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  • BRASILIA, Aug 30- President Dilma Rousseff's opponents made a final call at her impeachment trial on Tuesday for her removal, not just for breaking budget rules, but for plunging Brazil into a political and economic crisis amid a sweeping corruption scandal. Rousseff, suspended from office in May pending the Senate trial, is charged with spending public funds...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 30- The successful conclusion of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade talks remains the top legislative item for the United States, a top economic adviser to President Barack Obama said on Tuesday. White House National Security Council adviser Christina Segal-Knowles told a news conference ahead of the Sept. 4-5 G20 summit in China that talks...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 30- Democrats in Congress, including party Senate leader Harry Reid, asked the FBI to investigate concerns that the Russian government may be attempting to undermine the U.S. presidential election through cyber attacks that could include tampering with voting results. It was followed on Tuesday by a letter from four Democrats asking Comey to...

  • BRUSSELS/ DUBLIN, Aug 30- The European Commission ordered Apple Inc to pay Ireland unpaid taxes of up to 13 billion euros on Tuesday as it ruled the firm had received illegal state aid. Apple and Dublin said the U.S. company's tax treatment was in line with Irish and European Union law and they would appeal the ruling, which is part of a drive against what the EU says are...

  • 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,...

  • U.S. regulators on Tuesday approved the first lower-cost version of Enbrel, a blockbuster anti-inflammatory drug from Amgen that is among the top-selling drugs in the world. The FDA approved Novartis' drug for the same diseases listed on Enbrel's label, including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and other immune system disorders. Under a court order dated Aug....

  • 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 preparing to expand a San Francisco carpooling program in a move that could that could set up a showdown with its one-time ally, the popular ride-hailing service Uber. Now, only people working at six companies, including Google, Wal-Mart Stores and Adobe Systems, can request rides. The tests have worked well enough to encourage Waze to move...

  • 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.