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  • Modern Etiquette: Defuse a thoughtless public blurt Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:21 AM ET

    SEATTLE, Oct 1- People say the most amazing things. Then they expect you to respond, which is difficult at best because you're too busy picking your chin off the floor. At a recent barbeque, one guest announced that "all you carnivores should be ashamed" to eat the meal.

  • Cambodian broadcaster sentenced to 20 years Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:19 AM ET

    Judge Chaing Sinat of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court said 71- year-old Mam Sonando was convicted and sentenced on four counts related to an alleged secessionist movement in eastern Cambodia. "There is no real democracy in Cambodia. Mam Sonando also was fined 10 million riel.

  • Oct 1- Honda Motor Co Ltd is expanding a recall in North America to include more than 600,000 Accord mid-size sedans to address a potential power steering fluid leak problem that could cause a fire under the hood.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- Activist investor Knight Vinke Asset Management, a top 20 investor in Xstrata, has criticised the miner's non-executive directors for failing to demonstrate sufficient independence in its protracted merger talks with trader Glencore.

  • 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. PETER JANKOVSKIS, CO-CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER AT OAKBROOK INVESTMENTS LLC IN LISLE, ILLINOIS. DAVID SLOAN, ECONOMIST, 4 CAST LTD, NEW YORK.

  • Oct 1- Private solar power company BrightSource Energy's proposed 500- megawatt Rio Mesa solar power plant in southeast California has won a preliminary recommendation from the staff of the state's energy regulator.

  • U.S. top court rejects worker harassment case Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:15 AM ET

    John Ketterer complained that white co-workers at the Yellow Transportation Inc terminal in Dallas subjected him to harassment including obscene slurs, circling him in a threatening way and throwing a lit firecracker at him for his support of black and Hispanic co-workers.

  • 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: DAVID SLOAN, ECONOMIST, 4 CAST LTD, NEW YORK. JOSEPH TREVISANI, CHIEF MARKET STRATEGIST, WORLDWIDE MARKETS, WOODCLIFF LAKE, NEW JERSEY.

  • U.S. stocks advisory Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:14 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 1- For story, please click on.

  • MOVES-StanChart, BlackRock, Lazard, Barclays Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:14 AM ET

    The bank named Tom Willett as head of mergers and acquisitions, Europe. He will be based in London. Willett joins from Royal Bank of Scotland, where most recently he was chairman of corporate finance for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

  • Autodesk buys software technology from HSMWorks Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:12 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO-- Autodesk Inc. said Monday that it has bought certain assets of HSMWorks so it can add software to control machinery to its portfolio of software used in computer-aided manufacturing.

  • Analysis: Candidates' deficit plans don't add up Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:12 AM ET

    As the government closed the books Sunday with a $1.1 trillion deficit for the year, which required borrowing 32 cents for every dollar it spent, budget analysts have little confidence in either man's plan to address the accumulating debt, now at about $16 trillion.

  • 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. JOSEPH TREVISANI, CHIEF MARKET STRATEGIST, WORLDWIDE MARKETS, WOODCLIFF LAKE, NEW JERSEY. CRAIG DISMUKE, CHIEF ECONOMIC STRATEGIST, VINING SPARKS, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE.

  • *3 M in $860 million deal to buy Ceradyne. *Ceradyne shares surge 43 percent; 3 M, Honeywell also gain By Scott Malone. Oct 1- 3 M Co and Honeywell International Inc signed separate takeover deals to expand their broad lineups of industrial goods at a time of uncertainty for the U.S. economy, the top U.S. manufacturers said on Monday.

  • Rulemaking will likely delay NY gas drilling plans Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:11 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.-- New York regulators expect to reopen their rulemaking process for natural gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing, casting doubt on whether a 4- year-old moratorium on development will be lifted before next year.

  • Hospital operator Tenet plans stock split, buyback Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:10 AM ET

    DALLAS-- Hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Corp. plans acquisitions, a new share repurchase program and a 4- to-1 reverse stock split to help speed up growth and improve the value of its stock for shareholders.

  • US manufacturing grows for 1st time in 4 months Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:09 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- U.S. manufacturing grew for the first time in four months, buoyed by a jump in new orders and more jobs. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Monday that its index of factory activity rose to 51.5.

  • 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.