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  • *Demand weak in Europe, Asia but supplies ample. *US, EU prepare more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine. LONDON, July 28- Brent crude oil slipped below $108 a barrel on Monday as weak demand in Europe and Asia and ample supply in the Atlantic basin outweighed political tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East.

  • Trial in salmonella outbreak set to begin in Ga. Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 4:41 AM ET

    ALBANY, Ga.— The trial for three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago is set to begin.

  • US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    Technology trendsetters Apple Inc., Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and Netflix Inc. all mined foreign countries to produce earnings or revenue that exceeded analysts' projections in their latest quarters. Century-old companies such as Coca-Cola Co. and Ford Motor Co. also are hoping to make more money in countries including China and India.

  • *Gaza fighting subsides with Hamas backing 24- hour truce. *U.S., EU prepare more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine conflict. SINGAPORE, July 28- Brent crude slipped near $108 a barrel on Monday as fighting between Israel and Hamas Islamist militants subsided in Gaza, but some analysts said falls may be limited.

  • SHANGHAI, July 28- The head of U.S. meat supplier OSI Group, the parent company of a Chinese firm at the center of a food safety scandal, will hold a news conference in Shanghai later on Monday, as McDonald's Corp struck more meat dishes off its menus in China.

  • *Gaza fighting subsides with Hamas backing 24- hour truce. *U.S., EU prepare more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine conflict. SINGAPORE, July 28- Brent crude slipped below $108 a barrel on Monday as fighting between Israel and Hamas Islamist militants subsided in Gaza, but some analysts said falls may be limited.

  • WASHINGTON, July 28- The U.S. federal agency regulating derivatives has fought just three trials since 2011, all against small-time fraudsters in Florida.

  • 5 things to know about coal trade, global warming Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    The Environmental Protection Agency's latest proposal would further cut coal's share of electricity generation. In 2013, according to the 2014 BP Statistical Review of World Energy, it grew by 3 percent. The International Energy Agency expects global coal demand to grow 2.3 percent per year through 2018..

  • Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    CHICAGO— A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.

  • Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va.— NEWPORT NEWS, Va.— Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy— and pollution.

  • WASHINGTON, July 28- President Barack Obama could act without congressional approval to limit a key incentive for U.S. corporations to move their tax domiciles abroad in so-called "inversion" deals, a former senior U.S. Treasury Department official said on Monday.

  • US exports help Germany increase coal, pollution Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    LUENEN, Germany— One of Germany's newest coal-fired power plants rises here from the banks of a 100- year-old canal that once shipped coal mined from the Ruhr Valley to the world. Coal mining's demise in Germany comes as the country is experiencing a resurgence in coal-fired power, one which the U.S. increasingly has helped supply.

  • *Gaza fighting subsides with Hamas backing 24- hour truce. *U.S., EU prepare more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine conflict. SINGAPORE, July 28- Brent crude slipped below $108 a barrel on Monday as fighting between Israel and Hamas Islamist militants subsided in Gaza, but some analysts said falls may be limited.

  • Professors object to FAA restrictions on drone use Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 10:27 PM ET

    The FAA allows hobbyists to use model aircraft or small drones so long as they keep them away from airports, fly them under 400 feet and keep the aircraft within sight of the remote-controlling operator at all times.

  • SAN DIEGO, July 27- Every year, around 130,000 comic book fans and entertainment enthusiasts trek to San Diego's Comic-Con International, where thousands of booths and hundreds of panels are set up by industry outlets to cater to attendees.

  • That offset continuing violence in Gaza, Libya and Ukraine. *U.S. crude futures for September delivery fell 39 cents to $101.70 a barrel by 0009 GMT, after finishing 2 cents higher on Friday.

  • HOUSTON, July 27- A tanker carrying crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan was cleared by the U.S. Coast Guard to unload its cargo at sea off Texas on Sunday as a State Department official signaled Washington would not intervene to block delivery of the controversial crude.

  • US meat supplier in China withdraws products Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 7:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— OSI Group, an Aurora, Illinois- based company at the center of a food scandal in China, said that it was pulling all of the products produced by its Shanghai Husi unit from the marketplace.

  • Comic-book convention organizers clash over name Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 6:50 PM ET

    San Diego holds the nation's biggest comic-book convention while Salt Lake City hosts the third-biggest one. The letter further states that San Diego organizers own the trademark for the use of "Comic Con" and are aware of "multiple instances" where individuals believed the two gatherings were affiliated because of the name.

  • *South Korea, Japan refiners to take first two U.S. cargoes. *Iran condensate exports to China made at deep discounts. While buyers in Japan and South Korea have been willing to trial a U.S. grade of the super-light crude known as condensate, China has already locked in annual contracts with Tehran and is not expected to take any U.S. oil in the short-term.