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  • *Caterpillar falls after broker downgrade. *Microsoft drags down S&P 500. It was an okay jobs report, but there's worry about China going into the weekend, "said John Augustine, chief investment officer, Huntington Trust in Columbus, Ohio.

  • *Next week's USDA report in view. WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Sept 4- Chicago wheat edged higher after touching a five-year low on Friday, and corn also inched up as investors covered short positions in both grains after recent declines. The modest bounce for grains was due after recent lows, as traders tried to avoid selling too aggressively before next Friday's monthly...

  • *Caterpillar falls after broker downgrade. *Microsoft drags down S&P 500. It was an okay jobs report, but there's worry about China going into the weekend, "said John Augustine, chief investment officer, Huntington Trust in Columbus, Ohio.

  • *Caterpillar falls after broker downgrade. Sept 4- U.S. stocks were down in afternoon trading on Friday as a mixed August jobs report did little to quell investor uncertainty over whether the Federal Reserve will increase rates by mid-September. "With this jobs report, in which below-expectation job creation in August is offset by several factors- including a...

  • The deal is expected to be signed in Paris in December. "Some countries have a GDP per capita of more than $20,000, others have just $400," India's chief negotiator Ravi Prasad told The Associated Press. China and India say the industrialized countries have a historical responsibility for climate change because they've released the most emissions over time,...

  • *Next week's USDA report in view. WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Sept 4- Chicago wheat edged higher after touching a five-year low on Friday, and corn steadied as investors covered short positions in both grains after recent declines. The modest bounce for grains was due after recent lows, as traders tried to avoid selling too aggressively before next Friday's monthly U.S....

  • *Caterpillar falls after broker downgrade. Sept 4- U.S. stocks fell in late morning trading on Friday as a mixed August jobs report did little to quell investor anxiety over the timing an interest rate increase. "With this jobs report, in which below-expectation job creation in August is offset by several factors- including a lower unemployment rate, prior...

  • *Caterpillar falls after broker downgrade. Sept 4- Wall Street opened lower on Friday as investors assessed August jobs data, which showed that fewer-than-expected jobs were added to the economy even as unemployment rate dropped to its lowest in more than seven years. The report underscored the U.S. economy's steady recovery in the face of volatile global...

  • MISSOULA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota speaks before a Town Hall open forum- 0100 GMT. LONDON- Swedish Riksbank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley speaks at Deutsche Bank's headquarter in London on the Swedish central bank's latest report- 0930 GMT. ANKARA- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 3- U.S. wheat futures sank to multi-year lows on Thursday, weighed down by ample supplies and weak demand for U.S. exports, traders said. The Chicago Board of Trade reported heavy deliveries against expiring wheat and corn contracts on Wednesday evening, reflecting the easy availability of supplies on the cash market. Egypt's government buyer...

  • Europe's migrant and refugee crisis in photos Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 2:18 PM ET
    Migrants, including thee men from Benin, who had arrived by train to Germany sit on cots while waiting to register at a center for migrants at a facility of the German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) on August 31, 2015 in Rosenheim, Germany.

    People displaced by wars in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan are fleeing to Europe, where leaders are divided over how to handle the influx.

  • PARIS— French investigators have formally identified a washed-up piece of airplane debris found in July on a remote island in the Indian Ocean as part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 that disappeared more than a year ago with 239 people aboard. Malaysian authorities had already declared that the wing fragment was from the jet that went missing en...

  • NEW YORK— A painting of a female nude by Amedeo Modigliani that caused a scandal nearly a century ago is going on the auction block for the first time ever. It was among a series of female nudes created for his friend and dealer Leopold Zborowski. It's been exhibited at major museums around the world including New York's Museum of Modern Art.

  • PARIS— More than 1,000 tractors— and a few cows— descended on Paris on Thursday in a boisterous protest by farmers who blocked highways to express their anger over falling prices for their goods and high taxes. Andie Le Mellionnec, 59, has run a dairy farm in western France for 40 years. Sporting a red hat, traditional to his home region of Brittany, and a Breton flag as a...

  • US Muslims hope new billboards reclaim Islam's message Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 12:05 AM ET

    The New York- based Islamic Circle of North America has erected 100 billboards over the summer that feature statements such as: "Muhammad believed in peace, social justice, women's rights" and "Muhammad always taught love, not hate; peace, not violence." They are in cities including Boston; New York; Phoenix; San Diego; El Paso and Austin, Texas; Memphis, Tennessee;...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 15 Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    PARIS- French Finance Minister Michel Sapin holds a press conference- 0500 GMT. AOMORI, Japan- Bank of Japan board member Takahide Kiuchi speaks in Aomori- 0130 GMT. MISSOULA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota speaks before a Town Hall open forum- 0100 GMT.

  • European shares gain, China moves and U.S. data help Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 10:23 AM ET

    *China intervention helping calm market jitters- traders. LONDON, Sept 2- European equities gained on Wednesday after a volatile start to the week, drawing support from brokerage measures in China to invigorate the country's battered markets and from expectations of policy-easing by major central banks. "Possible actions by some central banks such as China...

  • BONN, Germany, Sept 2- National plans for limiting greenhouse gas emissions fall short of tough action needed to slow climate change under a United Nations agreement due in Paris in December, European researchers said on Wednesday. The national plans are meant as the building blocks of a Paris accord due to be reached at a summit from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11.

  • *China intervention helping calm market jitters- traders. *Alstom up on report GE deal set for green light. China, the epicenter of worries over the global growth outlook, enjoyed a late market recovery after nine Chinese brokerages pledged to buy more than 30 billion yuan of shares, according to the China Securities Journal.

  • JAKARTA, Sept 2- Indonesia will pledge to increase its commitments on cutting greenhouse gas emissions growth by 29 percent by 2030, the environment and forestry minister said on Wednesday, but giving few details on how this would be done. Indonesia, ranked third in the amount of land covered by tropical forests and the world's top palm oil producer, is likely to...