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  • Market flatlines, pulled by jobless claims, Europe Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 4:30 PM ET

    The Dow Jones industrial average rose as much as 83 points, shrugging off a widening U.S. trade deficit, higher unemployment in Greece and a ratings cut for Spain. "There's not a lot to move the market today," said Erik Davidson, deputy chief investment officer of Wells Fargo Private Bank in San Francisco. "

  • UPDATE 2-Safeway sales miss Street view, shares tumble Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 4:09 PM ET

    Oct 11- Safeway Inc, the second-largest U.S. supermarket chain, reported quarterly sales that missed Wall Street's view amid intense competition, and its shares fell more than 3 percent. Traditional grocers like Safeway and Kroger Co have tough competition from Wal-Mart Stores Inc and other retailers and they are fighting for every sale.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 11- The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits slid last week to the lowest level in more than four and a half years, according to government data that may provide a boost to President Barack Obama a month before voters go to the polls.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 11- Tom Hanks will make his Broadway debut playing a tabloid journalist in "Lucky Guy", a new drama by the late Nora Ephron, producers said in a statement on Thursday.

  • Oct 11- West Coast oil refiners saw only a small dip in operations last week and gasoline inventories were little changed, according to government data that shed little new light on the unprecedented spike in California gasoline prices.

  • San Bruno blast victims press for open hearings Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 3:54 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO-- Victims of the deadly San Bruno gas pipeline blast urged California regulators Thursday to continue public hearings that will determine the amount of fines levied against Pacific Gas& Electric Co, the pipeline's owner.

  • IPO market shows signs of life with 4 big gains Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 3:52 PM ET

    All of the companies _ Realogy, the owner of realty firms Century 21, Coldwell Banker and Corcoran Group; online stock photo provider Shutterstock; Kythera, a developer of shots to treat double chins; and Intercept Pharmaceuticals, which develops drugs for liver diseases _ garnered strong demand from investors.

  • 'Nashville' is music to ears of country record label Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 3:46 PM ET

    *Independent label launched 2005, with Taylor Swift. "Nashville," seen by some nine million U.S. viewers on its Wednesday night debut, shows veteran country singer Rayna Jaymes face off against young starlet rival Juliette Barnes as she struggles to keep her career together.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 11- A U.S. appeals court overturned a preliminary injunction on the sale of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's Galaxy Nexus smartphone on Thursday, dealing a setback to Apple Inc in its battle against Google Inc's increasingly popular mobile software.

  • Federal judge awards $6.6M to music publishers Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 3:23 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES-- A federal judge in Los Angeles has awarded $6.6 million to several music publishers in a copyright lawsuit over lyrics from such songs as David Bowie's "China Girl" being posted online without a license.

  • Court sides with Samsung in dispute with Apple Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 3:10 PM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif.-- A federal appeals court has sided with Samsung Electronics Corp. in one aspect of its ongoing patent dispute with Apple Inc.. The Washington, D.C.- based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday overturned a judge's order blocking Samsung from selling its Galaxy Nexus smart phone pending a patent lawsuit by Apple.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 11- A U.S. appeals court overturned a preliminary injunction on the sale of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's Galaxy Nexus smartphone on Thursday, dealing a setback to Apple Inc in its battle against Google Inc's increasingly popular mobile software.

  • TEXT-Fitch affirms BA Covered Bond Issuer's Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 2:21 PM ET

    Oct 11- Fitch Ratings removed from Rating Watch Negative, BA Covered Bond Issuer's mortgage covered bonds. The rating is based on the Long-term Issuer Default Rating of the program sponsor, Bank of America N.A., the Discontinuity Cap of 1 and the asset percentage of 70.1% that Fitch takes into account in its analysis.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 11- A U.S. appeals court overturned a preliminary injunction on the sale of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's Galaxy Nexus smartphone on Thursday, dealing a blow to Apple Inc in a battle against Google Inc's increasingly popular mobile software.

  • AVONDALE, Penn., Oct 11- The Federal Reserve's intention to keep interest rates ultra low for nearly three more years is suggesting to some that the Fed is willing to cut the jobless rate at the expense of higher inflation, putting the central bank's credibility at risk, a top Fed official said on Thursday.

  • Kythera shares climb in Nasdaq trading debut Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 11:39 AM ET

    Kythera Biopharmaceuticals shares are trading above their offering price in their first day listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market. The stock jumped 81 cents, or 4.4 percent, to $19.30 in late morning trading, and earlier traded as high as $20.59.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 11- A U.S. appeals court overturned a preliminary injunction banning the sale of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's Galaxy Nexus smartphone on Thursday, sending the case back to a California court for reconsideration.

  • YOUR MONEY-Should you buy extra insurance at work? Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 11:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 11- Does an office perk count as a benefit if you pay for it yourself? Apparently so, because an increasing number of companies are using so-called voluntary benefits to bulk up workplace offerings.

  • Utah foreclosure rate holds steady at No. 16 in US Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 10:54 AM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY-- Utah's September foreclosure rate remains the 16th highest in the nation for a second month. Data released Thursday by RealtyTrac Inc. shows that one in every 903 Utah housing units saw a foreclosure filing in September. Florida, California, Illinois, Arizona and Nevada had the highest foreclosure rates in the nation in August.

  • Much of odd weapons cache on plane was permissible Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 10:53 AM ET

    Yongda Huang Harris, 28, was taken into custody at Los Angeles International Airport last week during a stopover on a trip from Japan, when U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers noticed he was wearing the bulletproof vest under his trench coat, along with flame-retardant pants and knee pads.