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  • CHICAGO, Sept 25- Halloween enthusiasts need not take fright over the state of this year's U.S. pumpkin crop. "We're rebuilding our inventory right now and as soon as we have enough pumpkin canned we'll begin releasing the 2016 Libby's pumpkin to our retail partners," said Roz O'Hearn, spokeswoman for Libby's, supplier of more than 80 percent of U.S. canned pumpkin.

  • JERUSALEM— The Israeli military says it has indicted more than 145 Palestinians so far this year for incitement over social media. Israel says Facebook should do more to monitor and control content, raising a host of issues over whether the company is responsible for material posted by its users. Israeli lawmakers have proposed legislation that seeks to force...

  • ALGIERS, Sept 25- All options are possible for OPEC concerning an output cut or freeze with producers agreed on the need to stabilize the market, Algerian Energy Minister Noureddine Bouterfa said on Sunday. Bouterfa repeated his remarks that the informal gathering in Algiers could become a formal OPEC meeting. Before the Algiers meeting, Saudi Arabia and Iran...

  • *Draghi to defend ECB policies in Bundestag this week. BERLIN, Sept 25- Michael Stuebgen, a conservative member of the German parliament, was speaking with the head of a local savings bank recently about the European Central Bank's quantitative easing program. Stuebgen, a spokesman on European affairs for Chancellor Angela Merkel's party in the Bundestag,...

  • ALGIERS, Sept 25- All options are possible for OPEC concerning a cut or freeze of output with oil producers agreed on the need to stabilize the market, Algerian Energy Minister Noureddine Bouterfa said on Sunday. Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will meet on the sidelines of the International Energy Forum in Algeria from Sept....

  • ALGERIA ENERGY MINISTER SAYS' WE WILL NOT COME OUT OF MEETING EMPTY-HANDED' BEFORE ALGIERS OIL PRODUCER GATHERING.

  • ALGERIA ENERGY MINISTER SAYS ALL PRODUCERS AGREE ON NEED TO STABILIZE OIL MARKET.

  • ALGERIA ENERGY MINISTER SAYS ALGIERS GATHERING OF OIL PRODUCERS MAY TURN INTO FORMAL OPEC MEETING.

  • ALGERIA ENERGY MINISTER SAYS ALL OPTIONS' POSSIBLE' FOR OPEC CONCERNING AN OUTPUT FREEZE OR CUT.

  • SEOUL, Sept 25- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Sunday it was delaying the start of new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone sales in South Korea by three days to Oct. 1, a move it says is needed for speedy completion of the ongoing recall in the country. Samsung announced on Sept. 2 a recall of at least 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in 10 markets, including South...

  • *European businesses oppose special deal for Britain. *UK says firms need access to London financial services. Britain wants a trade deal that gives London's financial district, known as the City, access to EU clients while allowing the government to restrict migration from the bloc- something at odds with the basic rules of the European Union.

  • MADRID, Sept 25- An EU court ruling defending the right of temporary workers in Spain to receive severance pay is fuelling calls from Spanish unions and politicians for one of Europe's most uneven labour markets to be fixed. Spain has the European Union's second-highest unemployment rate after Greece and its labour market is more reliant on temporary...

  • SEOUL, Sept 25- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Sunday it was delaying the start of new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone sales in South Korea by three days to Oct. 1, a move it says is needed for speedy completion of the ongoing recall in the country. Samsung earlier this month initiated a recall of at least 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in 10 markets...

  • *Algeria seeks new financing sources after oil drop. ALGIERS, Sept 25- Algeria plans to allow its dominant state banks to list on the local stock exchange to help develop its financial markets and diversify sources of funding after the oil price slide, a senior financial official said. But the oil price drop since 2014 has put Algeria under financial pressure,...

  • *Algeria seeks new financing sources after oil drop. ALGIERS, Sept 25- Algeria plans to allow its dominant state banks to list on the local stock exchange to help develop its financial markets and diversify sources of funding after the oil price slide, a senior financial official said. But the oil price drop since 2014 has put Algeria under financial pressure,...

  • Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Sunday that his counterparts in the Group of Seven nations welcomed U.S. guidelines on regulating self-driving cars and have agreed to work together on creating such standards to maintain safety. Foxx and other transportation officials from the G-7 met over the weekend in the Japanese resort town of Karuizawa.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 24- A fire broke out on an oil tanker of Mexican state oil company Pemex in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, forcing all the crew to be evacuated in the latest accident to plague the struggling firm. The blaze on the tanker "Burgos" occurred off the coast of Boca del Rio in Veracruz state and all the crew were safe, Pemex said in a tweet.

  • ATLANTA— The Centers for Disease Control says a multistate outbreak of E.coli has sickened seven people, sending five to the hospital. They're from Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The CDC says five people who were interviewed said they'd eaten ground beef in the week before getting sick and that tests conducted in Connecticut on...

  • HAVANA, Sept 24- Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang met with Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday during a two-day trip to Havana, and the two leaders oversaw the signing of around 30 agreements on economic cooperation in various sectors, Cuban state media reported. China is Cuba's second largest trading partner after Venezuela. Cuba has become a hot...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 24- A fire broke out on an oil tanker of Mexican state oil company Pemex in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, forcing all the crew to be evacuated in the latest accident to plague the struggling firm. The blaze on the tanker "Burgos" occurred off the coast of Boca del Rio in Veracruz state and all the crew were safe, Pemex said in a tweet.