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  • CHICAGO, Oct 12- The widening outbreak of fungal meningitis that has infected 184 Americans and killed 14 people is a new phenomenon for doctors, who typically only see such infections in patients with compromised immune systems.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Oct 12- U.S. regulators granted a last-minute reprieve to CME Group Inc and big energy traders on Friday, giving them until the end of the year to convert billions of dollars in commodity swaps to futures contracts.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Oct 12- U.S. regulators granted a last-minute reprieve to CME Group Inc and big energy traders on Friday, giving them until the end of the year to convert billions of dollars in commodity swaps to futures contracts.

  • Oct 12- CVS Caremark Corp said on Friday it has not been contacted by the U.S. government regarding alleged claims the drugstore chain refilled prescriptions and sought reimbursement for them without the approval of patients.

  • Critics: Ore. casino investors have mixed record Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 11:57 AM ET

    The opposition campaign is funded primarily by the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, which runs Spirit Mountain Casino, the nearest casino to Portland. The new Oregon casino would be owned by PDX Entertainment company, a corporation with about 19 shareholders created in March and based in Lake Oswego.

  • *Kraft will not pay royalties to Green Mountain* Maxwell House to sell unlicensed Keurig-style cups* Green Mountain stock falls, recovers By Martinne Geller.

  • Armstrong foundation fighting for future Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 9:42 AM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas-- Lance Armstrong can never ride again in the world's top cycling races. His cancer-fighting foundation, however, plans to plunge ahead, despite the sanctions laid on Armstrong by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and its blistering report that portrays the cyclist as cheating his way through seven Tour de France victories.

  • Judge to sentence Ind. doctor who hid for 5 years Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 9:39 AM ET

    SOUTH BEND, Ind.-- A federal judge is scheduled to decide how long a former Indiana surgeon captured in Italy after five years on the run will spend in prison after pleading guilty to 22 counts of health care fraud. He was arrested on a mountain in Italy in December 2009, more than five years after he disappeared during a vacation.

  • Chicago schools CEO replaced after 17 months Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 9:33 AM ET

    CHICAGO-- Just three weeks after the resolution of Chicago's first teachers' strike in a quarter-century, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's efforts to improve schools face more upheaval with the resignation of the public school system's CEO.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 12- U.S. stocks were poised for modest gains at the open on Friday, in the wake of sterling results from JP Morgan and data showing inflation pressure remained in check. Investors remained concerned over the prospects for corporate profit growth, in light of the tepid economies in the U.S. and Europe.

  • VP debate tees up closing issues for Romney, Obama Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 8:33 AM ET

    DANVILLE, Ky.-- In a spirited debate that laid out stark choices, Joe Biden and Paul Ryan teed up pointed arguments on the economy, social policy and America's place in the world that President Barack Obama and GOP rival Mitt Romney now will drive forward into the campaign's final stretch.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 12- There aren't too many places left to look for higher yields these days.

  • TOKYO, Oct 12- Japan's Nikkei average is likely to rebound on Friday from its lowest close in more than two months, but concerns over the quarterly earnings season means the benchmark is still on track for a fourth straight week of losses. Mobile operator Softbank Corp will be in focus as it looks to buy roughly 70 percent of U.S. Sprint Nextel Corp.

  • UPDATE 4-Kraft to sell Maxwell House K-cups for Keurig Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 4:24 PM ET

    *Kraft will not pay royalties to Green Mountain. *Green Mountain stock falls, recovers. NEW YORK, Oct 11- Kraft Foods Group Inc plans to sell Maxwell House and Gevalia single-serve coffee pods compatible with Keurig brewing systems, in another blow to Keurig parent Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc.

  • *Wal-Mart lines up 6 major health centers for procedures. *Wal-Mart has covered transplants since 1996 By Jessica Wohl.

  • Grains futures rose, livestock prices fall Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 3:30 PM ET
  • *Kraft will not pay royalties to Green Mountain. NEW YORK, Oct 11- Kraft Foods Group Inc plans to sell Maxwell House and Gevalia K-cup single-serve coffee pods compatible with Keurig brewing systems, a spokesman said on Thursday, in another blow to Keurig parent Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc.

  • Illinois Q3 foreclosures up 31 percent over 2011 Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 10:23 AM ET

    A report released Thursday by Irvine, Calif.- based RealtyTrac shows Illinois with 42,176 foreclosure filings from July through September. On a monthly basis, Illinois foreclosures dropped 20 percent in September compared to August. Arizona and California also have foreclosure rates higher than Illinois.

  • Oct 11- Focus Financial Partners LLC, a firm that has expanded by acquiring independent adviser teams across the United States, said on Th ursday it added a Chicago- based group with more than $500 million in client assets.

  • Alaska Airlines inks deal for 50 new Boeing 737s Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 8:26 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Alaska Airlines is buying 50 of Boeing Co.' s new 737 s in a deal worth $5 billion at sticker prices. Alaska, operated by Seattle's Alaska Air Group Inc., won't pay full price. The order includes 37 of Boeing's redesigned 737, which it calls the Max.