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  • Jerry Brown's administration is proposing to spend $3.6 billion a year for repairs to California's crumbling transportation infrastructure, with some of the money to come from a $65 annual user fee and increases in diesel and gas taxes tied to inflation. The proposal says the $65 annual charge would generate $2 billion a year, while $500 million would come...

  • Sept 3- Genzyme Corp agreed to pay $32.59 million, admit wrongdoing and enter a deferred prosecution agreement to resolve U.S. criminal charges over its marketing of the surgical implant Seprafilm, the Department of Justice said on Thursday. Sanofi bought Genzyme in 2011.. According to papers filed with the federal court in Tampa, Florida, Genzyme admitted and...

  • DETROIT, Sept 3- The Detroit Three automakers are showing increased interest in the United Auto Workers union's proposal that they pool their healthcare systems, a sign that contract talks between the union and manufacturers are down to the big money issues. The UAW and bargainers for General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles face a Sept. 14...

  • BEIJING/ MOSCOW, Sept 3- Russia and Venezuela need to combine efforts to lift oil prices, President Vladimir Putin told his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro on Thursday, but refused to spell out any specific action, including output cuts. The economies of both Russia and Venezuela, two major producers, are highly dependent on proceeds from the sale of oil, the...

  • BRASILIA, Sept 3- Brazilian Finance Minister Joaquim Levy will be attending the G20 summit in Turkey this weekend, his ministry announced on Thursday.

  • Sept 3- AstraZeneca Plc on Thursday said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new dose of its blood thinner Brilinta intended for longer-term use in patients with a history of heart attack or a condition known as acute coronary syndrome. The FDA approved Brilinta tablets at a new 60 milligram dose that would be taken along with aspirin beyond a year...

  • LONDON, Sept 3- The current slump in emerging market stocks and currencies has reached "crisis proportions" the Institute of International Finance warned on Thursday. The Washington- based finance industry body said China's woes had been a key catalyst in the fast-moving rout, which has seen MSCI's global emerging market stocks index slump 40 percent.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 3- Puerto Rico is getting attention from 2016 presidential hopefuls, who are making early stops in the U.S. territory, likely in part because of the fast-growing number of Puerto Ricans living in the key battleground state of Florida. Then comes Florida with 987,663; New Jersey with 478,439; Pennsylvania with 418,792, Massachusetts with 283,568;...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 3- Puerto Rico is getting attention from 2016 presidential hopefuls, who are making early stops in the U.S. territory, likely in part due to the rapidly growing number of Puerto Ricans living in the key battleground state of Florida. "The Puerto Rico vote in Florida, a swing state, is substantial," said U.S. Clinton, the leading Democratic candidate and...

  • NEW YORK— Kraft Heinz is expanding a recall of Kraft Singles products, saying a problem with the packaging film affects 10 times as many cases as it first thought. Kraft Heinz recalled 36,000 cases on July 31 for the same reason. The products were sold in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and 10 other countries and territories: Anguilla, the Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Grand Cayman,...

  • Brazil's currency rebounded from 12- year lows on news that Levy was staying in the job and attending a budget meeting with President Dilma Rousseff. The budget bill, sent to Congress on Monday, was Brazil's first-ever to forecast a primary deficit, highlighting Levy's failure to shore up federal accounts to save the country's investment-grade rating.

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 3- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc, known for its indulgent burritos, is battling a "Chubby Chipotle" ad campaign from the food industry group whose "Nanny" ads helped sink New York City's ban on super-sized sugary drinks. The Center for Consumer Freedom's full-page advertisement in Thursday's New York Post depicts a smiling, shirtless, overweight...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 3- Stocks edged higher on Wall Street in another volatile session on Thursday while the euro fell 1 percent on a darkening euro zone outlook as investors grew cautious ahead of the closely watched U.S. monthly jobs report. Global stock markets rallied earlier following a pledge from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to beef up or...

  • *Turkey keen to shake off perception G20 is "talking shop". ANKARA, Sept 3- When the Group of 20 finance ministers and central bankers meet on Friday in Turkey, China's market turmoil is likely to be the biggest problem they do nothing about. Slower growth in China and rising market volatility have boosted the risks to the global economy, staff of the International...

  • NEW ORLEANS— Environmental groups signed a settlement agreement Thursday to resolve their lawsuit against a New Orleans company that has failed to end a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. The New York- based Waterkeeper Alliance says the company will release more information about its efforts to stop oil from leaking at the site where one of its...

  • SAO PAULO— A federal judge Thursday accepted the charges filed by prosecutors against the former head of Eletronuclear, the state-owned company that operates Brazil's two nuclear power plants, for his suspected role in a bribery scandal. Judge Sergio Fernando Moro said in a statement that he also accepted the charges filed against 14 others, including Flavio...

  • Greenert, who will retire and be replaced by Admiral John Richardson on Sept. 18, said the Navy still believed its planned purchase of 153 Growlers was sufficient, but more work was underway to assess the needs of other military services, as well as the possible use for cyber missions. He said the Navy had asked the Pentagon's Cost Analysis and Program Evaluation...

  • U.S. NAVY CHIEF SAYS DECISIONS ON MORE BOEING GROWLER ORDERS SHOULD BE PART OF FY17 BUDGET PROPOSAL.

  • U.S. NAVY CHIEF SAYS PENTAGON EVALUATING WHETHER CYBER MISSIONS COULD DRIVE DEMAND FOR MORE BOEING EA-18G GROWLERS.

  • Sept 3- AstraZeneca Plc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved a new dose of its blood thinner, Brilinta, for patients with a history of heart attack beyond the first year.