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  • UPDATE 2-3M to buy Ceradyne for $860 million Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 9:00 AM ET

    *3 M's largest deal since naming new CEO. Oct 1- 3 M Co reached an $860 million deal to buy Ceradyne Inc, a maker of advanced technical ceramics, in what is set to be the diversified U.S. manufacturer's largest acquisition since Inge Thulin took over as chief executive in February.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- U.S. manufacturing ended its worst quarter in three years in September as foreign demand for U.S. goods fell sharply, an industry survey showed on Monday. Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index fell to 51.1 in September from 51.5 in August, and averaged 51.4 in the third quarter.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans, a big booster of the U.S. central bank's policy easing move last month, said the Fed can be even more explicit about what economic conditions will influence its future decisions.

  • Ahead of the bell: Jakks Pacific downgraded Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:54 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- The holidays might not be so merry for Jakks Pacific, which earned an analyst downgrade after cutting its guidance for the year. It now expects net income, excluding one-time items, of 68 cents to 74 cents per share on revenue of $690 million to $700 million for the year.

  • Ahead of the Bell: Citi Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:54 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- A Sterne Agee analyst on Monday cut his rating for Citigroup Inc. to "Neutral" from "Buy," saying that he doesn't expect the bank's shares to rise significantly any time soon.

  • Molson Coors combines Europe businesses Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:49 AM ET

    Oct 1- Molson Coors Brewing Co said on Monday that it was combining its businesses in Britain and Ireland with those in Central Europe, and it promoted Mark Hunter to run the new operation. It operates in countries including the Czech Republic, Romania, Croatia and Hungary.

  • BRIEF-Tw telecom shares up 6.6 pct premarket Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:48 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 1- tw telecom inc:.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- Gordmans Stores Inc:.

  • *Up 21.6 percent to $1.86 premarket after Freddie Mac reduces capital requirement needed to add to MGIC unit in order to continue writing insurance throughout the United States.

  • The rise in futures points to a rebound from the S&P 500 index's biggest weekly drop since June.

  • Ahead of the Bell: Finish Line Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:04 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- A Sterne Agee analyst on Monday raised his rating for Finish Line Inc. to "Neutral" from "Underperform," citing the athletic footwear company's new deal that will put its athletic footwear shops in more than 450 Macy's stores in the U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- Ceradyne Inc:.

  • Fewer than 1 percent of in-store sales tied to brand advertising campaigns on Facebook come from people who clicked on an ad, according to a new study that Facebook has conducted through a partnership with Datalogix, a data mining firm that tracks real world retail sales.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday at the start of a new quarter before data that could show manufacturing's contraction was slowing. *The final Markit Manufacturing PMI for September is due at 8:58 a.m., and the Institute for Supply Management's September manufacturing index is expected at 10 a.m..

  • US stock futures rise on cautious Euro optimism Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 7:42 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- U.S. stock market futures rose Monday, following European markets higher, as investors cautiously welcomed the result of stress tests of Spain's banks and a slight improvement in a survey of the eurozone's manufacturing sector.

  • *Price to hold steady ahead of U.S. jobs numbers* Platinum firm; unrest in South Africa continues By Amanda Cooper. LONDON, Oct 1- Gold eased on Monday, after posting its strongest quarterly gain in over two years, and looked set to hold fairly firm ahead of a U.S. report on employment later this week.

  • BRIEF-Goldman Sachs shares rise on Barron's view Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 7:29 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 1- Goldman Sachs Group Inc:.

  • WARSAW, Oct 1- Brokerage houses in Warsaw are scaling back operations and in some cases could leave altogether because the boom in stock-market listings that helped them escape blood-letting in other financial hubs is fizzling out.

  • By Jilian Mincer and Steven C. Johnson. NEW YORK, Sept 30- U.S. stocks have more than doubled since the financial crisis and are closing in on a five-year high, but many Main Street investors have been absent from the party- especially those with the least saved.

  • *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.

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