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AP Top Business News At 12:29 p.m. EDT

US jobless rate falls to 7-year low; Fed move still unclear
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve in deciding whether to raise interest rates from record lows later this month....

US stocks drop as mixed jobs report keeps investors guessing
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks dropped on Friday after a mixed U.S. jobs report left investors uncertain about the outlook for the Federal Reserve's interest rate policy....

China's stock rescue jolts companies, reform plans
BEIJING (AP) -- Tonhe Electronics is a casualty of Beijing's frantic effort to stop a stock market bust....

Disney unveils Star Wars toys amid marketing blitz
NEW YORK (AP) -- 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....

From eggs to trees, USDA promotional programs controversial
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The slogans are familiar: "The Incredible Edible Egg," "Pork: The Other White Meat," and "Got Milk?"...

Wave of new Windows 10 devices on show at Berlin tech fair
BERLIN (AP) -- Computer manufacturers are unveiling the first big batch of devices running Windows 10 at the IFA home electronics show opening in Berlin on Friday....

Boeing names its new Apollo-style spacecraft the Starliner
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Boeing already has the Dreamliner. Now it also has the Starliner....

Nissan recalls 300,000 vehicles to adjust console panel
Nissan is recalling nearly 300,000 of its Versa and Versa Note vehicles to adjust a console panel that could catch the driver's shoe and slow braking efforts....

Children's hoodies recalled for possible strangulation risk
NEW YORK (AP) -- About 1,200 hoodies for kids are being recalled because it has a drawstring around the neck that can cause a strangulation risk....

Germany's BASF, Russia's Gazprom revive gas asset swap
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's BASF SE is reviving a planned asset swap with Russian gas company Gazprom that was called off last December....

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