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A sampling of U.S. apparel retailers on Thursday reported mixed sales at established stores for the pivotal back-to-school shopping month of August. Consumers tightened their back-to-school budgets for traditional items like clothing while shifting their spending toward big, infrequent purchases such as new vehicles. Mall traffic was not quite as robust this season.

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The European Central Bank left its interest rates unchanged on Thursday as recent data suggest that economic recovery is continuing, albeit at a sluggish pace, while lower oil prices, stronger euro and the Chinese slowdown pose risks to the outlook. The Governing Council, led by ECB President Mario Draghi, kept the refinancing rate at a record low 0.05 percent, following the meeting in Frankfurt.

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Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., announced her support for the nuclear agreement with Iran on Wednesday, giving President Barack Obama the votes needed to sustain a veto of a resolution of disapproval.

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The lack of jitteriness created by the volatility in the Chinese market could help Wall Street sustain the upward move on Thursday. The Chinese market is closed until Monday on account of the military parade held to commemorate Japan's defeat in the World...

Barbaramikulski-090215.jpg Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., announced her support for the nuclear agreement with Iran on Wednesday, giving President Barack Obama the votes needed to sustain a veto of a resolution of disapproval.
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IMF-090315.jpgThe International Monetary Fund said strong mutual policy action is needed to lift growth, as transition in China and lower commodity prices pose downside risks to global economic outlook. "Risks are tilted to the downside, and a simultaneous realization of some of these risks would imply a much weaker outlook," the lender said in a note prepared ahead of the G-20 finance ministers meeting.
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The UK market was trading notably higher on Thursday afternoon, ahead of the interest rate decision from the European Central Bank later in the day, after Eurozone private sector growth improved more than estimated in August. Final data from Markit showed the final composite output index rose to 54.3...
Here is a quick summary of the earnings reported after the bell on September 2. Catalent Inc (CTLT) Q4 net earnings were $153.7 million or $1.22 per share compared with $27.2 million or $0.36 per share last year. Adjusted earnings for the quarter were $0.61 per share compared with $1.01 per...
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Sincerely Nuts Inc. of Brooklyn, New York, is recalling raw macadamia nuts due to potential contamination with the harmful Salmonella bacteria. The problem came to light when a routine testing by a contracted private laboratory revealed the presence of Salmonella in the 2 lb. packages of Sincerely Nuts Macadamia Nuts (Raw) Whole and Sincerely Nuts Macadamia Nuts (Raw) Unsalted Halves and Pieces. More
One national guard member was killed and around hundred members of the security forces protecting Ukraine's parliament were wounded in attacks by protesters who surrounded the House while the lawmakers gave initial approval to a bill granting more autonomy...
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xiaomi-090315.jpg Xiaomi Corp., nicknamed the "Apple of China" is planning to launch laptops, a report by Bloomberg said. The Chinese brand has been pausing a direct challenge to major smart phone brands in Asian markets in the recent years. It has planned to win over China, India and Brazil markets those together would account for one third of the worldwide sales.
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