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  • Activists plan to sue Entergy over nuclear plant Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 2:50 PM ET

    The three activists, represented by Ecolaw, notified the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday of their intent to sue the plant's owner, New Orleans- based Entergy Corp. They say the Plymouth plant damaged the local ecology by discharging chemical pollution and water heated far above allowed standards.

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct 9- A rare U.S. outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections has claimed three more lives and New Jersey became the tenth state to report at least one case of the illness in a widening health scare, health authorities said on Tuesday.

  • Activists plan to sue Mass. nuclear plant owner Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 2:40 PM ET

    The three activists, represented by Ecolaw, notified the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday of their intent to sue the plant's owner, New Orleans- based Entergy Corp. They say the Plymouth plant damaged the local ecology by discharging chemical pollution and water heated far above allowed standards.

  • "This incident raises serious concerns about the scope of the practice of pharmacy compounding in the United States and the current patchwork of federal and state laws," said the letter co-authored by the panel's top Democrat Henry Waxman and fellow members, representatives Frank Pallone and Diana DeGette.

  • Oct 9- Three more people have died from fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections, bringing the total to 11 deaths since the outbreak began last month, the Centers for Disease Control said on Tuesday. The CDC said the number of meningitis cases in the United States linked to the outbreak reached 119 on Tuesday, up 14 from Monday.

  • Oct 9- RBC Wealth Management, a division of the Royal Bank of Canada, said on Tuesday it added a team of veteran advisers from Morgan Stanley Wealth Management to join its Dallas office.

  • Massachusetts gas prices up 4 cents per gallon Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 11:22 AM ET

    BOSTON-- Gasoline prices in Massachusetts have risen four cents in the past week. AAA Southern New England reports Tuesday that a gallon of self-serve, regular is selling for an average of $3.88. The cost in Massachusetts is seven cents above the national average, eight cents higher than a month ago and 47 cents higher than at the same time last year.

  • Mich. man at risk for meningitis after losing wife Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:59 AM ET

    DETROIT-- Days after taking his wife off life support, George Cary got a phone call that confirmed his suspicions: Her meningitis-related death was linked to tainted steroid injections at a Michigan clinic that had regularly treated her back pain.

  • Nickelodeon TV says Romney skipped kids' questions Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 8:54 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES-- Mitt Romney may want to reconsider his campaign strategy involving the pint-size voters of tomorrow. The Republican presidential candidate skipped the chance to take part in Nickelodeon's "Kids Pick the President" special that includes President Barack Obama, said Linda Ellerbee, the show's host and executive producer.

  • Since the Sept. 25 recall of three lots of a steroid produced by a Massachusetts company, the outbreak has spread to nine states and 105 patients, with eight people killed, the Centers for Disease Control said.

  • *Lawmakers call for stronger FDA role. *Supreme Court may have to settle legal questions. Democratic lawmakers said the new crisis showed it was time for Congress to strengthen the FDA's hand in overseeing this side of the drug industry.

  • CINCINNATI, Oct 9- Procter& Gamble Co's CEO stood behind the company's plan for increasing profit and sales at a drama-free annual meeting notable for the absence of William Ackman, the activist investor who has pushed hard for change in recent months at the world's largest maker of household products.

  • Wolverine completes Collective Brands deal Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 12:29 AM ET

    ROCKFORD, Mich.-- Wolverine Worldwide Inc. and two private investment firms said Tuesday that they have completed their roughly $2 billion acquisition of the Collective Brands Inc., which owns the Payless ShoeSource retail chain and the Sperry Top-Sider, Saucony, Stride Rite and Keds shoe brands.

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct 8- About 13,000 people in 23 U.S. states may have received steroid injections linked to a rare fungal meningitis outbreak that has killed eight people, but far fewer are likely to contract the disease, the Centers for Disease Control said on Monday.

  • Though the study did not prove cause and effect, and did not use a formal diagnosis of ADHD, it may offer insights into a condition that's estimated to have an impact on one in 10 children in the United States, researchers say. "The really important message is to eat fish," said Sharon Sagiv, the study's lead author from the Boston University School of Public Health.

  • LONDON, Oct 9- Scientists have found two distinct genetic "signatures" for prostate cancer that may help doctors predict which patients have aggressive tumours, and designed experimental blood tests to read those genetic signs like barcodes.

  • Oct 8- An outage that cut phone and data service to Sprint customers in parts of California, Oregon and Washington also grounded some Alaska Airlines passengers on Monday as it knocked the air carrier's reservations system off line.

  • BOSTON, Oct 8- Intel Corp's McAfee security division is planning to lay off a "small percentage" of its workforce of about 7,100 employees, a company spokesman said on Monday.

  • Oct 8- An outage that cut phone and data service to Sprint customers in parts of California, Oregon and Washington also grounded some Alaska Airlines passengers on Monday as it knocked the air carrier's reservations system off line.

  • Boston Scientific in deal to buy Rhythmia Medical Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 5:55 PM ET

    NATICK, Mass.-- Boston Scientific Corp. said Monday it will buy Rhythmia Medical, which makes mapping and navigation systems used in heart surgeries, for up to $265 million.