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DES MOINES, Iowa-- Wading into an explosive social issue, Republican Mitt Romney on Tuesday said he would not pursue any abortion-related legislation if elected president. "There's no legislation with regards to abortion that I'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda," he told the Des Moines Register in an interview posted on the newspaper's website.
*Looming risk to safe-haven flows to U.S., Japan* IMF tone in contrast to more upbeat mood in Europe* IMF says global financial confidence "very fragile".
LOS ANGELES-- California gas prices finally have begun to fall after a month that saw them surging by nearly 50 cents a gallon _ but a continuing refinery shutdown may keep supplies short. The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report says the average price of regular Wednesday is less than $4.67 a gallon, down a half-cent from Tuesday.
LONDON, Oct 10- Brent crude oil eased towards $114 a barrel but stayed close to a three-week high on Wednesday as worries over the security of Middle East supplies outweighed increasing evidence of slowing global economic growth.
CHARLESTON, W.Va.-- The Associated Press decided not to cover the West Virginia gubernatorial debate Tuesday because of restrictions placed on media coverage by its organizers.
LOS ANGELES-- Brian Wilson says he felt blindsided by a news release from his Beach Boys band mate Mike Love that ended the good vibrations on the band's 50th anniversary tour. Wilson answered Mike Love's recent explanation in The Los Angeles Times with a response in the newspaper Tuesday.
Oct 10- Roche Holding AG's experimental drug gantenerumab and Eli Lilly& Co's solanezumab have been chosen to be tested in a high-profile global Alzheimer's disease prevention trial, and a second Lilly medicine is being considered for potential inclusion in the study, Washington University said on Wednesday.
LONDON, Oct 10- Slovenia has confirmed that it has mandated BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan to arrange investor meetings with a potential US Dollar 144 a/Reg S offering to follow, subject to market conditions. The Slovenes will meet investors across the US starting on the West Coast on October 15, then in Boston on October 16, and New York on October 17.
*Seller Rabobank evaluating the offers for Robeco- sources. *AMG/Permira plan to split up Robeco- sources. *Robeco could fetch more than 2 billion euros- sources.
By Juhi Arora and Siddharth Cavale. Oct 10- Premium jeans maker True Religion Apparel Inc, which has been hit by falling sales, said it may sell itself after receiving interest from potential buyers. More importantly, we question the relevancy of the brand, particularly given its premium price point, "said analyst Edward Yruma of KayBanc Capital Markets.
SAN JOSE, Calif.-- Cypress Semiconductor Corp. said Wednesday that it completed its initial tender offer for shares of chipmaker Ramtron International Corp.. Cypress agreed to buy Colorado Springs, Colo.- based Ramtron in September for $3.10 per share, or a total of about $109.8 million, after lower bids were rebuffed by the company's board.
TORONTO, Oct 10- Canada's main stock index opened slightly lower on Wednesday as persisting troubles in the euro zone and a weak outlook on U.S. company earnings fueled worries about stalling global growth. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index. opened down 8.03 points, or 0.07 percent, to 12,265.54, before modestly extending losses to 12,256.99.
NEW YORK, Oct 10- U.S. stocks opened flat on Wednesday as earnings season began mixed, with Alcoa Inc warning on slowing aluminum consumption but Yum Brands raising its outlook. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 19.35 points, or 0.14 percent, at 13,454.18. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 1.06 points, or 0.03 percent, at 3,063.96.
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NEW YORK-- Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street as the season of corporate earnings reports begins. Alcoa stock is opening slightly lower. Alcoa is down 12 cents at $9.01.
Workers at Wal-Mart Stores Inc pay a surcharge of $10 per pay period if they smoke, for example. "Companies are struggling to get people more engaged in their health, and financial incentives are an increasingly important piece of that puzzle," says Tom Billet, senior consultant for human resource consulting firm Towers Watson.
LONDON/ NEW YORK, Oct 10- Dutch bank Rabobank. is weighing three offers for its asset management arm Robeco as it has to choose between bids to split the 2 billion euro plus business or keep it whole, people familiar with the situation said.
RALEIGH, N.C.-- A farm business is giving North Carolina State University $10 million for its poultry science program. School officials announced the gift from Prestage Farms in Clinton, N.C. on Tuesday. The program will be renamed the Prestage Department of Poultry Science.
Oct 10- Liberty Silver Corp:. *Comments on SEC order of suspension. Liberty Silver Corp. today is providing further commentary on the Order of Suspension of Trading imposed by the US Securities Exchange Commission on Friday, October 5, 2012.
NEW ORLEANS-- Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith and the NFL players union left little doubt they remain determined to challenge Commissioner Roger Goodell's authority to suspend players in connection with the league's bounty investigation of the New Orleans Saints.