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  • U.S. sets final duties on Chinese solar panels Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 10- The United States has set final anti-dumping duties ranging from 18.32 percent to 249.96 percent on billions of dollars of solar panels and cells from China, an attorney involved in the case said on Wednesday.

  • Kellogg reaffirms guidance for year Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 4:59 PM ET

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich.-- Kellogg Co. reaffirmed its full-year earnings guidance on Wednesday, saying that strong performance from its recently acquired Pringles brand offset costs for the anticipated costs a recent recall of Mini-Wheats cereal. Kellogg expects to earn between $3.18 and $3.30 per share for the year.

  • Highlights from the Fed's US economic survey Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 4:56 PM ET

    WASHINGTON-- A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the economy grew modestly in the late summer, bolstered by solid gains in housing. The report is based on anecdotal information from the regional districts and covers the period from mid-August to Sept. 28. The region's economy expanded modestly.

  • For small business, hiring depends on the industry Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 4:55 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- If you are trying to figure out if small businesses are hiring, it depends on where you look. Just last Friday when the government was raising suspicious eyebrows with its report of a sudden drop in the unemployment rate so close to a presidential election, Andy Asbury was hiring a full-time employee to work at his Minneapolis real estate brokerage.

  • U.S. lawmakers press DOE about Abound Solar tech problems Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 4:50 PM ET

    "Recent reports and publicly available documents indicate that persistent technological problems contributed to Abound's inability to remain commercially viable and, ultimately, its bankruptcy," said Republican Congressmen Fred Upton, Energy and Commerce committee chairman, Cliff Stearns and Cory Gardner in a letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

  • U.S. crude hold most losses after API data, Brent seesaws Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 4:48 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 10- U.S. crude futures held most losses and Brent seesawed after the American Petroleum Institute said crude and gasoline stocks rose last week, while distillate inventories fell. U.S. crude was down 95 cents at $91.44 a barrel in post-settlement trading at 4:43 p.m. EDT, after setting at $91.25.

  • Dollar trades in tight ranges after Beige Book Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 4:46 PM ET

    The euro rose to $1.2897 in late trading Wednesday from $1.2880 late Tuesday. The British pound rose to $1.6008 from $1.6004. The dollar fell to 78.19 Japanese yen from 78.22 yen and to 0.9385 Swiss franc from 0.9404 Swiss franc.

  • As cold returns, tips for saving on heating costs Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 4:45 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- This winter is expected to feel like more winter. But customers will have to use more energy to keep warm, according to the annual Winter Fuels Outlook from the Energy Department's Energy Information Administration. That will result in record heating bills, an average of $2,494.

  • Moody's calls out S&P over CMBS ratings standards Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 4:45 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 10- In an unusual breaking of ranks, Moody's ratings agency called out rival Standard& Poor's on Wednesday, saying its competitor had given an investment-grade rating to a deal that didn't warrant it. It was the first conduit deal that Moody's was not asked to rate since May, 2011, according to Credit Suisse.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 10- The Federal Reserve should adopt a collective economic forecast to help the public understand its thinking better, a senior official at the U.S. central bank said on Wednesday, pointing to a likely next step in the Fed's evolving communication strategy.

  • US lifts Myanmar international lending restriction Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 4:42 PM ET

    WASHINGTON-- President Barack Obama is lifting the U.S. restriction on international financial institutions like the World Bank lending to Myanmar to reward its progress toward democracy. Late last month, Congress passed legislation allowing the president to end the automatic U.S. block on lending by institutions also including Asian Development Bank.

  • Dueling Meadowlands mall traffic studies offered Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 4:42 PM ET

    Those wildly contrasting conclusions were offered to the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority on Wednesday by the two warring parties in the bitter dispute, the New York Giants and Triple Five Group, the developer that took over the troubled project last year.

  • BRIEF-Royal Gold shares dip 1.3 percent after the bell Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 4:42 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 10- Royal Gold Inc:. *Shares dipped 1.3 percent after the bell. The company announced a common stock offering.

  • Boeing gets $2B contract for plane maintenance Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 4:40 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- The Boeing Co. said Wednesday that it has been awarded a $2 billion contract from the Defense Department to help the Air Force maintain its fleet of 246 C-17 cargo planes. Boeing said that the contract includes ensuring that spare parts are available for the planes as well as maintenance on the aircraft.

  • Better SEC reforms money markets than FSOC-Fed's Tarullo Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 4:40 PM ET

    Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo said it was unfortunate that the SEC, the primary regulator of the funds, has so far failed to advance new rules for the market that since the financial crisis has been seen as posing a systemic risk.

  • Oct 10- USA Technologies Inc:. *On October 9 co and visa U.S.A. entered into a first amendment to. agreement- SEC filing* Source text* Further company coverage ().

  • TEXT-Fitch affirms Barclays Bank at 'A' Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 4:40 PM ET

    Oct 10- Fitch Ratings has today affirmed Barclays Bank plc's Long-term Issuer Default Rating at' A' with a Stable Outlook and Short-term IDR at' F1'. The agency has also affirmed the ratings of Barclays Bank's parent, Barclays plc.

  • Dow falls 128, with Chevron and Alcoa leading way Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 4:39 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- Downbeat reports from Alcoa and Chevron at the start of corporate earnings season pulled stock indexes lower for a third straight day Wednesday. Alcoa, the aluminum producer, beat Wall Street's earnings estimates on Tuesday night but said it expects a slowdown in China to weaken demand for aluminum.

  • *Boeing says contract lowers costs. WASHINGTON, Oct 10- Boeing Co said on Wednesday that it had received a $2 billion contract to continue providing logistics support for the U.S. military's fleet of C-17 transport planes through 2017.. Boeing said the sustainment program, which has expanded to 246 aircraft from 42, helps lower costs through economies of scale.

  • BRIEF-VOXX shares down 10.4 pct after the bell Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 4:37 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 10- VOXX International Corp:.