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  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- U.S. Treasuries prices turned lower on Monday after the Institute for Supply Management reported U.S. manufacturing grew in September, contrary to market expectations. The benchmark 10- year Treasury note, up 2/ 32 before the report, was down 2/ 32 afterwards, allowing its yield to rise to 1.65 percent from 1.63 percent earlier.

  • NY dealer to repay victims of fraudulent car sales Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:08 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- A New York auto dealer must pay almost $300,000 in restitution to customers for fraudulent sales practices _ including adding unwanted options and pressuring customers into signing blank contracts.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- U.S. stocks added to gains, with the Dow and S&P 500 climbing more than 1 percent after data from the Institute of Supply Management showed the manufacturing sector grew for the first time since May. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 139.50 points, or 1.04 percent, to 13,576.63.

  • Oct 1- The Institute for Supply Management on Monday reported its monthly indexes of manufacturing activity for September. Reuters Terminal users should click. for the text of the Institute for Supply Management's Purchasing Managers Survey.

  • US builders trimmed work for second month Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:05 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- U.S. builders trimmed their activity for a second straight month in August as a solid gain in home construction failed to offset declines in nonresidential activity and government projects. Overall construction spending dipped 0.7 percent in August, compared to July, the Commerce Department reported Monday.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in September, shaking off three months of weakness as new orders and employment picked up, an industry report showed on Monday. CRAIG DISMUKE, CHIEF ECONOMIC STRATEGIST, VINING SPARKS, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE. ADAM SARHAN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF SARHAN CAPITAL IN NEW YORK.

  • Integrys buys Wisconsin power plant for $440M Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:05 AM ET

    CHICAGO-- Integrys Energy Group Inc., a provider of electricity and natural gas, said Monday that it is buying one of its suppliers, a Wisconsin power plant, for $440 million. Fox Energy Co. is owned by General Electric Co. and Tyr Energy Inc., a privately held company.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in September, shaking off three months of weakness as new orders and employment picked up, an industry report showed on Monday. STORY: TABLE COMMENTS: ADAM SARHAN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF SARHAN CAPITAL IN NEW YORK.

  • *Front month at highest mark since December 2011. NEW YORK, Oct 1- U.S. natural gas futures rose more than 3 percent early on Monday, lifted to their highest mark this year amid forecasts for cooler weather in the coming days and strong nuclear power plant outages. As of 9: 4 6 a.m. EDT, front-month November natural gas futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

  • Watsco declares special dividend of $5 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:02 AM ET

    MIAMI-- Heating and cooling company Watsco Inc. said Monday that its board declared a special cash dividend of $5, totaling about $172 million, and a regular quarterly cash dividend of 62 cents. Albert Nahmad, Watsco's chairman CEO, said the special dividend shows management's confidence in the company and its continued ability to generate free cash flow.

  • **CERADYNE INC, $34.92, up 42.9 pct** 3 M, $93.79, down 1.5 pct. 3 M said it will acquire the ceramic component maker for about $847 million. The offer of $35 per share represents a premium of about 43 percent to Ceradyne's Friday closing.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in September, shaking off three months of weakness as new orders and employment picked up, an industry report showed on Monday. The Institute for Supply Management said its index of national factory activity rose to 51.5 from 49.6 in August, topping expectations for 49.7, according to a Reuters poll.

  • TABLE- U.S. Aug construction spending fell 0.6 pct Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:00 AM ET

    Oct 1- U.S. Commerce Department seasonally adjusted annual rates of construction spending, with comparisons:.

  • Oct 1- U.S. Commerce Department seasonally adjusted annual rates of construction spending, with comparisons:.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- U.S. construction spending in August fell by the most in a year as a rebound in residential projects was offset by weak non-residential structures and public sector project outlays, a government report showed on Monday.

  • Oct 1- The Institute for Supply Management on Monday reported its monthly indexes of manufacturing activity for September. Reuters Terminal users should click. for the text of the Institute for Supply Management's Purchasing Managers Survey.

  • Proposed Curis copper mine gets ADEQ permit Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 9:59 AM ET

    PHOENIX-- A proposed Curis Resources copper mine near Florence, Ariz. has been granted a permit to inject sulfuric acid deep underground to leach the metal from the surrounding rock. The state Department of Environmental Quality issued the permit on Friday.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider an appeal by Bank of America Corp's. Merrill Lynch unit of a ruling that allowed black brokers who accused it of bias to pursue their lawsuit as a class action.

  • Macy's to hire 80,000 temporary holiday staffers Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 9:53 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Macy's Inc. plans to hire about 80,000 seasonal workers this holiday season, a 2.5 percent increase from last year when the Cincinnati- based operator of Macy's and upscale Bloomingdale's hired 78,000 workers.

  • Rhode Island Assembly continues EDC review Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 9:51 AM ET

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.-- A committee of the Rhode Island General Assembly is holding its second meeting to review the state's economic development programs following the state's bad investment in Curt Schilling's failed video game company. The Joint Committee on Economic Development is scheduled to meet Monday afternoon.