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  • Clarification: Fast Food Workers-Convention story Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 4:55 PM ET

    VILLA PARK, Ill.— In a story July 26, The Associated Press reported that Latoya Caldwell, a mother of four from Kansas City, Missouri, who earns $7.50 an hour at a Wendy's restaurant, said she works six days a week to get 40 hours and takes home $435 per paycheck.

  • WASHINGTON, July 28- One of the biggest hold-out creditors in Detroit's bankruptcy will argue next month for a dismissal of the historic case to lead to more equitable treatment of all the city's creditors, according to a report obtained by Reuters on Monday.

  • *By invoking 1969 law, Obama could bypass Congress- former Treasury official. *Treasury Secretary Lew renews call for urgent action by U.S. Congress.

  • *Demand weak in Europe and Asia; supplies ample. *U.S., EU prepare more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine. NEW YORK, July 28- Brent crude oil slipped on Monday as forecasts for ample supplies in the Atlantic basin and weak demand in Europe and Asia mitigated fears of escalating tension in Ukraine and the Middle East.

  • *Soybeans supported by strong demand led by China. Wheat futures were lower but trimmed losses in the wake of a U.S. Agriculture Department announcement showing a wheat sale to Nigeria and a soybean sale to top importer China.

  • Fashion industry, retailers and the gender binary Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    NEW YORK— As a transgender woman who began her transition about a year ago, Kylie Jack is still figuring out her fashion style, but she wanted one thing right away: well-fitting bras. Friends recommended Petticoat Fair in Austin, Texas, where she lives.

  • Walker says he would back anti-outsourcing rules Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    Walker has made outsourcing an issue in the governor's race by criticizing Democratic gubernatorial challenger Mary Burke for profiting from outsourcing done by her family's company, Trek Bicycle Corp. But the Republican governor has received campaign donations from multiple companies that outsourced jobs, according to campaign finance reports.

  • Beijing, Chicago architects to design Lucas Museum Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:02 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Architects from Beijing and Chicago will design George Lucas' new museum to be built along Chicago's lakefront.

  • *China ops to come under direct control of U.S. headquarters. "This is my company and events like these have a personal toll... they simply don't represent the values I stand for or those of my company," Sheldon Lavin, the millionaire chairman, CEO and owner of Illinois- based OSI Group LLC told a news conference in Shanghai.

  • Meat supplier: China unit fell short of standards Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 5:17 AM ET

    The president of OSI Group, David G. McDonald, declined to give details of what the company has found at Shanghai Husi Food Co. A Shanghai TV station reported last week that Husi sold expired beef and chicken to restaurants including McDonald's and KFC.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd, owned by Illinois- based OSI Group LLC, is at the center of a major food safety scandal, which has spread from China to Hong Kong and Japan, over allegations it mixed fresh and expired meat.

  • While it's still off-limits to delve too deeply into what government leaders and powerful institutions may be up to, recent' undercover' state TV reports accusing state-owned Bank of China of aiding money laundering and a U.S.-owned food supplier of safety violations suggest the media are more ready to run critical reports.

  • Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd, owned by Illinois- based OSI Group LLC, is at the center of a major food safety scandal, which has spread from China to Hong Kong and Japan, over allegations it mixed fresh and expired meat.

  • Fast food workers vow civil disobedience Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 4:46 AM ET

    VILLA PARK, Ill.— Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15- an-hour pay and union membership by using nonviolent civil disobedience. "People are just fed up," said Cindy Enriquez, 20, of Phoenix.

  • SHANGHAI, July 25- Regulators in Shanghai have found that scandal-hit China- based food supplier forged production dates on some of its products and sold them after their expiry, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.

  • US regulators close small bank in Illinois Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 7:26 PM ET

    The bank, which operated three branches, had about $72.9 million in assets and $71 million in deposits as of March 31. The FDIC said that Providence Bank also agreed to buy roughly $67.7 million of GreenChoice Bank's assets. The FDIC has said 2010 likely was the high-water mark for bank failures from the recession.