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MarketWatch for Thursday, August 29, 2013

If you're keeping on top of the stock markets this morning, Thursday, August 29, 2013...
If you're keeping on top of the stock markets this morning, Thursday, August 29,  2013...

The Nikkei is up 121 points in Tokyo trading today.
The Dow closed up 48 points Wednesday.
The Nasdaq gained about 15.

Traders are anticipating the Commerce Department will report the U.S. economy grew more than first reported in the second quarter.

Energy stocks boosted the markets yesterday, with continued concern over the situation in Syria.
Oil prices reached a more than two-year high.
 
American Airlines is in bankruptcy court later today over its proposed reorganization plan.
American is trying to merge with U.S. Airways, which would make it the largest carrier in the world.
But the government has filed an anti-trust lawsuit challenging the merger.

Fortune magazine is coming out with its annual list of the world's "fastest growing companies."
Last year Apple, Lululemon Athletica, and Northern Oil and Gas all made the top ten.

General Motors is jumping on the self-driving bandwagon, with plans to sell cars that *almost drive themselves.
The automaker is working on a "super cruise" system.
It uses radar and a camera to steer cars, keeping them both in the traffic lane and at a safe distance from cars ahead of them.
GM hopes to have these cars on the road in six years.

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