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Economy adds 209000 jobs in July. Is Wall Street growing frustrated?
The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, fewer than analysts expected, and the unemployment rate ticked up to 6.2 percent. The July jobs report marked the sixth straight month of more than 200,000 added jobs, but their are signs that growth might be ...
July Jobs Growth Disappoints and Real Unemployment Hangs at 18%  TheStreet.com
First Take: Job gains won't cause rates spike  USA TODAY
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Ford, Toyota Sales Top Estimates in Big Month for SUVs
Strong sport-utility vehicle demand sent Ford Motor Co. (F)'s sales up 9.5 percent in July, exceeding estimates, while Chrysler Group LLC, Nissan Motor Co.
GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan see auto sales zoom in July  Los Angeles Times
US auto sales sizzle in July, helped by discounts  Dallas Morning News
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Shares trim losses, dollar dips after jobs report
PARIS (Reuters) - Shares trimmed losses and the dollar dipped on Friday after the U.S. reported job growth slowed more than expected in July and the unemployment rate unexpectedly rose, easing worries that interest rates will rise soon.
Forex - Dollar turns broadly lower on U.S. nonfarm payrolls  NASDAQ
US Dollar Slips Versus Yen, Euro After Jobs Report  Wall Street Journal
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US Construction Spending -1.8% in June
U.S. construction spending fell sharply in June, reflecting a drop in home and private-sector building and a dramatic pullback by state and local governments.
Construction spending drops 1.8% in June  MarketWatch
Construction spending falls 1.8 percent in June  Daily Item
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Consumer Spending Rose 0.4% in June
WASHINGTON�Consumer spending advanced modestly in June, the latest signal that the economy regained altitude during the second quarter.
US Consumer Spending up 0.4 Percent in June  ABC News
US consumer spending rises, inflation pressures muted  Reuters
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Fed's Fisher sees 'significantly' earlier rate hike
(Reuters) - Stronger U.S. economic data on jobs and inflation have moved the Federal Reserve significantly closer to its first rate hike, making it "very possible" early next year, a top U.S.
Fisher, Plosser push for earlier rate hike  Fox Business
Disagreement surfaces among Fed hawks on when to tighten  MarketWatch
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US Stocks Edge Lower
U.S. stocks edged lower Friday, even after data showed an improving labor market generating little wage inflation. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 23 points, or 0.2%, to 16533 in midmorning trading.
Wall Street flat; weak payrolls soothe rate-hike fears  Reuters
US STOCKS-Futures point to modestly lower open after payrolls  Reuters UK
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Consumer Sentiment Hits Lowest Level Since March
U.S. consumer sentiment edged down in July, while an index of consumer expectations weakened for a third straight month, a survey released on Friday showed.
US consumer sentiment holds in July  The Australian
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Scientific Games to Buy Bally Technologies for $3.3 Billion
Photo. Bally Technologies' slot machines in Macau.Credit Bobby Yip/Reuters. Scientific Games said Friday that it would buy the slot-machine maker Bally Technologies for $3.3 billion in cash.
Scientific Games to Buy Bally Technologies  Wall Street Journal
Why Scientific Games (SGMS) Stock Is Higher Today  TheStreet.com
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P&G to cut up to 100 brands as it streamlines
Procter & Gamble's chief executive AG Lafley has declared that the consumer goods industry is offering people more products than they want as he announced the radical step of cutting up to 100 P&G brands.
Procter & Gamble plans to shed up to 100 brands  Fortune
UPDATE 3-P&G to sell up to 100 brands to revive sales, cut costs  Reuters
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