Florida Child Affected by Head Start Shutdown

Oct. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Victoria Thomas, a graduate student in agribusiness at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, talks about the impact of the U.S. government shutdown on her four-year-old daughter, Faith. A casualty of the federal government shutdown that began Oct. 1, Faith is one of thousands of low-income children who were abruptly cut from Head Start preschool programs. (Source: Bloomberg)
China’s Official Factory Gauge Shrinks
27:07 - China’s Purchasing Managers’ Index fell to the lowest reading in three years as monetary easing failed to revive old growth drivers weighed by overcapacity and sliding prices. The figure was 49.7 for August, matching the median estimate in a Bloomberg survey and down from 50 in July. Meanwhile, Australia left interest rates unchanged as a declining currency cushions the impact of lower commodity prices and a weaker outlook for its key trading partner.
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