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  • Experts puzzled by increase in U.S. traffic deaths Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:33 PM ET

    Road accidents killed 16,290 people from January through June, the most since 2009, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a preliminary report that does not examine causes.

  • BRIEF-Mohegan Tribal Gaming to reduce workforce Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:32 PM ET

    Oct 2- Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority:. *Gaming- on September 27 announced the implementation of a workforce. *Gaming says reduction at its Uncasville, Connecticut property of.

  • TEXT-Fitch affirms Great River Energy bonds at 'A-' Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:32 PM ET

    Oct 2- Fitch Ratings has affirmed the' A-' rating on the following Great River Energy outstanding bonds:. --$2.49 billion First Mortgage Bonds. SOLID ECONOMY: GRE is the second largest wholesale power supplier in Minnesota, with its member systems serving a diverse and, primarily residential customer base, including suburbs of the Twin Cities.

  • Ken Feinberg on Victims' Funds     Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:30 PM ET

    Kenneth Feinberg, Feinberg Rozen founder & managing partner, discusses the top victim claims and disputes he is working on, and the process for deciding a dollar amount to suffering.

  • Auto sales, home prices help buoy weak US economy Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:27 PM ET

    WASHINGTON-- The U.S. economy is looking more resilient, thanks in part to encouraging signs for the two most expensive purchases most Americans make: cars and homes. Cheap loans and a bounty of fuel-efficient models enticed people to buy new vehicles at a brisk pace last month.

  • Oil price below $92 per barrel Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:26 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- The price of oil fell Tuesday as investors weighed positive U.S. economic news against ongoing concerns about Europe. On the New York Mercantile Exchange:. Benchmark crude fell 59 cents to finish at $91.89 per barrel.

  • Stocks waver on Spain report, Mosaic miss Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:25 PM ET

    The country's largest fertilizer company, Mosaic, said weak demand from China and India have hurt its profits. Mosaic, Dupont and stocks of other companies in the materials industry fell. Dupont led the Dow lower, sinking 86 cents to $49.50.

  • Labor standoffs silence orchestras in Minn., Indy Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:24 PM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS-- The Minnesota Orchestra was called the world's greatest not long ago, welcome recognition for musicians 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 average musicians' salary by $46,000 a year.

  • NFL Game Day Expenses Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:23 PM ET
    Average cost: $4.84Many stadiums offer unique foods, including fish tacos, crab cakes and smoked short ribs.Still, there’s no substitute for a good old fashioned hot dog. According to Team Marketing Report, that’s $4.84, or $19.36 for four.

    So what are the average costs for a family of four to see an NFL game up close and in person? Click to find out.

  • Mo. revenues up 6.6 percent through September Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:23 PM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- Missouri revenues are up 6.6 percent through the first quarter of its budget year. Figures released Tuesday by the Office of Administration show most the growth resulted from a decline in income tax refunds paid to businesses and individuals compared with last year. Missouri's budget year began July 1.

  • *Company was seeking offers over $35 per share* Ancestry shares trading below $30. NEW YORK, Oct 2- Permira Advisers LLP has emerged as the front-runner to take genealogy website Ancestry.com Inc.

  • Oct 2- Automakers reported a 13 percent U.S. sales increase in September from a year earlier with a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of sales reaching 14.96 million vehicles.

  • Resorts, Mohegan casinos launch linked program Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:18 PM ET

    Resorts has begun a new joint marketing program in which its gamblers and those two other Mohegan-owned casinos in Connecticut and Pennsylvania can use rewards points at any of the three destinations. The company will now let gamblers use their credits at Resorts, as well as Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Pennsylvania.

  • September Auto Sales: Hyundai Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:16 PM ET

    COSTA MESA, Calif.-- Hyundai Motor America said Tuesday that U.S. vehicle sales rose 15.3 percent in September, as rising sales of its Elantra sedan overcame a decline in its other big seller, the Sonata. BY THE NUMBERS: Hyundai sold 660,025 vehicles last month, up from 52,051 a year earlier.

  • September Auto Sales: Subaru Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:12 PM ET

    CHERRY HILL, N.J.-- Subaru of America Inc. said Tuesday that U.S. sales rose 32 percent in September on strong gains for the Outback wagon and the Legacy sedan. BY THE NUMBERS: The Japanese automaker said sales rose to 27,683 in September, from 20,934 a year earlier. TOP SELLER: The company sold 10,583 Outbacks, an increase of 39.1 percent from a year ago.

  • Fifth & Pacific down after full-year guidance cut Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:11 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- Shares of Fifth& Pacific slid Tuesday after the clothing maker cut its guidance due to weak sales of Juicy Couture. Moody's Investors Service said the guidance cut is bad for Fifth& Pacific's credit, but said it is not making any immediate changes to its ratings. Moody's currently has a "B2" rating on Fifth& Pacific.

  • Stocks struggle to a mixed close on Wall Street Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:11 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- Stocks are struggling to a mixed close on Wall Street after spending most of the day lower, pulled down by weakness in materials and energy companies. Mosaic blamed poor demand from China and India. Rising stocks narrowly outnumbered falling ones on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Global economic growth has slowed this year, curbing fuel demand growth in Asia, Europe and the United States. The euro strengthened against the dollar a second straight session on growing expectations the euro zone's fourth-largest economy, Spain, will seek a bailout.

  • A glance at NRF holiday forecasting Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:07 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- It's not even Halloween yet, but once again a slew of forecasters are out with sales predictions for the all-important holiday shopping season. Economists carefully study the numbers because they're an important gauge for merchants that depend on the period for up to 40 percent of their annual sales.

  • "Our new leisure group will benefit from combining the low cost carrier with the strong brand reputation of Air Canada Vacations and leveraging the established marketing and distribution channels of both Air Canada Vacations and Air Canada," Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu said in a statement.