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  • Buffett buys more shares in DaVita Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:29 AM ET

    Oct 1- Warren Buffett has bought an additional 282,403 shares of DaVita Inc, the largest operator of dialysis clinics in the United States, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday. Buffett, through Berkshire Hathaway Inc, is the largest shareholder in DaVita, owning now about 10 percent of the company's stock.

  • *To sell 22.75 mln Class A shares at $21- $24/ shr. *Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs lead underwriters. Oct 1- Workday Inc, which provides cloud-based human resource software, said it plans to price its initial public offering of Class A shares at between $21 and $24 each, valuing the Silicon Valley company at up to $3.85 billion.

  • UPDATE 1-3M to buy Ceradyne for $860 million Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:20 AM ET

    Oct 1- 3 M Co plans to acquire Ceradyne Inc for about $860 million, adding advanced technical ceramics to its diverse portfolio, which ranges from Post-It notes to films used in television screens. Under terms of the deal, 3 M will launch a tender offer to buy all outstanding shares of Ceradyne within 10 business days.

  • Medical device maker Stryker names Kevin Lobo CEO Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:19 AM ET

    Oct 1- Medical device maker Stryker Corp named Kevin Lobo as Chief Executive. Interim CEO Curt Hartman resigned and will stay on as an adviser to assure a smooth transition, the company said. Lobo, who joined Stryker in April 2011, was the president for its orthopedics unit.

  • *India may amend controversial tax rules. MUMBAI, Oct 1- Indian shares rose on Monday to their highest close since July 2011 as construction and other infrastructure-related stocks such as IVRCL rose on expectations the government would continue to promote projects in the sector.

  • Oct 1- Keyera Corp said it plans to invest C $210 million to boost recoveries of ethane and other high-margin natural gas liquids at the Rimbey gas plant in west central Alberta. Keyera said the expansion will allow it to recover more than 90 percent of the ethane from the plant, one of the largest natural gas midstream businesses in western Canada.

  • Integrys Energy to buy Fox Energy for $440 mln Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 7:47 AM ET

    Oct 1- Integrys Energy Group said it has agreed to buy Fox Energy Co LLC for $440 million.

  • REFILE-3M to buy Ceradyne for $847 mln Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 7:47 AM ET

    Oct 1- 3 M said it will acquire ceramic component maker Ceradyne Inc for about $847 million. 3 M said it estimates the acquisition to add 1 cent a share to earnings, excluding items, over the first 12 months after the completion of the deal. Keywords: CERADYNE OFFER/ 3 M.

  • 3M to buy acquire Ceradyne for $847 mln Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 7:45 AM ET

    Oct 1- 3 M said it will acquire ceramic component maker Ceradyne Inc for about $847 million. 3 M said it estimates the acquisition to add 1 cent a share to earnings, excluding items, over the first 12 months after the completion of the deal. Keywords: CERADYNE OFFER/ 3 M.

  • *Price to hold steady ahead of U.S. jobs numbers* Platinum firm; unrest in South Africa continues By Amanda Cooper. LONDON, Oct 1- Gold eased on Monday, after posting its strongest quarterly gain in over two years, and looked set to hold fairly firm ahead of a U.S. report on employment later this week.

  • Workday sees IPO at $21-$24 per share Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 7:37 AM ET

    Oct 1- Silicon Valley-based Workday Inc, which provides cloud-based human resource software, said it plans to sell 22.75 million Class A shares in its initial public offering at between $21 and $24 each. At the mid-point of the expected range, the offering will raise about $512 million, valuing the company at $3.6 billion.

  • Chief Executive Tim Cook apologized Friday to customers frustrated with glaring errors in its new Maps service and, in an unusual move for the consumer giant, directed them to rival services such as Google Inc's Maps instead. **MICROSOFT CORP, Friday close $29.76, down 0.20 pct premarket. RBC and Jefferies& Co both reduced their price targets on Microsoft's stock.

  • Gazprom, India's GAIL agree 20-yr LNG sales deal Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 7:27 AM ET

    DUBAI, Oct 1- Russia's Gazprom Marketing and Trading has signed a legally binding agreement to supply liquefied natural gas to India's GAIL for 20 years, the companies said on Monday.

  • TRW to buy back shares worth $1 bln Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 7:22 AM ET

    Oct 1- Automotive parts supplier TRW Automotive Holdings Corp said it will buy back shares worth up to $1 billion. TRW was valued at $5.33 billion as of Friday closing. The company's shares, which have gained about 50 percent since last December, closed at $43.71 on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday.

  • NEW DELHI, Oct 1- Ailing Indian carrier Kingfisher Airlines will not be allowed to fly if safety rules are not followed, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said, after labour unrest forced the carrier to cancel its flights on Monday. Singh said the civil aviation regulator will meet Kingfisher executives on Tuesday.

  • TEXT-S&P affirms Vedanta Resources 'BB' FC rating Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 7:06 AM ET

    On Oct. 1, 2012, Standard& Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its' BB' long-term foreign currency corporate credit rating on oil and metals mining company Vedanta Resources PLC. Vedanta is listed in London, but most of its assets are in India.

  • Cal-Maine posts improved 1st-qtr on higher pricing Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 6:53 AM ET

    Oct 1- U.S. egg supplier Cal-Maine Foods Inc. Cal-Maine posted a first-quarter profit of $9.4 million, or 39 cents per share, up from $3.1 million, or $13 cents per share, a year earlier. Jackson, Mississippi- based Cal-Maine's shares closed at $44.94 on Friday on the Nasdaq.

  • While Norwegian gas exports to continental Europe are supplied under long-term contracts that are linked to the oil price, Britain receives most of its Norwegian gas under hub market terms that are priced off Britain's National Balancing Point and have lesser binding supply obligations.

  • Oct 1- Magna International Inc, one of the world's biggest auto parts manufacturers, said it will buy Germany- based ixetic Verwaltungs GmbH for about 308 million euros to expand its engine and transmission pumps business. The company has two manufacturing facilities in Germany, and one each in Bulgaria and China.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 1- Fuel oil arbitrage arrivals into Asia were expected to further depress the fuel oil market, as demand from China's small and medium sized refiners remained thin. As China's economy slows, demand for refined products has decreased due to slowing industrial demand for power generation fuels.