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  • Check on small business growth     Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    Martin Mucci, Paychex CEO, explains why the small business jobs report is showing mixed results for employment growth in August.

  • Race for cholesterol drugs     Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 8:17 AM ET

    A new class of drugs which aim to lower levels of LDL are being pursued by multiple pharma companies and it could be a $10 billion market. Leonard Schleifer, Regeneron CEO, discusses what is known about bad cholesterol, and competition in the space.

  • Siegel not worried     Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 8:03 AM ET

    Jeremy Siegel, Wharton School Professor of Finance, shares his view of the U.S. economy and market trends.

  • *Dollar touches 105 yen for first time since January. LONDON, Sept 2- The euro slumped to a fresh one-year low against a broadly strong dollar on Tuesday on persistent speculation that the European Central Bank will introduce more aggressive monetary easing.

  • As world blows up, Obama takes solace in the economy Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 7:35 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    President Obama is finding some measure of solace on the domestic front while a number of crises rage abroad.

  • ISLAMABAD, Sept 2- Anti-government protests that have gripped Islamabad since mid-August could throw off course economic reforms Pakistan promised to deliver in return for an IMF bailout, senior officials said, raising the risk of a sovereign rating downgrade.

  • Countdown to jobs     Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    Looking ahead to the parade of economic data this week, including jobs and manufacturing numbers, with Michelle Meyer, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and Michael Ryan, UBS.

  • LONDON, Sept. 2- Burger King may have taken a lot of flack in the past week for a deal that should curb its U.S. tax bill but in many ways it is consistent with the burger chain's aggressive tax-reduction strategies in recent years. They say it will allow Burger King to avoid paying some U.S. taxes.

  • RBA keeps rates steady, says China housing a concern Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 12:36 AM ET

    As widely expected, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) on Tuesday left its key cash rate at a record low of 2.5 percent, where it's been since August of last year, and suggested rates will stay on hold for a while.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sep 16 Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 10:16 PM ET

    LONDON- UK Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander delivers speech setting out' his vision for Scotland to remain as an integral and full member of the United Kingdom' at Chatham House. MADRID- Central Bank of Peru Governor Julio Velarde speaks about monetary policy and macroeconomic stability at an event devoted to promoting investment in the country.

  • John Rutledge, Chief Investment Strategist at SAFANAD, expects the U.S. to see a raft of upbeat data this week that will confirm a strengthening job market and strong growth.

  • Europe confronts impact of its policies as economic recovery fades Alibaba IPO comes with unusual business structure that is price of admittance to China growth With Wall Street closed for Labor Day, markets around the world drift China manufacturing growth slowed in August on sluggish global demand for exports Euro slips to near 1- year dollar low amid ongoing economic weakness and Ukraine uncertainties New round of Ukraine talks opens with rebels backing off from full independence $2.4 B Revel Casino Hotel begins its shutdown after just over 2 years in Atlantic City Heineken sells Mexican packaging business to Crown for $1.23 billion India Prime Minister Modi wins pledges of support from Japan government, industry Greece rules out new cuts ahead of Paris talks with bailout inspectors

  • The truth about this week’s biggest market mover Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Are investors finally ready to hear good news about the economy? Maybe we're about to find out.

  • Breaks sought for proposed biotech office park Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 1:26 PM ET

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Backers of a proposed biotech office park in south Kansas City are preparing to seek tax breaks for the 350- acre project. Whitney Kerr Sr., a longtime Kansas City area broker who worked to assemble the land, said the tax break is needed to bring research firms, clinical trial facilities and similar biotech operations to the site.

  • BERLIN, Sept 1- Germany posted its biggest budget surplus since reunification in the first half of 2014, underscoring the strength of its finances just as it encounters growing pressure to spend more to bolster growth in Europe.

  • Europe confronts impact of its policies as economic recovery fades Alibaba IPO comes with unusual business structure that is price of admittance to China growth Asian stocks gain on stimulus hopes, European markets drift lower China manufacturing growth slowed in August on sluggish global demand for exports Euro slips to near 1- year dollar low amid ongoing economic weakness and Ukraine uncertainties New round of Ukraine talks opens with rebels backing off from full independence $2.4 B Revel Casino Hotel begins its shutdown after just over 2 years in Atlantic City Heineken sells Mexican packaging business to Crown for $1.23 billion India Prime Minister Modi wins pledges of support from Japan government, industry Greece rules out new cuts ahead of Paris talks with bailout inspectors

  • Europe confronts impact of its policies as economic recovery fades Alibaba IPO comes with unusual business structure that is price of admittance to China growth Asian stocks gain on stimulus hopes, European markets drift lower China manufacturing growth slowed in August on sluggish global demand for exports Euro slips to near 1- year dollar low amid ongoing economic weakness and Ukraine uncertainties New round of Ukraine talks opens with rebels backing off from full independence $2.4 B Revel Casino Hotel begins its shutdown after just over 2 years in Atlantic City Heineken sells Mexican packaging business to Crown for $1.23 billion India Prime Minister Modi wins pledges of support from Japan government, industry Greece rules out new cuts ahead of Paris talks with bailout inspectors

  • Europe confronts impact of its policies as economic recovery fades Alibaba IPO comes with unusual business structure that is price of admittance to China growth Asian stocks gain on stimulus hopes, European markets drift lower China manufacturing growth slowed in August on sluggish global demand for exports Euro slips to near 1- year dollar low amid ongoing economic weakness and Ukraine uncertainties New round of Ukraine talks opens with rebels backing off from full independence $2.4 B Revel Casino Hotel begins its shutdown after just over 2 years in Atlantic City Heineken sells Mexican packaging business to Crown for $1.23 billion India Prime Minister Modi wins pledges of support from Japan government, industry Greece rules out new cuts ahead of Paris talks with bailout inspectors

  • Europe confronts impact of its policies as economic recovery fades Alibaba IPO comes with unusual business structure that is price of admittance to China growth Asian stocks gain on stimulus hopes, European markets drift lower China manufacturing growth slowed in August on sluggish global demand for exports New round of Ukraine talks opens with rebels backing off from full independence $2.4 B Revel Casino Hotel begins its shutdown after just over 2 years in Atlantic City Heineken sells Mexican packaging business to Crown for $1.23 billion India Prime Minister Modi wins pledges of support from Japan government, industry Greece rules out new cuts ahead of Paris talks with bailout inspectors Cuba cracks down on multi-billion dollar flow of consumer goods in air passengers' luggage

  • Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 11:48 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Germany— Europe's economic recovery is in danger. Europe's lack of growth is looming larger and larger, however, and the ECB says it can't save the economy alone. While unemployment in the United States has fallen to 6.2 percent from 10 percent at its peak in Oct. 2009, Europe's is at 11.5 percent— still near last summer' 12 percent.

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