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LONDON, Oct 3- European stocks were set for a slightly lower open on Wednesday as new gloomy economic data and uncertainty about Spain's debt crisis eclipsed underlying optimism about coordinated monetary support from central banks across the world.
HELSINKI, Oct 3- The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Wednesday:. The government, which owns 13.5 percent of Nordea's shares, has been clear it wants to sell its stake and has a mandate from the parliament. It already sold 6.3 percent of Nordea shares in February 2011.
HELSINKI, Oct 3- The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Wednesday:. The Oslo- listed oil driller said it plans to replace Chief Executive Alf Thorkildsen with Fredrik Halvorsen, the head of its Archer affiliate, and is looking to relocate management outside Norway.
*London, Dubai, Singapore and Houston under consideration. Oct 2- Seadrill Ltd, the world's biggest driller by market capitalisation, said it plans to replace CEO Alf Thorkildsen with the head of its Archer Ltd affiliate, and is looking to relocate management outside Norway.
NEW YORK-- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services upgraded its rating outlook on Group 1 Automotive Inc. Tuesday, saying that the automotive retailer's credit measures have improved since the recession and may make further gains soon. Group 1' s shares rose 93 cents to close at $61.50. The stock has traded between $33.31 and $61.34 in the past 52 weeks.
HOUSTON-- Two activist groups said Tuesday they sent an email to more than 71,000 Shell Oil employees that pretended to be from a fake company division and provided information about a U.S. Supreme Court case involving the company.
--Group 1 Automotive Inc.' s credit measures, in our opinion, have the potential for continued modest improvement in the year ahead. --We are revising our' BB' rating outlook on Group 1 to positive from stable. Rating Action On Oct. 2, 2012, Standard& Poor's Ratings Services revised its rating outlook on Houston- based automotive retailer Group 1 Automotive Inc..
HOUSTON-- Shares of Genesis Energy LP fell after the oil and gas pipeline and refining company said an offering of 6 million units from its shareholders priced at a 7 percent discount to Monday's closing price. Units closed at $34.56 Monday and were priced at $32.15. Shares fell $1.25, or 3.6 percent, to $33.31 in afternoon trading Tuesday.
By Robin Paxton and Mariya Gordeyeva ASTANA, Oct 2- U.S. oil major ConocoPhillips. Asked on Tuesday whether ConocoPhillips would sell its stake in the consortium, Kazakh Oil and Gas Minister Sauat Mynbayev told reporters: "They have informed that they have the intention of selling."
HOUSTON-- A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend in Houston and then driving hundreds of miles to dump her body in a West Texas oil field taped an interview about the case with the "Dr. Mark Augustin Castellano, a 37- year-old computer technician, has been charged with murder in the Sept. 22 death of 31- year-old Michelle Warner.
HOUSTON-- The electric power producer Dynegy Inc. has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Dynegy filed for Chapter 11 in July after years of falling electricity prices and debt that surpassed $5 billion last year. As part of the restructuring, Dynegy Holdings and Dynegy Inc. were combined on Sept. 30.
Oct 2- Quanta Services Inc:. *Federal court order rules in favor of Quanta Services in patent infringement. *Houston court entered order finding that a product line sold by Liveline.
*U.S. office rents inch up 0.3 percent- Reis report. NEW YORK, Oct 2- The U.S. office market recovery remained stalled in the third quarter as uncertainty over the upcoming federal elections, U.S. tax policy and Europe's fiscal problems crimped job growth, keeping demand for office space limp and rent growth anemic.
Oct 1- U.S. power producer Dynegy Inc, which counts billionaire financier Carl Icahn among its shareholders, said on Monday it has emerged from Chapter 11, less than a month after winning court approval for its bankruptcy plan.
HOUSTON, Oct 1- Entergy Corp and ITC Holdings Corp took another step to advance Entergy's $1.78 billion plan to spin off its electric transmission business, late last week.
Oct 1- Leap Wireless International Inc:. *Savary Island and T-Mobile USA close spectrum exchanges. *Says Leap adds spectrum in Phoenix and Houston.
HOUSTON, Oct 1- Returning the damaged Crystal River nuclear unit in Florida to service could cost $3 billion and take eight years, according to an independent review of repair options commissioned by Duke Energy.
Irene Tse, who headed the North America operations of the Chief Investment Office, told the firm she is resigning to focus on "entrepreneurial ventures," according to a memo on Monday from Chief Operating Officer Matt Zames, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters.
--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.