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  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7:09 a.m. EDT Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 7:09 AM ET

    Dollar General lifts offer for Family Dollar to about $9.1 B, willing to divest more stores US manufacturing likely expanded at slightly faster pace in August, economists forecast US construction spending expected to rebound in July after big June decline $2.4 billion Revel casino shuts its doors, just over 2 years after hopeful opening Survey: Foreign companies in China feel' targeted' by regulators Select Income REIT to expand portfolio with $2.7 B acquisition of Cole Corporate Income Trust South America's elusive LulzSecPeru hackers embarrass politicians with dumped emails Stocks mostly higher as dollar gains against yen, euro; Japan wages data also buoys Nikkei Too much austerity?

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:51 a.m. EDT Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 6:51 AM ET

    Dollar General lifts offer for Family Dollar to about $9.1 B, willing to divest more stores US manufacturing likely expanded at slightly faster pace in August, economists forecast US construction spending expected to rebound in July after big June decline $2.4 billion Revel casino shuts its doors, just over 2 years after hopeful opening Survey: Foreign companies in China feel' targeted' by regulators South America's elusive LulzSecPeru hackers embarrass politicians with dumped emails Stocks mostly higher as dollar gains against yen, euro; Japan wages data also buoys Nikkei Too much austerity?

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:50 a.m. EDT Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 6:50 AM ET

    Dollar General lifts offer for Family Dollar to about $9.1 B, willing to divest more stores US manufacturing likely expanded at slightly faster pace in August, economists forecast US construction spending expected to rebound in July after big June decline $2.4 billion Revel casino shuts its doors, just over 2 years after hopeful opening Survey: Foreign companies in China feel' targeted' by regulators South America's elusive LulzSecPeru hackers embarrass politicians with dumped emails Stocks mostly higher as dollar gains against yen, euro; Japan wages data also buoys Nikkei Too much austerity?

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:38 a.m. EDT Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 6:39 AM ET

    Dollar General lifts offer for Family Dollar to about $9.1 B, willing to divest more stores US manufacturing likely expanded at slightly faster pace in August, economists forecast US construction spending expected to rebound in July after big June decline Survey: Foreign companies in China feel' targeted' by regulators South America's elusive LulzSecPeru hackers embarrass politicians with dumped emails Stocks mostly higher as dollar gains against yen, euro; Japan wages data also buoys Nikkei Too much austerity?

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:23 a.m. EDT Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 6:23 AM ET

    US manufacturing likely expanded at slightly faster pace in August, economists forecast US construction spending expected to rebound in July after big June decline Survey: Foreign companies in China feel' targeted' by regulators South America's elusive LulzSecPeru hackers embarrass politicians with dumped emails Stocks mostly higher as dollar gains against yen, euro; Japan wages data also buoys Nikkei Too much austerity?

  • HONG KONG, Sept 2- Hong Kong shares finished flat for a third session on Tuesday, but recovered from session lows after major indexes in China's market reached fresh highs this year. The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong was up 0.1 percent, recovering from earlier losses of 1.4 percent.

  • European shares inch up early; Luxottica drops Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 4:03 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.3 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.4 pct. Shares in Italian luxury eyewear maker Luxottica bucked the trend as it fell 1.9 percent after long-term CEO Andrea Guerra stepped down following rifts with Chairman and founder Leonardo Del Vecchio and as the group overhauled its top management structure.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 2- Shanghai shares closed at their highest in 15 months on Tuesday as investors bet funds freed from last week's initial public offering subscriptions, selecting stocks expected to benefit from state firm reforms and the coming equity link between Shanghai and Hong Kong.

  • European shares edge up; Luxottica falls Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 3:10 AM ET

    PARIS, Sept 2- European shares rose in early trade on Tuesday, bouncing within a recent tight range as investors await the European Central Bank's policy decision later this week before chasing stocks higher. Shares in Luxottica bucked the trend as it fell 1.9 percent after the Italian luxury eyewear maker overhauled its top management structure.

  • TOKYO, Sept 2- Japan's Nikkei share average ended at a seven-month high on Tuesday in active trade as the yen slipped to a seven-month low against the dollar, sending exporters higher on hopes of a boost to earnings. A planned cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also supported sentiment, traders said.

  • Shares mostly rise while dollar gains on euro, yen Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 2:11 AM ET

    TOKYO— World stocks were mostly higher Tuesday as investors awaited central bank meetings later this week in Europe and Japan as well as U.S. employment figures. KEEPING SCORE: In early European trading, Britain's FTSE 100 gained 0.3 percent to 6,845.33 while Germany's DAX rose 0.9 percent to 9,568.19.

  • *Palladium hovers near 13-1/ 2 yr high on Ukraine crisis. Spreadbetters expected an effectively flat open for Europe, with Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAX forecast to open about 0.1 percent higher.

  • *HSBC slips after UK fund manager dumps shares. HONG KONG, Sept 2- Hong Kong shares fell to three-week lows on Tuesday weighed down by profit-taking, while the Chinese onshore markets eked out slim gains thanks to outperforming port and liquor stocks.

  • JGBs weaken on Nikkei's rise, less-robust 10-year sale Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 12:17 AM ET

    TOKYO, Sept 2- Japanese government bond prices dropped on Tuesday, initially pressured by a weaker yen and stronger equities and extending the declines after the results of 10- year sale came in slightly below expectations. The dollar rose to a high of 104.79 yen, its highest level since January, while the Nikkei stock average surged 1.5 percent.

  • TOKYO, Sept 2- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a 4-1/ 2- week high on Tuesday morning as the yen slipped to a seven-month low against the dollar, sending exporters higher on hopes of a boost to earnings.

  • *Palladium hovers near 13-1/ 2 yr high on Ukraine crisis. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan lost 0.2 percent. The index managed to carve out gains on Monday, brushing aside the Ukraine crisis and a downbeat China manufacturing survey.

  • *Novartis boosts drugmakers on new drug prospects. LONDON, Sept 1- European shares edged higher to trade near a recent one-month peak on Monday, with mergers and acquisitions speculation surrounding British broadcaster ITV helping media stocks and Novartis leading drugmakers.

  • Asia stocks mostly higher, wages data boosts Japan Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 4:45 AM ET

    LONDON— Ahead of a raft of economic developments this week, financial markets started the week on a lackluster note Monday as Wall Street was closed for the Labor Day holiday. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares closed up 0.1 percent at 6,825.31 while Germany's DAX rose the same rate to 9,479.03.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 1- China shares rose on Monday as gains in defence and media firms helped to offset a lower-than-expected official Purchasing Managers' Index that added to signs of softness in the economy. Defence stocks were the key outperformers again after Friday, bolstered by President Xi Jinping's comment that China will spur military innovation.

  • *Macau gaming sector weak ahead of August data. HONG KONG, Sept 1- Chinese shares rose on Monday, with defence and media names leading the gains, shrugging off a lower-than-expected official Purchasing Managers' Index that added to signs of softness in the economy. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong was off 0.3 percent.