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  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 1- Some 30 people were injured on Monday when a tractor-trailer truck crashed through a rail crossing signal and collided with an Amtrak passenger train in central California, causing the train to derail, authorities said.

  • By Martinne Geller and Jessica Wohl NEW YORK/ CHICAGO, Oct 1- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. A handful of sell-side analysts turned out to hear from Walmart workers nearly a year after a similar meeting was held near Wal-Mart's headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas.

  • *SEC can't impose limits on HFT without consensus-official. *Retail investors looking for SEC to lead on HFT reform.

  • American Airlines inspecting jets for loose seats Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 5:39 PM ET

    DALLAS-- The federal government is examining two separate incidents in which passenger seats came loose midflight on American Airlines planes in the last three days. On Saturday, a flight from Boston to Miami made an emergency landing in New York after three passenger seats came loose shortly after takeoff.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- Hedge fund manager Mick McGuire is betting on an eventual housing recovery by owning stakes in an aerospace and defense company, a sugar farming conglomerate and a land developer. While investments in GenCorp, Alexander& Baldwin.

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 1- Some 30 people were injured on Monday when a big rig truck collided with Amtrak train in central California, derailing the train, authorities said.

  • Threshold slumps despite brain cancer drug data Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 5:15 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- Threshold Pharmaceuticals Inc. reported positive early-stage data for its drug TH-302 as a treatment for brain cancer, but the company's stock continued to slump in Monday trading.

  • Fisker looking to form alliances to share costs Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:49 PM ET

    DETROIT-- Electric car maker Fisker Automotive is talking with other car companies about sharing parts and technology. The company, based in Anaheim, Calif., is also preparing for a public offering of stock that would help it raise money for new vehicles, Fisker's new CEO Tony Posawatz said Monday during a speech to the Automotive Press Association.

  • Correction: Private Sector Retirement story Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:47 PM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.-- In a story Sept. 28 about a state-run retirement program for private-sector workers in California, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program would be administered by a seven-member board.

  • DIARY-U.S. Treasuries, Tuesday, Oct. 2 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:44 PM ET

    Treasury Department sells 4- week bills, 11:30 a.m.. Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs Lael Brainard participates in conversation with Nina Easton at "The Most Powerful Women" Conference hosted by Fortune Magazine in Laguna Niguel, California, 2:50 p.m..

  • Fewer than 1 percent of in-store sales tied to brand advertising campaigns on Facebook come from people who clicked on an ad, according to a new study that Facebook has conducted through a partnership with Datalogix, a data mining firm that tracks real-world retail sales.

  • Boeing engineers union expected to reject contract Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:22 PM ET

    SEATTLE-- Boeing Co.' s union of engineers and technical workers is expected to reject the aerospace giant's first contract offer when mail-in ballots are counted Monday evening. Union leaders for the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, or SPEEA, have recommended that its 23,000 members reject Boeing's four-year contract offers.

  • The settlement, which was dated Sept. 27 and announced by the SEC and Perry's lawyer on Monday, resolves one claim about whether details about a capital contribution should have been disclosed in May 2008.

  • NEW YORK/ CHICAGO, Oct 1- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. A handful of sell-side analysts turned out to hear from Walmart workers nearly a year after a similar meeting was held near Wal-Mart's headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas.

  • *ZipRealty agrees to settle California labor commissioner lawsuit. *ZipRealty has agreed to pay $5 million in exchange for a release of all. claims brought by the labor commissioner.

  • Justices open big term with new human rights case Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 3:44 PM ET

    WASHINGTON-- The Supreme Court plunged into its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities. Cases involving some of the most emotional issues in American life are likely to be decided after voters choose a president and new Congress next month.

  • --U.S.-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. is proposing to issue $500 million senior secured notes due 2020 and $300 million of unsecured notes due 2020. The company will use the proceeds to repay existing debt and for other purposes including acquisitions.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 1- California's debt service costs will rise as the state plans to issue a combined $12.79 billon in new-money general obligation and lease revenue bonds in its current and next fiscal years, the state treasurer's office said in a report on Monday.

  • Pocono return celebrates IndyCar history Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 3:09 PM ET

    With Pocono officially back on the IndyCar schedule after a 23- year absence, Carpenter wanted to pick up as many tips as possible from someone with experience at "The Tricky Triangle." The return to Pocono is being celebrated as a nod to IndyCar's history and tradition.

  • PRESS DIGEST-New Zealand newspapers - Oct 2 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 3:06 PM ET

    WELLINGTON, Oct 2- Following are some of the lead stories from New Zealand metropolitan newspapers on Tuesday. Link with witchcraft closes therapy clinic: A natural therapy clinic at Whanganui Hospital offering massage and traditional Maori healing has been shelved after a doctor linked it to witchcraft and wizardry.