near-term U.S.
Chinese 'Mini-Stimulus Package' May Be Coming, Ex-PBOC Adviser Says  Wall Street Journal
Wild week for markets ends quietly | Reuters  Firstpost
Brazil falls deep into recession
Its currency is plummeting, unemployment is rising, its stock market is down 20% from a year ago and its president, Dilma Rousseff, has an 8% approval rating -- the lowest since 1992 when Brazil's president was impeached.
Brazil's GDP posts second consecutive contraction  Washington Post
Dilma Rousseff vs Left vs Right  The Indian Express
Consumer Anxiety in China Undermines Government's Economic Plans
BEIJING - In recent days, an advice column has circulated widely on China's most popular social media phone app. Titled “Guide on Safe Passage Through the Economic Crisis,” it is aimed at young Chinese urban professionals.
What's in Store for Stocks in the Coming Week  TIME
Positive view amid China slowdown  Irish Examiner
Twitter Sets Modest Goals to Diversify Workforce
Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees.
Seeking diversity, Twitter plans to boost female employment by one ...  Los Angeles Times
Twitter Sets Goals for Increasing Workforce Diversity  Voice of America
Watch Boeing's Portable Laser System Knock Drones Out of the Sky
Why take a shotgun to the drone hovering over your back yard when you could train a tactical laser system on it? Boeing showed off one such weapon this week, demonstrating the device's ability to taking down unmanned vehicles in a handful of seconds.
News from the Future: Drones with frickin' lasers on their heads  SuperSite for Windows
Secretary of Defense unveils $75-million investment in Silicon Valley venture
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter landed Friday at Moffett Federal Airfield for his second appearance in Silicon Valley in four months to reassure technology industry leaders that the Pentagon views their work as vital to the future of national defense ...
UPDATE 1-Pentagon teams up with Apple, Boeing to develop wearable tech  Reuters
Pentagon, Silicon Valley Partner to Pursue Flexible Tech  Wall Street Journal
NYC yellow cabs get their own hailing app
The app, which is set to launch in early September in New York City, will allow riders to hail yellow cabs from their phones -- a first for the iconic taxis.
NYC's Taxis Finally Launch an App to Compete With Uber  Wired
NYC taxis to compete with Uber  CNET
Russian Rocket Launches Inmarsat Satellite
LONDON—A Russian Proton rocket on Friday launched an Inmarsat IMASY -8.43 % PLC spacecraft to put the British satellite operator on a course to begin operating a global network of high-bandwidth satellites by year-end.
Inmarsat launches third satellite to complete fast global internet  Financial Times
Russia launches Proton rocket with British satellite  The News International
Oxford Dictionary Adds New Words
OKLAHOMA CITY -. It might be time to toss your old dictionary. It may be NBD (no big deal), but others are calling Oxford Dictionary's newest words awesomesauce.
New words in the dictionary? Awesomesauce!  CNN
Why should 'manspreading' be just for men?  The Guardian