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  • US stocks edge higher in early trading Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 9:38 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher as investors set aside worries about the protests in Hong Kong. EBay rose 8 percent, the most in the S&P 500 index, after the company said it would spin off the mobile payment service PayPal. EBay had faced pressure from shareholders to make the split.

  • Sept 30- UnitedHealth Group Inc said on Tuesday it agreed to buy MedSynergies, which manages physician practices, adding about 9,300 doctors to the hospital and health system services that its Optum technology-based business currently serves.

  • Sept 30- EBay Inc said it would spin off PayPal, its fast-growing payments business, into a publicly traded company in the second half of 2015, marking an about-face for the company. The news of the tax-free spinoff to shareholders sent eBay's shares up 10 percent to $58.15 in premarket trading.

  • *1st export of Alaskan crude to South Korea in more than a decade. NEW YORK/ SEOUL, Sept 30- The first U.S. export of Alaskan crude to South Korea in more than a decade set sail at the weekend, according to a company source and shipping data, marking another milestone as booming shale oil output forces domestic drillers to seek new customers.

  • *Spain, Italy gains ease as quarter ends. *Spain court ruling, Italian reforms provide relief. LONDON, Sept 30- Investors' love affair with low-rated but high-yielding euro zone bonds is starting to wane, as political risks dent faith that the European Central Bank alone will be able to ensure the bloc's recovery.

  • News Corp. to buy Move Inc. for about $950 million Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 7:22 AM ET

    NEW YORK— News Corp. is spending about $950 million to buy the online real estate business Move Inc. in a deal that aims to speed up the media company's digital expansion. News Corp. says it will pay $21 per share in cash for each outstanding share of Move. New York- based News Corp., which is controlled by Rupert Murdoch, expects the deal to close at the end of the year.

  • Viagra ads target women for 1st time Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 5:02 AM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— The maker of the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women.

  • *Asia's Jan-Aug imports from Iran hit 1.15 mln bpd, up 23.6 pct. Six world powers have been trying to overcome significant disagreements with Iran in the more-than-decade-long nuclear standoff that led to tough sanctions being imposed on Tehran in 2012, cutting its crude exports by more than half.

  • They said their countries would cooperate on security and to fight terrorism and would back a "rules based" global order in which India assumes greater multilateral responsibility, including a reformed U.N. Security Council. "We have a vision that the United States and India will have a transformative relationship as trusted partners in the 21st century.

  • Sept 30- Morningstar downgraded its analyst rating on the Pimco Total Return Fund to "bronze" from "gold," citing uncertainty about outflows and the reshuffling of management responsibilities after the exit of co-founder Bill Gross.

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 29- DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc's talks about taking on a Japanese owner highlight the challenges facing Hollywood's smaller studios in remaining independent and could prompt a string of other deals.

  • *1st export of Alaskan crude to South Korea in more than a decade. NEW YORK/ SEOUL, Sept 30- The first U.S. export of Alaskan crude to South Korea in more than a decade set sail at the weekend, according to a company source and shipping data, marking another milestone as booming shale oil output forces domestic drillers to seek new customers.

  • Sept 29- Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan and others in his limousine were not wearing seat belts when their vehicle was struck by a Wal-Mart truck in a June highway accident, the retailer said on Monday. Wal-Mart Stores Inc made its contention in a court filing responding to a lawsuit by Morgan and three other plaintiffs over the crash on the New Jersey Turnpike.

  • District Judge William Pauley III in Manhattan cut a punitive damages award to $750,000 from $7.5 million, and additional aspects of the ruling could reduce the total amount further, according to an attorney for ex-MP3tunes Chief Executive Officer Michael Robertson.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 13 Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member David Miles speaks at London School of Economics and Political Science- 1730 GMT. VIENNA- ECB Executive Board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger speaks at the annual supervisory conference in Vienna on the topic: "National supervision within a European system- getting the balance right"- 0745 GMT.

  • Sept 29- The Florida developer who entered the first bid in an auction for Atlantic City, New Jersey's Revel Casino Hotel, which closed its doors this month, said on Monday he plans to challenge the results if he loses, because the process lacked transparency.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 29- U.S. securities regulators can move forward with a lawsuit accusing two Dubai residents of making $3.7 million through insider trading in Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc and another biotechnology company, a Manhattan federal judge ruled on Monday.

  • Sept 29- Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan and others in his limousine were not wearing seat belts when their vehicle was struck by a Wal-Mart truck in a June highway accident, the retailer said on Monday. Wal-Mart Stores Inc made its contention in a court filing responding to a lawsuit by Morgan and three other plaintiffs over the crash on the New Jersey Turnpike.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 29- In a rare move, a U.S. judge held Argentina in contempt on Monday, saying the country is taking "illegal" steps to evade his orders in a longstanding dispute with hedge funds over defaulted debt. But Griesa issued a clear warning that the country must stop efforts to get around his rulings by making payments in Argentina.

  • Bidder for AC's Revel to contest auction if he loses Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 6:11 PM ET
    The Revel Casino in Atlantic City on July 30, 2014.

    The Florida developer who entered the first bid in an auction for Atlantic City, New Jersey's Revel Casino Hotel says the process lacked transparency.