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  • 'Family Guy' creator MacFarlane to host Oscars Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:23 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES-- "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane will host the 2013 Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles. First-time Academy Awards producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron made the announcement Monday. He made his big-screen directorial debut earlier this year with "Ted," which took in more than $420 million at the box office.

  • Workday prices IPO at $21 to $24 per share Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:14 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- Workday Inc. said Monday it expects shares of its planned initial public stock offering to price at $21 to $24 each, valuing the company at about $3.61 billion.

  • Oct 1- NEW YORK, October 01 Fitch Ratings believes, while airports globally are growing strongly, the differences in performance between airports across global regions are likely to continue due to local economic trends and choices by carriers.

  • McKesson will buy Med3000; terms not disclosed Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:51 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO-- Prescription drug distributor McKesson Corp. said Monday that it agreed to buy Med3000, a health care management and technology service company. McKesson said the deal will expand its revenue management division. Shares of McKesson rose 34 cents to $86.37 in midday trading.

  • Transocean up on approval to operate in Brazil Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:41 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Shares of Transocean Ltd. rose Monday after a Brazilian judge said that the company will be allowed to continue to operate drilling rigs in most fields off the shores of Brazil.

  • Apricus will seek Canadian MycoVa approval in 2013 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:25 AM ET

    SAN DIEGO-- Apricus Biosciences Inc. said Monday it will ask Canadian regulators to approve its antifungal drug MycoVa in late 2013, and the company's shares rose in morning trading. Apricus said Health Canada feels that a new analysis of the company's clinical trials of MycoVa is sufficient to support its request for marketing approval.

  • Gun owned by Butch Cassidy auctioned in Calif. Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:32 AM ET

    VENTURA, Calif.-- A. 45- caliber gun once owned by Butch Cassidy has sold at auction in Southern California for $175,000. Cassidy, the infamous Old West bank robber, bought the revolver in a hardware store in Vernal, Utah, in 1896. He turned it over to Utah authorities in early 1900 in an unsuccessful attempt to gain amnesty.

  • Caesars touting tenants at new Vegas Strip project Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:28 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS-- A Brooklyn Bowl entertainment venue, a Yard House beer bar and an Asian-themed food and art marketplace are among anchor tenants coming to a master-planned complex being built at the base of a big new Las Vegas Strip observation wheel, Caesars Entertainment Corp. officials will announce Monday.

  • Oct 1- Private solar power company BrightSource Energy's proposed 500- megawatt Rio Mesa solar power plant in southeast California has won a preliminary recommendation from the staff of the state's energy regulator.

  • Autodesk buys software technology from HSMWorks Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:12 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO-- Autodesk Inc. said Monday that it has bought certain assets of HSMWorks so it can add software to control machinery to its portfolio of software used in computer-aided manufacturing.

  • Big cases for Supreme Court term starting Monday Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 9:33 AM ET

    The Supreme Court term that begins Monday holds the prospect for major rulings about affirmative action, gay marriage and voting rights. University of Texas, to be argued Oct. 10, the court will weigh Texas' limited use of race to help fill out its incoming classes.

  • Calif. gov. OKs bill on illegal immigrant licenses Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 9:30 AM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.-- Some illegal immigrants could get California drivers licenses under a bill that Gov. AB2189 by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, D- Los Angeles, will let the Department of Motor Vehicles issue licenses to illegal immigrants eligible for work permits under a new Obama administration policy.

  • Calif. first to ban gay teen 'conversion' therapy Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 9:28 AM ET

    Jerry Brown has signed legislation that makes California the first state to ban a controversial form of psychotherapy that's aimed at making gay teenagers straight.

  • Officials mull seismic tests near Calif nuke plant Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 9:13 AM ET

    Pacific Gas& Electric Co. wants to use big air guns to emit strong sound waves into a large, near-shore area that includes parts of marine reserves to make three-dimensional maps of fault zones, some of which were discovered in 2008, near its Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant.

  • LA mayor declares 'Carmageddon II' a success Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 9:06 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES-- Traffic was flowing again on the city's busiest freeway following a weekend closure that was hailed a success by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa after it didn't result in the "Carmageddon" of epic traffic jams.

  • Ahead of the bell: Jakks Pacific downgraded Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:54 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- The holidays might not be so merry for Jakks Pacific, which earned an analyst downgrade after cutting its guidance for the year. It now expects net income, excluding one-time items, of 68 cents to 74 cents per share on revenue of $690 million to $700 million for the year.

  • Oct 1- Oct 1- Universal Electronics Inc:. *Press release- Universal Electronics Inc and Logitech settle patent. district of California* Says specific terms of the settlement agreement are confidential () ().

  • Oct 1- Universal Electronics Inc:. *Press release- Universal Electronics Inc and Logitech settle patent. *Settled patent infringement lawsuit in federal district court of central.

  • Fewer than 1 percent of in-store sales tied to brand advertising campaigns on Facebook come from people who clicked on an ad, according to a new study that Facebook has conducted through a partnership with Datalogix, a data mining firm that tracks real world retail sales.

  • Workday sees IPO at $21-$24 per share Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 7:37 AM ET

    Oct 1- Silicon Valley-based Workday Inc, which provides cloud-based human resource software, said it plans to sell 22.75 million Class A shares in its initial public offering at between $21 and $24 each. At the mid-point of the expected range, the offering will raise about $512 million, valuing the company at $3.6 billion.