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  • TORONTO, Sept 1- Canada's main stock index fell 2.7 percent on Tuesday, in a broad retreat led by financial and energy stocks as oil prices slumped, weak Chinese data renewed fears of slowing growth, and Canada officially slipped into recession. Canada's energy sector, a major force on the index, dropped 4.6 percent as crude tumbled after a three-day rally.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida, Sept 1- Jeff Bezos' space transportation company, Blue Origin, won another round of incentives on Tuesday to build and fly rockets near NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Commissioners in Brevard County, home of the space center, approved by a 4 to 1 vote adding an $8 million grant for the project, bringing the total value of state,...

  • *China eased capital rules for foreign property investments. HONG KONG/ LONDON Sept 2- For foreign investors, Beijing's decision to make it easier for them to invest in Chinese real estate is on the right track but has come at the wrong time. "Potential foreign buyers will likely be concerned about the subdued China economic outlook and a softish renminbi," said...

  • ULAANBAATAR, Sept 2- Balchig Baljinnyam, a small-time farmer in central Mongolia, is busy building a shelter for his dairy cows ahead of what is expected to be the most brutal winter in years. It will be a double whammy for Mongolia this year. In 2009-2010, Mongolia lost 20 percent of its livestock to the dzud, the World Bank estimates.

  • PORTLAND, Maine— The world's largest cold-storage company will build a modern refrigerated warehouse on Portland's waterfront. The Portland Press Herald reports the project is part of a state effort to make the port more competitive with its rivals and improve Maine's seafood, agriculture and food and beverage industries. The Maine Port Authority...

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 1- The jailed chief executive of Brazil's largest engineering group said on Tuesday he had no intention of signing a plea deal and criticized suspects who are collaborating with a massive corruption investigation. "To snitch, you have to have something to snitch," Marcelo Odebrecht, CEO of Odebrecht SA, told lawmakers running a congressional probe...

  • DETROIT, Sept 1- U.S. safety regulators on Tuesday said that about 19 million defective Takata Corp air bag inflators remain installed in U.S. vehicles, and that no root cause to the problem has been found. About 19.2 million vehicles containing a total of 23.4 million air bag inflators made by 11 automakers have been recalled, a NHTSA official said.

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 1- McDonald's Corp's U.S. franchisees have voted to begin offering all-day breakfast on Oct. 6, a widely expected move that the company and investors hope will help reverse slumping sales and traffic at the world's biggest fast-food chain. Richard Adams, a former McDonald's franchisee turned consultant, said McDonald's has told franchisees...

  • *China's manufacturing sector shrinks; U.S. factory data weak. *Netflix down on report of Apple mulling original shows. Sept 1- Turmoil returned to Wall Street on Tuesday after a brief rest, with renewed concerns about China's economy pushing major indexes down almost 3 percent and intensifying fears of a long-term selloff.

  • NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., down $6.55 to $224.05. Whirlpool Corp., down $7.90 to $160.20.

  • Sept 1- Amgen Inc said its experimental bone drug was found to be more effective than an already marketed drug in a late-stage study. Amgen's drug, romosozumab, met the main goal of showing a significant difference over teriparatide in improving total hip bone density by the 12th month in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a condition...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 1- Brent and U.S. crude futures extended losses on Tuesday after the American Petroleum Institute said crude stocks in the United States rose 7.6 million barrels last week, against expectations they would be unchanged. Brent crude was down $5.37 at $48.78 a barrel at 4:42 p.m. EDT, having fallen to $48.75 after settling at $49.56.

  • WASHINGTON— Figures on government spending and debt.

  • DETROIT— Federal regulators have lowered their estimate of potentially defective Takata Corp. air bags on U.S. roads. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says approximately 23.4 million driver and passenger air bag inflators on 19.2 million vehicles are being recalled and need to be replaced. That's lower than its initial estimate of 34...

  • District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco said drivers could sue as a group. Such a designation means the suit could cover more than 160,000 California drivers and could give plaintiffs more leverage to negotiate a settlement. In June, a California labor commissioner ruled that an Uber driver was an employee, not a contractor.

  • Stocks plunged again Tuesday, continuing a rocky ride for Wall Street, after an economic report out of China rekindled fears that the world's second-largest economy is slowing more than previously anticipated. The Dow fell 469.68 points, or 2.8 percent, to 16,058.35. The Standard& Poor's 500 index dropped 58.33 points, or 3 percent, to 1,913.85.

  • said Phil Flynn, energy analyst at the Price Futures Group. " Starting last summer oil began to fall, sliding from near $100 to under $45 in March. U.S. oil production was booming, OPEC nations kept oil flowing and even rising demand wasn't enough to absorb the flood of oil.

  • *Manufacturing expansion slowest since May 2013. WASHINGTON, Sept 1- U.S. factory activity braked to a more than two-year low in August, but sturdy gains in automobile sales and construction spending suggested the economy remained on solid footing. "It suggests that the recent eruption in uncertainty towards Chinese and global growth is beginning to affect U.S....

  • CRUDE FUTURES EXTEND LOSSES AFTER API SAYS CRUDE STOCKS ROSE LAST WEEK.

  • LONDON, Sept 1- Novartis and Amgen are joining forces in the hunt for an Alzheimer's treatment, in the latest sign that drugmakers believe an effective therapy for the memory-robbing disease may be within reach. Swiss-based Novartis said on Tuesday the alliance was part of a drive to build up its portfolio in neuroscience, following other deals this summer that...