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  • Ron Paul Won't Endorse Romney, Cites More of Same Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 4:16 PM ET
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    Texas Republican congressman Ron Paul pointedly refused to endorse his party’s presidential contender, Mitt Romney, arguing that neither he nor President Barack Obama would make necessary cuts to public spending that would avert a fiscal catastrophe.

  • American Airlines stumbles on path to recovery Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 3:57 PM ET

    DALLAS-- Just weeks ago, American Airlines was working its way through bankruptcy court, on schedule for one of the fastest turnarounds in aviation history. Then seemingly overnight, American became the butt of jokes from Facebook to late-night TV. "American Airlines has a new slogan," Jay Leno joked on NBC's "The Tonight Show."

  • Homes Where Music History Was Made Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 3:49 PM ET

    These residences includes places where famous bands were formed, beloved songs or entire albums were written.

  • *Wal-Mart lines up 6 major health centers for procedures. *Wal-Mart has covered transplants since 1996 By Jessica Wohl.

  • 'Nashville' is music to ears of country record label Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 3:46 PM ET

    *Independent label launched 2005, with Taylor Swift. "Nashville," seen by some nine million U.S. viewers on its Wednesday night debut, shows veteran country singer Rayna Jaymes face off against young starlet rival Juliette Barnes as she struggles to keep her career together.

  • TEXT-S&P raises Rent-A-Center to 'BB+' Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 2:54 PM ET

    --North American rent-to-own retailer Rent-A-Center has demonstrated the willingness and ability to maintain credit ratios within levels indicative of an "intermediate" financial risk profile.

  • Noble Energy rolls the dice on Nevada oil Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 1:25 PM ET

    *Targets areas of Nevada where little drilling seen so far. *Noble has 350,000 Nevada acres. Oct 11- Noble Energy said on Thursday it plans to explore for crude oil in areas of Nevada that have seen little drilling, as the U.S. exploration and production company starts to assess its longer-term prospects.

  • Vice President Joe Biden to deliver a feisty performance Thursday evening during a high-stakes debate against Republican challenger Paul Ryan and seize back momentum in the race for the White House.

  • Range Resources shares rally on production update Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 11:53 AM ET

    FORT WORTH, Texas-- Shares of Range Resources Corp. climbed Thursday after the company gave an upbeat report on third-quarter oil and natural gas production.

  • Convenience store chain Susser's 3Q sales up Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 9:43 AM ET

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas-- Convenience store chain Susser Holdings Corp. anticipates that a key revenue trend rose more slowly in its recently ended third quarter. Susser, which runs about 550 Stripes shops in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma, has opened 15 stores this year, expect to open 11 in the last three months of the year and has plans for 28 to 35 next year.

  • TX-based co. drills exploratory well in NY shale Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 8:59 AM ET

    OWEGO, N.Y.-- A Texas company has begun drilling a vertical well to explore the potential of the Marcellus Shale natural gas formation, joining about a dozen others probing the potentially lucrative rock beneath New York's southern tier. Carizzo Oil& Gas of Houston recently started digging its first well north of the Tioga County village of Owego.

  • Tax break meant to spur new refinery construction Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 8:51 AM ET

    BISMARCK, N.D.-- A tax break for oil that's processed in North Dakota would help make new refineries profitable and would pay for itself though increased economic growth, a developer told state lawmakers Wednesday.

  • Man gets 23 years over California-based scam Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 8:47 AM ET

    DALLAS-- A federal judge in Texas has sentenced a man to 23 years in prison and ordered him to pay $13 million in restitution over an investment scam he ran out of his home in California. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that 37- year-old Bradley Stark, formerly of Riverside, Calif., was sentenced on seven counts of wire fraud and one count of securities fraud.

  • Oct 11- Devon Energy Corp:. *Will close its office in Houston. *Reorganization charges are expected to approximate $125 million, with $100.

  • *IRS taking' hard line' on accounting issue-lawyer. The dispute centers on an accounting practice- known as the "completed contract method"- that the IRS has scrutinized for years.

  • Man with assault rifle robs Houston-area Tiffany's Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 7:12 AM ET

    THE WOODLANDS, Texas-- Investigators say a man with an assault rifle has robbed a Houston- area Tiffany& Co. store and fled with some expensive jewelry. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office on Thursday worked to identify the suspect, whose image has been captured on store surveillance video.

  • DANVILLE, Ky., Oct 11- With the Republicans grabbing the momentum in a shifting White House race, Vice President Joe Biden will look to recover some ground and ease Democratic worries on Thursday in a high-stakes debate against Republican challenger Paul Ryan.

  • BRIEF-Balfour Beatty wins U.S water contracts Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 2:09 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 11- Balfour Beatty PLC:. *Balfour Beatty water and wastewater strategy delivers contracts over  £185. * £45 million, three year contract at the Galveston main water and wastewater.

  • DANVILLE, Ky., Oct 11- With the Republicans grabbing the momentum in a shifting White House race, Vice President Joe Biden will look to recover some ground and ease Democratic worries on Thursday in a high-stakes debate against Republican challenger Paul Ryan.

  • Dean Foods dips; rating cut on rising dairy costs Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 12:59 AM ET

    Dean Foods Co. shares fell Thursday after a UBS analyst downgraded his rating on the company's shares, expressing concern about rising dairy prices. THE BIG PICTURE: Dean Foods is one of the nation's largest dairy processors and milk distributors.