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First Take: Job gains won't cause rates spike
If you're one of the people who has been predicting a spike in interest rates, you're going to be just as wrong this month as you have been for the past five years.
July Jobs Growth Disappoints and Real Unemployment Hangs at 18%
US Adds 209000 Jobs in July, Unemployment Rate at 6.2%  Fox Business
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Ford, Toyota Sales Top Estimates in Big Month for SUVs
Strong sport-utility vehicle demand sent Ford Motor Co. (F)'s sales up 9.5 percent in July, exceeding estimates, while Chrysler Group LLC, Nissan Motor Co.
US Auto Sales Sizzle in July, Helped by Discounts  ABC News
GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan see auto sales zoom in July  Los Angeles Times
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Forex - Dollar turns broadly lower on U.S. nonfarm payrolls - The dollar turned broadly lower against the other major currencies on Friday, as the release of disappointing U.S.
US Dollar Slips Versus Yen, Euro After Jobs Report  Wall Street Journal
Stocks slip after US jobs data; dollar dips  BDlive
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Construction spending drops 1.8% in June
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - Spending on U.S. construction projects fell by 1.8% in June, with the decline coming almost entirely in commercial projects, the government said Friday.
U.S. Construction Spending Falls 1.8% in June  NASDAQ
Construction Spending Drops 1.8%  Transport Topics Online
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Consumer Spending Rose 0.4% in June
WASHINGTON�Consumer spending advanced modestly in June, the latest signal that the economy regained altitude during the second quarter.
U.S. Consumer Spending Up 0.4% in June  NASDAQ
Consumer spending up 0.4% in June  USA TODAY
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US Consumer Sentiment Edges Down to 81.8 in July
A measure of U.S. consumer confidence slipped in July although it remained at levels signaling further gains in consumer spending.
US consumer sentiment edges down to 81.8 reading in July reflecting lower ...  Fox News
Consumer Sentiment Hits Lowest Level Since March  Fox Business
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Fed's Fisher sees 'significantly' earlier rate hike
(Reuters) - Stronger U.S. economic data on jobs and inflation have moved the Federal Reserve significantly closer to its first rate hike, making it "very possible" early next year, a top U.S.
Fisher, Plosser push for earlier rate hike  Fox Business
Disagreement surfaces among Fed hawks on when to tighten  MarketWatch
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Procter & Gamble to Drop Up to 100 Brands
Procter & Gamble, the world's largest manufacturer of consumer products, has decided to cut up to 100 brands from its arsenal in a move that will allow the company to focus more on a core group of lucrative staples like Tide, Gillette and Gain.
P&G to cut up to 100 brands as it streamlines  Financial Times
Procter & Gamble plans to shed up to 100 brands  Fortune
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Scientific Games to Buy Bally Technologies for $3.3 Billion
Photo. Bally Technologies' slot machines in Macau.Credit Bobby Yip/Reuters. Scientific Games said Friday that it would buy the slot-machine maker Bally Technologies for $3.3 billion in cash.
Scientific Games to Buy Bally Technologies  Wall Street Journal
Why Scientific Games (SGMS) Stock Is Higher Today
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Florida back to school sales tax holiday runs through August 3
Florida Governor Rick Scott Announces Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday in �It's Your Money Tax Cut Budget.� Will you be shopping during this weekend's sales tax holiday?
Sales tax holidays: Great for companies, loathed by economists  Washington Post (blog)
South Carolina begins its sales tax holiday today  Charlotte Observer
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