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  • Final OKs given for Seattle arena deal Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 8:52 AM ET

    SEATTLE-- The King County Council and the Seattle City Council gave their final approval Monday to an agreement to build a $490 million basketball and hockey arena in the city, despite the threat of a lawsuit from longshore workers. Mayor Mike McGinn called the votes important steps toward bringing professional men's basketball back to Seattle.

  • Court to hear arguments in Calif. clean fuels case Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 4:52 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO-- A federal appeals court will hear arguments in a case seeking to stop California's first-in-the-nation mandate requiring petroleum refiners and ethanol producers to make cleaner fuels for millions of cars and trucks in the state.

  • Former Sen. Mitchell to lead PG&E pipeline talks Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 7:52 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO-- A former U.S. senator who helped negotiate a peace treaty in Northern Ireland has been appointed to help California energy regulators and Pacific Gas& Electric reach a settlement over a pipeline explosion that killed eight people, the two sides announced Monday.

  • Study: Privatized Medicare would raise premiums Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 1:07 PM ET

    WASHINGTON-- Nearly six in 10 Medicare recipients would pay higher premiums under a hypothetical privatized system along the lines of what Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has proposed, according to a study released Monday.

  • Charles Schwab agrees to buy smaller money manager Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 9:17 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO-- The Charles Schwab Corp. has agreed to acquire dividend income specialist ThomasPartners Inc. for an upfront payment of $85 million, plus additional payments if the smaller company can attract more investors. It had $2.3 billion under management as of Sept. 30, mostly in growth-oriented stocks that pay dividends.

  • Ahead of the Bell: Janney analyst upbeat on Gap Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 9:16 AM ET

    In addition to its namesake stores, Gap Inc. operates Old Navy, Banana Republic and Athleta. At Gap, for example, it's focusing on denim products while at Banana Republic it's been zeroing in on suits. But she also said that Old Navy's new global brand president, Stefan Larsson, should bring fresh ideas that have an impact on the brand in 2013 and beyond.

  • Corrosion linked to 2011 Chevron refinery fire Sunday, 14 Oct 2012 | 5:58 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO-- Corrosion that went unchecked _ the suspected cause of a fire at Chevron Corp.' s Richmond refinery in August _ has been linked to a fire at the plant in October 2011, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Sunday.

  • AP Impact: Feds muff kid jewelry cadmium crackdown Sunday, 14 Oct 2012 | 11:07 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES-- Federal regulators failed to pursue recalls after they found cadmium-tainted jewelry on store shelves, despite their vow to keep the toxic trinkets out of children's hands, an Associated Press investigation shows.

  • CPUC gives initial nod to $2.2B gas safety plan Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 8:39 PM ET

    The money is aimed at improving record-keeping and safety testing of PG&E's gas transmission lines after the Sept. 9, 2010, blast that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes in the bedroom community.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 12- PayPal is planning to cut as much as 3 percent of its workforce as the payments division of eBay Inc looks to streamline its operations under new President David Marcus, a person familiar with the situation said on Friday. Marcus became president of PayPal earlier this year after eBay acquired Zong, the mobile payments start-up he ran.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 12- Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Like its larger rival Intel, AMD was caught flat-footed in recent years with the emergence and fast growth of mobile devices like Apple's iPad.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 12- Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is planning significant layoffs, after the chipmaker warned this week its quarterly revenue would fall due to a weak global economy, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday. The source, who asked not to be identified, told Reuters the layoffs would be close to a range of 10 percent to 20 percent.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 12- PayPal is planning to cut as much as 3 percent of its workforce as the payments division of eBay Inc looks to streamline its operations under new President David Marcus, a person familiar with the situation said on Friday. Marcus became president of PayPal earlier this year after eBay acquired Zong, the mobile payments start-up he ran.

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  • *Smaller tablet would be new segment for Apple. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 12- Apple Inc will host an event on Oct. 23 where it is expected to unveil a smaller iPad that will take on the less expensive devices offered by Amazon.com Inc and Google Inc, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.

  • DIARY-U.S. Treasuries, Monday, Oct. 15 Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 4:57 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Bank of New York President Dudley speaks before a National Association for Business Economics conference in New York, 8 a.m.. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker speaks on "Economic Outlook, October 2012" before a group of business and government leaders in Roanoke, Virginia, 12:45 p.m..

  • *Workday shares reach session high $51.32. Oct 12- Shares of Workday Inc. The cloud computing company whose services compete with rivals such as Oracle Corp.

  • *Worries persist over whether Spain will request aid. Treasuries prices advanced on Friday as data showed muted underlying U.S. inflation, with investors looking ahead to a key European Union leaders' summit, a possible bailout request from Spain and more data in the coming week.

  • stock listing back in May, the Pleasanton, California- based company opened New York Stock Exchange trading at $48.05. Earlier in the week, Workday raised its price range to $24 to $26 per share from $21 to $24 per share. The IPO values the company, founded by ex-PeopleSoft executives David Duffield and Aneel Bhusri, at almost $4.5 billion.

  • *Smaller tablet would be new segment for Apple. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 12- Apple Inc will host an event on Oct. 23, said a source familiar with the plan, in what is expected to be the unveiling of a smaller iPad to venture into a market staked out well in advance by rivals Amazon.com Inc and Google Inc.