NewsWatch: Jobs report may show continued gains despite overseas gloom


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The employment report is expected to show 190,000 jobs were created in September, as the labor market plods along despite gloomy news from overseas. See full story.

Volkswagen scandal leads palladium to best weekly gain in 4 years

Palladium prices on Friday scored a more than 9% gain for the week, their largest since December 2011, as the Volkswagen scandal buoyed demand prospects for the metal. See full story.

Will Volkswagen’s scandal be the death of diesel?

Diesel was never as popular in the U.S. as it was in Europe — is Volkswagen’s emissions scandal the death blow for the fuel? See full story.

Volkswagen’s PR response made problems worse, experts say

Volkswagen made several missteps in its response to the emissions scandal rocking the company, according to corporate communications experts. See full story.

‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ makes $ 47.5 million, sets record for a September movie opening

Voiced by Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez and David Spade, “Hotel Transylvania 2” is the best opening ever for a film from Sony Picture’s Animation. See full story.

MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE

China, where driving a Buick and drinking a PBR are signs you’ve made it. See full story.

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