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  • will start selling Nokia's Lumia smartphones in November, making it the first carrier to announce a partnership with the Finnish company on selling Lumia in the United States. Nokia announced earlier it would start selling the smartphones in Europe in November with specific price points.

  • PSU holds line on football season tickets prices Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 10:28 AM ET

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa.-- Penn State won't increase football season ticket prices or current donation levels in 2013, and announced tweaks to guidelines including a lower, $200 level of giving for booster-club members.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 4- U.S. "Some accounts believe the payrolls data will be better than the consensus forecast," said Tom di Galoma, managing director at Navigate Advisors LLC. Though yields on Spanish debt have recently risen, Spain found buyers for its debt at auction, which also damped demand for safe-haven assets like U.S. government debt.

  • Curt Schilling might have to sell bloody sock Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 10:25 AM ET

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.-- Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling might have to sell or give up the famed blood-stained sock he wore on the team's way to the 2004 World Series championship to cover millions of dollars in loans he guaranteed to his failed video game company.

  • Light Louisiana Sweet rises after Exxon Baytown fire Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 10:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 4- Light Louisiana Sweet, the U.S. Gulf Coast cash crude benchmark, rose $1.20 a barrel on Thursday to trade at $19.95 over the futures benchmark West Texas Intermediate after a fire at Exxon's Baytown, Texas refinery, trade sources said.

  • NM court rules against residents suing oil company Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 10:19 AM ET

    SANTA FE, N.M.-- New Mexico's Court of Appeals has ruled against a group of current and former Hobbs residents who sued an oil company because of illnesses and other damages. The court on Tuesday upheld a Lea County District Court decision not to grant a new trial in the case against Shell Oil Co. and Shell Western Exploration and Production Inc..

  • UPDATE 1-Pfizer's Prevenar 13 vaccine meets trial goal Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 10:17 AM ET

    Oct 4- Pfizer Inc, which is seeking a wider use of its multi-billion dollar vaccine Prevnar, said a late-stage study of the Prevenar 13 vaccine met the main trial goal and the data will help the company expand a European regulatory application for the vaccine.

  • By Olivia Oran Oct 4- Shares of Berry Plastics Group Inc. Berry Plastics sold 29.4 million shares Wednesday night, raising $470.4 million. Berry Plastics, backed by private equity firm Apollo Global Management, is one of a handful of companies Apollo has been trying to take public this year.

  • Markets subdued as US payrolls loom Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 10:14 AM ET

    LONDON-- Financial markets remained subdued Thursday as investors were reluctant to stake out positions ahead of key U.S. jobs data. The monthly U.S. nonfarm payrolls report, due Friday, is the week's main event in the markets following Thursday's monthly policy meeting of the European Central Bank.

  • TABLE-US Sept ICSC retail sales up 0.9 pct/yr ago Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 10:13 AM ET

    Oct 4- U.S. comparable chain store sales rose 0.9 percent in September from a year earlier, the International Council of Shopping Centers said on Thursday. Total comparable sales do not include Wal-Mart Stores Inc's figures. Following is a breakdown of the survey's components:.

  • Ross sales figure tops Wall Street expectations Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 10:12 AM ET

    PLEASONTON, Calif.-- Ross Stores Inc. on Thursday reported a sales figure that topped Wall Street expectations, and the discount store operator raised its outlook for third-quarter earnings. Earnings per share for the current quarter are now expected to be in the range of 70 cents to 71 cents, up from the previous guidance of 63 cents to 66 cents.

  • Oct 4- Southern California Edison on Thursday released a plan to restart Unit 2 at the San Onofre nuclear power plant and operate the unit at up to 70 percent for about five months before shutting it again for inspections.

  • Vt. creates panel to review energy siting Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 10:11 AM ET

    Peter Shumlin has set up an independent commission to review the siting of electric power generating projects including wind farms in Vermont.

  • WageWorks prices sale of 6M company shares Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 10:11 AM ET

    SAN MATEO, Calif.-- WageWorks Inc. said Thursday that it will sell an additional 1 million shares of its stock, and company shareholders will sell 5 million shares. WageWorks provides employee spending account benefits programs which went public in May.

  • Factory orders fall on sharp decline in aircraft Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 10:10 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- Orders to U.S. factories fell in August, mostly because of a sharp drop in volatile aircraft orders. The decline offset an increase in orders that reflect corporate investment plans. The Commerce Department said Thursday that factory orders fell 5.2 percent in August, the biggest drop in more than three years.

  • *Publishers and Google reach agreement. *As the settlement is between the parties to the litigation, the court is not. *Says under the agreement, books scanned by Google in the library project can.

  • *Facebook adds 45 million users since June. Oct 4- Social media company Facebook Inc reported on Thursday it reached the 1 billion user mark last month, while Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said it would keep pursuing growth through mobile devices.

  • Dow Jones average creeps up after jobs report Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 10:09 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- An encouraging report on the labor market and better sales from Costco and other retail stores helped push the stock market higher Thursday. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 65 points to 13,559 shortly after 11:30 a.m. Bank of America led the 30 stocks in the Dow with a 3 surge, rising 26 cents to $9.37.

  • Water union demands amnesty before ending strike Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 10:08 AM ET

    DETROIT-- The union for striking Detroit Water and Sewerage Department workers says it will continue the walkout until the city gives amnesty to 34 workers threatened with firing. The union struck Sunday to protest Detroit's plan to downsize the department and eliminate most of the jobs in the department over several years.

  • 'Jersey Shore' cast looks ahead as ending nears Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 10:07 AM ET

    The boozy reality TV series about a group of self-proclaimed "guidos" and "guidettes" cohabiting in a run-down Seaside Heights, N.J., party house is winding down as its sixth _ and MTV promises final _ season gets under way almost three years after it debuted and became a pop-cultural situation spawning catchphrases, punch lines, hairdos and tabloid fodder.