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  • NEW YORK, Sept 4- U.S. medium- and long-dated Treasuries prices rose on Friday, while short-dated prices were slightly lower, after U.S. monthly employment data supported the perception that the U.S. Nonfarm payrolls increased 173,000 last month as the manufacturing sector lost the most jobs since July 2013, the Labor Department said on Friday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 4- U.S. job growth slowed in August, but the unemployment rate dropped to a near 7-1/ 2- year low and wages accelerated, keeping alive prospects of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike later this month. Nonfarm payrolls increased 173,000 last month after an upwardly revised gain of 245,000 in July, the Labor Department said on Friday.

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks opened lower Friday after a mixed U.S. jobs report left investors uncertain about the outlook for the Federal Reserve's interest rate policy. While the steady hiring could encourage the Fed to raise interest rates for the first time in almost a decade later this month, some economists think that a sharp economic slowdown in China could cause...

  • Beginning Tuesday, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is reassigning gates at its 65- year-old bus terminal in Manhattan in a bid to reduce delays and overcrowding for the 110,000 passengers who use it daily. The Port Authority also will display signs at strategic locations and staff also will be on hand to direct passengers to their gates.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 4- U.S. medium- and long-dated Treasuries prices rose on Friday, while short-dated prices were slightly lower, after U.S. monthly employment data supported the perception that the U.S. Nonfarm payrolls increased 173,000 last month as the manufacturing sector lost the most jobs since July 2013, the Labor Department said on Friday.

  • NEW YORK— An upcoming exhibition highlights the critical role New York City transit workers play during natural and man-made disasters. "Bringing Back the City: Mass Transit Responds to Crisis" opens Sept. 30 at the New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn. The exhibition also covers the World Trade Center attacks and the blackout of 2003, when transit workers...

  • *AstraZeneca targeting Brilinta sales of $3.5 bln by 2023. Sept 4- U.S. regulators have approved a new dose of AstraZeneca's blood thinner Brilinta for longer-term use in patients with a history of heart attacks, boosting prospects for a drug the company thinks will eventually sell $3.5 billion a year. The FDA approved Brilinta at a new 60 milligram dose to be...

  • According to email documents provided to The Associated Press, the American Egg Board tried to prevent Whole Foods grocery stores from selling Hampton Creek's Just Mayo spread and engaged in other efforts to counter the brand. In a statement Thursday, USDA spokesman Sam Jones-Ellard said the department is looking into the documents and "does not condone any...

  • Strategists link the lack of a move to bonds to a number of events: Hawkish rhetoric from Fed officials even as the equity market stumbled; a bout of selling by hedge funds that had expected a rally in the bond market that they didn't get; and bond sales by central banks in China and other emerging market economies trying to protect their currencies from...

  • NEW YORK— The release of the new Star Wars movie may still be months off, but Disney is unleashing its full marketing "Force" behind the launch of hundreds of toys and other items related to the film. Among the first cities was Hong Kong with toy stores open at midnight. Leaked images of action figures of characters that have not even hit the big screen— like Sarco Plank,...

  • Those who remain bullish on China's long-run economic prospects have switched more of their focus to the Hong Kong market because valuations are lower, it is better regulated, and less prone to the whims of officials in Beijing than the mainland markets in Shanghai and Shenzhen. Those include betting against the currencies of Asian trading partners, and...

  • Sept 3- Genzyme Corp agreed to pay $32.59 million, admit wrongdoing and enter a deferred prosecution agreement to resolve U.S. criminal charges over its marketing of the surgical implant Seprafilm, the Department of Justice said on Thursday. Sanofi bought Genzyme in 2011.. According to papers filed with the federal court in Tampa, Florida, Genzyme admitted and...

  • Sept 3- Genzyme Corp agreed to pay $32.59 million, admit wrongdoing and enter a deferred prosecution agreement to resolve U.S. criminal charges over its marketing of the surgical implant Seprafilm, the Department of Justice said on Thursday. Sanofi bought Genzyme in 2011.. According to papers filed with the federal court in Tampa, Florida, Genzyme admitted and...

  • Sept 3- AstraZeneca Plc on Thursday said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new dose of its blood thinner Brilinta intended for longer-term use in patients with a history of heart attack or a condition known as acute coronary syndrome. The FDA approved Brilinta tablets at a new 60 milligram dose that would be taken along with aspirin beyond a year...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 3- Puerto Rico is getting attention from 2016 presidential hopefuls, who are making early stops in the U.S. territory, likely in part because of the fast-growing number of Puerto Ricans living in the key battleground state of Florida. Then comes Florida with 987,663; New Jersey with 478,439; Pennsylvania with 418,792, Massachusetts with 283,568;...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 3- Puerto Rico is getting attention from 2016 presidential hopefuls, who are making early stops in the U.S. territory, likely in part due to the rapidly growing number of Puerto Ricans living in the key battleground state of Florida. "The Puerto Rico vote in Florida, a swing state, is substantial," said U.S. Clinton, the leading Democratic candidate and...

  • NEW YORK— Kraft Heinz is expanding a recall of Kraft Singles products, saying a problem with the packaging film affects 10 times as many cases as it first thought. Kraft Heinz recalled 36,000 cases on July 31 for the same reason. The products were sold in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and 10 other countries and territories: Anguilla, the Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Grand Cayman,...

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 3- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc, known for its indulgent burritos, is battling a "Chubby Chipotle" ad campaign from the food industry group whose "Nanny" ads helped sink New York City's ban on super-sized sugary drinks. The Center for Consumer Freedom's full-page advertisement in Thursday's New York Post depicts a smiling, shirtless, overweight...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 3- Stocks edged higher on Wall Street in another volatile session on Thursday while the euro fell 1 percent on a darkening euro zone outlook as investors grew cautious ahead of the closely watched U.S. monthly jobs report. Global stock markets rallied earlier following a pledge from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to beef up or...

  • NEW ORLEANS— Environmental groups signed a settlement agreement Thursday to resolve their lawsuit against a New Orleans company that has failed to end a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. The New York- based Waterkeeper Alliance says the company will release more information about its efforts to stop oil from leaking at the site where one of its...