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  • OBAMA CLIMATE RULE AIMS TO SLASH POWER PLANT CARBON EMISSIONS 32 PCT FROM 2005 LEVELS BY 2030, 9 PCT MORE STRINGENT THAN PROPOSAL: WHITE HOUSE.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 2- Verizon Communications Inc and the unions representing its wireline unit employees on the U.S. East Coast said work will go on and talks continue after their current contract expired. Since June, the unions have been in talks with Verizon over the company's plans to cut costs by controlling healthcare and pension-related benefits over a...

  • Aug 2- Fuji Heavy Industries, the parent company of automaker Subaru, has told its network of suppliers that it expects them to treat workers fairly and to uphold "human rights and international standards of behavior." "Fuji Heavy Industries does not condone the exploitation of any class of worker, either in its own operations or within its supply chain," the company...

  • MEDIA-UNICREDIT'S CHIEF EXPLORING STRATEGIC OPTIONS FOR THE.

  • FITCHBURG, Wis.— A kitchen appliance manufacturer is planning a $62 million expansion south of Madison, netting $5 million in state and local support for creating an estimated 300 new jobs. Sub-Zero Group, makers of Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, chose last month to expand its Fitchburg facility over a planned site in Kentucky, the Wisconsin State Journal...

  • LOS ANGELES, Aug, 2- Tom Cruise's "Mission: Impossible-- Rogue Nation" dominated the U.S. box office this weekend with an impressive $56 million at 3,956 locations. The Paramount/ Skydance tentpole generated $20.3 million at the Friday box office, setting an opening day mark for the sturdy franchise- and signaling that Cruise still carries plenty of star power.

  • An Oregon bakery was fined $135,000 for refusing to bake a cake for a lesbian couple's wedding. A Louisiana man posted a video to the Internet lambasting a local Wal-Mart for not making a cake with a Confederate flag on it. "Cake has had symbolic meaning in this country," even aside from politics, said Stephen Schmidt, food historian and writer for the Manuscripts...

  • —In 2014, 1.6 percent of the electricity purchased in the U.S. came from Canada, and 60 percent of that went to New England and New York, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Canadian imports made up 12 to 16 percent of retail electricity sales in New England and New York. —In 2014, Hydro- Quebec, the biggest Canadian player in New England, exported...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— Plenty of raw electricity sloshes around in Quebec's rivers and reservoirs, promising relief for U.S. northeasterners, who pay the nation's highest power costs. But getting those electrons to smartphones and air conditioners in Boston, Hartford and New York City is another matter entirely. The six New England governors say reining in the costs is a...

  • OTTAWA, Aug 2- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Sunday called a parliamentary election for Oct 19, kicking off a marathon 11- week campaign likely to focus on a stubbornly sluggish economy and his decade in power. Polls indicate that Harper's right-of-center Conservative Party, which has been in office since 2006, could well lose its majority in the...

  • Aug 2- The Greek stock market will reopen on Monday after a five-week shutdown brought on by capital controls imposed at the height of the cash-for-reforms crisis with international lenders. The rules have been approved by the European Central Bank to avoid a new deposit flight from Greek banks. Local investors, like all Greeks, will not be allowed to withdraw...

  • PARIS— Malaysian official: New debris found in Reunion belongs to' domestic ladder,' not a plane part.

  • ATHENS, Aug 2- Greek traders said on Sunday they expected a torrid day of losses when the Athens stock market opens after being shuttered for five weeks as part of attempts to stop Greece's financial collapse. A combination of pent-up trading, worries about the future and Greece's worsening economy could knock 20 percent or more off the Athens General Index on...

  • A new piece of debris, meanwhile, found on Sunday on the French island of Reunion in the western Indian Ocean turned out to be a "domestic ladder," and doesn't belong to a plane, Malaysian Director General of Civil Aviation Azharuddin Abdul Rahman told The Associated Press amid media reports that a new plane part was found. Malaysian government officials will ask...

  • NEW YORK— President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming. A year after proposing unprecedented carbon dioxide limits, Obama was...

  • MALAYSIA SAYS WANTS TO EXPAND SEARCH FOR MORE AIRPLANE DEBRIS AROUND REUNION ISLAND.

  • MALAYSIA TRANSPORT MINISTER SAYS FLAPERON DEBRIS FOUND ON REUNION ISLAND IDENTIFIED AS PART OF BOEING 777.

  • DUBAI, Aug 2- Iran plans to buy as many as 90 planes per year from Boeing and Airbus to revamp its antiquated fleet once Western sanctions are lifted, its state news agency IRNA quoted a senior aviation official as saying on Sunday. "Iran will buy a total of 80-90 planes per year from the two aviation giants in the first phase of renovating its air fleet," said Mohammad...

  • LONDON, Aug 2- Now that U.S. The challenge is that the U.S. economy is generating very little inflation- not to mention disinflation coming from China and nearly no inflation in Europe- leaving many questioning whether the Fed even should be considering a rate rise. "The pace for growth remains extremely weak by past recovery standards, but with potential growth...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 2- A decade ago Zhang Xiongjie was a teenage infantryman patrolling China's bleak border with North Korea. Now he stays in swanky hotels and drives a Mercedes Benz CLS- a remarkable rags-to-riches journey achieved in part by dominating one of the most obscure corners of China's unruly financial markets: egg futures. The story of how he earned so much...