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ECB's Draghi: It Ain't Easy Ahead of the Fed
Whatever it takes: Mario Draghi's refrain hasn't yet lost its power to soothe frayed investor nerves. The European Central Bank president didn't use that exact formulation on Thursday, but following August's stock-market stumbles and growing fears ...
GLOBAL MARKETS-Euro falls on ECB outlook; stocks, oil rise  Reuters
Stocks Gain; Europe's Central Bank Ready to Boost Stimulus  New York Times
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French Prosecutor Confirms Airplane Part Found in Reunion Belongs to MH370 Flight
PARIS—A top French prosecutor confirmed on Thursday the airplane debris that recently washed ashore on the French island of Reunion came from the Malaysia Airlines' missing Boeing BA 0.95 % 777.
France says wing part found on Reunion island definitely from MH370  Reuters
'Certainty' that Reunion debris from MH370, French official says  CNN
Jobless claims rise, but labor market strengthening, say experts
Applications for unemployment benefits rose to 282,000 last week, higher than economists expected, but lower on average for the 23rd week in a row, a sign typical of a strengthening labor market.
Jobless Claims in U.S. Rose More Than Forecast Last Week  Bloomberg
US Jobless Claims Rise by 12000  Wall Street Journal
Jobs Report Could Seal the Deal on Rates
Clarity on what the Federal Reserve will do on rates has been in short supply. Friday's jobs report could change that. In early August, 82% of economists in The Wall Street Journal's monthly forecasting survey thought the Fed's policy-setting committee ...
3 Ways Friday's Jobs Report Could Affect Interest Rates  TIME
Most workers actually making LESS than 5 years ago  CNBC
US trade deficit lowest in five months
The US trade deficit with the rest of the world fell to a five-month low in July, official figures show. It declined 7.4% to $41.9bn, compared with $45.2bn in June, the US Commerce Department said.
WRAPUP 2-Shrinking US trade gap shows economy's underlying strength  Reuters
US trade deficit drops to $41.9 billion in July  Financial Express
Verizon's AOL buying Millennial Media for $250M
Verizon Communications Inc.'s AOL has agreed to buy mobile-ad company Millennial Media Inc. for about $250 million. The $1.75-a-share offer is a 31 percent premium to Millennial's price at Wednesday's close.
AOL Continues Push to Rival Google and Facebook With Millennial Media Buyout  Wall Street Journal (blog)
AOL's Millennial Media deal highlights rise in automated ad buying  The Guardian
Markit Services PMI Revised Higher
U.S. service sector activity continued to expand in August and at a faster pace than initially reported, according to a report Thursday.
US services sector expands at fastest pace since May  Channel News Asia
UPDATE 1-UK growth set to slow after services sector gauge hits two-year low  Reuters
General Mills selling Green Giant brand to B&G Foods for $765 million
General Mills (GIS) plans to sell its vegetable brands Green Giant and Le Sueur to B&G Foods (BGS) for $765 million, General Mills said Thursday.
UPDATE 2-B&G to buy General Mills' Green Giant frozen foods business  Reuters
B&G Foods Agrees to Buy Green Giant and Le Sueur Brands  New York Times
Diodes to Buy Pericom Semiconductor for $400 Million
Diodes Inc. DIOD 7.51 % has agreed to buy Pericom Semiconductor Corp. PSEM 37.36 % for about $400 million, including the company's cash, creating a semiconductor company with $1 billion in annual revenue.
Pericom Semiconductor Corp. Soars on Acquisition by Diodes Inc.  Motley Fool
Pericom Semiconductor Corporation: Diodes Incorporated to Acquire Pericom ...  The Wall Street Transcript
Twitter's Next CEO -- Who Should Win the Job?
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Twitter (TWTR - Get Report) has been under constant pressure from shareholders to name a full-time CEO since Dick Costolo resigned nearly three months ago.
Twitter is feeling pressure to name a new CEO  Fortune
Twitter asked former Cisco executive to be its next CEO  Press Examiner