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  • Ohio State signs energy agreement with wind farm Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:25 PM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Ohio State University has signed an agreement with a northwestern Ohio wind farm to provide enough energy to meet as much as 25 percent of the Columbus campus' electrical needs.

  • CenturyLink workers in West authorize strike Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:24 PM ET

    DENVER-- CenturyLink Inc. workers in 13 western states have voted to authorize a strike if union leaders can't reach a new contract with the communications company. The union and Monroe, La.- based CenturyLink are trying to reach a new contract for 13,000 employees, who formerly worked for Qwest Communications, before the current contract expires Saturday night.

  • Dry conditions help harvest of late season crops Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:23 PM ET

    FARGO, N.D.-- Dry conditions have allowed North Dakota farmers to continue a rapid pace of harvesting late season crops. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that corn was 98 percent mature and 36 percent harvested, well ahead of last year and the five-year average. The dry edible bean harvest was 95 percent complete.

  • Boeing engineers union expected to reject contract Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:22 PM ET

    SEATTLE-- Boeing Co.' s union of engineers and technical workers is expected to reject the aerospace giant's first contract offer when mail-in ballots are counted Monday evening. Union leaders for the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, or SPEEA, have recommended that its 23,000 members reject Boeing's four-year contract offers.

  • The settlement, which was dated Sept. 27 and announced by the SEC and Perry's lawyer on Monday, resolves one claim about whether details about a capital contribution should have been disclosed in May 2008.

  • Airline to cancel federal subsidy for ND airport Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:20 PM ET

    BISMARCK, N.D.-- An airline that for two decades has received federal subsidies to fly to a small North Dakota city says it no longer needs taxpayer help because the oil boom in the area has made the service self-sufficient.

  • UMWA: Time Mammoth Coal miners get a new contract Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:19 PM ET

    CHARLESTON, W.Va.-- The United Mine Workers of America says it's eager to meet with Alpha Natural Resources Inc. and negotiate a contract for 85 workers that the former Massey Energy refused to hire.

  • Alabama Power among leaders in SE in wind power Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:18 PM ET

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.-- Alabama Power's agreements to purchase wind-generated power put it among the leading investor-owned utilities in the Southeast to pursue the renewable source, a national organization said.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider a Michigan blogger's challenge of the use of full-body scanners and thorough pat-downs at airport checkpoints.

  • --Delta Air Lines Inc. is issuing $1.7 billion of debt, consisting of a $1 billion B-1 term loan, $250 million B-2 term loan, and $450 million bank revolving credit. Rating Action On Oct. 1, 2012, Standard& Poor's Ratings Services assigned its' B+' issue rating and' 2' recovery rating to Delta Air Lines Inc.' s.

  • NEW YORK/ CHICAGO, Oct 1- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. A handful of sell-side analysts turned out to hear from Walmart workers nearly a year after a similar meeting was held near Wal-Mart's headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas.

  • *ZipRealty agrees to settle California labor commissioner lawsuit. *ZipRealty has agreed to pay $5 million in exchange for a release of all. claims brought by the labor commissioner.

  • Oct 1- Fitch Ratings has assigned a' BBB-' rating to CenturyLink, Inc.' s proposed offering of 10- and 30- year senior unsecured notes. Fitch currently rates CenturyLink's Issuer Default Rating' BBB-'.

  • HOUSTON, Oct 1- Returning the damaged Crystal River nuclear unit in Florida to service could cost $3 billion and take eight years, according to an independent review of repair options commissioned by Duke Energy.

  • *U.S. manufacturing sector expands in September* China's factory activity shrinks for 2nd month in Sept* Euro zone manufacturing points to new recession By Adam Kerlin. NEW YORK, Oct 1- Brent crude slipped Monday as signs of economic weakness in Asia and a looming recession in the debt-saddled euro zone tempered more optimistic U.S. manufacturing data.

  • *China's factory activity shrinks for 2nd month in Sept. NEW YORK, Oct 1- Brent crude slipped Monday as signs of economic weakness in Asia and a looming recession in the debt-saddled euro zone tempered more optimistic U.S. manufacturing data. Federal Reserve's latest quantitative easing and geopolitical tensions in the Middle East.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- The S&P 500 kicked off a new quarter with a modest rally on Monday, lifted by a surprising expansion in U.S. manufacturing in September. But the Nasdaq Composite Index slipped 2.70 points, or 0.09 percent, to close unofficially at 3,113.53. Micron Tech fell 3.5 percent to $5.77 and JDS Uniphase lost 3.7 percent to $11.92.

  • Spirit's $100 carry-on fee starts next month Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:03 PM ET

    MIRAMAR, Fla.-- Spirit Airlines Inc. will begin charging passengers $100 for carry-on bags unless they pay a smaller fee before getting to the airport. The airline announced in May that the $100 fee was coming.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- U.S. "There was a surprise in the ISM, after Chicago on Friday a lot of people were looking to some downside risk to that number," said Richard Gilhooly, interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York.

  • *Kevin Lobo succeeds interim CEO Curt Hartman* Hartman to leave company* CEO search had been under way since February* Stock falls 1.5 percent in afternoon trading By Toni Clarke. Oct 1- Medical device maker Stryker Corp on Monday named Kevin Lobo, head of its orthopedics unit, as president and chief executive following an eight-month search.

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