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  • DETROIT— Fiat Chrysler is recalling 206,668 Jeep Cherokee SUVs because the windshield wipers can stop working unexpectedly. There are 158,671 in the U.S., 18,366 in Canada and 3,582 in Mexico. The rest were sold outside North America.

  • SAG HARBOR, N.Y.— A New York City real estate executive has been arraigned on drunken driving charges after a fatal car crash in the Hamptons. Police say 42- year-old Sean Ludwick was arrested early Sunday in Sag Harbor after he lost control of his 2013 Porsche and struck a utility pole. His passenger, 53- year-old Paul Hansen of Sag Harbor, died.

  • COPENHAGEN, Aug 31- Global milk prices, depressed by oversupply, should start to pick up at the beginning of 2016 partly because supply in China will ease, the head of one of Europe's biggest dairy companies, Arla Foods, said on Monday. The price of whole milk powder has fallen 53 percent since the start of 2014 due to a food import ban in Russia, slowing economic growth...

  • Aug 31- Wall Street pared some of their early losses in afternoon trading on Monday as energy stocks gained after oil prices rallied sharply. The S&P energy index reversed course and was up 1.05 percent- on track for its best four-day gain in seven years- boosted by ConocoPhillips, Schlumberger and Phillips 66.. Still, Wall Street was poised for its worst monthly...

  • NEW YORK— Western Union said Monday that it is now offering money transfers out of Greece two months after that service was suspended. Western Union said customers in Greece can use its Paylink agent to send as much as 500 euros a month to other countries. The Greek postal service ELTA is also a Western Union agent, but the company said ELTA still cannot transfer...

  • *China worries, Fed outlook spook investors. NEW YORK, Aug 31- World stock indexes edged lower on Monday amid persistent investor concerns about slowing growth in China and the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates, while oil prices rallied. Oil was up more than $2 a barrel, rebounding from early losses, as data showed contracting U.S. production and OPEC...

  • BERLIN, Aug 31- German food exports to China rose almost 47 percent in the first half of this year, the Federal Association of German Food and Drink Industries said on Monday, despite a slowdown in Chinese economic growth. The surge in food sales contrasted with a less than 1 percent rise in Germany's total exports to China in January to June- the same as to...

  • Beijing is trying to shore up its stock markets, which have tumbled about 40 percent since mid-June on concerns over the slowing economy and a devaluation of the yuan in mid-August. The statement, focusing on state-owned enterprises, came from the markets regulator, the China Securities Regulatory Commission, together with the Ministry of Finance, the...

  • Aug 31- Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc said initial data from a small study showed that its lead stem cell therapy could improve mobility in patients paralyzed by a spinal cord injury. Shares of BioTime Inc, a company that owns nearly 70 percent of Asterias, were little changed at $3.07. Asterias bought OPC-1 in 2013 from the erstwhile stem cell research leader...

  • *OPEC says worried about prices, ready to talk to other producers. NEW YORK, Aug 31- Oil prices surged more than 5 percent Monday, continuing a three-day rally that has erased August's price declines, after U.S. oil production data showed output falling and OPEC said it would talk with other producers about low prices. Since November, OPEC countries led by Saudi...

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— Maine Governor Paul LePage and other state officials are opposing proposed changes to federal labor rules on the grounds that the rules will negatively impact employment and small businesses. The federal Department of Labor is taking public comments on proposed changes to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act until Friday.

  • "It's a very useful positive economic factor in Egypt," he said. Egypt is making a gradual economic recovery from the years of chaos since a 2011 uprising toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Last March, authorities signed a $4.6 billion contract with Germany's Siemens AG to build a new 4.4- gigawatt power plant in southern Egypt and generate 2 gigawatts of...

  • The pieces are among millions held by the Illinois State Museum, a favorite stop for school groups and scientists looking to learn the history of a state that, millions of years before it went broke, was literally underwater. Bruce Rauner is targeting the 138- year-old museum and four satellite sites for closure, the latest in a series of cuts the former...

  • WASHINGTON— Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for August, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for July, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases second-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases factory orders for July, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m..

  • *ENI rises after gas field discovery off Egypt. LONDON, Aug 31- European shares suffered their worst monthly performance in four years on Monday, as concerns over a Chinese economic slowdown and a possible U.S. interest rate rise hit the region's stock markets. Germany's DAX fell 0.4 percent and also posted its worst monthly performance since August 2011.

  • The NLRB decision Thursday came in a case involving waste management company Browning-Ferris Industries and a staffing company, Leadpoint Business Services, which supplied workers to Browning-Ferris. The franchise industry is concerned because individually-owned franchises, which are often owned by small companies, could now be drawn into national...

  • *Helping police probe doesn't infer wrongdoing- Bloomberg. BEIJING/ LONDON, Aug 31- The head of hedge fund manager Man Group Plc's China business has been taken into custody to help authorities in a probe into recent market volatility, Bloomberg reported on Monday, while separately a local financial reporter confessed on national TV to having spread false...

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 31- Brazilian Vice President Michel Temer on Monday expressed profound concern over the government's budget forecast of a primary budget deficit next year, warning that such a shortfall could cost Brazil its s investment-grade credit rating. President Dilma Rousseff's government is to unveil the 2016 budget before Congress later on Monday.

  • WASHINGTON— Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for August, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for July, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases second-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases factory orders for July, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m..