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  • *Alberta premier sees "a lot of benefit" for province. OTTAWA, Oct 1- The premier of the oil-rich province of Alberta said she sees benefits from the proposed $15.1 billion sale of Canadian oil producer Nexen Inc to a Chinese state-owned company, but a survey published on Monday showed half the country's executives would oppose a no-strings deal.

  • CANADA STOCKS-TSX gains on upbeat U.S. data Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:45 PM ET

    TORONTO, Oct 1- Canada's main stock index rose moderately on Monday, after seeing a one-week high, as signs of economic weakness in Asia and evidence of a new recession in the euro zone tempered optimism over better-than-expected U.S. data. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank.

  • CANADA STOCKS-TSX ends higher on upbeat U.S. data Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:09 PM ET

    TORONTO, Oct 1- Canada's main stock index rose moderately on Monday, but eased from a one-week high as signs of economic weakness in China and evidence of a new recession in the euro zone weighed offset better-than-expected U.S. data. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index. unofficially closed up 52.73 points, or 0.43 percent, at 12,370.19.

  • OTTAWA, Oct 1- Canada's House of Commons will vote on an opposition motion on Wednesday demanding that the government hold public consultations on the $15.1 billion bid by China's CNOOC Ltd to take over Canadian oil company Nexen Inc, the opposition New Democratic Party said on Monday.

  • MONTREAL, Oct 1- Quebec's newly-elected government looks ready to revisit a controversial plan to hike personal income taxes and slash the exemption for capital gains retroactively. Finance Minister Nicolas Marceau said late on Sunday he was weighing changes to the plan after receiving numerous complaints.

  • AOL launches video-sharing mobile phone game Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 3:41 PM ET

    TORONTO, Oct 1- AOL Inc entered the mobile gaming market with a social video guessing game available on Apple's iPhone that uses voice recognition technology to keep players from cheating.

  • TORONTO, Oct 1- While big financial instituions lost the trust of investors with LIBOR scandals and mortgage meltdowns, financial advisers have seen the trust drain away for more personal reasons with faces attached: Bernie Madoff, Earl Jones, Allen Stanford.

  • Pocono return celebrates IndyCar history Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 3:09 PM ET

    With Pocono officially back on the IndyCar schedule after a 23- year absence, Carpenter wanted to pick up as many tips as possible from someone with experience at "The Tricky Triangle." The return to Pocono is being celebrated as a nod to IndyCar's history and tradition.

  • Wash. gov orders state offices to cut energy use Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:54 PM ET

    Chris Gregoire has directed all state offices to reduce their total building energy use by 20 percent by 2020..

  • *Toronto entertaiment mogul to transform skyline. TORONTO, Oct 1- Toronto's theater district as well as the skyline of Canada's biggest city will be transformed by star architect Frank Gehry as a tribute to the city in which he spent his childhood under an ambitious plan unveiled on Monday.

  • TORONTO, Oct 1- Air Canada, the country's largest airline, said on Monday it would transfer its fleet of 15 73- seat Embraer 175 aircraft to privately-held Sky Regional Airlines Inc next year, part of its cost-cutting push.

  • BRIEF- Honda Canada recalls about 29,947 V6 sedans Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:01 PM ET

    Oct 1- Honda Motor Co Ltd:. *Honda Canada-voluntary recall of about 29,947 Honda accord v6 sedans to. replace power steering feed hose in Canada.

  • OTTAWA, Oct 1- The Canadian government has decided it can squeeze more cost savings from its operations despite billions of dollars of already announced spending cuts, the cabinet minister in charge, Treasury Board President Tony Clement, told Reuters on Monday.

  • *New CEO, Robert Card, sees "a lot of potential growth areas". *La Presse reports SNC made "dubious payments" to win Montreal contract.

  • *Alberta premier sees "a lot of benefit" for province. OTTAWA, Oct 1- The premier of the oil-rich province of Alberta said she sees benefits from the proposed $15.1 billion sale of Canadian oil producer Nexen Inc to a Chinese state-owned company, but a survey published on Monday showed half the country's executives would oppose a no-strings deal.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- U.S. manufacturing unexpectedly grew last month for the first time since May but euro zone factories suffered their worst quarter since early 2009 and China lost steam, suggesting the global economy faces hurdles as it tries to outrun recession.

  • Gretzky hopes for NHL labor deal by Winter Classic Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:01 PM ET

    TORONTO-- The Great One is optimistic about the NHL's labor situation. Wayne Gretzky thinks the league's lockout will end before the showcase Winter Classic between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs.

  • Oct 1- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services will hold a telephone conference call on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time to discuss the outlook, key credit drivers and recent developments within the U.S. and European packaging sectors and what this could mean for specific packaging and packaging-focused forest products companies.

  • Honda recalls 600,000 Accords to fix faulty hoses Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:47 AM ET

    DETROIT-- Honda is recalling 600,000 Accord midsize cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a faulty power steering hose that can leak fluid and cause a fire. Honda has a report of one fire but no injuries or crashes. Any owner who suspects a leak should take their car to a dealer for inspection, Honda spokesman Ed Miller said Monday.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 1- As global economies from Beijing to Berlin struggle to keep their heads above water, a new wave of stimulus spending is under way.