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FOREX-Euro losses top 1 pct as euro zone prospects dim
... * Euro touches 2-week low vs dollar. * ECB forecasts slower euro zone growth. * U.S. labor, trade data aid dollar (Adds late prices, services industry data).
Stocks gain as European central bank says it's ready to act  Los Angeles Times
US stocks rise, as Europe's central bank promises support  CBS News
The Guardian  
'Certainty' that Reunion debris from MH370, French official says
(CNN) Now even French investigators are convinced: The airplane debris found on Reunion Island in July belonged to vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a top French prosecutor said Thursday.
France confirms wing part from MH370  Sky News Australia
MH370: France says wing part found on Reunion island definitely from missing ...  ABC Online
Weekly Jobless Claims Rise; Trade Deficit Narrows
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.
US trade deficit down 7.4 pct. in July  Fox News Latino
WRAPUP 2-Shrinking US trade gap shows economy's underlying strength  Reuters
AOL Agrees To Acquire Mobile Ad Marketplace, Millennial Media
AOL, the former Internet provider turned media tech company, has just announced they have signed an agreement to acquire mobile advertising company, Millennial Media.
AOL Continues Push to Rival Google and Facebook With Millennial Media Buyout  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Verizon's AOL to Buy Millennial Media for About $250 Million  Bloomberg
Markit Services PMI Revised Higher
U.S. service sector activity continued to expand in August and at a faster pace than initially reported, according to a report Thursday.
US and euro zone business improves, Asia a concern  Reuters
UK services sector shows disappointing growth  Financial Times
Should Twitter lose the 140-character limit or would that be suicide?
Some believe Twitter's 140-character limit is holding it back. But removing it risks losing one of the things that made the service so successful in the first place.
Dorsey Trending As Likely Pick To Be Twitter's Future CEO  CBS Local
Twitter's Next CEO -- Who Should Win the Job?  TheStreet.com
Labor Day Drivers to Enjoy Lowest Gasoline Prices Since 2004
NEW YORK - It has been more than a decade since U.S. drivers paid so little to fuel up for that last road trip of summer. The national average price of gasoline this Labor Day weekend will be its lowest at this time of year since 2004, a result of low ...
Labor Day drivers see lowest gas prices since 2004  KRON4.com
Ohio gasoline prices 13th lowest in the nation, as oil prices creep higher  cleveland.com
US Jobless Claims Rise by 12000
WASHINGTON—The number of Americans seeking first-time unemployment benefits rose last week, though the overall level remained consistent with steady job creation.
Jobless claims rise, but labor market strengthening, say experts  Christian Science Monitor
Applications for U.S. jobless aid rise to still-low 282000  Chicago Tribune
General Mills selling Green Giant brand to B&G Foods for $765 million
General Mills (GIS) plans to sell its vegetable brands Green Giant and Le Sueur to B&G Foods (BGS) for $765 million, General Mills said Thursday.
B&G Foods Agrees to Buy Green Giant and Le Sueur Brands  New York Times
General Mills to Sell Green Giant, Le Sueur for $765 Million -- 3rd Update  Nasdaq
McDonald's all-day breakfast, explained — and debated
McDonald's has had its best idea yet. Or is it the worst? Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. After years of its customers speculating, raising hopes, and embarking on inevitably doomed late-night quests, McDonald's has finally relented.
How McDonald's All-Day Breakfast May Lead to Higher Egg Prices  ABC News
Will McDonald's all-day breakfast lead to egg-stra costs?  CBS News