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Unemployment rate falls -- but for the wrong reason?
The U.S. economy gained 96,000 jobs -- fewer than expected -- and unemployment fell to 8.1%, according to a Reuters report. While it would seem that any drop in unemployment would be a good thing, Reuters reports that the decline was primarily because many unemployed Americans simply gave up the job hunt.
The stall in jobs growth sets the stage for the Federal Reserve to take action next week to boost the economy by easing monetary policy in its upcoming meeting on Wednesday and Thursday, Reuters says.
Intel cuts revenue forecast
Intel lowered its third-quarter revenue projection to $13.2 billion (plus or minus $300 million) compared with its previous forecast of $13.8 billion to $14.8 billion, MarketWatch reports.
Coca-Cola expects big excitement out of little drops
Dasani Drops will start arriving in stores in October, the AP reports.
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