* US and China agree to take steps to ease trade tensions
* China vows to speed up fiscal spending to support slowing economy
* Is geothermal the next big thing for US energy?
* German economy appears to be sliding into stagnation
* Goldman Sachs sells investment advisory business to Creative Planning
* Texas mfg production activity in Aug contracts at deepest level in 3 years:
US 10-year Treasury yield dips after touching 16-year high last week: