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  • Aug 29- United Continental Holdings Inc has hired the No. 2 executive at rival American Airlines Group Inc, Scott Kirby, to be its president, the companies said on Monday. The move, effective immediately, is the latest attempt by United's reshuffled board and new Chief Executive Officer Oscar Munoz to shape a new strategy and boost the airline's stock price.

  • *Generic EpiPen to cost $300 vs branded price of about $600. Aug 29- Mylan NV said it would launch the first generic version of its allergy auto-injector EpiPen for $300, half the price of the branded product, the drugmaker's second step in less than a week to counter the backlash over the product's steep price. The company reduced the out-of-pocket costs of EpiPen...

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 29- The European Union's executive said on Monday it had a unanimous mandate from the bloc's 28 members to finalize negotiations on a free trade deal with the United States, a day after Germany's economy minister said the talks had "de facto failed." Sigmar Gabriel of Germany, the EU's biggest economy, said on Sunday that negotiations over the...

  • Aug 29- Fox News Network LLC on Monday said anchor Andrea Tantaros was an "opportunist" who made sexual harassment claims against former chairman Roger Ailes only after she was taken off the air for writing a book without permission. Fox in a filing in New York state court in Manhattan also said Tantaros signed an agreement to keep employment-related disputes...

  • Fox News claims it learned of Tantaros' book, "Tied Up in Knots... "This Court should compel Tantaros to proceed in the arbitration proceeding that is already underway," Fox News contends. Shine was promoted to co-president of Fox News after Ailes resigned last month amid sexual harassment complaints by another former anchor, Gretchen Carlson, who claimed in a...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— The race between a small town on the Rio Grande in New Mexico and a Salt Lake City suburb to entice a new Facebook data center with millions of dollars in tax breaks and subsidies is raising questions about public investments in a booming cloud-computing economy that typically brings few local jobs. In New Mexico, The Los Lunas Village Council...

  • The news comes a month after the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office unveiled the terms of a reform agreement with the charitable trust that controls Hershey. Hershey said in June it had rejected a $23 billion takeover bid by Mondelez. "Following additional discussions, and taking into account recent shareholder developments at Hershey, we determined...

  • DALLAS— The president and No. 2 executive at American Airlines is leaving to take the same job with rival United Airlines. Kirby, 49, was often seen as a likely successor to American Airlines CEO Doug Parker. American Airlines Group Inc., based in Fort Worth, Texas, will replace Kirby by promoting chief operating officer Robert Isom.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 29- Adult female mosquitoes can pass the Zika virus along to their offspring, U.S. researchers said on Monday, a finding that makes clear the need for pesticide programs that kill both adult mosquitoes and their eggs. The findings, published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, show that as with many related viruses, including...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 29- Adult female mosquitoes can pass the Zika virus along to their offspring, U.S. researchers said on Monday, a finding that makes clear the need for pesticide programs that kill both adult mosquitoes and their eggs. The findings, published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, show that as with many related viruses, including...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 29- Adult female mosquitoes can pass the Zika virus along to their offspring, U.S. researchers said on Monday, a finding that makes clear the need for pesticide programs that kill both adult mosquitoes and their eggs. The findings, published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, show that as with many related viruses, including...

  • DETROIT, Aug 29- Three Congressional leaders on Monday asked top federal environmental and safety officials to extend by 60 days the public comment period on new vehicle emissions and fuel economy standards. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a July report that automakers have the...

  • TORONTO, Aug 29- Canada's main stock index rose on Monday, but by less than its U.S. peers, as investors bet on rate hikes sooner south of the border and lower oil prices weighed on the commodity-rich TSX. Federal Reserve policymakers including Chair Janet Yellen as evidence of economic resilience in Canada's main trading partner. With the Canadian central bank...

  • WASHINGTON— Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday's auction, with rates on six-month bills climbing to their highest level since March. The Treasury Department auctioned $40 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.335 percent, up from 0.310 percent last week. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,991.53, while a...

  • SEATTLE, Aug 29- Boeing Co said on Monday it will refrain from increasing jetliner prices for the first time since 2009 as the industry grapples with a slowdown in new plane sales. "Boeing will continue to quote July 2015 base prices in 2016," company spokesman Doug Alder said in an email to Reuters. Boeing list prices range from $80.6 million for the small 737-700 to...

  • Aug 29- A truck transporting Takata Corp air bag propellant material at the center of a global recall crashed and exploded in Texas last week, killing one woman and injuring four other people, the auto parts supplier said on Monday. Takata said the truck, operated by a subcontractor, was traveling from a Takata plant in Moses Lake, Washington, to a Takata warehouse in...

  • TEANECK, N.J. _ Phibro Animal Health Corp. on Monday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $15.2 million. On a per-share basis, the Teaneck, New Jersey- based company said it had profit of 38 cents. Phibro expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.38 to $1.45 per share, with revenue in the range of $750 million to $770 million.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- Financial and commodity-sector stocks led the S&P 500 higher in a low-volume session on Monday after consumer spending rose for a fourth straight month, pointing to a pick-up in U.S. economic growth. After Fed Chair Janet Yellen said the case for a rate hike before the end of the year was strengthening, Vice Chair Stanley Fischer seemed to indicate...

  • WASHINGTON— Figures on government spending and debt in millions of dollars.

  • Herbalife Ltd., up $2.80 to $63.30. Wells Fargo& Co., up $1.05 to $49.65. Caesars Entertainment Corp., down $1.18 to $6.35.