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There's a Humvee replacement on the way
Humvees have served the US military since 1984, but a new vehicle has stepped up to take its place. By Jeff Glucker, MotorAuthority August 29, 2015.
Pentagon Taps Oshkosh to Build Next Humvee  PPP
Photo via Oskhosh Defense  VICE News
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China's economic judders bring questions – and opportunity
The collapse in Chinese markets has brought into focus a question that Western nations have been grappling with since the 2008 financial crisis: how much, if anything, stock markets have to do with the real economy.
Focus turns to US data as China slowdown looms
Global stocks climb as US growth offsets China fears  The Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog)
Why Saudi Arabia won't cut oil production
Nine months after OPEC decided to leave its production target unchanged and pursue market share instead of trying to prop up prices, the group is facing a set of complex problems and decisions going forward.
Arab OPEC Producers Brace for Oil Weakness for Rest of 2015  NDTV
Freeport-McMoRan Inc (FCX) Shares Fall With Drop In Copper And Oil Prices
Citigroup noted that Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE:FCX) shares have fallen with the drop in copper and oil prices, and the company has responded by cutting capital expenditure to mitigate the revenue impact.
Freeport-McMoRan Given "Buy" Rating at Deutsche Bank (FCX)  WKRB News
Freeport Pays Its Dues As Icahn Arrives  Wall Street Journal
Brazil president and the Peter Principle
Protesters thronged Brazil's cities on August 16 demanding the impeachment of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, narrowly elected to a second term just last October, but not one of them made any reference to the Peter Principle.
Brazil 2016 savings target hinges on tax hike
Brazil Recession: GDP Plunges 1.9 Percent in Second Quarter  New York Times
Twitter sets modest goals to diversify its workforce
Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees.
Twitter Setting Modest Goals to Improve Diversity  Northern Californian
Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce  Phys.Org
Minneapolis Fed President Against Raising Interest Rates
Although most Federal Reserve presidents around the country are confident that interest rates will increase across the country, Minneapolis president Narayana Kocherlakota says that raising interest rates could hurt the economy.
RBI governor cautions US Fed against raising rates  Times of India
Fed vice chair in spotlight as markets seek rate hike clues  San Mateo Daily Journal
Syngenta may seek partners, JVs after product review -chairman in paper
ZURICH Aug 29 Syngenta AG may seek partners to help improve its product lineup after a thorough review in the wake of a rebuffed takeover approach from Monsanto Co, the agrichemicals group's chairman told a Swiss newspaper.
Some Syngenta Shareholders Unhappy After Monsanto's Bid Was Rejected  Wall Street Journal
Third time unlucky for Monsanto's Hugh Grant  Financial Times
Watch Boeing's Laser Shoot a Drone Out of the Sky
"Watch the silent, invisible laser suddenly ignite the vehicle." No, that's not the opening line of a summer sci-fi blockbluster.
Boeing's laser canon burns drones in seconds  domain-B
Boeing's New Compact Laser Cannon Is Designed To Shoot Down Drones  Gizmodo Australia
UPDATE 3-Scotiabank energy-sector bad loans climb; profit tops estimates
(Adds CFO comments, updates shares). By John Tilak. TORONTO Aug 28 (Reuters) - Bank of Nova Scotia, which reported a quarterly profit that beat market expectations on Friday, said bad loans in the energy sector climbed as the oil price selloff took a toll.
Scotiabank sees gains in international operations profit  The Globe and Mail (subscription)
Scotiabank energy-sector bad loans climb; profit tops estimates  Reuters Africa