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  • SEOUL, Sept 25- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Sunday it was delaying the start of new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone sales in South Korea by three days to Oct. 1, a move it says is needed for speedy completion of the ongoing recall in the country. Samsung earlier this month initiated a recall of at least 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in 10 markets...

  • *Algeria seeks new financing sources after oil drop. ALGIERS, Sept 25- Algeria plans to allow its dominant state banks to list on the local stock exchange to help develop its financial markets and diversify sources of funding after the oil price slide, a senior financial official said. But the oil price drop since 2014 has put Algeria under financial pressure,...

  • *Algeria seeks new financing sources after oil drop. ALGIERS, Sept 25- Algeria plans to allow its dominant state banks to list on the local stock exchange to help develop its financial markets and diversify sources of funding after the oil price slide, a senior financial official said. But the oil price drop since 2014 has put Algeria under financial pressure,...

  • Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Sunday that his counterparts in the Group of Seven nations welcomed U.S. guidelines on regulating self-driving cars and have agreed to work together on creating such standards to maintain safety. Foxx and other transportation officials from the G-7 met over the weekend in the Japanese resort town of Karuizawa.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 24- A fire broke out on an oil tanker of Mexican state oil company Pemex in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, forcing all the crew to be evacuated in the latest accident to plague the struggling firm. The blaze on the tanker "Burgos" occurred off the coast of Boca del Rio in Veracruz state and all the crew were safe, Pemex said in a tweet.

  • ATLANTA— The Centers for Disease Control says a multistate outbreak of E.coli has sickened seven people, sending five to the hospital. They're from Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The CDC says five people who were interviewed said they'd eaten ground beef in the week before getting sick and that tests conducted in Connecticut on...

  • HAVANA, Sept 24- Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang met with Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday during a two-day trip to Havana, and the two leaders oversaw the signing of around 30 agreements on economic cooperation in various sectors, Cuban state media reported. China is Cuba's second largest trading partner after Venezuela. Cuba has become a hot...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 24- A fire broke out on an oil tanker of Mexican state oil company Pemex in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, forcing all the crew to be evacuated in the latest accident to plague the struggling firm. The blaze on the tanker "Burgos" occurred off the coast of Boca del Rio in Veracruz state and all the crew were safe, Pemex said in a tweet.

  • MEXICO CITY— Mexico's state-owned oil company says it is working to extinguish a blaze aboard a loaded tanker ship in the Gulf of Mexico. Mexico's Navy rescued 31 crew members and no injuries were reported. The Veracruz Port Authority said the Burgos was scheduled to dock Sunday morning.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— In a story Sept. 23 about a bill to protect whales from fishing gear for Dungeness crab, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of an environmental group that backed the legislation. The group is the Center for Biological Diversity, not the Center for Environmental Diversity. California's governor has signed legislation to protect...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 24- Snap Inc, the newly renamed parent company of messaging app Snapchat, plans to start selling camera-equipped sunglasses starting this fall, Chief Executive Evan Spiegel told the Wall Street Journal in an interview. The sunglasses, dubbed Spectacles, will be sold via limited distribution for about $130, said Spiegel, who described the device as a...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 24- A fire broke out on an oil tanker of Mexican state oil company Pemex in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, forcing all the crew to be evacuated in the latest accident to plague the struggling firm. The blaze on the tanker "Burgos" occurred off the coast of Boca del Rio in Veracruz state and all the crew were safe, Pemex said in a tweet.

  • QUITO, Sept 24- Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said on Saturday he hopes OPEC countries will reach an agreement to stabilize the oil market at the upcoming meeting in Algeria, warning of "serious risks" for the group if they do reach a deal. "It is a meeting being held for other reasons, but all the OPEC members will be there, so we hope to have other informal meetings...

  • TORONTO, Sept 24 (Reuters)- Canada's Unifor union has set a tentative strike deadline of midnight Oct. 10 for talks with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, the labor group said on Saturday as it prepares to vote on a related deal with General Motors Co.. Unifor, which represents close to 10,000 Fiat Chrysler workers in Canada, said in a statement the strike deadline of...

  • Sept 24- Two former Wells Fargo& Co employees have filed a class action in California seeking $2.6 billion or more for workers who tried to meet aggressive sales quotas without engaging in fraud and were later demoted, forced to resign or fired. "Wells Fargo fired or demoted employees who failed to meet unrealistic quotas while at the same time providing...

  • Sept 24- Two former Wells Fargo& Co employees have filed a class action in California seeking $2.6 billion or more for workers who tried to meet aggressive sales quotas without engaging in fraud and were later demoted, forced to resign or fired. "Wells Fargo fired or demoted employees who failed to meet unrealistic quotas while at the same time providing...

  • Sept 24- Two former Wells Fargo& Co employees have filed a class action in California seeking $2.6 billion or more for workers who tried to meet aggressive sales quotas without engaging in fraud and were later demoted, forced to resign or fired. "Wells Fargo fired or demoted employees who failed to meet unrealistic quotas while at the same time providing...

  • Proponents of a new intelligence law, passed by the Federal Assembly a year ago but not enacted, say the measure is needed to help Switzerland to catch up with other countries that have far stronger legal arsenals against cyber-crime, snooping or extremist attacks. Sunday's referendum, part of Switzerland's system of direct democracy, was called by opponents...

  • TORONTO, Sept 24- Canada's Unifor autoworkers union has set a tentative strike deadline for 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 10 for talks with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, the labor group said in a statement on Saturday.

  • NEW YORK— Social media app Snapchat is introducing video-recording glasses called Spectacles and is changing its company name to incorporate the new product. The glasses are the first hardware from the Los Angeles- based company. The company says it's changing its name to Snap Inc. since it now has more than one product.