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  • Business events scheduled for Wednesday Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 1:33 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases second-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases factory orders for July, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m..

  • *Manufacturing expansion slowest since May 2013. WASHINGTON, Sept 1- U.S. factory activity braked to a more than two-year low in August, but sturdy gains in automobile sales and construction spending suggested the economy remained on solid footing. "It suggests that the recent eruption in uncertainty towards Chinese and global growth is beginning to affect U.S....

  • 7-Eleven expands deliveries, but Slurpees not included Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 12:26 PM ET

    Customers in Chicago, Los Angeles and parts of New York can order other items from the convenience store chain, including chicken wings, cold medicine and paper towels. Stores in Washington D.C. and Boston will offer delivery in the coming months, the companies said, and more cities are planned. McDonald's, Chipotle and Starbucks are working with delivery company...

  • In the first step of Obama's new timetable, the government would buy a heavy icebreaker by 2020 instead of the previous goal of 2022. The United States used to have seven icebreakers, but the fleet has dwindled to three creaky vessels, only one of which is a heavy-duty vessel, the White House said. "Russia, on the other hand, has 40 icebreakers and another 11 planned or...

  • TORONTO— Canada has fallen into a recession, dragged down by falling energy prices and economic troubles in China. Canada is the world's 11th- biggest economy and the United States' biggest trading partner. Harper, campaigning for a fourth term on a record of economic growth, refused Tuesday to recognize that Canada is in a recession.

  • Hotels should also be required to include any mandatory fees in their room rates, the Transportation Department's Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protections recommended. The panel's recommendation on hotels was directed to the Federal Trade Commission, which has been investigating such so called drip pricing. The Transportation Department...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 1- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell undercut threats by fellow Republicans to hold the budget process hostage in an effort to defund Planned Parenthood, saying conservatives do not have enough support in Congress to cut off the group now under fire from abortion opponents. Some Republicans have threatened to push for cutting off the...

  • WASHINGTON— A strong dollar and China's economic slowdown dragged growth at U.S. factories to the lowest level since May 2013. The Institute for Supply Management reported Tuesday that its manufacturing index slid to 51.1 last month from 52.7 in July. The report suggests that a strong dollar and slowing growth in China and other foreign markets may be taking a...

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. construction spending in July climbed to its highest level in more than seven years, boosted by an increase in the building of houses, factories and power plants. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that construction spending rose 0.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.08 trillion, the highest level since May 2008.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 1- A multimedia, multi-state advertising blitz from industry groups opposing new national ozone standards reached Pennsylvania on Tuesday, part of their last-ditch attempt to scuttle the Obama administration's plans to issue new rules governing ground-level smog by Oct. 1. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sent its...

  • WASHINGTON— The Institute for Supply Management releases its August survey on U.S. manufacturing production, orders, hiring and other activity Tuesday at 10 a.m. Eastern. MODEST INCREASE: Economists forecast that the manufacturing index from the trade group for purchasing managers will rise to 52.8 in August from 52.7 in July, according to a survey by the...

  • Ahead of the Bell: US construction spending Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 7:04 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports on July U.S. construction spending at 10 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday. This would mark a strong acceleration from the 0.1 percent gain in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.06 trillion, the strongest pace since 2007.. In July, housing starts rose 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.21 million...

  • WASHINGTON— Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of the need to protect sensitive information when discussing international affairs over email and other forms of unsecure electronic communication, according to the latest batch of messages released by the agency from Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 31- The United States is considering sanctions against both Russian and Chinese individuals and companies for cyber attacks against U.S. commercial targets, several U.S. officials said on Monday. A move against Chinese entities or individuals before Xi's trip, the officials said, is possible but unlikely because of the strain it could put on the...

  • Figures on government spending and debt Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 5:02 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Figures on government spending and debt.

  • Rates jump at weekly US Treasury bill auction Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 4:21 PM ET

    The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.095 percent, up from 0.050 percent last week. Another $24 billion in six-month bills was auctioned at a discount rate of 0.270 percent, up from 0.200 percent last week. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,997.60, while a six-month bill sold for $9,986.35.

  • WASHINGTON— A federal judge on Monday sided with an anti-abortion group in its challenge of a key birth control provision of the Obama administration's health care overhaul. March for Life, which holds annual anti-abortion marches in Washington, was founded in 1973 following the Supreme Court's Roe v. March for Life closely resembles religious groups in that...

  • WASHINGTON— Aides to Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department complained about the limitations of using email to discuss sensitive diplomatic information, according to the latest batch of emails released by the agency from Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. The email appears to focus on civil unrest in Iran during the period preceding the Green...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 31- Religious leaders in Puerto Rico called on Monday for the island's government and its lenders to avoid austerity measures and for the Federal Reserve to step in with assistance. Puerto Rico is working to restructure $72 billion in debt, and is considering reducing expenses through measures such as cuts to healthcare and consolidating and...

  • Correction: The Month Ahead story Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 12:33 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for August, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for July, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases second-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases factory orders for July, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m..