China Manufacturing PMI Slips

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China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers index fell to 49.7 in August from 50.0 a month ago, indicating a contraction.

California Lawmakers Approve Equal-Pay Measure

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California lawmakers gave final approval to legislation that seeks to ensure equal compensation for women in the workplace by prohibiting employers from paying differing wages to employees who do “substantially similar work.”

Crackdown on Racial Bias Boosts Some Auto-Loan Costs

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A federal regulator’s campaign to fight bias against minorities is changing the way many car loans are priced, a move that is increasing costs for some consumers.

David Einhorn's Greenlight Takes a Beating in August

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The firm told investors it lost 5.3% in August as the value of its major holdings declined, said people familiar with the matter, widening its loss for the year to 13.8%.

Oil Outage in Canada Boosts Prices, Fears

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Problems at two Canadian oil-sands producers’ mainstay operations boosted synthetic crude prices—and experts say a prolonged dip in production could alter the volume of crude exports to the U.S.

Russia Puts Off Data Showdown With Technology Firms

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Facebook, Google and Twitter are among the U.S. companies that are getting more time to comply with a new law requiring Russian data centers.

StubHub Gets Out of 'All-In' Pricing

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Nearly two years after shifting to “all-in” pricing, ticket-resale giant StubHub is reversing course and returning to its old system of adding 15% to 17% at the last minute.

Blue Bell Ice Cream Returns to Store Shelves

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Cartons of Blue Bell ice cream began reappearing in grocery stores in cities Monday, a major step after the ice-cream maker yanked all its products following a deadly listeria outbreak and faced a financial crisis.

Startups Put Data in Farmers' Hands

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Farmers and startups like Farmobile and Granular are starting to compete with agribusiness giants over the newest commodity being harvested on U.S. farms: data.

BNY Catches Up With Pricing Backlog

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Bank of New York Mellon said it had updated pricing data for mutual and exchange-traded fund-pricing issues before the market opened Monday, ending a weeklong struggle by the company to provide accurate asset values.

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