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  • Kerouac's only play premieres in Mass. hometown Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 2:54 PM ET

    The Beat Generation notables and their poetry-writing, conformity-defying antics come to life in the first production of Kerouac's only play.

  • *May take to early Nov. to identify all stricken in Tennessee. Oversight committees in both the Senate and House hope to learn more about the outbreak before Oct. 12 from staff members of the Food and Drug Administration and the CDC, aides said.

  • Building on momentum, Romney renews push for Ohio Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 10:16 AM ET

    AKRON, Ohio-- Republican Mitt Romney is making a fresh bid for Ohio voters, trying to use post-debate momentum to make up ground in a state that has been a mainstay of GOP presidential candidates and could help President Barack Obama hold onto the White House. We're going to do it here in Ohio. "

  • NJ's Homestead credit deadline extended Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 9:57 AM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.-- New Jersey homeowners will have more time to apply for property tax credits, but they'll get them later than originally planned. The state on Tuesday announced that it would extend the deadline for applying for Homestead credits to Dec. 14 from Oct. 19. The Treasury Department says the change will allow more people to apply.

  • Report sees jobs, revenues in offshore winds Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 9:21 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.-- The large-scale development of wind power off the Mid-Atlantic coast would create more than 70,000 jobs from New York to Virginia, an industry-sponsored study concludes. The study was conducted for the Atlantic Wind Connection and released during the American Wind Energy Association's annual conference in Virginia Beach.

  • Toys R Us to open toy departments in 24 Macy's stores Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 8:56 AM ET

    Oct 10- Toys R Us Inc said it will open toy departments in 24 Macy's Inc stores this holiday season as the world's largest specialty toy retailer looks to reach more shoppers in the biggest selling season of the year.

  • Becton Dickinson CFO to go, temporary exec named Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.-- Medical device maker Becton Dickinson& Co. says Chief Financial Officer David Elkins is leaving for another job, and named one of its executives as a temporary CFO while it searches for a replacement. Elkins, 44, has been with the Franklin Lakes, N.J., company since 2008. He will leave after Becton Dickinson reports financial results on Nov. 7.

  • Airline passenger charged in Houston heroin case Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 7:24 AM ET

    HOUSTON-- An airline passenger who says she's a law school student from Mexico has been arrested in a Texas heroin smuggling case. Federal prosecutors in Houston on Tuesday announced the arrest of 21- year-old Yessica Chanel Cabanillas-Torres, who remains in custody pending a detention hearing.

  • On Tuesday, the outbreak claimed four more lives and Florida became the latest state to report at least one death linked to the illness in a widening health scare.

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct 9- A rare U.S. outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections has claimed four more lives with Florida the latest state to report at least one death linked to the illness in a widening health scare, authorities said on Tuesday.

  • 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, authorities said on Tuesday.

  • *Settlement subject to approval of New Jersey federal court. Oct 9- Pfizer Inc has agreed to pay $164 million to settle a shareholder class action accusing the drug maker of misrepresenting the clinical trial results for Celebrex. The settlement was disclosed in court papers filed Friday in U.S. District Court in New Jersey.

  • *Says has agreed to $164 million settlement of securities class. action lawsuit involving its Celebrex painkiller. *Says settlement subject to approval of New Jersey federal court.

  • NJ clears way for portable gambling devices in AC Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 4:12 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.-- New Jersey has cleared the way for casino patrons to gamble on their iPads, smartphones and other mobile devices. Most importantly in this process was the development of regulations that provided safeguards to prevent underage gambling, and to continually ensure the integrity and security of mobile gaming in New Jersey. "

  • Trades cleared through a Nasdaq-operated trading facility sparked sharp moves in either direction in a number of seemingly unrelated stocks, including Pandora Media, Nokia and the Select Sector Financial SPDR exchange-traded fund.

  • *Growth, Greece worries stoke safety bids for bonds. The International Monetary Fund warned that the United States faces meager growth of about 2 percent this year and next and predicted the euro zone economy would shrink 0.4 percent in 2012. It downgraded its outlook on China, the world's second-largest economy.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- A firm that reported trades to the FINRA/NASDAQ Trade Reporting Facility is reviewing transactions in at least 10 U.S.-traded securities that saw sudden, big moves on Tuesday before resuming normal trading in the latest case of odd gyrations by stocks.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- Securities industry watchdog FINRA is reviewing transactions in at least 10 U.S.-traded securities that saw sudden, big moves on Tuesday before resuming normal trading in the latest case of odd gyrations by stocks.

  • NJ moves to combat unemployment benefit fraud Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 3:06 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.-- New Jersey state labor officials have taken another step to combat the theft of unemployment benefits. Officials say anti-fraud efforts over the last 18 months have saved New Jersey $153 million.

  • *Growth, Greece worries stoke safety bids for bonds. NEW YORK, Oct 9- U.S. The International Monetary Fund, one of Greece's main lenders, said in a report on Tuesday that Athens would miss the five-year debt reduction target that is a condition for the country's 130 billion euro bailout.