*Ukraine rulers accuse Kremlin agents of fomenting trouble. KIEV/ SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine, March 15- Pro-Russian leaders in Crimea made final preparations on Saturday for a referendum widely expected to transfer control of the Black Sea region from Ukraine to Moscow, despite an outcry and threat of sanctions from the West.» Read More
LONDON, Oct 12- Spain's Santander said it pulled out of a deal to buy 316 UK branches from Royal Bank of Scotland as there was no chance of the deal completing by the end of this year and it was unwilling to extend the deadline again.
NEW YORK-- Soda makers, restaurateurs and other businesses sued Friday to try to block the city's unprecedented move to restrict sales of super-sized, sugary drinks, an effort the city called a coup for public health but the industry views as unfair and undemocratic.
*WHAT: Canada's consumer price index for September. *WHEN: Friday, Oct 19 at 8:30 a.m./ 1230 GMT. TORONTO, Oct 12- Canada's headline inflation rate likely picked up slightly in September, while still keeping well below the Bank of Canada's target, making it unlikely the central bank will resume tightening monetary policy anytime soon.
Oct 12- Fitch Ratings downgrades nine classes and affirms five classes of ML-CFC Commercial Mortgage Trust, series 2006-1. A detailed list of rating actions follows at the end of this press release. As of the September 2012 distribution date, the pool's aggregate principal balance has decreased 38.2% to $1.32 billion from $2.14 billion at issuance.
*CN is Canada's biggest railroad. Oct 12- Canadian National Railway Co should be able to ship twice as many carloads of crude oil in 2013 as it will this year, the railroad's chief marketing officer said on Friday. CN Rail, Canada's biggest railroad, has said it expects to move more than 30,000 carloads of crude oil in 2012 to various North American destinations.
Oct 12- SED International Holdings Inc:. *Elects new president and CEO. *Says Robert G. O'Malley appointed president and CEO.
NEW YORK, Oct 12- U.S. stock funds are starting the fourth quarter on a rough note, recording their second consecutive week of outflows with $2.65 billion in net redemptions, data from EPFR Global showed on Friday.
NEW YORK, Oct 12- Bond speculators pared their bullish bets on U.S. Treasuries futures early this week after September payroll data showed the jobless rate fell to its lowest since January 2009, according to Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on F rid ay.
Oct 12- International Game Technology:. *Chris Satchell, IGT's CTO and EVP research and development, has announced. that he will be departing on October 19, 2012.
Oct 12- Joy Global Inc:. commitment of up to $1.0 billion. *Co may request an increase of up to $250 million of additional aggregate.
NEW YORK, Oct 12- Currency speculators pared bets against the U.S. dollar for a second straight week to their lowest level in a month, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission released on Friday. The value of the dollar's net short position slid to $6.43 billion in the week ended Oct. 9, from a net short of $16.31 billion the previous week.
Oct 12- Fitch Ratings has published a new report that examines financial performance of a group of 40 GAAP reporting property/casualty insurer entities over a 10- year period from 2002-2011..
Wells Fargo's independent brokerage business has expanded in Florida and Oregon with veteran adviser teams that joined the company from rival firms UBS Wealth Management Americas and Bank of America's Merrill Lynch. The bank appointed John Shelley as chief risk officer, Asia Pacific.
Oct 12- Walker& Dunlop Inc:. *Unit W&D interim lender II llc entered into the warehousing credit and. $50 million- SEC filing* Source text.
Oct 12- Realogy Holdings Corp:. *Announces redemption of remaining convertible notes. *It will redeem all of 11.00% series a convertible senior subordinated notes.
NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Oct 12- U.S. regulators granted a last-minute reprieve to CME Group Inc and big energy traders on Friday, giving them until the end of the year to convert billions of dollars in commodity swaps to futures contracts.
Wells Fargo said Friday that its third-quarter net income and revenue rose as the bank increased consumer lending and collected more fees. In a call with analysts, Wells Fargo Chairman, President and CEO John Stumpf explained why interest income might not be such a grave threat.
Oct 12- Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc:. *Watson's generic Avaproï¿ ½ receives FDA approval. *Irbesartan tablets USP is the generic equivalent to Sanofi's Avaproï¿ ½.
WASHINGTON, Oct 12- The Obama administration said on Friday it has not changed its stance on letting tax rates rise at year-end for high-income Americans, despite comments from Vice President Joe Biden in Thursday night's debate that seemed to suggest a shift.
Oct 12- Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc:. *Watson's generic sanctura xrï¿ ½ receives FDA approval. *Says intends to begin shipping the product immediately.