Wages barely budged in July and the workweek remained flat. That's not good for the Democrats, POLITICO's Ben White says.
Scientific Games, a maker of slot machines for casinos, will buy larger rival Bally Technologies for about $3.27 billion.
July's gain of 209,000 nonfarm payrolls was not strong enough to push the Fed to hike rates earlier than expected.
Chevron reported second-quarter earnings on Thursday that beat Wall Street's expectations.
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