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  • *Coming up: Baker Hughes rig data, CFTC trade data Friday. NEW YORK, Oct 5- U.S. natural gas futures turned mixed on Friday, with front-month contracts lightly pressured by Thursday's bearish storage report and forecasts for mild mid-month weather, while colder days expected next week helped limit the downside.

  • Analyst lifts Owens-Illinois rating, price target Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 12:09 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Shares of Owens-Illinois gained 5 percent on Friday as a Goldman Sachs analyst boosted the glass container company's rating and price target, citing a recent change to its capital allocation strategy. THE SPARK: Alex Ovshey raised Owens-Illinois Inc. to "Buy" from "Neutral" and increased its 12- month price target to $28 from $20.

  • --World Financial Network Credit Card Master Note Trust's issuance is an ABS securitization backed by a collateral certificate representing an ownership interest in the receivables held by World Financial Network Credit Card Master Trust.

  • *Danone keeps Vitasnella milk derivatives. *Mondelez makes over a third of sales in Europe. MILAN/ PARIS, Oct 5- Kraft Foods Europe, which is being integrated in spun-off snack giant Mondelez International, is buying Italy's Vitasnella snack business from French foods maker Danone for an undisclosed sum as part of its consolidation plans in Europe.

  • U.S. online jobs demand eases in Sept Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 12:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 5- A gauge of online labor demand in the United States declined in September, though the number of jobs available was up from a year ago, the operator of a job search website said on Friday. Monster Worldwide Inc, an online careers and recruiting firm, said its employment index slipped 1.9 percent to 153 points last month from 156 in August.

  • TOKYO, Oct 5- Asian shares rose and the euro clung on to most of its overnight gains on Friday as investors awaited a key U.S. jobs report, sustaining a positive mood after the European Central Bank said it stands ready to buy bonds of troubled euro zone countries.

  • Oct 4- Dish Network Corp said the broadcasting arm of newspaper publisher Gannett Co Inc has threatened to withdraw broadcasting on the satellite TV provider if it does not block the commercial-skipping feature on its digital video recorders or agree to pay massive penalties.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 5- Australian shares gained 0.7 percent to a 14- month high on Friday, with mining stocks rising and the market supported by a fourth day of gains on Wall Street ahead of a U.S. payrolls report later in the day.

  • Asia stocks higher after US data beats consensus Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 10:32 PM ET

    South Korea's Kospi added 0.3 percent to 1,997.84 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.2 percent to 20,958.21. Benchmarks in Taiwan and New Zealand also rose. Later in the day, the Bank of Japan will announce the outcome of its two-day policy meeting.

  • UPDATE 4-Sprint weighs rival bid for MetroPCS -sources Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 10:20 PM ET

    *Sprint may wait until after T-Mobile/ MetroPCS deal- source. *Sprint came close to buying MetroPCS in February- sources. NEW YORK, Oct 4- Sprint Nextel Corp is considering making a rival bid for MetroPCS Communications Inc, which agreed on Wednesday to a merger with Deutsche Telekom AG's T-Mobile USA, according to people familiar with the situation.

  • Jay-Z to stream concert on his new YouTube channel Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 9:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- Jay-Z is live-streaming the last of his eight concerts at New York City's Barclays Center for the launch of his new YouTube channel. The rapper announced Thursday his performance at the new Brooklyn sports arena will be live-streamed on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Eastern time.

  • American Airlines to secure seats on 48 of its planes Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 9:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 4- American Airlines warned of some flight delays and cancellations while it works to secure the seats on 48 of its Boeing 7 5 7 planes after some seats came loose earlier this week.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 5- Colonial Pipeline, the nation's largest oil product pipeline, said on Thursday one of its stublines carrying gasoline from Atlanta to Nashville may have had a release of about 500 gallons, necessitating the shutdown of Line 19..

  • HONG KONG, Oct 5- Hong Kong shares are expected to rise for a fifth straight session and poised to end a holiday-shortened week with mild gains, although caution ahead of U.S. payrolls data is likely to keep trading activity light.

  • The outbreak was first reported in Tennessee, where three people have died and 25 of the cases have been reported. "We do know there were over 700 patients in Tennessee who were exposed," said Dr.

  • *MSCI Asia ex- Japan up 0.3 pct, Nikkei opens up 0.3 pct. TOKYO, Oct 5- Asian shares rose and the euro kept most of its overnight gains on Friday as investor risk aversion eased after the European Central Bank said it was ready to buy bonds of troubled euro zone countries, while markets awaited a key U.S. jobs report. The MSCI index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan.

  • Australia shares extend rise, miners lead Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 8:28 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Oct 5- Australian shares rose 0.5 percent to 14- month highs early on Friday, with mining stocks rising as the market was supported by a fourth day of gains on Wall Street ahead of the U.S. payrolls report later in the day. New Zealand's benchmark NZX 50 index.

  • UPDATE 1-Facebook IPO lawsuits to be heard in New York Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 8:08 PM ET

    Oct 4- Dozens of lawsuits against Facebook Inc, the NASDAQ exchange and various underwriters will be centralized before a federal judge in New York, who must sort through the legal aftermath of Facebook's botched initial public offering. Facebook had requested the transfer, while some investors sought to keep their cases in California.

  • NEW YORK, Oct. 4- Mutual fund investors shunned equities for the eighth straight week, pulling nearly $2.4 billion from the market in the week ended Oct. 4, a period where benchmark stock indices advanced, new data shows. In fact, for 10 out of the last 11 weeks, U.S. domiciled equity mutual funds have had net outflows, according to Lipper, a Thomson Reuters' service.

  • Facebook IPO lawsuits to be heard in New York Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 7:20 PM ET

    Oct 4- Dozens of lawsuits against Facebook Inc, the NASDAQ exchange and various underwriters will be consolidated before a federal judge in New York, who must sort through the legal aftermath of Facebook's botched initial public offering. Facebook had requested the consolidation, while some investors sought to keep their cases in California.