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Construction spending dropped a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent after a 1.2 percent increase in July (AP)

Construction Spending Down Again for August

U.S. construction spending fell in August, the second decline in the past three months, with housing, non-residential and government projects all showing weakness.

Auto Industry
Lexus IS sedan (photo: Toyota Motor Sales USA)

Lexus Luxury Compact Sedan Wins Buyers

A showy exterior, V-6 power, nimble handling and the lowest starting price tag of any Lexus sedan are proving to be a winning formula for the Lexus IS compact sedan.

Career News
Health care jobs are shaping up as the healthiest part of Michigan's jobs market (file image)

What to Look for in Mich. Jobs Market

Nurses, medical secretaries, dental hygienists, paramedics and lab technicians top the list of occupations expected to grow in coming years in Michigan. ...continue

Rankings
2014 Top Companies (HispanicBusiness.com)

Overview: 2014 Best Companies for Diversity

For 10 years, HispanicBusiness Inc. has published a list of the Best Companies for Diversity. The number of companies and some of the criteria for making the list have changed, but these companies remain prominent on the corporate diversity landscape.

Politics
President Obama (AP)

Obama Seeks Traction From Economic Recovery

The airstrikes against Islamic State extremists have introduced a new complicating factor into the fall campaign, forcing both sides to reassess their closing messages.

Sports
The Kansas City Royals celebrate after coming back twice and defeating the Oakland Athletics. (Al Jazeera)

Royals Beat A's in 12-inning Wild Card Thriller

The streaking Kansas City Royals, who haven't been in the playoffs in 29 years, advance to the Division Series against the Los Angeles Angels.

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