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  • NEW YORK— Fallout from Donald Trump's remarks about immigrants from Mexico continued Tuesday as a TV company backed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim said it was scrapping a project in development with the outspoken mogul, and Mexico announced it won't be sending a contestant to the Miss Universe contest, which Trump partly owns. NBC followed suit on Monday...

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- The U.S. Export-Import Bank will stop new loans and insurance activities at midnight on Tuesday, the White House said in a statement, a lapse it said could hurt exports and jobs and benefit rivals like China.

  • Nassau, Bahamas/ Beijing June 30- China's push to extend its influence in the Western Hemisphere has hit an embarrassing setback at an unfinished, $3.5 billion resort and casino project in the Bahamas. And on Monday, Baha Mar Ltd, developer of the 2,323 room resort located along Cable Beach near downtown Nassau, filed for voluntary bankruptcy protection in a...

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- The White House on Tuesday welcomed China's announced commitment to halt the rise in its greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the carbon intensity of its economy.

  • S. Alexander Smith, of Aloha, jumped into the Row River upstream from a 15- foot waterfall to try to save his 13- year-old brother, Christian, on July 1, 2014. Smith was the only one of those honored Tuesday by the Pittsburgh- based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission who died during a rescue attempt. The other 16 winners are from Florida, Idaho, Kentucky, Minnesota, Ohio,...

  • PARIS— French telecommunications group Orange has reached a deal with its Israeli partner that could lead the way to their split, amid controversy and growing calls for companies to boycott Israel. An Orange spokesman insisted Tuesday that the company is not pulling out of Israel but rethinking its brand agreement with Israeli company Partner...

  • NEW YORK— Shares of Pentair jumped Tuesday after regulatory filings showed activist investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management has taken a stake in the water and fluid-products systems company and is pushing it to consider acquisitions. Pentair PLC was the largest gainer on the S&P 500 index Tuesday, as its stock rose $4.32, or 6.7 percent, to $68.75.

  • BOSTON— When a paid sick time requirement takes effect Wednesday, state officials say the focus will be on educating employers about the new law, not punishing any for noncompliance. Regulations drafted by Attorney General Maura Healey's office do not spell out penalties for employers who skirt the law. Civil enforcement would be possible through the state's...

  • District Judge Ronnie Abrams in Manhattan dismissed Tilton's lawsuit against the SEC, saying the head of Patriarch Partners lacked power to stop the agency from pursuing its case against her and her private equity firm in its in-house court. The judge said Congress designated the SEC and then a federal appeals court as the "exclusive avenue of review" of an...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— Argentina and Brazil are greeting news that they will soon be able to export fresh beef into the United States after a longtime ban. Exports of fresh beef from Argentina to the three North American countries could be worth about $280 million, said Economy Minister Axel Kicillof. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant...

  • BURBANK, Calif.— Disney named its treasurer, Christine McCarthy, as its new chief financial officer, replacing Jay Rasulo, a longtime executive who announced he was resigning earlier this month after it became apparent he would not likely be elevated to CEO. The Walt Disney Co. also promoted Kevin Mayer to the newly created position of chief strategy officer, a nod...

  • BRUSSELS, June 30- Finnish Finance Minister Alexander Stubb said on Tuesday the Eurogroup concluded that requests from Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for an extension of Greece's bailout programme or debt relief were not possible. In a tweet he said a third request, for credit from the European Stability Mechanism, could be dealt with separately from the...

  • BRUSSELS, June 30- The Eurogroup of euro zone finance ministers will hold another conference call on Wednesday morning to discuss new proposals from Greece, the spokesman of Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Tuesday.

  • MEXICO CITY, June 30- Mexico's telecoms regulator will open access to the "last mile" of Telmex telephone networks to competitors, two sources said on Tuesday, in a decision that aims to increase competition in a sector dominated by billionaire Carlos Slim. Since declaring America Movil dominant in the sector last year, the IFT has been introducing stricter...

  • WASHINGTON— A high school diploma is not enough to compete in the global economy, but a college degree is not the only option, first lady Michelle Obama told a group of students gathered at the White House on Tuesday. Obama spoke at a White House event celebrating educators, students and innovators in career and technical education programs.

  • WASHINGTON— The makers of the potent painkiller OxyContin have pulled out of a federal meeting to review the company's harder-to-abuse version of the much-debated drug. As a result, the company has withdrawn its application that was slated to be reviewed before a Food and Drug Administration committee next week. FDA meetings are typically planned months in...

  • ANOTHER EUROGROUP TELECONFERENCE WEDNESDAY MORNING AFTER ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW LETTER FROM GREEK GOVERNMENT- DIJSSELBLOEM SPOKESMAN.

  • BERLIN, June 30- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that Germany would not negotiate on a new bailout agreement before Greece's referendum which is planned for Sunday. Merkel told a meeting of conservative lawmakers earlier in the day that it would only be possible to consider earlier negotiations with Greece if Athens called off the referendum...

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said on Tuesday she will hold people who engaged in corruption accountable in a scandal involving the state-run oil firm Petrobras. Rousseff said at a White House news conference that some Petrobras employees engaged in corruption and that federal prosecutors are investigating the matter.

  • June 30- Walt Disney Co said it named Christine McCarthy as its chief financial officer. McCarthy had previously served as Disney's treasurer over the past 15 years. Disney said in June that James Rasulo, a 29- year veteran of the media company, would step down as CFO at the end of the month.