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*GM profit leaps on strong US demand, smaller Europe loss. NEW YORK, Oct 30- U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 near record highs, ahead of a policy decision by the Federal Reserve later in the day.
NEW YORK, Oct 30- U.S. Recent data signaled the critical labor and housing sectors had already slowed even before the shutdown, bolstering the view the policymakers are unlikely to reduce the Fed's $85 billion monthly purchases of Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities.
Oct 30- Uranium miner Cameco Corp reported a sharp rise in quarterly profit on Wednesday due to higher uranium sales and prices, sending its shares up nearly 6 percent in early trading. Cameco, which has contracts with customers at prices above the spot market, sold 8.5 million pounds of uranium in the third quarter, up from 5.2 million a year earlier.
*GM reports strong profit on US demand, smaller Europe loss. NEW YORK, Oct 30- Wall Street was set for a slightly higher open on Wednesday, adding to fresh records scaled by the Dow and the S&P 500, amid sturdy results and on expectations the Federal Reserve will continue its stimulus efforts into next year.
*Libya exports in focus as down to 10 pct of capacity. LONDON, Oct 30- Brent edged higher above $109 a barrel on Wednesday as export disruptions in Libya cut supplies to Europe and Asia, while the benchmark U.S. contract fell towards $97 after a bigger-than-expected increase in inventories in the United States.
*Libya exports in focus as down to 10 pct of capacity. LONDON, Oct 30- Brent crude held firm near $109 a barrel on Wednesday as a bigger-than-expected increase in oil inventories in the United States was overshadowed by export disruptions in Libya. Brent crude for December delivery was up 15 cents at $109.16 a barrel by 0824 GMT, following a fall of 60 cents on Tuesday.
TOKYO, Oct 30- U.S. crude futures fell under $98 a barrel in Asian trading on Wednesday, as a higher-than-expected weekly stock build combined with declining worries about protracted disruptions to petroleum exports from OPEC member Libya. *NYMEX crude for December delivery was down 57 cents at $97.63 a barrel by 0020 GMT, after settling 48 cents lower on Tuesday.
Oct 29- Western Union Co, the world's largest money-transfer company, reported a 20 percent fall in quarterly profit in the face of increasing competition and higher regulatory expenses, sending its shares down 13 percent after the bell.
Oct 29- Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc said it was being investigated in multiple jurisdictions, in addition to an ongoing probe by the U.S. Attorney's office for the Southern District of New York and the Los Angeles office of the Securities and Exchange Commission had joined the earlier probe.
*IBM climbs on buyback announcement and lifts Dow. NEW YORK, Oct 29- The Dow and S&P 500 ended at record highs on Tuesday after economic data supported views that the Federal Reserve would keep its stimulus intact for several months and IBM rallied after the company announced a stock buyback. IBM gave the biggest boost to the Dow, which led the day's gains.
*Brent dips but holds above $109 on supply concerns. NEW YORK, Oct 29- Major U.S. stock indexes closed at record highs on Tuesday to lead global equities higher ahead of word from the Federal Reserve on the future of its stimulus program, while the U.S. dollar climbed the most in almost two months.
*Treasury sells $35 bln in 5- year notes, high yield 1.300 percent U.S. ex-auto retail sales grew modestly in August. NEW YORK, Oct 29- Prices for U.S. A sale of $35 billion in 5- year notes saw decent if unspectacular demand, with a high yield of 1.300 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.65.
*IBM climbs on buyback, dividend announcement. *Apple down a day after reporting results; JPMorgan shares slip. NEW YORK, Oct 29- U.S. stocks rose on Monday, extending the S&P 500' s string of record highs, as economic data supported views the Federal Reserve will keep its stimulus intact for several months and IBM gained after it announced a buyback.
*Brent dips, holds near $109 as Libyan output stays low. NEW YORK, Oct 29- The S&P 500 hit a record on Tuesday to lead global equities higher ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting on the future of the U.S. stimulus program, while the euro hit a one-week low.
LONDON, Oct 29- Gold held below a five-week high on Tuesday as the dollar edged up and investors started to factor in expectations the U.S. U.S. gold futures for December delivery fell by $1.10 an ounce to $1,350.71.
*Apple shares volatile following results, outlook. NEW YORK, Oct 29- U.S. stocks rose modestly on Tuesday, with the market's upward momentum continuing as the S&P 500 hit another record high and drug company Pfizer rallied on its results. Volatile movement by Apple Inc following its results also capped gains.
NEW YORK, Oct 29- U.S. The losses on light trading volume suggested traders were reluctant to make big bets when the Federal Reserve will begin its two-day policy meeting and the Treasury Department sought to sell $96 billion in coupon-bearing debt this week.
LONDON, Oct 29- Gold edged lower on Tuesday as the dollar recovered, retreating from a five-week high as investors started to factor in expectations the U.S. Spot gold was down 0.4 percent to $1,346.29 an ounce by 1250 GMT. U.S. gold futures for December delivery were down by $6.40 an ounce at $1,345.80.
*Apple edges higher after results, revenue outlook. *Aetna earnings miss expectations, U.S. NEW YORK, Oct 29- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Tuesday, suggesting the market's recent rally may have run out of steam as earnings fail to be another reason to buy with stocks near record highs.
*Apple shares rise after first-quarter revenue forecast. NEW YORK, Oct 29- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday, suggesting the market's recent rally may have run out of steam as earnings fail to spur optimism with stocks near record highs.