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  • Nielsen's top programs for Sept. 24-30 Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 2:56 PM ET

    2. "NCIS," CBS, 20.48 million. 4. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 16.74 million. 5. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 15.66 million.

  • Education chief wants textbooks to become obsolete Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 2:41 PM ET

    It's not just a matter of keeping up with the times, Duncan said in remarks to the National Press Club. South Korea, which consistently outperforms the U.S. when it comes to educational outcomes, is moving far faster than the U.S. in adopting digital learning environments.

  • --Group 1 Automotive Inc.' s credit measures, in our opinion, have the potential for continued modest improvement in the year ahead. --We are revising our' BB' rating outlook on Group 1 to positive from stable. Rating Action On Oct. 2, 2012, Standard& Poor's Ratings Services revised its rating outlook on Houston- based automotive retailer Group 1 Automotive Inc..

  • CBS claims ratings win for 1st week of TV season Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 2:27 PM ET

    CBS' new period-piece drama, "Vegas," debuted in sixth place, while its contemporary Sherlock Holmes whodunit, "Elementary," premiered in 10th place, according to Nielsen Co. figures released Tuesday. NBC's "Sunday Night Football" was No. 1 in the rankings, but CBS' "NCIS" was second for the week, "NCIS: Los Angeles" was fourth and "Big Bang Theory" was fifth.

  • Gambling exec: Online regulations unlikely in 2012 Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 2:26 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS-- It doesn't look like Congress will pass Internet gambling regulatory laws this year, the head of the industry's main lobbying group said Tuesday, as he cast online wagering hosted by sites overseas as one of the biggest threats to the casino industry in the United States.

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 2- Japan's Sumitomo Corp. The photovoltaic solar project is being built by First Solar Inc and has agreements in place to provide power to California utilities Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas& Electric. It is expected to be fully operational by 2015, according to First Solar's website.

  • Home price changes in each state in August Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 1:37 PM ET
  • By Ashley Lau and Jennifer Hoyt Cummings. NEW YORK, Oct 2- A Wall Street icon vanished last week after Morgan Stanley dropped Smith Barney from its brokerage title. But some in the industry say the firm's well-known advertising slogan- "They make money the old-fashioned way.

  • By Ashley Lau and Jennifer Hoyt Cummings. NEW YORK, Oct 2- A Wall Street icon vanished last week after Morgan Stanley dropped Smith Barney from its brokerage title. But some in the industry say the firm's well-known advertising slogan- "They make money the old-fashioned way.

  • Home price changes in 25 largest US metro areas Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 1:04 PM ET
  • Boeing engineers union rejects contract offer Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 10:56 AM ET

    SEATTLE-- Boeing Co.' s union of engineers and technical workers overwhelmingly rejected the aerospace giant's first contract offer in ballots tallied Monday night. Union leaders for the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, or SPEEA, had recommended that the union's 23,000 members say no to Boeing's four-year contract offer.

  • CA and Anthem Blue Cross settle over data breach Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 10:47 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES-- California Attorney General Kamala Harris has settled a lawsuit against Anthem Blue Cross after the insurer mailed policyholders letters that had their Social Security numbers printed on them.

  • NLRB says Calif. newspaper bargains in bad faith Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 10:45 AM ET

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif.-- The National Labor Relations Board has affirmed a judge's decision that the publisher of the Santa Barbara News-Press has bargained in bad faith in a long-running dispute with a newsroom union. The federal agency last week ordered Ampersand Publishing LLC to bargain in good faith with the union representing the company's employees.

  • U-T San Diego completes buy of North County Times Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 10:43 AM ET

    SAN DIEGO-- The owner of U-T San Diego says it has completed its purchase of the region's second-largest newspaper, the North County Times. San Diego hotelier Doug Manchester's MLIM Holdings said Monday that there will be an unspecified number of layoffs at the North County Times, which covers northern San Diego County.

  • Obama to designate Chavez home as nat'l monument Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 10:14 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- President Barack Obama is designating the California home of labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument, a move likely to shore up support from Hispanic and progressive voters just five weeks before the election.

  • Rough economy in clear view for Obama on the road Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 9:40 AM ET

    HENDERSON, Nev.-- Sometimes all President Barack Obama has to do is look out the window to get a firsthand look at the country's economic woes. This week in this town, the presidential motorcade speeds past opulent homes lining manmade Lake Las Vegas as he heads to the sprawling luxury development where he's preparing for the upcoming debates with Mitt Romney.

  • Dynegy emerges from Chap. 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 9:03 AM ET

    HOUSTON-- The electric power producer Dynegy Inc. has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Dynegy filed for Chapter 11 in July after years of falling electricity prices and debt that surpassed $5 billion last year. As part of the restructuring, Dynegy Holdings and Dynegy Inc. were combined on Sept. 30.

  • LinkedIn seeks wider use with ability to "follow" Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 9:00 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 2- Professional social network LinkedIn Corp will let its users "follow" and receive updates from people outside their personal contact list, a move that could entice users to spend more time on its website.

  • Immigrant advocates blast Brown vetoes in Calif. Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:41 AM ET

    Jerry Brown on Monday for last-minute vetoes of bills that could have brought sweeping change to the state's large foreign-born population. They said signing those bills could have further distinguished California as immigrant-friendly compared to states such as Arizona and Alabama, which have been cracking down on illegal immigration.

  • MacArthur Foundation reveals 2012 'genius grants' Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:36 AM ET

    CHICAGO-- Mandolin player and composer Chris Thile learned the hard way that when you get a call from the 312 area code this time of year, you should probably answer the phone. Thile is among 23 recipients of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants," which are given in a secrecy-shrouded process.