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  • Regis completes sale of Provalliance stake Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:42 AM ET

    Regis also announced in July that it is selling hair replacement services provider Hair Club for Men and Women to Japan's Aderans Co. for $163.5 million in cash. Aderans, based in Tokyo, offers hair replacement and restoration products and services.

  • TEL AVIV, Oct 2- The Shimshon reservoir off Israel's southern Mediterranean coast has the potential for about 550 billion cubic feet of natural gas, Modiin Energy. ATP Oil& Gas Corp holds a 40 percent working interest in the well, Modiin Energy owns 10 percent and Isramco.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 2- Syria's civil war has made Friday afternoons a busy time at Bambuser, a tiny Swedish IT startup in an old bicycle factory which streams live video from the latest uprisings.

  • UPDATE 1-Volcker to appear before UK bank commission Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:18 AM ET

    *Volcker will compare and contrast U.S., UK regulation. LONDON, Oct 2- Paul Volcker, the former U.S. Volcker, who led the Fed under presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, has been at the forefront of recent regulatory attempts to reform the U.S. banking system and will compare and contrast banking practices in Britain and the United States.

  • TEXT-S&P ups Nordenia to 'BBB-'; outlook stable Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:18 AM ET

    --Paper and packaging producer Mondi Group has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Germany- based flexible film and packaging manufacturer Nordenia International AG. --Applying our corporate criteria on parent-subsidiary links, we are equalizing our ratings on Nordenia with those on Mondi Group.

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 2- Banks should separate their deposit-taking arms from proprietary trading and other risky investment banking work to shield taxpayers from further bailouts and protect savers, an EU advisory group said on Tuesday.

  • Oct 2- Penske Automotive Group Inc:. corp to operate car rental facilities in Memphis. *In connection with Hertz deal, co amended credit agreement for additional.

  • BRIEF-Department of Justice drops DaVita inquiry Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:02 AM ET

    *Department of Justice drops DaVita inquiry. *Says usao completed its investigation and is not taking any action against. *United States attorney's office for St. Louis informed co that the usao.

  • LONDON, Oct 2- Brent crude oil slipped to around $112 a barrel on Tuesday as investors weighed a weaker outlook for fuel demand and sluggish economic growth against the risk of possible supply disruptions.

  • Oil approaches $93 after US manufacturing improves Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 5:48 AM ET

    BANGKOK-- The price of oil approached $93 a barrel Tuesday in Asia after a report showed U.S. manufacturing rose in September for the first time in four months. Benchmark oil for November delivery was up 21 cents to $92.69 a barrel at late afternoon Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

  • Stocks muted as US manufacturing, Spain weighed Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 5:29 AM ET

    BANGKOK-- World stock markets lost momentum Tuesday as investors weighed an improvement in U.S. manufacturing against the possibility Spain's government debt will be downgraded to junk status. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.3 percent to 5,806.11. In Asia, Japan's Nikkei 225 index shed morning gains to close 0.1 percent lower at 8,786.05.

  • LONDON, Oct 2- Qatar Airways will become the first Gulf carrier to join the oneworld alliance of airlines with an agreement due to be announced early next week, according to sources close to the alliance.

  • *Lundbeck, Takeda submit vortioxetine for FDA approval. *Lundbeck gets 250 mln DKK from Takeda if FDA. Lundbeck hopes the new antidepressant- vortioxetine- will provide a new source of revenue as its key anti-depressant, Cipralex, sold as Lexapro in the United States and Japan, comes off patent protection.

  • KIEV, Oct 2- The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday scrapped a draft bill which would have made defamation a crime punishable by jail, a move the opposition and media had feared was a step towards censorship before a parliamentary election later this month.

  • *Qatar airways to join oneworld alliance, to be unveiled at press conference.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 2- The town of Serenity, South Carolina, the imaginary setting for author Sherryl Woods's "Sweet Magnolias" novels, now has real food in it. Dana Sue's Killer Guacamole, Helen's Lethal Margaritas and Sullivan's Crab Cakes are among the fictional staples made real by chef Teddi Wohlford, who takes a gourmet approach to Southern classics.

  • Oct 2- In a widely expected show of force Boeing Co's engineers and technical workers rejected a pay offer late Monday, setting the stage for talks to resume Tuesday for labor agreements covering 23,000 workers.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 2- Australian shares rallied 1 percent on Tuesday to their highest close in five months after the central bank cut its main cash rate in a bid to bolster growth in the face of weak commodity prices and global uncertainty.

  • *Fed's Bernanke says U.S. growth too slow* Coming up: API weekly oil stocks; 2030 GMT By Luke Pachymuthu and Manolo Serapio Jr. SINGAPORE, Oct 2- Brent crude futures steadied near $112 a barrel on Tuesday as investors weighed a weaker outlook for demand due to a sluggish global economy against potential supply disruptions.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 2- Australian shares rallied 1 percent to their highest close in five months after Australia's central bank cut its main cash rate in a bid to bolster growth in the face of weak commodity prices and global uncertainty.