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  • Theravance in partnership on gastroparesis drug Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:27 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- Theravance Inc. said Tuesday it formed a partnership with Italian drugmaker Alfa Wassermann SpA to develop its gastrointestinal disorder drug velusetrag. Theravance said the companies will work together on mid-stage clinical testing of the drug.

  • AGP co-op expands production of soy feed additive Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 5:51 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.-- Ag Processing Inc. plans to expand one of its soybean processing plants in Minnesota to boost production of a soy feed additive for cattle. CEO Keith Spackler says demand is strong for the AminoPlus product, and this expansion will help the company serve customers in the upper Midwest, Canada and other international locations.

  • *One of several Atlantic Basin plants facing sale, closure. CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 2- Imperial Oil Ltd. Imperial, the Canadian affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corp, has said it expects to announce a decision on the plant's fate in the first quarter of 2013..

  • *Toyota Canada sales rise 21.9 pct, Honda stronger* Ford Canada sales down 8 pct, Chrysler up 2 pct* Ford retains top sales position* GM sales rise 12 pct.

  • InterMune says Canada approves lung-disease drug Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 5:16 PM ET

    BRISBANE, Calif.-- InterMune Inc. said Tuesday that Canadian regulators approved its lung-disease drug Esbriet. InterMune said Health Canada approved Esbriet as a treatment for mild-to-moderate idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in adults.

  • TORONTO, Oct 2- Canada's main stock index eked out a small gain on Tuesday in volatile trade as investors reacted to mixed signals about Spain's readiness to seek a bailout while awaiting the next big catalyst to drive markets after a strong third quarter. Canada's main index outperformed Wall Street amid questions about the upcoming earnings season.

  • *MP makes charge during debate on CNOOC bid for Nexen. OTTAWA, Oct 2- Canada's Conservative government will commit treason if it approves a $15.1 billion bid by China's state-owned CNOOC Ltd to buy Canadian oil company Nexen Inc, opposition Member of Parliament Pat Martin said on Tuesday.

  • *India is largest source of migrants to Australia. SYDNEY, Oct 3- India's wealthy, from old money to nouveaux riches IT entrepreneurs, are quietly snapping up hotels and mines Down Under just as Australia embarks on an immigration campaign to attract long-term investment.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 2- Potential buyers are interested in Imperial Oil Ltd's 88,000 barrel per day Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, refinery, which the company put on the auction block in May as it struggled with weak margins, Imperial Chief Executive Bruce March said on Tuesday.

  • Activists send fake email to Shell workers Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:37 PM ET

    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.

  • Cenovus gets approval for Oilsands Quest purchase Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:22 PM ET

    Cenovus Energy Inc. said Tuesday that it has received Canadian court approval for its plans to buy the remaining assets of oil sand exploration business Oilsands Quest for $10 million. The deal includes three oil sands leases in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Cenovus was able to acquire the assets through the liquidation of OIlsands Quest.

  • CANADA STOCKS-TSX ends up after choppy session Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:12 PM ET

    TORONTO, Oct 2- Canada's main stock index ended slightly higher on Tuesday in volatile trade as investors received mixed signals about Spain's readiness to seek a bailout and investors awaited a new catalyst after a strong third quarter. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index. unofficially closed up 21.04 points, or 0.17 percent, at 12,391.23.

  • "Our new leisure group will benefit from combining the low cost carrier with the strong brand reputation of Air Canada Vacations and leveraging the established marketing and distribution channels of both Air Canada Vacations and Air Canada," Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu said in a statement.

  • *Chicago Fed warned of need for "kill switch" in 2010* SEC can't impose limits on HFT without consensus-official* Some traders are trying to build HFT-free trading zone* Retail investors looking for SEC to lead on HFT reform By Emily Flitter and Sarah N. Lynch. Only now is the SEC getting around to taking a closer look at some of those issues.

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 2- Japan's Sumitomo Corp. The photovoltaic solar project is being built by First Solar Inc and has agreements in place to provide power to California utilities Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas& Electric. It is expected to be fully operational by 2015, according to First Solar's website.

  • TORONTO, Oct 2- General Motors Co said on Tuesday its Canadian vehicle sales jumped 8 percent last month, while Chrysler Canada, with a 2 percent increase, turned in its highest September sales total since 2000..

  • *MP makes charge during debate on CNOOC bid for Nexen. OTTAWA, Oct 2- Canada's Conservative government will commit treason if it approves a $15.1 billion bid by China's CNOOC Ltd to buy Canadian oil company Nexen Inc, opposition Member of Parliament Pat Martin said on Tuesday.

  • Air Canada to form leisure group Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 3:08 PM ET

    Oct 2- Air Canada, Canada's biggest airline, said it would form an integrated leisure group by combining its tour operator business with its planned low-cost airline. The airline named Michael Friisdahl chief executive officer of the leisure group, which will include tour operator business Air Canada Vacations.

  • Canada crude-Grades strengthen despite refinery work Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 3:08 PM ET

    *Illinois, Montana refineries down for work. CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 2- Canadian crude prices strengthened on Tuesday, despite outages at some key U.S. refineries, after Syncrude Canada Ltd, one of the top to oil sands mining operations, reported lower production.

  • *Chicago Fed warned of need for "kill switch" in 2010* SEC can't impose limits on HFT without consensus-official* Some traders are trying to build HFT-free trading zone* Retail investors looking for SEC to lead on HFT reform By Emily Flitter and Sarah N. Lynch. Only now is the SEC getting around to taking a closer look at some of those issues.