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  • McDonald's increases checks of Chinese suppliers Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 1:42 PM ET

    NEW YORK— McDonald's says it will monitor its suppliers in China more closely after a food-safety scandal in the country hurt the hamburger chain's sales and reputation. McDonald's stopped using the Shanghai plant and many restaurants were unable to provide some products, including Big Macs and Chicken McNuggets.

  • 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.

  • ADM selling chocolate business to Cargill Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 9:58 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Archer Daniels Midland Co. is selling its global chocolate business to Cargill for $440 million. The sale includes chocolate manufacturing operations in Hazleton, Pennsylvania; Milwaukee; Georgetown, Ontario, Canada; Liverpool, U.K.; Manage, Belgium and Mannheim, Germany.

  • *Weak factory data in China, Europe raise oil demand concerns. SINGAPORE, Sept 2- Brent crude fell towards $102 a barrel on Tuesday on concerns of slowing oil demand growth due to weak economic recoveries in China and Europe, although new unrest in OPEC oil producer Libya kept losses in check.

  • *Weak factory data in China, Europe raise oil demand concerns. SINGAPORE, Sept 2- Brent crude held steady below $103 a barrel on Tuesday, with new unrest in OPEC oil producer Libya balanced by concerns of slowing oil demand growth due to weak economic recoveries in China and Europe.

  • LONDON, Sept. 2- Burger King may have taken a lot of flack in the past week for a deal that should curb its U.S. tax bill but in many ways it is consistent with the burger chain's aggressive tax-reduction strategies in recent years. They say it will allow Burger King to avoid paying some U.S. taxes.

  • *Weak factory data in China, Europe raise oil demand concerns. SINGAPORE, Sept 2- Brent crude held steady below $103 a barrel on Tuesday, with new unrest in OPEC oil producer Libya balanced by concerns of slowing oil demand growth due to weak economic recoveries in China and Europe.

  • SEOUL, Sept 2- U.S. crude oil futures eased in early Asian trade on Tuesday, as weak economic data in Europe and China sparked concerns about oil demand, but Brent crude edged up on unrest in oil-producing Libya. *Libya's oil production has risen to 700,000 barrels per day, a spokesman for state-run National Oil Corp said on Sunday.

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 1- Airline Emirates is not interested in investing in the international operations of Qantas, the Dubai- based carrier's chief commercial officer said on Monday.

  • David Muir takes over at ABC's 'World News' Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 9:51 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Among the stories David Muir will introduce during his first week as ABC's " World News" anchor is one he reported about a generation of Syrian refugees missing out on an education.

  • *China factory activity drops to 3- month low in August. *Supply risks persist as Libya descends into chaos.

  • Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa— once more of it can be made. "The level of improvement was utterly beyond my honest expectation," said one study leader, Gary Kobinger of the Public Health Agency of Canada in Winnipeg.

  • PARIS, Aug 29- French advertising agency Havas saw organic sales growth accelerate in the second quarter to hit 8 percent compared with the same period last year, outperforming larger rivals such as Omnicom and WPP.

  • *Africa could earn more if it adds value to exports. KIRINYAGA, Kenya, Aug 29- Nancy Njeri lugs a sack of fresh coffee berries to a hilltop factory from her small farm, which produces one of Kenya's main cash crops yet earns barely enough for her family of seven children.

  • *Rejected as pariah by West, Mugabe welcomed in Beijing. HARARE/ BEIJING, Aug 28- Snubbed by a U.S.-hosted gathering of African leaders this month, Zimbabwe's veteran President Robert Mugabe has turned again to "old friend" China, but even Beijing's support may not be enough to rescue his country's sinking economy.

  • Amid Ebola, some airlines have canceled flights Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    Bruce Aylward said Thursday "there is a super risk of the response effort being choked off" if airlines restrict flights to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

  • Forecasts for 20 percent net annual returns from investing in shopping malls, office blocks or industrial complexes in countries from Zambia to Kenya is drawing in new investors, despite more immediate concerns in some countries about Ebola, terrorism or political stability.

  • GENEVA/ LAGOS Aug 28- The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people, the U.N. health agency said on Thursday, warning that an international effort costing almost half a billion dollars is needed to overcome the outbreak.

  • US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:43 AM ET

    The National Institutes of Health announced Thursday that it is launching the safety trial on a vaccine developed by the agency's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and GlaxoSmithKline.

  • ANKARA, Aug 28- Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey's 12th president on Thursday, cementing his position as its most powerful leader of recent times, in what his opponents fear heralds an increasingly authoritarian rule.