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Almond milk, SUV trims and more nuggets from the Beige Book
The big picture from the Beige Book, a collection of anecdotes on the economy produced by the Federal Reserve, is a familiar one: the U.S.
Gross says Fed rate move may be 'too little too late'  OCRegister
Fed's Rosengren: It's Not Clear Whether Conditions For September ...  The Times (subscription)
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China slowdown, market jitters threaten world economy: IMF
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.
Near-term growth prospects remain favourable in India, says IMF  Business Today
IMF staff warn G20 of increasing downside economic growth risks  Reuters
How long should mothers take off after they give birth?
The announcement that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is planning to take limited time off from work after having twins later this year has re-ignited the debate over how soon new mothers should return to their jobs.
Back off on Marissa Mayer's maternity leave  CNN
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's minimal maternity leave plan prompts dismay  The Guardian
US private payrolls rise steadily; productivity revised up
WASHINGTON U.S. private employers maintained a steady pace of hiring in August despite recent global financial market turmoil, suggesting that labor market momentum likely remains strong enough for the Federal Reserve to consider an interest rate hike ...
Rising job numbers boost America on road to recovery  The Times (subscription)
Private sector firms added solid 190000 jobs in August, ADP reports  Arizona Daily Sun
Down $1.2 Trillion, Brazil's Reign Atop Latin America Is Fading
For the past two decades, Brazil has been the indisputable king of Latin American stock markets. At one point a few years ago, its market had gotten so big that it was almost four times larger than that of its nearest rival, Mexico.
Uber increases unemployment and needs regulation, says Brazil's president  The Guardian
UPDATE 2-Brazil halts rate hikes as recession takes hold  Reuters
Net-a-Porter Founder Resigns Suddenly Ahead of Merger
Natalie Massenet, founder and chairman of Net-A-Porter Ltd, pauses during Matthew Lloyd—Bloomberg/Getty Images Natalie Massenet, founder and chairman of Net-A-Porter Ltd, pauses during an interview at the company's head office in London on June ...
PRESS DIGEST- British Business - Sept 3  Reuters
Massenet leaves Net-a-Porter mid-merger  Financial Times
RPT-UPDATE 2-India's slower-than-expected April-June growth boosts rate cut calls
(Repeats story from late on Monday). * June qtr growth 7 pct vs 7.5 pct in March qtr. * Matches China's growth in the same quarter.
Slower-than-expected April-June growth boosts rate cut calls  Zee News
India's GDP growth slows to 7% in Q2  Bangkok Post
Fed report shows autos and housing fueling US growth
Joe Warner fills up his tank at a gas station in Atlanta Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/David Goldman). Posted: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 8:28 pm | Updated: 8:32 pm, Wed Sep 2, 2015.
US economy grew in July and August, Fed reports  Washington Post
Fed's "Beige Book" shows continued expansion of US economy  Fox News Latino
Asian Shares Rise, China Markets Closed for Holiday
Asian markets were mostly higher on Thursday, led by a strong performance in Japanese stocks after U.S. markets restored some stability to a region rocked by volatility.
Wall Street surges as turbulence becomes the norm  Reuters
MarketsMarkets mixed during quiet Thursday session  Financial Times
EU regulators clear Shell's takeover of BG Group
LONDON Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) gained EU approval on Wednesday for its $58 billion acquisition of Britain's BG Group (BG.L), the second of four key markets needed to clear the deal, but faced a slight delay in securing a decision in Australia.
ACCC defers decision on Shell's takeover of BG  The Australian
ACCC defers decision on Royal Dutch Shell's $US70b BG Group takeover  Sydney Morning Herald