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  • SINGAPORE, Oct 30- London copper rebounded on Tuesday from a near two-month low hit in the prior session, with lower prices spurring some buying, but global growth worries could cap gains in trade dampened by one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States.

  • LONDON, Oct 30- Unusually strong refining margins helped lift third quarter profits for international oil company BP Plc in the third quarter to $5.2 billion, up from $3.7 billion in the second quarter and well ahead of expectations.

  • UPDATE 4-Apple software, retail chiefs out in overhaul Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 7:24 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 29- Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook on Monday pushed out the powerful head of the company's mobile software products group, sources said, in a major management shake-up that also claimed the recently hired chief of the retail stores division.

  • Strong refining helps lift BP Q3; beats forecasts Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 7:18 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 30- Unusually strong refining margins helped lift third quarter profits for international oil company BP Plc in the third quarter to $5.2 billion, up from $3.7 billion a year ago and well ahead of expectations.

  • *Storm forced two-thirds of U.S. East Coast refineries to shut. SINGAPORE, Oct 30- Brent crude slipped to near $109 a barrel on Tuesday as Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States, shut East Coast refineries, roads and airports, reducing crude and fuel demand in the world's largest oil consumer.

  • UPDATE 1-DP World's terminal volumes drop slightly Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 6:43 AM ET

    DUBAI, Oct 30- Dubai port operator DP World, which recently disposed of stakes in some non-core assets, reported a slight decline in its consolidated terminal volumes for the third quarter. This was because the Asia-Pacific and Indian subcontinent region and the Europe, Middle East and Africa region reported lower volumes.

  • *Storm forced two-thirds of U.S. East Coast refineries to shut. SINGAPORE, Oct 30- Brent crude slipped below $109 a barrel on Tuesday as Tropical Cyclone Sandy shut East Coast refineries, roads and airports, reducing crude and fuel demand in the world's largest oil consumer.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 30- London copper rebounded on Tuesday from a near two-month low hit the session before with consumers attracted by the lower prices, although global growth worries are likely to cap gains in trade thinned by a hurricane in the United States.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 29- Advanced Micro Devices Inc plans to use technology from Britain's ARM Holdings Plc to make energy-efficient processors for servers, a growing business that the troubled chipmaker hopes will help offset weakness in the struggling PC industry.

  • LONDON, Oct 29- Britain's Pearson and Germany's Bertelsmann plan to merge their publishers Penguin and Random House, aiming to gain the upper hand in their relationship with Amazon and Apple, the leaders in the ebook revolution.

  • LANCASTER, England, Oct 29- Britain's construction sector, the main drag on the economy so far this year, should improve soon, Bank of England policymaker Ben Broadbent said on Monday. According to official data, Britain endured its second recession in four years between October 2011 and June 2012, when construction output slumped.

  • Global regulators probe how banks tot up risks Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 8:00 PM ET

    LONDON, Oct 29- Global banking regulators are investigating why banks use such a wide variety of ways to assess risk amid fears the current method for calculating capital safety cushions is not safe and is being gamed.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 29- The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday it will take the rare step of considering a tax case, one with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake and broad implications for companies with businesses abroad an d for the Internal Revenue Service.

  • LONDON, Oct 29- Ex-trader Kweku Adoboli told a court on Monday his bosses at UBS, including senior executive Carsten Kengeter, had been pushing him to take more risks when he took positions that eventually cost the Swiss bank $2.3 billion.

  • UPDATE 2-Barclays Libor case to go to trial Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 6:25 PM ET

    *Guardian Care Homes says wrongly sold interest rate swaps. LONDON, Oct 29- Barclays became the first bank to be ordered to stand trial in a British court over damages stemming from manipulation of the Libor interest rate after a High Court ruling on Monday.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 29- Arabica coffee futures trading on ICE turned higher after hitting a four-month low on Monday, on concern about possible flooding in areas where stocks are stored on the U.S. East Coast and as the market approached a key support level.

  • LONDON, Oct 29- The departure of Anglo American's chief executive has revived talk of radical ways for the miner to boost its flagging share price, even going as far as a break-up of the group.

  • European shares fall as hurricane batters insurers Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 4:34 PM ET

    LONDON, Oct 29- European stocks fell on Monday, led by insurers on expectations the sector will see profits hit hard by clean-up costs resulting from a huge hurricane nearing the United States.

  • LONDON, 29- Britain's Pearson and Germany's Bertelsmann are to merge their publishers Penguin and Random House, aiming to gain the upper hand in their relationship with Amazon and Apple, the leaders in the ebook revolution.

  • *U.S. East Coast refineries shutting ahead of hurricane. NEW YORK, Oct 29- U.S. gasoline futures jumped as much as 4 percent while benchmark Brent crude was little changed on Monday as over two-thirds of the East Coast refining sector shut down ahead of Hurricane Sandy.