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CLINTON, Iowa-- Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said Tuesday that he and running mate Mitt Romney would help more Americans find jobs so that they can pay taxes, offering a defense of Romney's remark that nearly half the country doesn't pay federal income taxes and supports President Barack Obama.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand-- New Zealand canceled a visa for Mike Tyson on Wednesday because of his rape conviction, saying it reversed its earlier approval because a charity that would have benefited from his appearance says it wants nothing to do with the former heavyweight boxing champion.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.-- Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the middle class has been "buried" during the past four years, a statement that Republicans immediately seized upon as an unwitting indictment of the Obama administration.
FRANKFURT, Oct 3- Deutsche Telekom and MetroPCS agreed to merge their operations in the United States, leading to an impairment charge of at least 7 billion euros for Telekom in a move that might allow the company to exit the U.S. wireless market.
BERLIN-- The parent company of T-Mobile USA says it is merging its cell phone business with MetroPCS Communications. MetroPCS's shareholders will have the remaining stake and receive a payment of about $1.5 billion.
NEW YORK-- U.S. births fell for the fourth year in a row, the government reported Wednesday, with experts calling it more proof that the weak economy has continued to dampen enthusiasm for having children. But there may be a silver lining: The decline in 2011 was just 1 percent _ not as sharp a fall-off as the 2 to 3 percent drop seen in other recent years.
*Carlyle bought 55 percent stake in Vermillion* Paid with cash and shares in itself* Deal represents major expansion within alternative assets By Greg Roumeliotis and Josephine Mason.
NEW YORK-- Best-selling novelist Sylvia Day says sales of her "Crossfire" series and other erotic romance novels are on the rise in part because of maturing fans of the "Twilight Saga" young adult romance books.
*Best Buy founder, private equity firms, examine books. Automatic Data Processing said 162,000 private jobs were created in September in the United States, more than the 143,000 expected by analysts, and down from a revised 189,000 in August.
LONDON-- Pearson PLC, the U.K. publisher and education company, said Wednesday that chief executive Marjorie Scardino has decided to step down.
MINNEAPOLIS-- The Minnesota Orchestra was called the world's greatest not long ago, welcome recognition for musicians based outside a top cultural center. In Minneapolis, the Minnesota Orchestra has already cancelled concerts through Nov. 25 as negotiators argue over a proposal to trim the performers' average salary by $46,000 a year.
SINGAPORE, Oct 3- Singapore will allow companies to issue different classes of shares to help its stock exchange to compete for new listings and the country to maintain its competitiveness as a financial centre.
WASHINGTON-- The Carlyle Group said Wednesday that it has agreed to buy a 55 percent stake in Vermillion Asset Management. The units will be exchangeable one-for-one on a private placement basis for Carlyle Group common units, the company said. Carlyle Group shares closed at $25.64 per share on Tuesday.
NEW YORK-- Best Buy Co.' s shares ticked higher in premarket trading after a report said its founder and former chairman Richard Schulze is making some headway with his potential buyout offer of the electronics retailer.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-- A Florida man's bid to become the first illegal immigrant to obtain a law license in the United States met skepticism Tuesday from most of the state's Supreme Court justices. He graduated from New College in Florida, earned a law degree from Florida State University and passed the state bar exam last year.
NEW YORK, Oct 3- U.S. Treasuries erased most of a small gain on Wednesday after the release of the ADP report showing stronger-than-expected hiring by U.S. companies.
*Awarded one of the nation's largest natural gas metering contracts. *Says southern California gas company will install nearly 1.5. *Says socalgas will install more than 600,000 gas regulators as a part of its.
*Australia trade deficit balloons unexpectedly. LONDON, Oct 3- The euro zone's economic woes increased last month and China's slowdown looked likely to extend to a seventh quarter, surveys showed on Wednesday, but there was better-than-expected news on U.S. jobs.
BOULDER CITY, Nev.-- Taking a break from debate prep, President Barack Obama made an unexpected stop Tuesday at the Hoover Dam, his first visit to a tourist spot considered one of the world's great engineering feats. The president has retreated to a desert resort in Nevada for three days of preparation for his debate Wednesday against Republican rival Mitt Romney.
Oct 3- RPM International Inc's quarterly profit fell as the coatings and sealants maker incurred one-time charges but it raised its profit and sales growth forecast for 2013..