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US private payrolls rise steadily; productivity revised up
WASHINGTON U.S. private employers maintained a solid pace of hiring in August despite recent global financial market turmoil, suggesting that labor market momentum likely remains strong enough for the Federal Reserve to consider an interest rate hike ...
Survey: US Businesses Hired at Steady Pace in August  ABC News
Private Sector Jobs Rise 190000 in August, ADP Report Says  Wall Street Journal
Los Angeles Times  
US Productivity Increased at Fastest Pace Since 2013
WASHINGTON—U.S. worker productivity grew much more than initially thought in the second quarter, reflecting a bounce back in economic activity following a slow start to 2015.
Worker productivity in Q2 revised up to 3.3%, labor costs fall  USA TODAY
US second-quarter productivity strongest in one-and-a-half years  Reuters
US Banking Industry Earnings $43 Billion in Second Quarter, FDIC Says
WASHINGTON—U.S. bank earnings hit a high in the second quarter, a show of strength in a steadily recovering economy. The U.S. banking industry earned $43 billion in the second quarter, a 7.3% increase from the same period a year ago, the Federal ...
US bank earnings up 7.3 percent in 1st Qtr  Washington Post
U.S. Banks Posted Record Profits in Second Quarter, FDIC Says  Bloomberg
TABLE-US July factory orders rise 0.4 pct
Sept 2 U.S. Commerce Department seasonally adjusted data on U.S. factory orders, shipments and unfilled orders. ORDERS-PCT CHANGES: July June May New Orders 0.4 2.2 -1.1 Ex-Transportation -0.6 0.6 -0.1 Ex-Defense -0.2 2.2 -1.2 Manufacturing with ...
US factory orders edge up 0.4 percent in July  Washington Post
US factory orders edge up 0.4 percent in July as business investment shows ...  Fox News
News Corp Confirms Return of Rebekah Brooks in Top Role
News Corp, Rupert Murdoch's media empire, has confirmed that Rebekah Brooks is back at the top spot in London more than a year after she was acquitted of charges in a hacking scandal that shocked the U.K.. The New York company said Wednesday that ...
News Corp confirms Rebekah Brooks return to run British newspapers  Reuters
Brooks to resume as News UK CEO on Monday  Financial Times
Amazon expands instant-order Dash button program
Amazon's goal of being the go-to source for purchases in the home took another step forward Wednesday with the addition of gum, trash bags, probiotic supplements and more to its list of instant-order products available through the Dash button.
Amazon adds more Dash buttons after rollout  Washington Post
Amazon Dash: We tried it so you don't have to  Christian Science Monitor
Signal Problems Snarl Long Island Commuters in NY
The Long Island Rail Road suspended service into and out of New York Penn Station early Wednesday, disrupting morning commutes for thousands of riders.
Power Failure Snarls Long Island Rail Road Service  New York Times
Long Island Rail Road Suspends Trains in and Out of Penn Station ...  Newsweek
Scrutiny of Security Start-Ups May Signal Shift in Venture Funding
SAN FRANCISCO - A funny thing happened to Orion Hindawi while he was raising $120 million for his cybersecurity start-up last month: Investors asked him about profits.
US cyber security firm Tanium valued at $3.5 billion  Reuters
What volatility? This start-up is worth $3.5 bln  CNBC
Bill Gross: Fed tightening now could create self-inflicted instability
Bond guru Bill Gross, who has long called for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, said on Wednesday that U.S. central bankers may have missed their window of opportunity to hike rates earlier this year and doing so now could create “self ...
Bill Gross: Fed tightening cycle could create self-inflicted financial ...  Reuters
MarketsBill Gross: On elephants, snails, and the Fed  Financial Times
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer pregnant with twin girls
Marissa Mayer plans to take a brief break from her Yahoo job instead of the full 16 weeks of paid leave given to mothers. Photograph: Michel Euler/AP.
Yahoo CEO's big news may cause ripple effects for company  The Hindu
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer sparks maternity leave debate among working moms as ...  New York Daily News