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  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- New York and other state attorneys general are forming a group to probe Volkswagen AG over the U.S. emissions test scandal, a spokesman for New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.

  • Sept 22- Lloyd Blankfein, the chairman and chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Group Inc, said on Tuesday he had a "highly curable" form of cancer and would be able to work "substantially" as normal during treatment. The veteran Wall Street boss, who navigated the U.S. investment bank through the financial crisis, told employees and shareholders he would undergo...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 22- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday urged the city council to approve an unprecedented property tax hike, calling it a last resort as he proposed a 2016 budget to dodge a financial crisis linked to unfunded pensions. In a half-hour speech to Chicago's 50 aldermen, Emanuel said spending cuts were not an option as the third-largest U.S. city tries...

  • SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, Sept 22- Brazil's cash-strapped government is in talks with lawmakers over legalizing gambling to increase revenues as Congress balks at President Dilma Rousseff's efforts to overcome a budget deficit by raising other taxes. Brazil has banned casinos since 1946 and it outlawed bingo halls in 2007 amid concerns they facilitated money...

  • *Wall Street stocks hit 2- week low, weighing on oil. NEW YORK, Sept 22- Oil prices fell on Tuesday after a one-day rally, with U.S. crude pulled down more than 2 percent by weaker stocks on Wall Street and skittish sentiment ahead of the expiry of the spot futures contract. Traders and investors will get more oil inventory data after market settlement, from industry...

  • EPS of $0.36- $0.40 vs est $0.46. EPS $1.75 vs est $1.63. Sept 22- Carnival Corp, the world's largest cruise ship operator, issued a profit forecast for the current quarter that missed analysts' estimates, overshadowing better-than-expected third quarter results.

  • CALGARY, Sept 22- The Canadian oil-producing province of Alberta wants to strengthen its environmental regulations and bend the curve on its rapidly-rising greenhouse gas emissions, Premier Rachel Notley said in a radio interview broadcast on Tuesday. Alberta's oil sands, vast deposits of tar-like bitumen, are the world's third-largest crude reserves, but...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Sept 22- The United States and Cuba plan to hold talks in Havana next week on normalizing airline service, a U.S. official said on Tuesday, a step that could benefit U.S. carriers if the island becomes open to American tourism. The talks will take place Sept. 28-29, the official said, as Washington and Havana inch toward normal relations after more...

  • Nissan says to redesign Altima Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015 | 12:03 PM ET

    Sept 22- Nissan Motor Co Ltd said its mid-sized sedan, Altima, would undergo an extensive redesign in an effort to boost demand for the best-selling vehicle in the automaker's stable. The new safety features include a predictive forward collision warning system and a radar-based blind spot warning system, Nissan said. Nissan is also looking to close the gap with...

  • IMF'S LAGARDE SAYS DOWNSIDE RISKS TO GLOBAL GROWTH INCREASED, INCLUDING FROM SLOWER CHINESE GROWTH.

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 22- Starbucks Corp on Tuesday said its sales-boosting Mobile Order& Pay service is now available in all of its nearly 7,500 U.S. company-operated shops, a nationwide roll-out completed about three months ahead of schedule. Mobile Order& Pay is a feature on the Starbucks app, which the company says has 16 million active users on Apple and Android...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate, hoping to avert an Oct. 1 government shutdown when federal funding runs out at the end of the current fiscal year, are likely to advance a stop-gap spending bill that abandons attempts to halt funding for Planned Parenthood, Senator John Cornyn said on Tuesday. Cornyn indicated that Senate Majority Leader...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St slumps amid fall in commodity prices Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015 | 11:41 AM ET

    *Copper prices hit 3- week low, oil down over 2 pct. Copper prices hit a three-week low, while oil was down more than 2 percent on persistent worries about demand, especially in China. The Fed last week kept rates at near-zero levels, citing the turbulence in a tightly linked global economy, including slowing growth in China.

  • LONDON, Sept 22- British engineering firm Meggitt said it agreed to buy a division of U.S.-based aerospace components company EDAC for $340 million, building on another acquisition it made last month to create a scale player in the sector. Meggitt, which will suspend an ongoing buyback programme for the rest of this year to maintain financial flexibility, is to...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- The United States will press China during a state visit by President Xi Jinping to avoid "quick fixes" for its economy, such as devaluing its currency to boost exports, White House chief economist Jason Furman said on Tuesday. Furman said China's recent loosening of controls on the yuan currency caused turmoil in global financial markets and...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- Senate Democrats on Tuesday unveiled energy legislation focused on cleaner energy production, manufacturing and vehicles that they say would slash U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by at least 34 percent by 2025, surpassing the goal pledged by the Obama administration for U.N. climate talks. The latest round of United Nations- sponsored...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- Building solid public finances, investing in education, cutting energy subsidies and deepening financial markets are among policies countries should follow to support sustainable development, an International Monetary Fund paper said on Tuesday. World leaders are due to adopt a United Nations agenda for sustainable development over...

  • Sept 22- Groupon Inc, the operator of daily deals website groupon.com, said it would cut about 1,100 jobs globally as it restructures outside North America. Groupon is shutting operations in Morocco, Panama, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Thailand and Uruguay after exiting Greece and Turkey, the company said in a separate blog post on Tuesday.

  • VW scandal threatens 'Made in Germany' image Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015 | 11:27 AM ET

    * "Made in Germany" long seen as sign of quality. A scandal over cheating on U.S. diesel emission tests has engulfed the company and many Germans worry it will have a domino effect on their businesses, eroding the cherished' Made in Germany' label. Following a series of other blows to Germany's reputation-- from repeated delays in Berlin's new airport to a string of...

  • Coca-Cola says spent nearly $120 mln on health research Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015 | 11:26 AM ET

    Sept 22- Coca-Cola Co said it has spent almost $120 million on funding scientific research, a disclosure that comes at a time when the company is facing criticism for trying to downplay the role of sugary drinks in the spread of obesity. The move follows a New York Times report in August that the cola maker was funding scientists who claim Americans are overly...