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  • GM to hire thousands of computer professionals Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 6:30 PM ET

    BIG CHANGE: General Motors is setting up four technology innovation centers in the U.S. and plans to hire 10,000 computer specialists over the next three-to-five years. THE NEWS: GM announced on Monday that one of the centers would be in the Detroit suburb of Warren, Mich., on the site of its Technical Center.

  • A look at GM's technical innovation centers Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 6:23 PM ET

    The company has announced the sites of the first two centers, in Austin, Texas, and suburban Detroit, but it won't comment on the other two. AUSTIN, Texas: GM picked the home of the University of Texas because of its rich base of high-tech workers.

  • Pipeline hearings suspended for closed talks Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 6:20 PM ET

    CPUC Administrative Law Judge Mark Wetzell decided Monday to put one set of hearings on hold until Oct. 15 to allow PG&E to more quickly reach a settlement with other parties. Democratic Assemblyman Jerry Hill of San Mateo and San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane had urged the judge to continue open hearings.

  • SpaceX launch good for NASA, not private firm Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 6:08 PM ET

    WASHINGTON-- A private rocket successfully sent a capsule full of cargo zipping toward the International Space Station in a first of its kind delivery for NASA, but couldn't deliver on job No. 2: putting a commercial satellite into the correct orbit. It is the first of a dozen supply runs under a mega-contract with NASA.

  • 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.

  • 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. "

  • Edwards Lifesciences slides on weak 3Q outlook Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 5:30 PM ET

    IRVINE, Calif.-- Edwards Lifesciences Corp. shares fell nearly 16 percent in after-hours trading Monday following a disappointing third-quarter revenue forecast Monday, including weak sales of its Sapien heart valve. Edwards said government austerity measures hurt its revenue from Europe while U.S. sales are constrained by Medicare coverage issues.

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct 8- Some 13,000 people in 23 U.S. states may have received steroid injections linked to a rare fungal meningitis outbreak that has killed eight people, but far fewer are likely to contract the disease, the Centers for Disease Control said on Monday.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 8- Two San Francisco-based car-sharing services, including one founded by Zynga Inc. director Sunil Paul, are operating in defiance of California authorities, highlighting how regulators are struggling with a wave of start-ups that encourage people to share everything from cars to their homes.

  • Panel suspends pipeline hearings to hold talks Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 4:52 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO-- A California judge has approved a request to suspend public hearings and hold closed-door negotiations on fines to be levied after a deadly natural gas pipeline explosion in a Northern California neighborhood.

  • Oregon man wins Half Moon Bay pumpkin contest Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 4:42 PM ET

    HALF MOON BAY, Calif.-- A grower from Oregon is the winner of this year's Half Moon Bay giant pumpkin contest with a gourd weighing in at 1,775 pounds. Forty-five-year-old Thad Starr from Pleasant Hill, Ore., set a contest record with his pumpkin Monday, beating last year's winner by 71 pounds.

  • Fitch has withdrawn its' D' IDR on Dynegy Inc.. Dynegy emerged from bankruptcy on Oct. 1, 2012. The revision in Ratings Watch on GasCo and CoalCo reflects the elimination of litigation and other associated risks due to the bankruptcy proceedings surrounding DH and Dynegy.

  • 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.

  • Oil & Gas Price Disconnect     Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 4:35 PM ET

    Gas prices remain at high levels, despite wholesale prices coming down, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. Sterling Burnett, National Center for Policy Analysis, and Tyson Slocum, Public Citizens Energy Program, debate over whether there are legitimate reasons for the disconnect.

  • *Canadian company D-Wave lands $30 million investment.

  • 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.

  • Alaska Airlines recovering from computer glitch Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 4:19 PM ET

    SEATTLE-- Alaska Airlines says its computer connections have been restored, and operations are returning to normal at its airport gates. The problem started just before 8 a.m. Monday when the airline lost its connection to the Sabre reservation system because of two cut Sprint fiber optic lines.

  • 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.

  • 2 Sprint fiber optic cuts grounded Alaska Airlines Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 3:41 PM ET

    SEATTLE-- The computer problem that has cut off Alaska Airlines' ability to put passengers on planes was caused by a combination of two fiber optic cuts in the Sprint system.

  • "Girls" creator Lena Dunham signs advice book deal Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 3:31 PM ET

    Oct 8- Lena Dunham, creator of HBO comedy "Girls", has signed a deal for a debut book giving advice to young women on sex and work, a publishing contract reported to be worth several million dollars. The New York Times, citing unnamed publishing sources, said Random House paid more than $3.5 million for the 26- year-old's first book after a fierce bidding war.