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  • News Summary: Gas prices in California inch higher Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 2:45 PM ET

    PRICEY FILL `ER UP: The average price of regular gas in California inched up to $4.671 a gallon, making it the highest in the nation for another day. WINTER COMING: Officials expect prices to fall after the governor ordered the release of a dirtier blend of gasoline to help slash record-high pump prices.

  • HOUSTON Oct 9- Marathon Petroleum Corp and Harvest Pipeline Company said on Tuesday they have agreed to jointly build a truck-to-barge system on the Ohio River to transport crude oil produced in the Utica shale oil play to refineries for processing.

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct 9- A rare U.S. outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections has claimed three more lives and New Jersey became the tenth state to report at least one case of the illness in a widening health scare, health authorities said on Tuesday.

  • Activists plan to sue Mass. nuclear plant owner Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 2:40 PM ET

    The three activists, represented by Ecolaw, notified the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday of their intent to sue the plant's owner, New Orleans- based Entergy Corp. They say the Plymouth plant damaged the local ecology by discharging chemical pollution and water heated far above allowed standards.

  • Okla. general revenue receipts increase in Sept. Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 2:33 PM ET

    OKLAHOMA CITY-- After a disappointing revenue report in August, Oklahoma finance officials are reporting collections to the state's general revenue fund returned to positive territory in September.

  • NEW ORLEANS, Oct 9- New Orleans scrambled on Tuesday to take precautions against possible bacterial contamination of its water supply, the second time in two years a power outage in its aging water system has prompted a health warning.

  • WASHINGTON/ LOS ANGELES, Oct 9- The Treasury Department's inspector general is investigating a popular stimulus program that allowed rooftop solar panel projects to turn tax credits into cash grants.

  • "Neither too early, nor too late; neither too hot, nor too cold, 2012 looks to be the' Goldilocks' vintage, where everything is just right," said Christopher Howell, general manager of Cain Vineyard and Winery, referring to the story book character. Winemakers in Oregon, Washington, New York state and Canada are also excited by this year's harvest.

  • *Says contract for its Intalco works aluminum smelter in Ferndale, Washington. *Source text: Alcoa today announced that it has reached a tentative agreement on a long-term power contract with Bonneville Power Administration for its Intalco Works aluminum smelter in Ferndale, Washington.

  • Oct 9- An Austrian daredevil called off his death-defying skydive from a balloon 23 miles over the New Mexico desert on Tuesday because of winds at the launch site. Felix Baumgartner, a 43- year-old helicopter pilot, hot-air balloonist and professional skydiver, had been preparing to break a longstanding altitude record.

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 9- Variety, the century-old entertainment trade newspaper once considered the bible of the movie industry, has been sold to online publisher Jay Penske and private equity firm Third Point LLC, the companies said on Tuesday.

  • Oct 9- Marathon Petroleum Corp:. *Marathon Petroleum Corporation and Harvest Pipeline Company sign letter of. Ohio river at Wellsville, Ohio.

  • Oct 9- Shares of VeriFone Systems Inc fell as much as 8.5 percent after a report that mobile payments startup Square Inc was set to displace VeriFone in some New York City cabs. VeriFone and privately held Creative Mobile Technologies run the payment and entertainment systems in New York's 13,000 cabs.

  • Hawaiian Airlines parent shares fall on outlook Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 2:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- Increased competition on several key routes led Hawaiian Airlines Inc. to cut its third-quarter revenue expectations on Tuesday. The stock of its parent company, Hawaiian Holdings Inc., lost as much as 6 percent. Hawaiian started flying nonstop between New York and Honolulu in June.

  • Oct 9- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services said on Tuesday it expected state and local governments in the United States to grow less in 2013 than previously forecast. State and local public employment has fallen 3.2 percent since peaking in August 2008, representing "a source of drag on growth prospects," S&P said.

  • Transatlantic clean ship rates seen staying muted Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 2:04 PM ET

    LONDON, Oct 9- Clean tanker rates for refined petroleum products on top export routes were broadly steady on Tuesday with lighter business capping earnings in the transatlantic market.

  • Trinity upgraded on railcar and barge businesses Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 2:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- A Raymond James analyst upgraded shares of industrial manufacturer Trinity Industries Inc. on Tuesday, saying he expects better results for its inland barge and railcar businesses.

  • NBC regroups under Comcast with new cuts, spending Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 1:57 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES-- NBC slashes Jay Leno's "Tonight" pay in half, but forks out more than $8 billion to renew its broadcast rights to Sunday Night Football. Yes, according to observers, who say NBC is making the right moves by saving where it can and spending where it should under new owner Comcast Corp..

  • Daredevil's New Mexico skydive called off for now Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 1:57 PM ET

    Oct 9- An Austrian daredevil called off his death-defying skydive from a balloon 23 miles over the New Mexico desert on Tuesday due to winds at the launch site. Felix Baumgartner, a 43- year-old helicopter pilot, hot-air balloonist and professional skydiver, had been preparing to break a longstanding altitude record.

  • "This incident raises serious concerns about the scope of the practice of pharmacy compounding in the United States and the current patchwork of federal and state laws," said the letter co-authored by the panel's top Democrat Henry Waxman and fellow members, representatives Frank Pallone and Diana DeGette.