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NEW YORK — If you think investors in U.S. stocks have had it rough, consider the hapless folks who followed Wall Street's advice to buy emerging market and commodity funds. A look at the pitfalls of chasing the hot new thing, and how the best time to buy may be when everyone else is selling. By Bernard Condon and Matthew Craft. SENT: 1,200 words, photo.


— FINANCIAL MARKETS — Stocks close out a brutal month for investors with relatively modest losses. By Ken Sweet. SENT: 700 words, photo.


SAN FRANCISCO — Google is introducing an application that will connect Android smartwatches with Apple's iPhone, escalating the rivals' battle to strap their technology on people's wrists. By Michael Liedtke. SENT: 540 words, photos.



A National Labor Relations Board ruling that modified the definition of an employer could hurt small businesses including franchises and subcontractors, according to industry groups that advocate for those companies. By Joyce M. Rosenberg. SENT: 490 words.

— BLUE BELL — Blue Bell Creameries resumes selling its products in select locations, four months after the Texas-based retailer halted sales due to listeria contamination. SENT: 350 words, photos.

— CARLYLE-BLYTH-ACQUISITION — The Carlyle Group will pay $98 million to buy candle seller Blyth, the private equity firm says. SENT: 120 words.

— DENMARK-MAERSK-NORTH SEA — Maersk Oil says it has permission from British authorities to develop a gas field off the British coast in the largest find in the North Sea in a decade. SENT: 130 words.

— JEEP CHEROKEE-RECALL — Fiat Chrysler is recalling 206,668 Jeep Cherokee SUVs because the windshield wipers can stop working unexpectedly. SENT: 140 words.



SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is leaning on Cisco Systems' Internet networking expertise in its latest attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers. By Michael Liedtke.

— GOOGLE-INDIA INVESTIGATION — India investigators submit preliminary report on whether Google abuses its search dominance. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 6 p.m.

— EPIX-HULU IN-NETFLIX OUT — The cable network Epix jumps from Netflix to Hulu, landing a multiyear, digital subscription video on demand deal with the streaming service. SENT: 220 words, photo.



TOKYO — The Hotel Okura, a favored Tokyo lodging for U.S. presidents, movie stars and other celebrities, is closing the doors of its landmark half-century-old main building on to make way for a pair of glass towers ahead of the 2020 Olympics. By Elaine Kurtenbach. SENT: 950 words, photos.

— GERMANY-GREECE-BAILOUT — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is making clear she expects Greece to continue complying with its obligations to creditors after upcoming elections, and says she doesn't see any possibility of reducing interest rates on its bailout loans. SENT: 150 words, photo.

— EUROPE-ECONOMY — Inflation in the 19-nation eurozone was stable in August at an annual rate of 0.2 percent, an official report shows — another weak figure that may help push the European Central Bank toward doing more economic stimulus. SENT: 420 words.

— EGYPT-ECONOMY — Experts say the discovery of a huge natural gas field off the Egyptian coast is a major boon for the country that will help alleviate energy shortages and boost the economy. SENT: 700 words, photos.

— PORTUGAL-ECONOMY — Portugal's government is telling voters the country is back on track after a 78 billion euro ($87 billion) bailout in 2011 brought three years of recession amid deep spending cuts. SENT: 140 words.

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S&P 500 Winners & Losers

August was the worst month for the Standard & Poor's 500 index since May 2012. Here's a look at the market leaders and those that trailed the pack. UPCOMING: Graphic expected by 6 p.m.


Netflix loses Epix

Shares of Netflix slump after the cable network Epix announces a multiyear deal to move its programming from Netflix to the Hulu streaming service. UPCOMING: Graphic expected by 6 p.m.