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German factory orders drop in July
BERLIN (AP) - German factory orders dropped a larger than expected 1.4 percent in July compared to the previous month, dragged down by flagging foreign demand.
German Manufacturing Orders Fall More Than Expected  Nasdaq
Amended: Germany's Factory Orders Decline Most Since January  RTT News
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MarketsNo post-Draghi bounce back for the euro
The European Central Bank chief struck a surprisingly dovish note at his regular press conference, noting that the central bank is not ready to boost its bond-buying programme just yet but dropping huge hints that it wouldn't take much more gloom to ...
FOREX-Dollar drops against yen as stocks fall before US jobs data  Reuters
Asia stocks down as US jobs come into focus  Telegraph.co.uk
From Eggs to Trees, USDA Promotional Programs Controversial
The slogans are familiar: "The Incredible Edible Egg," ''Pork: The Other White Meat," and "Got Milk?" They've all been part of promotional campaigns overseen by the Agriculture Department and paid for by the industries that vote to organize them.
Egg group scrambled over eggless mayo maker  The Times (subscription)
How Big Egg Tried To Bring Down Little 'Mayo' (And Failed)  NPR
Oil prices dip on caution ahead of US jobs data
SINGAPORE Oil prices fell almost 1.5 percent on Friday, as investors turned cautious ahead of U.S. jobs data that is expected to play into the Federal Reserve's decision on the timing of any U.S.
Oil Dips Ahead of US Payrolls  Wall Street Journal
Oil prices retreat as dealers eye US data  RTE.ie
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.
MH370: Further analysis of flaperon could yield vital information  AsiaOne
French confirm Reunion debris from MH370  Malaysiakini (subscription)
Irish aviation firm Avolon bought by China's Bohai for $2.5bn
Irish aircraft leasing firm Avolon Holdings said it agreed to be acquired for about $2.5bn (€2.3bn) by Bohai Leasing, a unit of Chinese aviation and shipping conglomerate HNA Group.
Business Watch  Wall Street Journal
Avolon sold to China's Bohai Leasing  RTE.ie
US job gains seen solid in August, spotlight on Fed
WASHINGTON The U.S. economy likely added jobs at a steady pace in August and the unemployment rate probably fell to a near 7-1/2-year low of 5.2 percent, which could allow a cautious Federal Reserve to consider a September interest rate hike.
Fed's Kocherlakota opposes 2015 fed-fund rate hike  MarketWatch
Wall. St. awaits jobs report  Boston Herald
US Trade Deficit Narrows; More File for Jobless Claims
WASHINGTON - The trade deficit in the United States fell in July to its lowest level in five months as exports rose broadly, signaling underlying strength in the economy despite concerns about a global growth slowdown.
Statistics Canada says trade deficit narrowed to $593 million in July  Toronto Sun
Canada Petro-Economy No More as Cars Surpass Energy  Bloomberg
Labor Day Forecast: Hot, With Heavy Air And Road Traffic
(STMW) - Though the holiday traditionally represents the end of summer, the upcoming Labor Day weekend is expected to be hot—with heavy traffic in the air and on the ground in Chicago and surrounding areas.
Labor Day gas prices dip as travelers hit the road.  Examiner.com
AAA Michigan projects 1.2M to travel over Labor Day weekend  Ledger Gazette
Changes in NNPC signal quick oil sector reforms
Appointed only last month, Ibe Kachikwu has made dramatic changes at the state oil company. The NNPC GMD said that he had started a three-pronged restructuring of the state-owned company that should lead to “a new NNPC” adding that this would entail ...
Nigeria to deploy drones to combat oil theft  Al Jazeera America