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  • Vanguard switches to lower-cost fund benchmarks Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 10:13 AM ET

    BOSTON-- Vanguard Group is trying to bolster its appeal to cost-conscious investors by reducing a key expense of investing in low-cost index mutual funds: fees paid to firms that license benchmarks covering segments of the stock market that the funds track.

  • Oct 2- A federal panel may tag American International Group Inc as "too big to fail," a move the company has been expecting and one that would sharply increase regulatory oversight of the government-rescued insurer.

  • BOSTON, Oct 2- There are steps you can take to improve your presentation, even in midstream, says Harvard Business Review. The Management Tip of the Day offers quick, practical management tips and ideas from Harvard Business Review and HBR.org. Any opinions expressed are not endorsed by Reuters.

  • Oct 2- A U.S. federal panel may tag American International Group Inc as "too big to fail," a move the company has been expecting and one that would sharply increase regulatory oversight of the government-rescued insurer.

  • Global Payments closes on APT acquisition Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 9:06 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Electronic payments processor Global Payments said Tuesday that it has completed its $413 million acquisition of smaller client Accelerated Payment Technologies. Global Payments Inc. announced the deal in August. Global Payments shares finished at $41.79 on Monday.

  • Oct 2- LPL Financial LLC, the largest U.S. independent broker-dealer by revenue, said on Tuesday it landed San Diego- based independent advisory firm Washington Wealth Management LLC with $750 million in client assets.

  • Survey: Confidence slips among Mass. employers Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 12:55 AM ET

    BOSTON-- A monthly index measuring confidence among Massachusetts employers has slipped a bit after showing improvement for two consecutive months.

  • DENVER, Oct 1- Relatives of victims of a Colorado movie theater shooting rampage demanded on Monday that President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney address gun violence in their first presidential debate this week in Denver.

  • American Airlines inspecting jets for loose seats Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 5:39 PM ET

    DALLAS-- The federal government is examining two separate incidents in which passenger seats came loose midflight on American Airlines planes in the last three days. On Saturday, a flight from Boston to Miami made an emergency landing in New York after three passenger seats came loose shortly after takeoff.

  • Boston Beer shares fall on worries of slower sales Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 3:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- Shares of Boston Beer Co. fell Monday after a UBS analyst highlighted concerns about stalling sales growth. That could mean overall revenue growth may be lower in 2013 than investors and Wall Street analysts expect. Boston Beer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

  • UPDATE 1-BMC Software seeking to sell itself -- WSJ Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:28 PM ET

    Oct 1- BMC Software Inc is looking to sell itself and has retained Bank of America Merrill Lynch to help find a buyer, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The company's shares were up 4.3 percent at $43.26 in afternoon trade on the Nasdaq.

  • BMC Software seeking to sell itself -- WSJ Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:55 PM ET

    Oct 1- BMC Software Inc is looking to sell itself and has retained Bank of America Merrill Lynch to help find a buyer, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Bankers have approached potential suitors including software companies and large private-equity firms to see if they are interested in buying BMC or a part of it, the Journal said, citing sources.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- U.S. manufacturing unexpectedly expanded in September for the first time since May as new orders and employment picked up, but the pace of growth showed the economy was still stuck in a slow recovery. The Institute for Supply Management said on Monday its index of national factory activity rose to 51.5 from 49.6 in August.

  • *3 M in $860 million deal to buy Ceradyne. *Ceradyne shares surge 42.9 percent; 3 M, Honeywell also gain. 3 M said it would pay $860 million to buy industrial ceramics company Ceradyne Inc, the biggest takeover deal for the maker of products ranging from Post-It notes to films used in television screens since it named Inge Thulin chief executive officer in February.

  • Plane's loose seats force emergency landing in NYC Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- American Airlines says a Boston- to- Miami flight had to make an emergency landing at New York's JFK airport over the weekend due to a row of seats that became loose. Passengers aboard the flight were placed on another aircraft for the trip to Miami. It says the FAA was notified of the problem and the airline's internal review.

  • *3 M in $860 million deal to buy Ceradyne. *Ceradyne shares surge 42.9 percent; 3 M, Honeywell also gain. 3 M said it would pay $860 million to buy industrial ceramics company Ceradyne Inc, the biggest takeover deal for the maker of products ranging from Post-It notes to films used in television screens since it named Inge Thulin chief executive officer in February.

  • Massachusetts gas prices inch up a penny Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:36 AM ET

    BOSTON-- The cost of a gallon of gasoline inched up by a penny in Massachusetts in the past week. AAA Southern New England reports Monday that self-serve, regular is now selling for an average of $3.84 per gallon. A year ago at this time the Massachusetts average price was $3.45.

  • BOSTON, Oct 1- A strong culture will set people up for success, and you need to be sure that's in place when you are weighing up job offers, says Harvard Business Review. The Management Tip of the Day offers quick, practical management tips and ideas from Harvard Business Review and HBR.org. Any opinions expressed are not endorsed by Reuters.

  • Oct 1- Harvard's flat re turns on its $30.7 billion endowment, the largest of any educational endowment in the world, is credit negative for the Boston- based university as it is for other endowment-dependent universities, Moody's investors service said on Monday.

  • Orioles' plane diverted because of smoke in galley Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:36 AM ET

    The airplane taking the Baltimore Orioles to St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday night had its flight diverted to Jacksonville because of smoke in the forward galley. The Orioles resumed their trip on the same aircraft, leaving Jacksonville International Airport at 10:15 p.m..