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  • LONDON, Oct 28- British Airways cancelled all flights to New York on Sunday and will suspend most services to and from the U.S. East Coast on Monday as the United States braces for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. The freak storm, due to come ashore in the United States late on Monday, is forecast to bring thrashing winds, flash flooding and even heavy snowfall.

  • *NYSE, Nasdaq, other exchanges to open for trade Monday. *NYSE suspends trading floor for first time since 1985. But NYSE said on Sunday afternoon that it would close its physical trading floor operations for the first time since 1985. It will instead trade NYSE- listed securities on its fully electronic exchange, NYSE Arca.

  • Take Taiwan's E Ink Holdings Inc, which makes most of the monochrome displays for devices such as Amazon.com Inc's Kindle and Barnes& Noble Inc's Nook. ``The bottom fell out of the market,'' says E Ink Chief Marketing Officer Sriram Peruvemba.

  • SEOUL, Oct 29- The first payouts from South Korea's state pension fund only started in 2008, but faced with the fastest ageing population among developed nations and one of the lowest birthrates, the country needs to deal with a looming funding crunch.

  • ATHENS, Oct 25- Greece's foreign lenders have refused to make any further concessions on changes to labour laws contested by a junior coalition partner, the country's finance minister said on Sunday, prolonging an impasse on a crucial austerity package.

  • *New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Boston in its path. Sandy, expected to come ashore late on Monday, could deliver a harsh blow to major cities including New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore and Boston. Its center was forecast to strike the New York- New Jersey area and then move inland toward Philadelphia and the rest of Pennsylvania.

  • Governments to debate 50 bln euro cut to EU budget Sunday, 28 Oct 2012 | 7:58 PM ET

    BRUSSELS, Oct 28- European Union governments will debate a cut of at least 50 billion euros this week as the starting point for negotiations on the bloc's proposed 1 trillion-euro long-term budget, a source familiar with the issue said.

  • *Bank of Japan poised to ease as economy takes a hit. LONDON, Oct 28- The last employment report before the U.S. presidential election is likely to have something for everyone- for those bullish and bearish on the economy and for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

  • *Debt-limit hike could be too much for lame-duck Congress. WASHINGTON, Oct 28- A U.S. debt-ceiling increase could be headed for a Wall Street- rattling s howdown in 2013 if Congress, as expected, shuns a quick and easy fix at the end of this year in favor of another round of last-minute brinkmanship.

  • Ukraine ruling party claims victory in election Sunday, 28 Oct 2012 | 6:08 PM ET

    KIEV, Ukraine-- Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's party claimed victory Sunday in a parliamentary vote tainted by the jailing of the country's top opposition leader.

  • TORONTO, Oct 28- Workers at Lear Corp's Whitby, Ontario plant, which supplies car seats to General Motors Co in Canada, went on strike on Sunday with employees and management far apart on a range of issues, the Canadian Auto Workers union said. The Whitby factory makes seats for vehicles at the GM plant in Oshawa, Ontario.

  • French bosses urge 30 bln euro cut in payroll tax Sunday, 28 Oct 2012 | 3:51 PM ET

    PARIS, Oct 28- Executives from nearly 100 of France's biggest companies called on the Socialist government on Sunday to cut payroll taxes by 30 billion euros over two years to regain waning competitiveness.

  • Ukraine's opposition doing well in election Sunday, 28 Oct 2012 | 2:46 PM ET

    KIEV, Ukraine-- Ukraine's opposition parties performed strongly in Sunday's parliamentary vote, according to an exit poll, but President Viktor Yanukovych's party could still retain control of the legislature as its members are likely to sweep individual races across the country.

  • *Resource stock performance tied to China, commodities.

  • HATTERAS ISLAND, N.C., Oct 28- Hurricane Sandy could be the biggest storm to hit the United States mainland when it comes ashore on Monday night, bringing strong winds and dangerous flooding to the East Coast from the mid-Atlantic states to New England, forecasters said on Sunday.

  • Swiss offer military bunkers as art storage answer Sunday, 28 Oct 2012 | 1:14 PM ET

    ZURICH/ LONDON, Oct 28- A metal door set into a mountain in Switzerland offers a way out for fine art investors forced to pay over the odds to insure their collections.

  • Ukraine elects parliament amid violations claims Sunday, 28 Oct 2012 | 11:56 AM ET

    KIEV, Ukraine-- Ukraine's opposition parties alleged widespread violations in Sunday's parliamentary vote, seen as a test of President Viktor Yanukovych's commitment to democracy and European values.

  • Greek magazine publisher faces charges Sunday, 28 Oct 2012 | 11:42 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece-- Police have arrested the publisher of a magazine that printed what is it says is a list of more than 2,000 Greek depositors at an HSBC bank in Switzerland.

  • Former Israeli bank chairman indicted Sunday, 28 Oct 2012 | 10:53 AM ET

    JERUSALEM-- Israel's Justice Ministry has indicted the former chairman of a major bank on charges including aggravated fraud and money laundering. The suspicions against Danny Dankner, who served as chairman of Bank Hapoalim between 2007 and 2009, center on the lender's dealings with Turkey's BankPozitif.

  • *Poland is EU's growth leader but lags on innovation. WARSAW, Oct 28 Reuters)- Polish scientist Miroslaw Grudzien built the infra-red detectors that NASA uses to explore Mars, but getting a business development loan nearly defeated him. Such stories are common in Poland.