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US labor market shows some muscle despite slower job growth
WASHINGTON U.S. job growth slowed in August, but the unemployment rate dropped to a near 7-1/2-year low and wages accelerated, keeping alive prospects of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike later this month.
Employers added 173000 jobs in Aug., jobless rates falls to 5.1%  USA TODAY
The August Jobs Report in 10 Charts  Wall Street Journal (blog)
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Slower Job Growth May Give Fed Pause on Raising Rates
The American economy added 173,000 jobs in August, a weaker showing than expected that makes it more likely the Federal Reserve will delay its long-awaited increase in interest rates when policy makers meet in two weeks.
Jobs data heightens market influence on Fed rate call  Financial Times
This is the worst argument for the Fed to raise rates  Washington Post (blog)
Fed's Lacker: Jobs data 'good,' doesn't change outlook for rate hikes
RICHMOND, Va., Sept 4 A top Federal Reserve policymaker said data released on Friday on the U.S. jobs market was "good" and did not change the outlook for monetary policy.
U.S. Stocks Decline as Jobs Report Brings Little Clarity on Fed  Bloomberg
Gold finds lower level after Friday jobs report  MarketWatch
UPDATE 2-BlackBerry to buy rival Good Technology for $425 mln
(Adds quote, detail from conference call, market reaction and context on both companies.) By Allison Martell. TORONTO, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Canada's BlackBerry Ltd said on Friday it will buy rival mobile software provider Good Technology Corp for $425 ...
Tech Five: BlackBerry acquires Good Technology for $425M  USA TODAY
BlackBerry to Buy Rival Good Technology for $425 Million  Bloomberg
Canada Adds Jobs in August
OTTAWA-Canada's economy created more jobs than expected in August but the unemployment rate increased as more people searched for work.
UPDATE 1-Canada adds jobs in August, but unemployment rate rises  Reuters
Canada's Economy Unexpectedly Adds Jobs in August on Services  Bloomberg
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.
China's Bohai to buy jet lessor Avolon in $7.6 bn deal  Bangkok Post
Irish aviation firm Avolon sold to China's Bohai Leasing for $2.5bn  Irish Independent
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 Covestro in fourth quarter  Financial Times
Bayer MaterialScience changes name to Covestro ahead of float  Press Examiner
Labor Day Weekend Gas Prices Lowest in 11 Years
Labor Day gas prices are the lowest in over a decade, giving some relief to drivers who will be hitting the road this weekend for the holiday.
Low Gas Prices to Put $1.4 Billion in Motorists' Pockets Over Labor Day  NBCNews.com
Fewer holiday weekend travelers expected on the roads  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
IMF: China, tumbling commodity prices threaten world economy
WASHINGTON - China's slowdown, volatile financial markets and tumbling raw-materials prices have raised the risks to economic growth around the world, the International Monetary Fund reported Wednesday.
IMF staff warn G20 of increasing downside economic growth risks  Reuters
Lagarde praises government, BI policies  Jakarta Post
Wing panel gives up little data on missing MH370
Australia's top safety investigator has cautioned that a “flaperon” movable wing panel from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 may yield only limited information, despite confirmation from French authorities yesterday that it is from the missing ...
MH370: Further analysis of flaperon needed  Business Standard
Confirmed: Wing Part Is From Missing Malaysian Flight  Discovery News