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US unemployment rate drops to 5.1 percent
News that the nation's unemployment rate had dropped to its lowest level since early 2008 still leaves economists unsure whether the Federal Reserve has enough ammunition to raise short-term interest rates when it meets this month.
Unemployment rate falls to 5.1 percent, but Americans are not finding pay ...  Washington Post (blog)
Don't fret a Fed rate hike?  USA TODAY
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Eyes on China data, rate meetings
LONDON China's battered stock markets reopen on Monday after a two-day public holiday and before a monthly data dump that could reinforce fears of a hard landing, rattling the global economy.
Investors buckle up for expected drop in China's forex reserves  Daily Times
G-20 Increasingly Concerned About Slowing Chinese Economy  Wall Street Journal
Sunnyvale mobile firm in deal
BlackBerry has agreed to buy Good Technology for $425 million, gaining new mobile-device-management customers while removing one of its competitors in that business.
Bits | BlackBerry to Buy Good Technology, Getting Deeper Into Security  New York Times (blog)
BlackBerry's $425-million Good Technology deal not without concerns  The Globe and Mail
Emera Makes $6.5 Billion Bet on U.S. Power Markets in Teco Deal
Canadian power producer Emera Inc. agreed to buy Florida generator Teco Energy Inc. for $6.5 billion on Friday, marking its biggest acquisition to date and a major shift for the company into U.S.
UPDATE 2-Canada's Emera to buy Teco Energy for $6.44 bln to expand in US  Reuters
Energy company Emera plans to buy Teco Energy for $6.48B  Miami Herald
Who's behind ad campaign against Chipotle?
The Center for Consumer Freedom, says the beef with Chipotle is the restaurant's claim of being GMO-free, antibiotic-free and generally a healthier option than other casual restaurants.
Chipotle fighting 'Chubby Chipotle' ad campaign  Fortune
Chipotle critic turns up heat with 'Chubby Chipotle' ad  Reuters
For Labor Day Drivers, Lowest Gasoline Prices in 11 Years
HOUSTON - Despite the recent tumult in global stock and energy markets, American travelers can count on bargains at the pump this Labor Day weekend, with prices for gasoline at their lowest levels in 11 years.
Gas prices fall as Labor Day approaches  Los Angeles Times
Gas prices lowest in 11 years for Labor Day weekend  WRDW-TV
Jobs growth points to economic resurgence in third quarter
Canada's economy created more jobs than anticipated in August, boosting hopes that the third quarter will return to growth following a technical recession in the first half of the year.
Canada adds jobs in August, but unemployment rate rises  Business Recorder (press release) (blog)
Change text size for the story  London Free Press
Dublin-based Avolon to be a $40bn business after takeover
Dublin-based Avolon is set to become a $40bn (€36bn) business and one of the top three jet-leasing companies in the world after China's Bohai Leasing agreed to pay $7.6bn for the lessor.
Domhnal Slattery set for €30.8m windfall  Irish Examiner
HNA unit to buy Ireland ' s Avolon Holdings for $2.5b  China Daily
McDonald's all-day breakfast might make America's egg shortage worse
Restaurants and food companies have been struggling to get enough eggs following the worst outbreak of bird flu in US history. Photo / Getty.
McDonald's All-Day Breakfast Could Crack Egg Prices  WFMY News 2
How McDonald's All-Day Breakfast May Lead to Higher Egg Prices  East Idaho News
Why Twitter's Most Famous Feature is its Biggest Flaw
As with so many of the technologies that are now part of our digital furniture, one of Twitter's most famous features - the 140 character limit - was incidental and also largely accidental.
Hey, Twitter, is Jack Dorsey going to be CEO or what?  MarketWatch
Twitter board 'begged' Jack Dorsey to be CEO, a new report says (TWTR)