CNBC's Phil LeBeau provides insight into a few transportation stories, including IATA forecasting airlines will make $19.7 billion in 2014, and the FCC hearing on cell phone usage on planes.» Read More
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 5- Joe Lockhart, Facebook Inc's head of global communications and a former press secretary for President Bill Clinton, is leaving the social networking company, Facebook said.
BOZEMAN, Mont.-- A Japanese pharmaceutical company is acquiring Bozeman- based LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals in a $60 million deal to expand its vaccine division, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. announced.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct 5- Tennessee state health officials said on Friday the had confirmed four more cases of a rare form of meningitis linked to a steroid injection for back pain, bringing to 29 the number of cases in the state where the outbreak began. Five people have died since the outbreak of fungal meningitis, including three in Tennessee.
*Zynga shares slide after warning, Facebook slips. *Sprint could counterbid on PCS- sources. Labor Department data showed the jobless rate dropped by 0.3 percentage point in September to 7.8 percent, its lowest since January 2009.
JERUSALEM, Oct 5- An American man opened fire in an Israeli seaside hotel packed with tourists on Friday after losing his job there, killing one person before being shot dead in a stand-off with security forces.
FAIRFAX, Va.-- President Barack Obama celebrated much-needed good economic news Friday as the unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level since he took office. " Republican rival Mitt Romney retorted the president still hasn't done enough to help millions of people who are out of work.
*May expand sanctions on Iran central bank transactions. *Aimed at pressuring Iran to rein in nuclear program. WASHINGTON, Oct 5- Key lawmakers in the U.S. Congress are looking at ways to expand economic sanctions on Iran, measures that have helped pushed the country's currency into free fall but have not yet pressured Tehran to abandon its nuclear program.
WASHINGTON-- Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who helped design Beijing's Olympic Stadium and has since drawn tough scrutiny for his political activism, is opening the first North American retrospective exhibition of his work in Washington.
--Wisconsin- based crane and food service equipment manufacturer Manitowoc Co. Inc.. has issued $300 million of new senior unsecured notes due 2022 and expects to use proceeds to redeem its $150 million of senior notes due 2013 and to repay borrowings under the senior secured credit facility.
ABC has the highest amount, with 10 out of 194, or 5.2 percent, of their regular characters identified as LGBT. CBS was saluted as much improved, with four out of 142 LGBT series regulars, or 2.8 percent, up from 0.7 percent last year.
TALLADEGA, Ala.-- Jeff Gordon and Hendrick Motorsports announced a contract extension Thursday through 2014 with sponsor AARP and AARP Foundation. Gordo, a four-time NASCAR champion, has helped deliver food to food banks and actively supported the cause since partnering with the campaign.
Oct 5- Denison Mines Corp:. *Flow-through shares shall be offered at a price of $1.69 per share for. the athabasca region of Saskatchewan.
Oct 5- Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Issuer Default Ratings of WGL Holdings, Inc.. and Washington Gas Light Company at' A+'. For the latest 12 months period ending June 30, 2012, WG comprised 81.6% of consolidated EBITDA.
HOUSTON-- The Houston Astros say they'll have a new radio broadcast team next season. In a statement issued Thursday, the Astros say they've begun a search for a successor to veteran broadcaster Milo Hamilton, who announced that 2012 would be his last season as lead play-by-play announcer.
NEW YORK-- Teams from 16 conferences in 172 games are on CBS Sports Network's schedule for 2012-13.. The first games shown will be from the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands with Connecticut, and first-year coach Kevin Ollie, facing Wake Forest and UIC against New Mexico.
NEW YORK-- Shares of Cache Inc. sank Friday after the women's clothing retailer announced disappointing preliminary results for the third quarter. Cache said it will lose 39 to 41 cents per share for the quarter ended Sept. 29, and its revenue will be down about 6 percent, to $45.8 million.
BALTIMORE-- Maryland lottery officials say revenue at the Hollywood Casino in Perryville dropped more than a third in September compared to the year before. The Maryland Lottery announced the figures Friday, saying the Perryville casino took in $3.3 million less last month than last September with revenue dropping to $5.9 million.
*Coming up: Baker Hughes rig data, CFTC trade data Friday. NEW YORK, Oct 5- U.S. natural gas futures turned mixed on Friday, with front-month contracts lightly pressured by Thursday's bearish storage report and forecasts for mild mid-month weather, while colder days expected next week helped limit the downside.
*Little change from 8.1 percent jobless rate expected* 8.4 percent would be a blow, 7.9 would boost Obama* Next report, for October, just before Election Day By Patricia Zengerle.
By Christopher Langner and Neha D'Silva. Oct 5- A sudden rebound in risk appetite caught Asia's debt capital markets bankers by surprise last week, but the renewed confidence quickly triggered predictions of tighter pricing and heavy dealflow.