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Job Market Shows New Gains, but Pace Eases
A recent job fair in Philadelphia. The average monthly gain in payrolls across the country has been above 200,000 for the last six months.
First Take: Job gains won't cause rates spike  USA TODAY
US job growth cools, unemployment rate rises to 6.2 percent  Reuters
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Gold Rises Most in Two Weeks on Jobs Data, Rate Outlook
Gold prices rose the most two weeks after U.S. employers added fewer workers than forecast last month, increasing pressure on the Federal Reserve to maintain lower interest rates.
US Dollar Slips Versus Yen, Euro After Jobs Report  Wall Street Journal
Dollar Drops After US Nonfarm Jobs Gains Trail Forecast  Bloomberg
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US Consumer Spending up 0.4 Percent in June
U.S. consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three months in June, providing momentum for the economy going into the second half of the year.
US consumer spending rises, inflation pressures muted  Reuters
Consumer Spending in US Rose in June by Most in Three Months  Businessweek
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Ford Sales Top Estimates, as Chrysler, Nissan Fall Short
Chrysler Group LLC's and Nissan Motor Co. reported U.S. sales for July that rose less than estimates as analysts predicted a strong month for the industry.
GM up 9% as Caddy slips; SUVs power Ford and Chrysler  USA TODAY
Chrysler's July sales rise 20% as automaker outperforms industry  Detroit Free Press
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US Stock Futures Drop Ahead of July Jobs Report
U.S. stock index futures were sharply lower on Friday amid investor caution ahead of the July payroll report and its implications for interest rate policy.
US STOCKS-S&P500 index posts worst fall since April; indexes down for July  Reuters
S&P 500 posts worst day since April  Independent Online
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Fisher, Plosser push for earlier rate hike
Two top Federal Reserve officials known for their hawkish policy views said Friday they believed the U.S. economy was ready for interest rate hikes sooner than many expect, with one saying he thought rate hikes should start this year.
Disagreement surfaces among Fed hawks on when to tighten  MarketWatch
Fed's Plosser Says Low-Rate Pledge Not Needed as Growth Rebounds  Bloomberg
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Alibaba invests $120 mln in Kabam in latest US deal
Alibaba joins a roster of Kabam investors that includes Google Ventures, Warner Bros. and Intel, among others. E-mail Print · Sonali Basak · Mail Me · Tweet · Tweet.
China in its hands: Kabam signs $120 million publishing deal with Alibaba  Pocket Gamer.Biz
Kabam partners with Alibaba, gets $120M in funding  VatorNews
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Scientific Games Buys Bally Technologies for $3.3 Billion
Scientific Games Corp. (SGMS) agreed to acquire Bally Technologies Inc. (BYI) for about $3.3 billion, excluding net debt, buying up a bigger rival as consolidation in the slot-machine industry accelerates.
Scientific Games to Buy Slot Machine Maker Bally for $3.3 Billion  New York Times
Scientific Games to Buy Bally Technologies  Wall Street Journal
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Markit final July US manufacturing PMI slips to 55.8
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. manufacturing lost some momentum in July after hitting an almost-two year high in June, according to the final purchasing managers index released by Markit on Friday.
China's factories spring to life as global trade reawakens  Reuters
Polish PMI Contracts First Time in 13 Months, Backs Easing  Businessweek
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Russia has reserves to ride out sanctions - assuming no panic
... * Russian reserves are fifth largest in the world. * Reserves cover maturing foreign debt three times over. * But sharp drop could accelerate capital flight.
Citigroup Cuts Exposure to Russia By 5.3%  Wall Street Journal
An economic cold wind -- if not war -- can be felt in Europe  CNN
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