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  • 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.

  • September Auto Sales: Honda Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 3:25 PM ET

    TORRANCE, Calif.-- Honda said Tuesday its September U.S. sales jumped 31 percent, boosted by strong demand for its Acura luxury vehicles. BY THE NUMBERS: Honda sold a total of 117,211 vehicles last month, up from 89,532 in the same month last year. TOP SELLER: Sales of the Accord sedan rose 57 percent to 29,182 from 18,639 in September 2011.

  • September Auto Sales: Toyota Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 3:13 PM ET

    TORRANCE, Calif.-- Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. said that U.S. sales jumped 41.5 percent in September from a year ago, as sales jumped for vehicles including its Corolla and Camry sedans, as well as Prius cars and Tacoma pickup trucks. BY THE NUMBERS: The Japanese automaker sold a total of 171,910 vehicles last month, compared to 121,451 in September 2011.

  • North County Times lays off one-third of staff Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 3:13 PM ET

    ESCONDIDO, Calif.-- The North County Times reports that it is laying off one-third of its staff, including 24 in the newsroom. Hotelier Doug Manchester bought the North County Times for $12 million from Lee Enterprises Inc., less than a year after buying U-T San Diego.

  • Google withdraws patent complaint against Apple Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 3:04 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 2- Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility has dropped a complaint of patent infringement against Apple without explanation. In a brief filing with the International Trade Commission made on Monday, Motorola Mobility said it was dropping without prejudice a complaint that Apple had infringed on seven Motorola patents.

  • *Chicago Fed warned of need for "kill switch" in 2010* SEC can't impose limits on HFT without consensus-official* Some traders are trying to build HFT-free trading zone* Retail investors looking for SEC to lead on HFT reform By Emily Flitter and Sarah N. Lynch. Only now is the SEC getting around to taking a closer look at some of those issues.

  • 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.