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  • *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.

  • *Full-time +44,100, part-time +8,000* Jobless rate 7.4 pct vs 7.3 pct as more search for work* Expectations: +10,000 jobs, 7.3 pct unemployment rate* Most optimistic forecast in survey was for +28,000 jobs* Seasonally adjusted education jobs -13,600.

  • 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. It is good for risk but not good for the dollar and it will favor other North American currencies, such as Canada and Mexico. SEAN INCREMONA, ECONOMIST, 4 CAST LTD, NEW YORK:.

  • The Canadian dollar strengthened to a 10- day high of C $0.9764 to the U.S. dollar, or $1.0242, soon after the U.S. and Canadian data was released, compared to C $0.9810, or C $1.0194, minutes earlier.

  • 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. The unemployment rate rose 0.1 percentage points to 7.4 percent in September. The six-month average for increase in employment is now 21,600..

  • Oct 5- Progress Energy Resources Corp:. *Says petronas Canada& minister of industry to extend review period for. Oct 5- Progress Energy Resources Corp:.

  • *WHEN: Friday, Oct 5 at 8:30 a.m./ 1230 GMT. TORONTO, Sept 28- Canada is likely to have added a modest 10,000 new jobs in September, backpedaling from gains in August that far surpassed market expectations and better reflecting the sluggish pace of the country's economic growth.

  • SANTA MONICA, Calif.-- Lionsgate has promoted Brian Goldsmith to co-chief operating officer. He will serve as co-COO with Steve Beeks and will report to CEO Jon Feltheimer. Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. has headquarters in Santa Monica, California, but is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 5- General Motors reaffirmed its commitment to its ailing European arm Opel, rejecting on Friday speculation it might be interested in disposing of the loss-making brand to rival Fiat. GM fully stands behind Opel, "GM Vice Chairman Stephen Girsky said in a brief statement sent by email.