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  • LONDON, Nov 2- Gold slid to an eight-week low on Friday as the dollar jumped after data showing higher-than-expected U.S. job creation, the last major signal on the state of the world's largest economy before elections next Tuesday. Spot gold was at $1,695.65 at 1325 GMT, down 1.42 percent, having touched an eight-week low of $1,692.19 after the data.

  • *AngloGold Ashanti suspends operations at S. African mine. Spot gold was at $1,709.26 at 1102 GMT, down 0.63 percent, while U.S. gold futures for December fell $5.80 to $1,709.70. ``The stronger dollar is bringing down a number of markets including gold,'' Standard Chartered analyst Daniel Smith said.

  • Playboy to debut in India with new club Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 10:13 AM ET

    MUMBAI, India-- India is set to get its first Playboy club next month, with demurely dressed bunnies and a focus on glamour instead of sex. PB Lifestyle chief executive Sanjay Gupta says he will recast the Playboy brand so that it doesn't offend conservative Indian sensibilities.

  • What If…Mumbai Gets Hit by a Storm Like Sandy? Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 12:48 AM ET

    As the New York metropolitan region reels in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, those outside the area may wonder how their own cities would fare in such a disaster. What if a storm on the scale of Sandy took place in another teeming metropolis surrounded by water – like, say, Mumbai? The NYT reports.

  • The interim country strategy, endorsed by the World Bank board at a meeting in Washington, will guide the institution's work in Myanmar, also known as Burma.

  • Nov 1- Newmont Mining Corp, the world's second-largest gold producer, reported a 26 percent drop in quarterly profit as production at its giant Indonesian copper and gold mine plummeted and costs rose. Lower ore grades at its Tanami mine in Australia and the Ahafo mine in Africa also weighed on production, Newmont said.

  • Henry Ford of Heart Surgery     Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 8:40 PM ET

    Dr. Devi Shetty tells CNBC's Lisa Oake how he's making radical moves in India's health care industry. He aims to make costly heart surgeries more affordable through higher volumes.

  • *Q3 sales $13.98 billion vs forecast of $14.64 billion. Nov 1- Pfizer Inc on Thursday posted quarterly revenue well below Wall Street expectations, as sales of the pharmaceutical company's Prevnar pediatric vaccine disappointed and emerging market revenue dropped sharply.

  • *Q3 adj EPS $0.85 v Street view $0.98. TORONTO, Nov 1- Barrick Gold Corp reported a sharp drop in third-quarter profit on Thursday, nudged back the production date for its massive Pascua-Lama gold and silver mine and increased its estimate on costs.

  • *PM, on Nov 3-11 Asian trip, will say Canada open for business. OTTAWA, Nov 1- Prime Minister Stephen Harper will promote Canada as open for business during a Nov. 3-11 trip to Asia, although he is not likely to unveil long-awaited guidelines for foreign takeovers of Canadian firms, an aide said on Thursday.

  • COLUMN-Sandy and the One Percent-Chrystia Freeland Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 1- For Amartya Sen, a Nobel Prize recipient and Harvard economist and philosopher, a formative life experience was the Bengal famine of 1943, which he had observed as a child living in Santiniketan, in West Bengal, a state in eastern India.

  • *Q3 sales $13.98 billion vs forecast of $14.64 billion. Nov 1- Pfizer Inc on Thursday posted quarterly revenue well below Wall Street expectations, as sales of the pharmaceutical company's Prevnar pediatric vaccine disappointed and emerging market revenue dropped sharply.

  • *Cuts focused on Europe; Visteon to close Philippines plant. Nov 1- Auto parts suppliers Visteon Corp and Delphi Automotive Plc said they were accelerating cost cutting as carmakers slash production in the face of slowing demand, especially in Europe.

  • LONDON, Nov 1- Gold prices eased a touch on Thursday as the dollar firmed, but moves were muted as investors remained focused on U.S. employment data due on Friday for clues on monetary policy. Spot gold was down 0.2 percent at $1,716.45 at 1643 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for December were down $2.29 an ounce at $1,716.20.

  • Nov 1- Printing services provider RR Donnelley& Sons Co, which mistakenly filed Google Inc's earnings report ahead of schedule two weeks ago, said it has put measures in place to prevent any such incidents in the future.

  • *Warnaco shares rise nearly 39 percent. Oct 31- Clothing maker PVH Corp will unite Calvin Klein underwear, jeans and sportswear lines under one roof in a $2.8 billion deal to buy rival Warnaco Group Inc, the latest move in the consolidation of the apparel manufacturing industry.

  • Nov 1- Printing services provider RR Donnelley& Sons Co, which mistakenly filed Google Inc's earnings report ahead of schedule two weeks ago, said it has put measures in place to prevent any such incidents in the future.

  • *Sources say review of CNOOC bid for Nexen set to be extended. The Conservative government has promised to present new guidelines at around the same time it announces its decision on whether to approve a $15.1 billion bid by China's state-owned CNOOC Ltd to take over oil producer Nexen Inc.

  • LONDON, Nov 1- Gold prices held near $1,720 an ounce on Thursday as stock markets climbed, indicating better appetite for assets seen as higher risk, while investors focused on U.S. employment data due on Friday for clues on monetary policy.

  • *Cuts focused on Europe; Visteon to close Philippines plant. *Delphi third-quarter EPS $0.84 vs est $0.73. Nov 1- Auto parts suppliers Visteon Corp and Delphi Automotive Plc said they were accelerating cost cutting as carmakers slash production in the face of slowing demand, especially in Europe.