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  • 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...

  • LONDON, Sept 22- Bets on the euro weakening against the dollar, which had looked forlorn for much of this year, are finally showing signs of coming good as investors price in growing chances of further monetary easing by the European Central Bank. Despite this, the euro has "defied gravity", rising off levels just below $1.05 in March to within a whisker of $1.15 last...

  • Apple plans steps to prevent future App Store attacks Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    BEIJING/ BOSTON, Sept 22- Apple Inc's chief marketing executive Phil Schiller said on Tuesday that the company plans steps to prevent further attacks on its App Store. He said that Apple will offer domestic downloads of its developer toolkit from China, according to an interview with Chinese news site Sina.com. Schiller also said that the company knows of no...

  • U.S. Senate to sidestep abortion fight in funding bill Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Sept 22- Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate, hoping to avert an Oct. 1 government shutdown when federal funding runs out, are likely to advance a stop-gap spending bill that abandons attempts to halt funding for Planned Parenthood, Senator John Cornyn said on Tuesday. "Given the president's opposition and Democrats' opposition, at some point I...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Falling commodities prices and worries about China's economy pulled stocks sharply lower on Tuesday, while bond yields declined and the dollar rose to a near two-week high on bets U.S. officials will soon hike interest rates. Wall Street losses neared 2 percent on selling driven by falls in oil and copper, which also helped knock down shares in...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Not so long ago, employers competed for younger workers with unlimited snacks and foosball tables. But with total student debt now at more than a trillion dollars in the United States, a new trend may be starting to emerge: debt relief as a perk. Gabriela Gutierrez, who started as an associate at PwC in August, has about $30,000 in student debt.

  • APPLE KNOWS OF NO CASES WHERE MALICIOUS APP HAS TRANSMITTED USER DATA-SCHILLER TELLS SINA.COMX.

  • Sept 22- German carmaker Volkswagen said a scandal over falsified vehicle emission tests in the United States could affect 11 million of its cars worldwide. France has launched a probe into whether Volkswagen had also used software that deceived U.S. regulators measuring toxic emissions in some of its diesel cars in France, its environment minister said.

  • APPLE PLANS DOMESTIC CHINESE SOURCE FOR DOWNLOADING DEVELOPER KITS IN WAKE OF ATTACK-SCHILLER TELLS SINA.COM.

  • APPLE PLANS TO WARN CUSTOMERS OF 25 TAINTED APPS THAT NEED TO BE UPDATED-MARKETING CHIEF SCHILLER TELLS SINA.COM.

  • LONDON, Sept 22- Funds raided copper again on Tuesday, pushing prices to three week lows in the market's biggest single-day loss in more than two months on persistent worries about demand from top consumer China and a stronger dollar. Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange was down 3.9 percent at $5,062 a tonne at 1455 GMT, its biggest one-day loss since...

  • Sept 22- Ashland Inc said it will spin off its engine lubricants unit into a publicly traded company, Valvoline, as it sheds assets that are not part of its core specialty chemicals business. The company's last divestiture was more than a year ago when it sold its water technologies unit for about $1.8 billion, bowing to pressure from activist investor Jana...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- U.S. health experts will review the potential risks of Bayer AG's permanent contraceptive device, Essure, on Thursday in light of growing complaints over possible side effects, and consider whether its use should be restricted. Some 17,000 women who had the device implanted and claim it has hurt them are members of the Facebook group "Essure...

  • 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...

  • NY regulator issues first license for bitcoin company Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015 | 10:53 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 22- New York state's financial services regulator has granted a "BitLicense," its first, to a virtual currency, the agency announced on Tuesday. The license went to Circle Internet Financial, a Boston- based bitcoin startup, the New York Department of Financial Services said. Circle is backed by $76 million in venture capital from Goldman Sachs Group...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 22- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will present to a skeptical city council on Tuesday his 2016 budget proposal with an unprecedented property tax hike as he tries to dodge a financial crisis linked to unfunded pensions. Facing a budget shortfall that could hit $745 million, Emanuel is also proposing a per-ride surcharge on taxi and ride-sharing...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 22- U.S. corn and soybean futures fell on Tuesday, under pressure from the expanding harvest around the U.S. Chicago Board Of Trade November soybeans were down 11-1/ 2 cents at $8.62-3/ 4 a bushel at 9:33 a.m. CDT while CBOT December corn was 7 cents lower at $3.77-1/ 2 a bushel. The U.S. soybean harvest is 7 percent complete, ahead of the year-ago pace, the U.S....