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Almond milk, SUV trims and more nuggets from the Beige Book
The big picture from the Beige Book, a collection of anecdotes on the economy produced by the Federal Reserve, is a familiar one: the U.S.
The close: TSX finishes up as investors weigh China, US rate hike  The Globe and Mail
Market turmoil restricts Fed's policy options, says Bill Gross  The Australian Financial Review
Press Examiner  
Wall Street surges as turbulence becomes the norm
Wall Street stocks jumped almost 2 percent on Wednesday in the latest volatile session as investors weighed the impact of a stumbling Chinese economy and global market turmoil on the Federal Reserve's impending decision about when to raise interest ...
Global markets rebound  The Australian
Keeping the Faith: Dow Jumps 290 Points to Fifth Lowest Close of 2015  Barron's (blog)
LIRR: Delays continue but normal service possible by evening rush hour
The Long Island Rail Road is hoping to return to normal service in time for the evening commute after a major service disruption at the peak of the morning rush hour Wednesday.
LIRR delayed by Amtrak signal problems during morning commute  WABC-TV
Natalie Massenet, Net-a-Porter Founder, Announces Departure
LONDON - Natalie Massenet, the founder of Net-a-Porter and the woman who persuaded high fashion that it had a home online, is leaving the British luxury e-commerce group she built, just five months after announcing a merger with its Italian archrival, ...
Net-A-Porter founder quits, will not be on merged group's board  Fortune
The woman who invented luxury e-commerce as we know it is leaving her company  Quartz
Bill to divest state's public pensions from coal heads to Gov. Jerry Brown
Lawmakers in the Assembly gave final approval Wednesday to a measure that would require the state's public pension funds to divest from their holdings in thermal coal.
Lawmakers push public retirement funds to divest from coal  Washington Times
UPDATE 1-Coal divestment bill passes California state legislature  Reuters
Marissa can parent however she wants—as long as she sends one message to ...
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer intends to work through her latest pregnancy. Fine—just reassure workers that they have other options. Looks like I am one of the “armchair nannies” my colleague Dan Primack fretted about in his recent post, “Stop telling ...
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's minimal maternity leave plan prompts dismay  The Guardian
Back off on Marissa Mayer's maternity leave  CNN
US private payrolls rise steadily; productivity revised up
US private employers maintained a steady pace of hiring in August despite recent global financial market turmoil, suggesting that labour market momentum likely remains strong enough for the Federal Reserve to consider an interest rate hike this year.
Wall Street pares gains after weak private jobs data | Reuters  Firstpost
Private-Sector Jobs Rise Modestly in August  Wall Street Journal
Labor Day weekend travel high, gas prices low
To some this weekend is considered the 'last splash of summer' and according to a recent study done by AAA Nebraska, it will be the highest traveling Labor Day weekend since 2008.
Cheap gas expected to lead to heavy Labor Day travel in Georgia, US  The Albany Herald
Holiday weekend expected to boost nation's economy  WWMT-TV
Scrutiny of Security Start-Ups May Signal Shift in Venture Funding
A funny thing happened to Orion Hindawi while he was raising $120 million for his cybersecurity start-up last month: Investors asked him about profits.
Tanium Raises $120 Million, Boosts Valuation to $3.5 Billion  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Tanium funding points to $3.5bn valuation  Financial Times
Southern Co. again goes solar
Want more news? Sign up for free newsletters to get more of the AJC delivered to your inbox. Atlanta-based Southern Company, for the second time this week, announced Wednesday the acquisition of a controlling interest in another California solar farm.
Solar win in coal country shows cheap way to beat blackouts  Mail & Guardian Online
Southern Company subsidiary acquires system's largest solar project  CNNMoney