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U.S. Stocks Fall From Record as Energy Producers Tumble
U.S. stocks fluctuated near a record, after the Standard & Poor's 500 Index had its best month since February, as data showing U.S.
US STOCKS-Wall St little changed after August rally, data  Reuters
Stocks mixed in lackluster trading  USA TODAY
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Dollar General Ready To Pay Top Dollar To Win The Dollar Store War
Family Dollar Stores Family Dollar Stores previously rejected Dollar General Dollar General's takeover bid citing antitrust concerns, but on Tuesday Dollar General has come back with a new effort to win the dollar store war.
Dollar General May Go Hostile on Family Dollar Bid  Boston.com
Family Dollar Confirms Receipt of Revised Unsolicited Proposal from Dollar ...  Businessweek
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US Manufacturing PMI Unexpectedly Rises in August
The U.S. manufacturing expansion revved up in August, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Institute for Supply Management.
Manufacturing Activity Unexpectedly Heats Up in August  Fox Business
US Manufacturing Grows at Fastest Pace in Three Years  Bloomberg
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Charting a bullish September technical backdrop
Consider that the S&P 500 Index and the Nasdaq Composite have already sustained breaks to less-charted territory, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average is challenging resistance at its all-time high.
Market Beat: Stock market at record levels  Tahoe Daily Tribune
Today's DJIA Dow Jones Industrial Average, Nasdaq, S&P 500 stock ...  Learning and Finance
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Halliburton settles Deepwater Horizon claims for $1.1B
Halliburton (HAL) has reached a $1.1 billion agreement aimed at settling most claims filed against the company related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, the oil-field services giant said Tuesday.
Halliburton to Pay $1.1 Billion Over Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill  TIME
Halliburton's to Pay $1.1 Billion for Oil Spill Lawsuits  Businessweek
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US manufacturing soars to 3-year high; construction spending jumps
The pace of growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector rose in August to its highest level since March 2011, according to an industry report released on Tuesday.
U.S. construction spending regains growth in July  GlobalPost
Nonresidential projects push construction spending to largest monthly gain ...  Equipment World Magazine
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NY pension investment gains a boon for governments
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The contribution rates paid by state and local governments for New York's pension fund will go down as the retirement system continues to rebound from the 2008 downturn.
Pension costs for local governments to drop  Politics on the Hudson (blog)
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Risky business: Some analysts, insiders fear auto industry returning to bad ...
FILE - In this Wednesday, May 8, 2013 file photo, a row of new 2013 Ford Fusions are on display at an automobile dealership in Zelienople, Pa.
Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits  Imperial Valley Press
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Dollar jumps after US data; bond prices slump
NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) - The dollar jumped to its highest this year against the yen on Tuesday, lifted by strong U.S. economic data, while the euro slipped to a one-year low on speculation the European Central Bank will move toward looser monetary ...
European stocks waver on QE-launch uncertainty  MarketWatch
QE best way to mend Europe financial fragmentation  Financial Times
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Drought is so bad, change California flag: Group
California's drought is so so severe, says one water conservation group, that it's time to change the state's flag. Source: California Water Foundation.
Nestle's Water-Bottling Activities Amid California Drought Underscore A ...  Mintpress News
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