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  • HARTFORD, Conn.— In a story Aug. 28 about Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island evaluating proposals for clean-energy projects, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of Rhode Island's deputy commissioner of energy. Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island officials are joining with electric utilities to evaluate more than 50...

  • YARMOUTH, Maine— The Swiss company that bought Maine- based DeLorme last winter says it's going to continue to publish the popular DeLorme Atlas& Gazetteers for all 50 states. Garmin Ltd., known for its GPS technologies, announced Tuesday that there will be no changes for the printed Gazetteers but that they'll eventually be sold from garmin.com instead of...

  • FT MYERS, Fla. _ Chico's FAS Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $23 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 22 cents per share. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $635.8 million.

  • *Senator who chaired hearings blames IRS, says EU' fills vacuum'. BRUSSELS, Aug 30- The United States is furious at the European Union for handing Apple Inc a $14.5 billion tax demand on Tuesday but EU officials say it was Washington which put them on to the scheme in the first place. "The IRS has failed to stake a claim for U.S. taxes on those revenues," he said in a statement,...

  • The follow-up version of Enbrel, dubbed Erelzi, was developed by Swiss drug giant Novartis, which would not disclose the planned list price for Erelzi. Novartis also couldn't say when the new medicine will be launched by its Sandoz unit, which makes generic drugs and "biosimilars"— nearly identical versions of biologic drugs produced in living cells.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 30- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Novartis AG's biosimilar version of Amgen Inc's arthritis drug Enbrel. The FDA approved the drug, Erelzi, known also as etanercept-szzs, for multiple inflammatory conditions including rheumatoid arthritis and plaque psoriasis, a skin condition. "We are committed to bringing Erelzi...

  • RED BANK, N.J. _ North European Oil Royalty Trust on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $1.4 million. North European Oil Royalty shares have risen 12 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: North European Oil Royalty, Earnings Report.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Google is set to expand a San Francisco carpooling program that could morph into a showdown with its one-time ally, the popular ride-hailing service Uber. The plans will build upon a test service that Google's navigation app Maze launched three months ago in the San Francisco Bay Area. Now, only people working at six companies, including Google,...

  • TORONTO, Aug 30- Canada's main stock index edged slightly higher on Tuesday as bank and fertilizer stocks rallied, but gains for the index were mostly pared as lower gold prices weighed on mining stocks. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index has rebounded 27 percent after hitting a three-year low in January. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX...

  • PLYMOUTH, Mich. _ Perceptron Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $15.6 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. The Plymouth, Michigan- based company said it had a loss of $1.66 per share. Perceptron shares have decreased 19 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 30- A European Commission order requiring Apple Inc to pay Ireland $13 billion euros in unpaid taxes on Tuesday drew swift rebukes from the Obama administration and lawmakers in Congress, while reigniting calls for U.S. tax reform. The White House and the Treasury Department, which enforces federal tax policy, warned that U.S.-EU economic...

  • CALGARY/ OTTAWA, Aug 30- Canada's National Energy Board on Tuesday suspended Montreal hearings on TransCanada Corp's proposed Energy East pipeline after protests disrupted the first day of the process on Monday. Opponents want two of the three panel members to step down after it emerged they had privately discussed the pipeline last year with former Quebec...

  • Aug 30- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it had added Singapore to its interim travel guidance list, following reports of Zika infections in the country. The number of confirmed cases of Zika virus in Singapore rose to 82 on Tuesday, with some of the latest infections detected beyond the area of the initial outbreak. The CDC recommended that...

  • Hershey Corp., down $12.02 to $99.65. United Continental Holdings Inc., up $4.04 to $50.99. The European Union ruled that Apple will have to pay $14.5 billion in back taxes to Ireland.

  • *Iraq commits to production freeze at Sept talks in Algeria. NEW YORK, Aug 30- Oil prices fell Tuesday, with Brent losing nearly 2 percent, as the dollar rallied and glut worries grew amid forecasts for higher U.S. crude stockpiles and Iran's remark that it was on target to reach peak production. "Today is just another economic story that's fed the dollar's strength...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 30- U.S. corn and wheat futures fell to multi-year lows on Tuesday and soybeans hit a four-week low on expectations for big crops and rising grain supplies, traders and analysts said. At the Chicago Board of Trade, November soybeans settled down 13-1/ 2 cents at $9.50-3/ 4 per bushel and December corn ended down 5 cents at $3.15-3/ 4 a bushel.

  • NEW YORK— Stocks fell slightly on Tuesday in another quiet day on Wall Street as hesitant investors remained on the sidelines as a slow summer winds down. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 48.49 points, or 0.3 percent, to 18,454.30. The Standard and Poor's 500 lost 4.26 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,176.12.

  • Aug 30- Twitter Inc on Tuesday stepped up its battle to attract video talent to its platform, saying it will allow U.S. users who upload a video to share in any advertising revenue it generates. Twitter, Facebook Inc, Snapchat and YouTube are all competing to keep or recruit top video talent as they seek to cash in on the wave of televison-style advertising that has...

  • Aug 30- Apparel retailer Gap Inc said there was a "serious" fire at its distribution center in Fishkill, New York, on Monday. All employees at the site were safe and an investigation was underway, Gap spokeswoman Debbie Felix said. "While it will take time to understand the full impact and cause of the fire, we have contingency plans in place and are working across our...

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