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US job growth slows, unemployment rate falls to 5.1 percent
WASHINGTON U.S. job growth rose less than expected in August, which could dim prospects of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike later this month, even as the unemployment rate dropped to a near 7-1/2- year low of 5.1 percent and wages accelerated.
US Economy Adds 173000 Jobs; Unemployment Rate Drops Again  New York Times
Employers added 173000 jobs in August  USA TODAY
Washington Post (blog)  
Payrolls Rose 173000 in August; U.S. Jobless Rate Drops to 5.1%
Employers added 173,000 workers in August and the jobless rate dropped to 5.1 percent, a level that the Federal Reserve considers to be full employment.
US Treasurys climb ahead of nonfarm jobs report  CNBC
EconomyUS jobs report: why August is a tricky month  Financial Times
Richmond Fed's Lacker: Case For Rate Increase Strong
The case for the Federal Reserve to raise short-term interest rates this month is strong, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker said Friday morning, though he also said he had not decided whether to support the U.S.
U.S. Stock Futures Maintain Losses as Investors Weigh Jobs Data  Bloomberg
US jobs report: Unemployment rate hits seven-year low of 5.1% - live updates  The Guardian
Shares slide before US jobs data
LONDON World shares slid towards their fourth weekly loss in the last five on Friday, as a boost from a supportive-sounding European Central Bank gave way to caution before U.S.
German factories suffer shock export collapse  Telegraph.co.uk
ECB Stimulus Increase Calls Push German Bonds Higher for 4th Day  Bloomberg
Fewer holiday weekend travelers expected on the roads
The U.S. Travel Association estimates that 4.1 million Americans will stay home rather than travel because they are fed up with the conditions of road and aviation infrastructure.
Low Gas Prices to Put $1.4 Billion in Motorists' Pockets Over Labor Day  NBCNews.com
Brace yourself, Labor Day traffic will be the worst since 2008  MarketWatch
From Eggs to Trees, USDA Promotional Programs Controversial
WASHINGTON - The slogans are familiar: "The Incredible Edible Egg," ''Pork: The Other White Meat," and "Got Milk?
The US government is trying to take down egg-free mayo  Inhabitat (blog)
China Stocks Sink in Hong Kong to Two-Year Low on Mainland Risks
China's stocks slumped in Hong Kong to a two-year low amid speculation mainland shares will decline when trading resumes on Monday after holidays.
Hong Kong stocks close at lowest since July 2013 before US jobs data  Reuters
Hong Kong stocks close at lowest since July 2013  Hindu Business Line
BlackBerry to acquire Good Technology for $425 million
Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd said it would acquire software security provider Good Technology for $425 million in cash.
CompaniesBanker fave Good Technology nabbed by BlackBerry  Financial Times
BlackBerry acquires mobile security company Good Technology for $425M ...  VentureBeat
Bayer plans to list Covestro in fourth quarter
FRANKFURT Bayer's (BAYGn.DE) plastics maker Covestro aims to raise about 2.5 billion euros ($2.8 billion) with an initial public offering in the fourth quarter, sources said, leaving its parent to focus on drugs and pesticides.
Bayer to List Polymer Business Covestro in 4th Quarter IPO  New York Times
Bayer to list Covestro in fourth quarter  Financial Times
Chinese Company to Buy Avolon in $7.6 Billion Deal
HONG KONG - Bohai Leasing of China plans to buy the Irish aircraft leasing firm Avolon in a deal with worth $7.6 billion, the companies said.
Irish aviation firm Avolon sold to China's Bohai Leasing for $2.5bn  Irish Independent
China's Bohai to buy jet lessor Avolon in $7.6 bn deal  Bangkok Post