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Central banks falling short of 2 pct. inflation target
WASHINGTON - Is 2 percent inflation too high to reach? The Federal Reserve and European Central Bank have been striving to generate a small dose of inflation - around 2 percent annually, just enough to spur more spending and income but not so much ...
FOREX-Dovish ECB puts euro on the defensive, dollar awaits payrolls  Reuters
Dovish ECB puts euro on the defensive, dollar awaits payrolls  Economic Times
Gas prices to be lowest for Labor Day in 11 years
With stock markets hitting some major bumps recently, cheap gasoline should provide Americans a far smoother ride this Labor Day weekend and the likely prospect of $2 pump prices by Christmas.
Labor Day Forecast: Hot, With Heavy Air And Road Traffic  CBS Local
Late Labor Day dampens some travel  Cecil Whig
Fed's Kocherlakota Again Argues Against Raising Short-Term Rates This Year
NEW YORK—Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota again argued on Thursday against any move by the U.S.
What to expect from the US Fed on interest rates: 7 Q&As  Financial Express
Wall. St. awaits jobs report  Boston Herald
French investigators confirm wing part is from Flight 370
PARIS - French investigators have formally identified a washed-up piece of airplane debris found in July on a remote island in the Indian Ocean as part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 that disappeared more than a year ago with 239 people ...
French Prosecutor Confirms Airplane Part Found in Reunion Belongs to MH370 ...  Wall Street Journal
Paris Prosecutor Says Reunion Part Belonged to Flight MH370  Bloomberg
China Stocks Sink in Hong Kong to Two-Year Low on Growth Concern
China's stocks slumped in Hong Kong to a two-year low as mainland markets remained closed. The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index lost 2.4 percent to 9,077.54 at the lunch break in the city as developer China Vanke Co.
China, Hong Kong Battle to Scoreless Draw in World Cup Qualifier  Press Examiner
Against all odds, Hong Kong hold China to 0-0 draw in World Cup qualifier ...  South China Morning Post (subscription)
Statistics Canada says trade deficit narrowed to $593 million in July
OTTAWA -- Growth in Canadian exports helped shrink the country's trade deficit in July, boosting the case that the economy is on track for growth in the second half of the year.
US Trade Deficit Narrows; More File for Jobless Claims  New York Times
WRAPUP 2-Shrinking US trade gap shows economy's underlying strength  Reuters
Report says Virginia ranks 30th in solar power
RICHMOND - Virginia ranks 30th among the states in solar-electricity capacity and should do more to promote the clean energy, solar supporters said Thursday.
Renewable energy bill far from perfect, experts say  The Desert Sun
LETTERS: NV Energy's proposed rate structure unfair to rooftop solar ...  Las Vegas Review-Journal
Amazon buys streaming start-up Elemental
Amazon has announced a deal to buy a start-up that tailors traditional television broadcasts for the vast array of internet-linked devices used for streaming video.
Amazon buys Portland video company for reported $500M  The Seattle Times
Amazon Web Services snaps up video solutions startup Elemental Technologies ...  SiliconANGLE (blog)
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
Nigeria to deploy drones to curb oil theft
Putin urges investors to invest in Russia's Far East
Russian President Putin delivers speech during opening ceremony of MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky. Photo: Reuters.
Vladimir Putin urges investors to invest in Russia's Far East  Economic Times
US, Russian Leaders Mull Creation of Intl Anti-Terrorism Coalition - Putin  Sputnik International