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  • 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.

  • At least 20 injured in California train crash Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:35 AM ET

    HANFORD, Calif.-- Repair crews worked into Tuesday removing two derailed cars and a locomotive and to repair damaged railroad tracks after an Amtrak train carrying about 169 passengers derailed in a collision with a big rig truck in California's Central Valley.

  • 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.

  • Online channel TakePart TV: relevant, entertaining Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:00 AM ET

    One of YouTube's new 100- channel portfolio, TakePart TV will deliver original programming that consists of news, short-form comedy, animation and nonfiction series featuring such names as Henry Rollins, Dan Savage and Kobe Bryant.

  • MARKET PULSE-Boeing, Yahoo, Oracle Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 7:41 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Tuesday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100 up between 0.2 and 0.3 percent. CNBC Mad Money host Jim Cramer said the Internet company has "real value because it has some really terrific assets", and new Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is committed to unlocking its value.

  • MARKET PULSE- Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 7:33 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Tuesday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100 up between 0.2 and 0.3 percent. CNBC Mad Money host Jim Cramer said the Internet company has "real value because it has some really terrific assets", and new Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is committed to unlocking its value.

  • Asia Naphtha/Gasoline-Naphtha margins snap gains Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 7:15 AM ET

    SINGAPORE, Oct 2- The Asian naphtha price extended losses on Tuesday to reach a three-session low of $966 while margins snapped four sessions of gains and fell to $124.95 a tonne as squeezed petrochemical margins overshadowed the firm gasoline prices in the West.

  • TEXT-S&P ups Nordenia to 'BBB-'; outlook stable Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:18 AM ET

    --Paper and packaging producer Mondi Group has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Germany- based flexible film and packaging manufacturer Nordenia International AG. --Applying our corporate criteria on parent-subsidiary links, we are equalizing our ratings on Nordenia with those on Mondi Group.

  • PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - Oct 2 Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 1:50 AM ET

    *New York's top prosecutor opened a new front in efforts to hold banks accountable for the financial crisis by filing a civil lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase& Co, alleging widespread fraud by the company's Bear Stearns unit in the sale of mortgage-backed securities. *The judge overseeing the patent dispute between Apple Inc.