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September or Not, Market Says Fed's One-and-Done Until Late 2016
Bill Gross says if the Federal Reserve raises interest rates in September, policy makers are increasingly likely to wait at least six months before a second hike.
Fed vice chair indicates September rate hike still possible  Waterbury Republican American
U.S. Dollar Rises Amid Fed Rate Hike Speculation  RTT News
How long should mothers take off after they give birth?
The announcement that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is planning to take limited time off from work after having twins later this year has re-ignited the debate over how soon new mothers should return to their jobs.
Marissa Mayers Two-Week Maternity Leave Is Bullsh*t  Daily Beast
Back off on Marissa Mayer's maternity leave  CNN
IMF: Impact of China Slowdown Larger Than Expected
China's economic slowdown is having a broader impact on the global economy than originally expected, especially on emerging markets, the International Monetary Fund said late Wednesday.
Near-term growth prospects remain favourable in India: IMF
China impact worse than expected: IMF  Herald Sun
Lost Australian sheep yields 30 sweaters worth of fleece
In this photo provided by the RSPCA/Australian Capital Territory, an overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland is prepared to be shorn in Canberra, Australia, Thursday, Sept.
Australian sheep is unofficially the world's woolliest  Reuters
Overgrown Australian sheep Chris 'breaks world record'  BBC News
Net-a-Porter founder quits in surprise move ahead of takeover
Natalie Massenet, the founder of Net-a-Porter, has quit the online fashion empire she created just weeks before its takeover by an Italian discounter is finalised.
Net-a-Porter Founder Quits Mid-Merger With $153 Million Gain  Bloomberg
FTSE 100 higher, ECB meeting later  BBC News
Lego sales jump on growth in Asia
The colourful bricks are currently produced at the group's headquarters in the Danish town of Billund, and at newer plants in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Mexico.
LEGO goes into space as first-half sales surpass Mattel  Reuters
Elves, Ninjas, Currency, Power Lego Earnings  Wall Street Journal
Brooks back in charge of Murdoch newspapers
Rebekah Brooks has been appointed chief executive of News UK, publisher of 'The Sun', 'The Times' and 'Sunday Times' newspapers.
Rebekah Brooks to return to News Corp  Brisbane Times
Brooks Returns to Murdoch's News Corp. After Hacking Scandal  Bloomberg
EU regulators clear Shell's takeover of BG Group
The European Commission said the transaction would not grant Shell market power in oil and gas exploration, the liquefaction of gas and the wholesale supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG).
EU regulators clear Shell's $70 billion takeover of BG Group  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
ACCC defers decision on Royal Dutch Shell's $US70b BG Group takeover  Sydney Morning Herald
Markets to Eye ECB Forecasts
Every quarter market observers watch the European Central Bank's regular press conference with an even closer eye than usual. In addition to the qualitative comments that ECB head Mario Draghi regularly makes, four times a year he announces the ECB's ...
German Bonds Halt Two-Day Advance Before ECB Policy Decision  Bloomberg
European markets open up ahead of ECB rate call  CNBC
Oil prices fall on surprise US inventory build; equity rally aids
SINGAPORE Oil fell on Thursday on a surprise build in U.S. inventory levels and a firm dollar, but a recovery in Asian shares after Wall Street posted a near 2 percent gain checked losses.
Oil Rangebound with US Jobs Data in Focus  Wall Street Journal
Oil dips in Asia after mixed US report  IBNLive