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'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.
French investigators confirm wing part is from MH370  TVNZ
Wing part definitely from MH370: France  Toronto Sun
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Stocks gain as European central bank says it's ready to act
NEW YORK - U.S. stocks were slightly higher Thursday, helped by comments from European Central Bank policymakers, who said they were willing to provide more stimulus to the region's economy, if needed.
Market Drifts as Global Turbulence Appears to Ease  New York Times
ECB live: Dovish Draghi drives down the euro after promising more QE 'if ...  Telegraph.co.uk
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 to acquire Millennial Media, a mobile ad firm, for about $250 million
The deal furthers AOL's position in programmatic mobile advertising. AOL announced on Thursday that it will acquire Baltimore-based Millennial Media MM 31.82% , a mobile advertising company, for $1.75 per share or about $250 million.
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 service sector growth 'slows'  BBC News
UPDATE 2-B&G to buy General Mills' Green Giant frozen foods business
... * B&G to also buy General Mills' Le Sueur canned vegetables unit. * Deal valued at about $765 mln. * B&G shares rise as much as 14 pct (Adds details, analyst and B&G CEO comments, shares).
General Mills selling Green Giant brand to B&G Foods for $765 million  USA TODAY
B&G Foods Agrees to Buy Green Giant and Le Sueur Brands  New York Times
Landmark Flintstone House drops onto the Bay Area for-sale market like a boulder
The Hillsborough, Calif., home known as the Flintstone House for its boulder-like appearance has come on the market at $4.2 million.
California 'Flintstone House' is on the market for $4.2 million  USA TODAY
"Flintstones House" Hits Market $4.2 Million  Comicbook.com
How McDonald's All-Day Breakfast May Lead to Higher Egg Prices
McDonald's Egg McMuffin and other morning items that will be available all-day starting Oct. 6 may put pressure on already high egg prices and short supplies, experts said.
Will McDonald's all-day breakfast lead to egg-stra costs?  CBS News
Skyrocketing egg prices caused by bird flu will strain McDonald's as ...  New York Daily News
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
Gas prices dip below $2 going into Labor Day weekend
Doug McDonough/Plainview Herald The price for regular unleaded gasoline at several local stations dropped to $1.99 per gallon on Wednesday afternoon, which is the lowest price since late February.
Ohio gasoline prices 13th lowest in the nation, as oil prices creep higher  cleveland.com
Labor Day travel to involve 35.5M Americans, AAA forecasts  Orlando Sentinel