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  • *UK manufacturing PMI hits 14- month low. LONDON, Sept 1- Britain's manufacturing revival slowed sharply last month as the Ukraine crisis crimped demand from abroad, further denting hopes for a more balanced economic recovery.

  • *Novartis boosts drugmakers on new drug prospects. LONDON, Sept 1- European shares edged higher to trade near a recent one-month peak on Monday, with mergers and acquisitions speculation surrounding British broadcaster ITV helping media stocks and Novartis leading drugmakers.

  • *European markets shrug off Ukraine/ Russia tensions. LONDON, Sept 1- European markets cautiously navigated warnings that the conflict in Ukraine was sliding out of control, focusing instead on whether the European Central Bank will strengthen its stimulus plans when it meets this week.

  • Worries about the impact on the euro zone's fragile recovery of the crisis in Ukraine also weighed on the currency, which fell as far as $1.3119 in Asia, lows not seen since Sept. 2013. Data on Monday showed factory activity across the euro zone cooled in August as the conflict between Russia and Ukraine took its toll.

  • MIAMI, Sept 1- When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state's powerful electricity corporations.

  • INSIGHT-US inflation bonds back in vogue Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 1- U.S. investors are back in the hunt for inflation protection for the first time in two years as rising housing costs- particularly for rent- suggest inflation may finally be waking from its post-recession slumber.

  • HAVANA, Sept 1- Cuba has raised duties and restricted imports on consumer goods brought in by air travelers or sent by mail, imposing greater hardship for a fledgling private sector and angering people looking to counter chronic shortages.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 1- Europeans could be barred from buying new Russian government bonds under a package of extra sanctions over Moscow's military role in Ukraine that European Union ambassadors were to start discussing on Monday, three EU sources said.

  • Denmark's Novo Nordisk launches Ryzodeg in Mexico Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 7:52 AM ET

    COPENHAGEN, Sept 1- Novo Nordisk has launched its type 2 diabetes treatment Ryzodeg in Mexico, a combination drug that could reap the company billions in revenues in years to come. Ryzodeg combines insulin degludec, which Novo Nordisk calls Tresiba, and insulin aspart. Novo Nordisk expects to launch Ryzodeg in other countries within the coming year.

  • REYKJAVIK, Sept 1- A fissure eruption near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano was still spouting lava on Monday but no ash, a day after an eruption that briefly caused the country to raise its ash alert level for aviation to its highest level.

  • *Escalating crisis in Ukraine, patchy Chinese recovery weigh. BANGALORE/ SYDNEY, Sept 1- Factory activity in Europe and Asia cooled in August after a strong July, as new orders dwindled in the face of escalating tensions in Ukraine and a patchy recovery in China, purchasing managers indexes showed.

  • AP Top Financial News At 7:41 a.m. EDT Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 7:41 AM ET

    Alibaba IPO comes with unusual structure Asia stocks gain on stimulus hopes, Europe lower China manufacturing growth slowed in August Revel starts shutdown Monday after just 2 years Heineken sells Mexican packaging business to Crown Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan Cuba cracks down on goods in flyers' luggage Statoil resumes operations in Algeria after deaths Anti-euro party's success poses dilemma for Merkel A timeline of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel

  • Alibaba IPO comes with unusual business structure that is price of admittance to China growth Asian stocks gain on stimulus hopes, European markets drift lower China manufacturing growth slowed in August on sluggish global demand for exports $2.4 B Revel Casino Hotel starts shutdown Monday after just over 2 years in Atlantic City Heineken sells Mexican packaging business to Crown for $1.23 billion India Prime Minister Modi wins pledges of support from Japan government, industry Cuba cracks down on multi-billion dollar flow of consumer goods in air passengers' luggage Norwegian oil firm Statoil reopens plant in Algeria after 5 workers killed in terror attack Anti-euro party's success in German vote spotlights dilemma for Merkel in handling new rival A look at the key moments in the history of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel

  • AP Top Financial News At 7:24 a.m. EDT Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 7:24 AM ET

    Alibaba IPO comes with unusual structure Asia stocks gain on stimulus hopes, Europe lower China manufacturing growth slowed in August Revel starts shutdown Monday after just 2 years Heineken sells Mexican packaging business to Crown Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan Cuba cracks down on goods in flyers' luggage Statoil resumes operations in Algeria after deaths Anti-euro party's success poses dilemma for Merkel A timeline of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel

  • Alibaba IPO comes with unusual business structure that is price of admittance to China growth Asian stocks gain on stimulus hopes, European markets drift lower China manufacturing growth slowed in August on sluggish global demand for exports $2.4 B Revel Casino Hotel starts shutdown Monday after just over 2 years in Atlantic City Heineken sells Mexican packaging business to Crown for $1.23 billion India Prime Minister Modi wins pledges of support from Japan government, industry Cuba cracks down on multi-billion dollar flow of consumer goods in air passengers' luggage Norwegian oil firm Statoil reopens plant in Algeria after 5 workers killed in terror attack Anti-euro party's success in German vote spotlights dilemma for Merkel in handling new rival A look at the key moments in the history of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel

  • *Modi takes veiled swipe at China. TOKYO, Sept 1- Japan and India agreed on Monday to strengthen strategic ties as Asia's second and third biggest economies keep a wary eye on a rising China, and said they would accelerate talks on the possible sale of an amphibious aircraft to India's navy.

  • AP Top Financial News At 7:12 a.m. EDT Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 7:12 AM ET

    Alibaba IPO comes with unusual structure Asia stocks gain on stimulus hopes, Europe lower China manufacturing growth slowed in August Revel starts shutdown Monday after just 2 years Heineken sells Mexican packaging business to Crown Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan Cuba cracks down on goods in flyers' luggage Statoil resumes operations in Algeria after deaths A timeline of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel Unions: FairPoint not playing fair in labor talks

  • Alibaba IPO comes with unusual business structure that is price of admittance to China growth Asian stocks gain on stimulus hopes, European markets drift lower China manufacturing growth slowed in August on sluggish global demand for exports $2.4 B Revel Casino Hotel starts shutdown Monday after just over 2 years in Atlantic City Heineken sells Mexican packaging business to Crown for $1.23 billion India Prime Minister Modi wins pledges of support from Japan government, industry Cuba cracks down on multi-billion dollar flow of consumer goods in air passengers' luggage Norwegian oil firm Statoil reopens plant in Algeria after 5 workers killed in terror attack A look at the key moments in the history of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel Unions knew concessions were necessary but say FairPoint isn't playing fair in labor talks

  • *China factory activity drops to 3- month low in August. *Supply risks persist as Libya descends into chaos.

  • DUBLIN, Sept 1- Ireland is significantly bucking the trend in the euro zone's stalled recovery with evidence building from companies to consumers that the economy is set to grow faster than most on the continent this year and beyond.