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NEW YORK — Stocks plunge again, continuing a rocky ride for Wall Street after gloomy economic data out of China rekindles fears that the world's second-largest economy is slowing more than previously anticipated. By Ken Sweet. SENT: 720 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m.


— SEPTEMBER STOCK SLUMPS — If August wasn't bad enough, historical trading patterns suggest that investors shouldn't expect a quick rebound this month. September is statistically the worst month of the year for the stock market. By Steve Rothwell. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m.

— CHINA-MANUFACTURING — Chinese manufacturing shows further signs of weakness in August, adding to evidence of an inexorable slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy despite recent government efforts to support growth. By Kelvin Chan. SENT: 500 words, photo.


NEW YORK — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's announcement that she is expecting twins adds to the uncertainty some investors have been feeling about Yahoo. When CEOs of big-name companies disclose significant medical or other personal news that could affect their jobs — Martha Stewart heading to jail, JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon's cancer diagnosis — it can have a jarring effect on a company. By Mae Anderson. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos, by 4 p.m. Incorporates YAHOO-CEO-PREGNANCY.


PYONGYANG, North Korea — A hamburger stand is doing good business near Pyongyang's main train station. Other kiosks in town sell baked goods, flowers, soft drinks and junk food. Independently run street stalls are spreading fast in North Korea, even though private commerce remains officially anathema here. By Eric Talmadge. SENT: 660 words, photos.


NEW YORK — Comcast is joining others in the cable and satellite TV industry that are trying to attract younger customers. The moves come as overall TV ratings are sliding and more millennials are becoming "cord cutters" by ditching their traditional TVs entirely. By Tali Arbel. SENT: 830 words, photos.


Microsoft's new Windows 10 system offers more personalization than before, but it also collects more data than people might be used to on PCs. Here's how to take back control. By Brandon Bailey. SENT: 900 words, photo.



WASHINGTON — A private survey finds that growth in US manufacturing slowed last month to the slowest pace in more than two years. By Paul Wiseman. SENT: 360 words, photo.


WASHINGTON — U.S. construction spending in July climbs to its highest level in more than seven years, boosted by an increase in the building of houses, factories and power plants. By Josh Boak. SENT: 380 words, photo.

— INDONESIA-IMF — The head of the International Monetary Fund says global economic growth is likely to be weaker than earlier expected and will remain at moderate levels. SENT: 410 words, photos.



DETROIT — U.S. auto sales remain a bright spot in a global car market encountering turbulence in important countries such as China. By Dee-Ann Durbin. SENT: 620 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated throughout day as companies report.


WASHINGTON — Airlines should clearly disclose the cost of change and cancellation fees, as well as the size of the plane's seats, before a passenger buys a ticket, a federal panel says. By Joan Lowy. SENT: 540 words, photo.

— VALEANT-ASTRAZENECA-PSORIASIS — Canadian drugmaker Valeant will work with British competitor AstraZeneca on a potential treatment for psoriasis a few months after biotech giant Amgen said it was ending research on the drug because of a link to suicidal thoughts and behavior. SENT: 280 words.

— HEALTH OVERHAUL-NEW TAX — The "Cadillac tax," the last big piece of President Barack Obama's health care law, could raise costs not only for big corporations but for middle class workers, and reduce job-based benefits when it takes effect in 2018. By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., photo.

— PORTUGAL-BANK SALE —Portugal is having trouble selling Novo Banco, the so-called good bank salvaged from last year's collapse of major lender Banco Espirito Santo. SENT: 290 words



BERLIN — Android smartwatches and much more. What to look out for at this year's IFA tech show in Berlin. By Frank Jordans. SENT: 530 words, photo.

— GOOGLE-NEW LOGO — Google is refining its famous logo as it prepares to become a part of a new holding company called Alphabet. SENT: 150 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

— AMAZON-PRIME DOWNLOADS — Amazon will now let members of its $99 annual Prime loyalty program download some shows and movies on its streaming video service to watch offline, or when there is no Internet connection available, for free. By Mae Anderson. SENT: 280 words, photo.

— HILTON-UBER BEDFELLOWS — Hilton is hailing the ride sharing service Uber to help guests reach its hotels and then explore the city where they are staying. SENT: 250 words, photo.

— CHINA-MARKETS-JOURNALIST BLAMED — The Committee to Protect Journalists is urging Chinese authorities to release a reporter accused of spreading false information on the country's stock market meltdown, calling it the latest act of media intimidation by President Xi Jinping's administration. SENT: 340 words, photo.

— HARVARD-ONLINE CLASSROOM — The newest classroom at Harvard's business school has no desks or chairs. Instead, the professor teaches facing a towering digital screen that stretches from wall to wall, filled with the live video feeds of up to 60 students tuned in from their computers. By Collin Binkley. SENT: 680 words, photos.



FRANKFURT, Germany — When is a trillion euros not enough? Could be soon, in Europe's shaky economy. Market turbulence, low inflation and shaky confidence are putting pressure on the European Central Bank to consider extending its monetary stimulus program at its meeting Thursday. By David McHugh. SENT: 680 words, photos. Incorporates GERMANY-ECONOMY.

— CANADA-ELECTION-ECONOMY — Prime Minister Stephen Harper, campaigning for a fourth term on a record of economic growth, has refused to recognize that Canada is in a recession, despite new data to the contrary. By Rob Gillies. SENT: 520 words, photo.

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Dollar Tree shares sink

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