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  • Lebanon airline employee disciplined over remark Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 11:28 AM ET

    BEIRUT-- An official said Tuesday that an employee of Lebanon's national airline MEA was fired after a passenger complained in a social media campaign that the worker humiliated travelers from the Philippines at the Beirut airport and told them over the loudspeaker, "Filipino people, stop talking."

  • Vt.'s Grace Potter to sing online for fair trade Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:31 AM ET

    MONTPELIER, Vt.-- Fans of Vermont singer Grace Potter will be able to watch her give an online concert where she is going to be promoting fair trade coffee. She's going to be singing at Joe's Pub in New York live Tuesday on the Facebook page of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc..

  • PRESS DIGEST - RUSSIA - Oct 9 Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 5:46 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 9- The following are some of the leading stories in Russia's newspapers on Tuesday. -Chief of Russia's consumer safety watchdog Gennady Onishchenko demands that people living near Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow be removed from the area before the construction of a new landing strip begins, the paper writes.

  • The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission will hold the much-delayed auction on Oct. 16. Market leader Advanced Info Service, 21 percent owned by Singapore Telecommunications Ltd, will bid through wholly owned unit Advanced Wireless Network Co. Ltd..

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 9- An ethnic Chinese Singapore trade union executive was sacked after she posted expletives-laden comments about Malay weddings on Facebook, remarks so offensive they prompted the prime minister and other politicians to complain.

  • Zynga executive overseeing key poker game departs Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 10:53 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 8- Zynga Inc's executive overseeing its key poker game has quit, hitting the gamemaker in a particularly vulnerable spot as it struggles with a steady employee exodus and falling revenue.

  • GM moves to bring computer technology in-house Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 5:37 PM ET

    General Motors is moving past layoffs and the Motor City's rusty, low-tech image. "The companies that build the software themselves in general are going to have an advantage," says David Kirkpatrick, author of a book about Facebook and CEO of Techonomy Media Inc., a New York firm that specializes in setting up technology conferences. "

  • Facebook

    Facebook is testing "Collections," which will allow users to share products and even buy the items through the social network.

  • People can click through and buy these items off of Facebook, " Facebook said in a statement. The feature, which Facebook has dubbed Collections, could help Facebook play a bigger role in the online commerce market by encouraging its 1 billion users to buy products for their friends and by sending shoppers directly to online stores.

  • Oct 8- Facebook Inc has proposed a revised $20 million settlement in a class action lawsuit accusing it of violating the rights of users through its "Sponsored Stories" advertising feature after a U.S. judge rejected an earlier accord.

  • Dow Snaps 3-Day Rally, Global Worries Weigh Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 4:18 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower in thin trading Monday, with the Dow pulling back after hitting a five-year high, amid jitters over global growth and ahead of what many forecast will be a weak earnings season.

  • Sprint outages ground Alaska Airlines flights Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 4:08 PM ET

    Oct 8- An outage that cut phone and data service to Sprint customers in parts of California, Oregon and Washington also grounded some Alaska Airlines passengers on Monday as it knocked the air carrier's reservations system off line.

  • Wanna sell a cookbook? Become a popular QVC host Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 3:34 PM ET

    WEST CHESTER, Pa.-- It's a Sunday afternoon, and David Venable is in his element: on the air, in one of the kitchens at the QVC home shopping network, chatting a mile a minute about bakeware on his popular show, "In the Kitchen with David."

  • Facebook Falling on BTIG Downgrade     Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 2:34 PM ET

    BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield explains why he downgraded Facebook to sell, with a $16 price target. "Facebook should be doing things that add to the user experience, not detract from it," he says.

  • Time to short financials, and bet on gasoline refiners? Those were the two big calls that the traders made on Friday’s episode of “Options Action.”

  • Start-Ups May Wait Longer to Go Public: VCs Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 1:29 PM ET
    Groupon

    Start-up companies may be more reluctant to go public after the volatility that has hit stocks like Groupon, Zynga and Facebook following their initial public offerings, according to two venture capitalists and Groupon co-founders.

  • What’s on Tap? There’s an App for That Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 11:54 AM ET
    Beer Bar

    A recently launched iPhone app offers consumers the chance to browse local bars’ menus or search for a specific beer before they hit the town.

  • Romney and G.O.P. Make Inroads in Silicon Valley Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 11:34 AM ET

    Although President Obama is widely seen as a friend of the tech industry, Mitt Romney has made clear inroads in Silicon Valley, The New York Times reports.

  • Lockitron's second product launch and growth illustrate how social media and crowdfunding—including Kickstarter—are transforming the way entrepreneurs do business.

  • *BTIG cuts Facebook to sell rating- Analyst Ratings Network For a summary of rating and price target changes on U.S. companies:. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.