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  • PRAGUE— A Czech firm is selling professional beer-making sets that fit in a backyard but can produce commercial quantities of brew. The mobile breweries sold by Well Service are a far cry from the kits typically made for home use. They cost 120,000 euros, weigh 3,000 kilograms and can generate 525 hectoliters of beer a year.

  • PARIS— French far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon is rallying disaffected voters against President Emmanuel Macron's plan to weaken worker protections. Melenchon's party, Defiant France, says it is busing in protesters from more than 150 French towns for a protest march in Paris on Saturday. Macron changed France's labor laws amid spreading discontent...

  • *China revised August dollar-denominated exports +5.6 percent y/y. *China revised April dollar-denominated imports +13.5 percent y/y. *China revised April trade balance+ $41.92 billion.

  • LONDON, Sept 23- A British government minister has criticised the London authorities for deciding to strip Uber of its taxi licence, a major setback to the U.S. technology firm that has become a big player in the city's transport system. London Mayor Sadiq Khan, a member of the opposition Labour Party, backed the move. "At the flick of a pen Sadiq Khan is threatening to...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 23- China's total trade with North Korea was $604.27 million in August, up from $456.16 million a month earlier, data from China's General Administration of Customs showed on Saturday.

  • CORRECTED- CHINA REVISED MONTH TRADE BALANCE+ $41.92 BLN.

  • CORRECTED- CHINA REVISED MONTH DOLLAR-DENOMINATED IMPORTS +13.5 PCT Y/Y-.

  • CORRECTED- CHINA REVISED AUGUST DOLLAR-DENOMINATED EXPORTS +5.6 PCT Y/Y-.

  • WASHINGTON— Low-cost solar panels imported from China and other countries have caused serious injury to American manufacturers, a U.S. trade commission ruled Friday, raising the possibility of the Trump administration imposing tariffs that could double the price of solar panels from abroad. Georgia- based Suniva Inc. and Oregon- based SolarWorld Americas...

  • John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party's years of vows to kill the program. "I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried," McCain said of the bill,...

  • BEIJING— China announced Saturday that it will limit energy supplies to North Korea and stop buying its textiles under U.N. sanctions imposed over its nuclear and missile development, further reducing support from Pyongyang's last ally. North Korea depends on China for almost all its oil and gas but estimates of its consumption are low, leaving it unclear how...

  • BEIJING— China announced Saturday that it will limit oil exports to North Korea under U.N. sanctions over its nuclear and missile development, further reducing support from Pyongyang's last major trading partner, energy supplier and diplomatic ally. Exports of refined petroleum to the North will be limited to 2 million barrels per year and sales of liquefied...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Wells Fargo& Co. has hired law firm Sidley Austin to take the lead in preparing Chief Executive Tim Sloan for his appearance before the U.S. Congress next month to answer questions about a year-long sales practices scandal, according to four sources with knowledge of the decision. Sloan will appear before the Senate Banking Committee, which...

  • Senator John McCain said on Friday he opposes the latest Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare, dealing the measure what could be a fatal blow given the party's slim Senate majority. With several other Republicans still undecided on the measure, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said earlier this week he intended to bring it to the Senate floor for a...

  • BOSTON, Sept 22- Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc will plead guilty to two misdemeanors and pay $40.1 million to resolve investigations into its marketing and sales of an expensive cholesterol drug, U.S. authorities said on Friday. The settlements will resolve long-running investigations into Aegerion, a subsidiary of Canada's Novelion Therapeutics Inc, by...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 22- Mexican national oil company Pemex reported on Friday that August crude production dipped by 10 percent compared to the same month last year, marking two consecutive months with oil output coming in below 2 million barrels per day. Pemex's crude production peaked at 3.4 million bpd in 2004 but has been declining ever since.

  • *London declines to renew Uber license. LONDON, Sept 22- London deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service on Friday and stripped it of its license to operate from the end of next week in a major blow to the U.S. firm and 3.5 million users in one of the world's wealthiest cities. In a break with the startup's usual combative tone, Uber's new Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi...

  • *London declines to renew Uber licence. LONDON, Sept 22- London deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service on Friday and stripped it of its licence to operate from the end of next week in a major blow to the U.S. firm and 3.5 million users in one of the world's wealthiest cities. In a break with the startup's usual combative tone, Uber's new Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi...

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 22- Brazil Supreme Court Justice Gilmar Mendes on Friday denied a request to release from jail Joesley and Wesley Batista, the brothers who control the world's largest meatpacker JBS SA. The Batistas' defense challenged the detention of the brothers after their arrest last week by federal police in a probe into the use of privileged financial...

  • Top Economic Events Polling Unit Diary Today in Washington Political and General News. 26- Sept United States Sale of 2- year notes 26- Sept Germany Auction of 2- year Treasury notes 26- Sept Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 26- Sept Japan Auction of 40- year government bonds 27- Sept United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 27- Sept United States Sale...