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China's Tiangong-1 Space Station "Out of Control" and Will Crash to Earth - September 21, 2016 ( 03:03 BST): The Guardian | Science | Space   Bonnie Malkin   China’s first space station is expected to come crashing down to Earth next year, fuelling concerns that Chinese space authorities have lost control of the 8.5-tonne module.

Australia Will Take Refugees From Costa Rica Camps, Turnbull Tell UN - September 20, 2016: The Guardian | World | Americas | Australian Immigration and Asylum   Ben Doherty Australia will take refugees from camps in Costa Rica as it offered more money for peace building and refugee assistance, but no additional resettlement places, at Barack Obama’s global migration summit in New York.

WSJ | Major Indexes Closing on September 20, 2016

The Wall Street Journal Major Indexes Closing Major Indexes 5:45 p.m. EDT 09/20/16

How to Protect your Organization from Directory Scams - September 20, 2016 by Aditi Jhaveri Consumer Education Specialist, FTC  If you work for a business or a non-profit, you probably get lots of messages and mail about directory listings and upcoming trade shows. Just make sure you weed out for scams as you sift through these items. Here’s why. Read more >

SEC Issues $4 Million Whistleblower Award - September 20, 2016

  The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an award of more than $4 million to a whistleblower whose original information alerted the agency to a fraud.

Regional and State Employment and Unemployment (Monthly) News Release - September 20, 2016.

  August jobless rates up in 6 states, down in 3; payroll jobs up in 4 states, down in 3 09/20/2016 In August, unemployment rates were significantly higher in 6 states, lower in 3 states, and stable in 41 states and the District of Columbia. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 4 states and the District, decreased in 3 states, and was essentially unchanged in 43 states. HTML | PDF | RSS

U.S. Politics: After Bombings, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Clash Over Terrorism - September 20, 2016   Alexander Burns and Nicholas Confessore   Before flying to Philadelphia to court younger voters , Mrs. Clinton held a news conference to call for “courage and vigilance” in the face of terrorism, and warned that Mr. Trump was unprepared to keep the country safe.

New Residential Construction: Building Permits in August 2016 Were At a Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate Down 0.4% From Revised July Rate, and Down 2.3 Percent From August 2015

Building permits in August 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 1,139,000, down 0.4 percent from the revised July rate, and down 2.3 percent from August 2015. Housing starts in August 2016 were at a SAAR of 1,142,000, down 5.8 percent from July, but up 0.9 percent from August 2015. New Residential Construction (August 2016).pdf Economics & Statistics Administration

Gross Domestic Product by Metropolitan Area, 2015: Real Gross Domestic product (GDP) Increased in 292 Metropolitan Areas in 2015, Led by Growth in Professional and Business Services..

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has issued the following news release today: Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in 292 metropolitan areas in 2015, led by growth in professional and business services; wholesale and retail trade; and finance, insurance, real estate, rental and leasing, according to statistics on the geographic breakout of GDP released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Collectively, real GDP for U. S. metropolitan areas increased 2.5 percent in 2015 after increasing 2.3 percent in 2014. The full text of the release on BEA's Web site can be found at regional/gdp_metro/gdp_metro_ newsrelease.htm

Bloomberg Markets: Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day - September 20, 2016.

Asian Markets Closing Report, by MarketWatch on September 20, 2016   Gregor Stuart Hunter, Kenan Machado , Willa Plank Asian shares churned aimlessly Tuesday with volumes holding steady, as investors awaited key policy decisions from the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan.

The Guardian | UK | Media | Media Guardian Briefing - September 20, 2016: Pro-Brexit News Papers, Ed Snowden and Right to be Forgotten Laws MediaGuardian’s top stories