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  • Wheat futures, which rose to a three-week high last Thursday on short-covering tied to escalating Ukraine- Russia tensions, reversed course and notched their largest two-session decline since Aug. 13.

  • KIELCE, Poland, Sept 2- Airbus Group is interested in setting up joint ventures to support the Polish defence industry but has downplayed the question of Warsaw taking a direct shareholding in the European aerospace group.

  • It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK— American airline passengers, squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers. "Seats are getting closer together," says Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants, which represents 60,000 flight attendants at 19 airlines.

  • Greece seeks to ease emergency taxes Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    PARIS— Finance officials from Greece have started talks in Paris with the country's rescue creditors, and are hoping to ease emergency taxes that have helped fuel recession.

  • Taxi drivers gather next to the Olympia Stadium to protest ride-sharing apps on June 11, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.

    In its ruling, the Frankfurt Regional Court said the company could no longer offer its phone apps to connect drivers with passengers, stating that Uber's network of drivers lacked the necessary commercial licenses to pick up passengers.

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 2- Expectations for further policy action at the European Central Bank's meeting on Thursday are running high after ECB President Mario Draghi pledged to use all available tools to keep prices in check.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 1- Europeans could be barred from buying new Russian government bonds under a package of extra sanctions over Moscow's military role in Ukraine that European Union ambassadors were to start discussing on Monday, three EU sources said.

  • Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 11:48 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Germany— Europe's economic recovery is in danger. Europe's lack of growth is looming larger and larger, however, and the ECB says it can't save the economy alone. While unemployment in the United States has fallen to 6.2 percent from 10 percent at its peak in Oct. 2009, Europe's is at 11.5 percent— still near last summer' 12 percent.

  • UPDATE 2-Iliad still in the hunt for T-Mobile US Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    *Iliad offered $33 per share for 56.6 percent of T-Mobile US. PARIS, Sept 1- French low-cost telecom operator Iliad may improve its $15 billion offer for T-Mobile US but has set specific limits on how much money it would raise to fund any deal.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 1- Former French finance minister Pierre Moscovici has a "good chance" of being named to the European Commission's top economic and monetary job, a French diplomatic source said on Monday, as attention turned to the line-up of the next EU executive.

  • UPDATE 1-Iliad still in the hunt for T-Mobile US Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 9:42 AM ET

    *Iliad offered $33 per share for 56.6 percent of T-Mobile US. PARIS, Sept 1- French low-cost telecom operator Iliad may improve its $15 billion offer for T-Mobile US but has set specific limits on how much money it would raise to fund any deal.

  • Greece rules out new cuts ahead of bailout talks Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 8:20 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Greece's government says it won't enact further austerity measures ahead of talks later this week with bailout creditors. Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis and four other cabinet ministers are to attend the talks with debt inspectors— the first time they have taken place outside Greece since the country was bailed out in 2010..

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Aug 31- The "Guardians of the Galaxy" misfits reached a new box office stratosphere over the U.S. "Guardians" rang up $16.3 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales from Friday through Sunday, topping weekend charts for the third time since its Aug. 1 debut, according to estimates from tracking firm Rentrak.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Aug 31- The "Guardians of the Galaxy" misfits reached a new box office stratosphere over the U.S. "Guardians" rung up $16.3 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales from Friday through Sunday, topping weekend charts for the third time since its Aug. 1 debut, according to estimates from tracking firm Rentrak.

  • PARIS, Aug 30- Left-leaning European national government leaders meeting in Paris agreed more needed to be done to boost growth in the bloc but that EU rules limiting budget deficits should not be overhauled, German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said.

  • Ukrainian leader in Brussels seeking help against Russia. BRUSSELS, Aug 30- European Union leaders are likely to threaten Russia with new economic sanctions over its action in Ukraine on Saturday but officials and diplomats said the bloc was not yet ready to order additional penalties.

  • Seeing just one way for Greece to go: Up Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    The first indications of an upturn raise hopes as Greece's finance minister aims to steer the country out of its catastrophic recession.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 29- Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva plans to put a price on greenhouse gas emissions and implement a national carbon market if elected, according to policy proposals released on Friday.

  • IMF board expresses confidence in Lagarde Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 5:14 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The executive board of the International Monetary Fund expressed confidence Friday in IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde after receiving a briefing on a French corruption probe in which Lagarde is being investigated.

  • Financial daily Les Echos reported on Friday that negotiations, which first began before a planned $35 billion merger of Publicis and Omnicom Group Inc was unveiled in July 2013, restarted three months ago after the Omnicom deal fell through.