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Doubts about China's economic leadership sap confidence
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The fear that gripped financial markets this month is a stark one: That China's economy might be slipping into a decline that could persist for years....

3 reasons markets lost faith in China's economy, at a glance
For decades, Chinese economic policymakers have drawn praise for keeping their economy growing strongly through turbulence, such as the Asian financial crisis of 1997-1998 and the worldwide financial tumult of 2008. But investors have begun to lose faith in Beijing's economic management....

US stocks edge lower; energy shares reverse a slide
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks remained mostly lower in midday trading Monday, but a spike in oil prices helped energy shares reverse an early decline. Investors continue to focus on the Federal Reserve, which appears to remain on track to raise interest rates as soon as September....

Get Started: NLRB ruling can hurt small business, groups say
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....

Eurozone inflation stable at low rate of 0.2 percent
BRUSSELS (AP) -- 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....

Massive gas find a boon for Egypt, salve for energy crisis
CAIRO (AP) -- 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, experts said Monday....

Epix reaches multiyear Hulu deal, ends Netflix agreement
The cable network Epix jumped from Netflix to Hulu, landing a multiyear, digital subscription video on demand deal with the streaming service....

Google tries to woo iPhone owners with Android watch app
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- 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....

Huge blast at Spanish fireworks factory kills 5, wounds 3
MADRID (AP) -- A huge explosion Monday at a fireworks factory in northeastern Spain killed five people and seriously injured three others, police said....

Austria inspects trucks for migrants, creates 18-mile backup
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Austria stepped up vehicle inspections Monday at its Hungarian border after 71 migrants apparently suffocated in a truck, creating a huge traffic jam on the main Budapest-Vienna highway....

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