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  • FRANKFURT, Oct 5- Lufthansa is seeking to unify standards across its group of five airlines for the engines and cockpits of planes it would deploy in future as part of efforts to boost its purchasing power over aircraft makers.

  • TORONTO, Oct 5- Toronto's main stock index rose to a two-week high on Friday as unexpectedly strong North American jobs data supported demand for riskier assets. In Canada, the economy added 52,100 jobs in September, more than five times the consensus figure analysts had expected, and bolstering the Bank of Canada's case for an eventual interest rate rise.

  • TORONTO-- Canada's economy turned in one of the strongest job creation months of the year in September, adding an eye-popping 52,100 new jobs, Statistics Canada said Friday.

  • OTTAWA, Oct 5- Final figures show that Canada's budget deficit for the 2011-12 fiscal year was C $26.2 billion, down from C $33.4 billion the previous year, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said on Friday. Canada's deficit-to-GDP ratio is one of the lowest among major Western economies.

  • *C$ strengthens to C $0.9746, or $1.0261. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to a near four-year low of 7.8 percent in September, while Canada added a thumping 52,100 jobs, almost all of them full-time, defying expectations and bolstering the Bank of Canada's case for an eventual interest rate rise.

  • TORONTO, Oct 5- Canada's main stock index opened higher on Friday as unexpectedly strong North American jobs data supported demand for riskier assets. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index. opened up 6.99 points, or 0.06 percent, to 12,454.67, before modestly extending gains to 12,472.40.

  • HOUSTON-- Actress Daryl Hannah of "Splash" fame was arrested in northeast Texas on Thursday, along with a 78- year-old landowner as the pair protested an oil pipeline designed to bring crude from Canada to the Gulf Coast.

  • *Jobless rate 7.4 pct vs 7.3 pct as more search for work. OTTAWA, Oct 5-- The Canadian economy added a thumping 52,100 jobs in September, almost all of them full-time, defying expectations and bolstering the Bank of Canada's case for an eventual interest rate rise.

  • *C$ strengthens to C $0.9741, or $1.0266* Canadian currency at its strongest since Sept. 21* U.S., Canadian employment data point to resilience By Alastair Sharp. TORONTO, Oct 5- Canada's dollar pushed to a two-week high versus its U.S. counterpart on Friday after jobs data showed the North American labor market improved in September.

  • *Samsung Electronics reported a record quarterly profit of $7.3 billion, nearly double last year's figure, as strong sales of high-end TVs and Galaxy smartphones more than offset reduced orders for chips and screens from Apple Inc, its main rival and leading customer.

  • TORONTO, Oct 5- Canada's economy added a higher-than-expected 52,100 jobs in September, largely due to a spike in full-time work, according to Statistics Canada data released on Friday. ï¿ ½ LINKS: Story: Web: COMMENTARY PAUL FERLEY, ASSISTANT CHIEF ECONOMIST, ROYAL BANK OF CANADA.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 5- The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to a near four-year low of 7.8 percent in September, a potential boost to President Barack Obama's re-election bid. RUSSELL PRICE, SENIOR ECONOMIST, AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL, DETROIT. ECONOMIST, RBC CAPITAL MARKETS, NEW YORK.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 5- The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to a near four-year low of 7.8 percent in September, a potential boost to President Barack Obama's re-election bid. STORY: TABLE GRAPHIC: COMMENTS: JOHN KILDUFF, PARTNER, AGAIN CAPITAL LLC, NEW YORK. RON FLORANCE, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF INVESTMENT STRATEGY FOR WELLS FARGO PRIVATE BANK BASED IN SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA.

  • TORONTO, Oct 5- Canada's economy added a higher-than-expected 52,100 jobs in September, largely due to a spike in full-time work, according to Statistics Canada data released on Friday. ï¿ ½ LINKS: Story: Web: COMMENTARY MAZEN ISSA, MACRO STRATEGIST, TORONTO-DOMINION BANK.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 5- The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to a near four-year low of 7.8 percent in September, a potential boost to President Barack Obama's re-election bid. RON FLORANCE, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF INVESTMENT STRATEGY FOR WELLS FARGO PRIVATE BANK BASED IN SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA. "It's a little confusing, to be honest with you.

  • TORONTO, Oct 5- Canada's economy added a higher-than-expected 52,100 jobs in September, largely due to a spike in full-time work, according to Statistics Canada data released on Friday. ï¿ ½ LINKS: Story: Web: COMMENTARY DOUG PORTER, DEPUTY CHIEF ECONOMIST, BMO CAPITAL MARKETS. It some ways the Canadian number is almost the polar opposite to the U.S. number.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 5- The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to a near four-year low of 7.8 percent in September, a potential boost to President Barack Obama's re-election bid. OMER ESINER, CHIEF MARKET ANALYST, COMMONWEALTH FOREIGN EXCHANGE. "The headline of the day is clearly the drop in the unemployment rate, which was a big surprise.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 5- The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to a near four-year low of 7.8 percent in September, a potential boost to President Barack Obama's re-election bid. LANE NEWMAN, DIRECTOR OF FOREIGN EXCHANGE TRADING, ING CAPITAL MARKETS, NEW YORK. PETER JANKOVSKIS, CO-CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER, OAKBROOK INVESTMENTS, LISLE, ILLINOIS.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 5- The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to a near four-year low of 7.8 percent in September, a potential boost to President Barack Obama's re-election bid. PETER JANKOVSKIS, CO-CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER, OAKBROOK INVESTMENTS, LISLE, ILLINOIS.

  • OTTAWA, Oct 5- The value of Canadians building permits rose a faster-than-forecast 7.9 percent in August, boosted by the highest non-residential construction intentions in almost four years, Statistics Canada data indicated on Friday.