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*Niger says Areva must meet its commitments. NIAMEY, Oct 11- Niger warned French nuclear giant Areva on Thursday against any further delays to its Imouraren uranium mining project, saying it could not support a company that is unable to meet its commitments.
Our projected distressed EBITDA multiple for NTELOS is 4 x and recognizes the company's limited geographic footprint as well as the substantial, and growing reliance on a wholesale contract with Sprint Spectrum L.P. Our `BB-' corporate credit ratings on NTELOS are not affected by the refinancing.
*Commerzbank raises Getinge AB price target to SEK 184 from SEK. For a summary of rating actions and price target changes on European companies:. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.
COPENHAGEN, Oct 11- PensionDanmark became the latest manager of retirement funds to branch out in the hunt for higher returns, saying it would invest 1.6 billion euros in energy infrastructure in Europe and the United States.
NEW YORK, Oct 11- Does an office perk count as a benefit if you pay for it yourself? Apparently so, because an increasing number of companies are using so-called voluntary benefits to bulk up workplace offerings.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-- To all the girls and boys, makin' all that noise: Alice Cooper has found you some new toys. The heavy metal icon was in South Dakota on Wednesday to help kick-off a 6,000- square-foot rock `n' roll academy for local Boys& Girls Club members.
MIAMI-- A third victim of a massive parking garage collapse at a Miami college died Thursday morning, just hours after rescuers pulled him from beneath piles of twisted steel and crumbled concrete, police said. Samuel Perez, 53, had been trapped in the collapse Wednesday at Miami Dade College.
The agency reported Thursday it expects Kansas growers to harvest 82.5 million bushels of soybeans. The estimate for corn production in Kansas of 382.2 million bushels remains unchanged from last month.
The USDA now estimates that farmers will harvest 10.71 billion bushels of corn, down from last month's estimate of 10.73 billion bushels. The USDA said 69 percent of the nation's corn crop has been brought in from the fields as of Monday, more than double the average rate of the previous five years.
Oct 11- PPL Capital Funding Inc. Wednesday sold $400 million of senior notes, said IFR, a Thomson Reuters service. Morgan Stanley, Mitsubishi, RBC and Wells Fargo were the joint bookrunning managers for the sale.
TORONTO, Oct 11- Canada's main stock index rose on Thursday after encouraging U.S. employment data and comments from the IMF that were seen were seen supporting stability in the euro zone. rose 1.7 percent to C $41.22, Canadian Natural Resources. 1 percent to C $30.09 and Teck Resources.
ZURICH, Oct 11- How much capital domestically important banks will be required to hold as of 2016 will be left up to national regulators, the deputy secretary general of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision said. "The level will be up to the supervisors," Bill Coen told Reuters. " The minimum ought to be the Basel minimum. "
ALBANY, N.Y.-- The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets says a Brooklyn company is recalling herring fillets because they may be contaminated by listeria. The Four Seasons Dairy Inc., is recalling herring "Fillet Atlantic Recipe in Oil." The product, sold in the New York City area, was packaged in a 1- pound/500g, clear plastic tub with a white lid.
--Health care information, services, and technology provider IMS Health Inc. is issuing an additional $1.25 billion of debt to fund a sponsor dividend of about $1.2 billion.
SALT LAKE CITY-- Utah's September foreclosure rate remains the 16th highest in the nation for a second month. Data released Thursday by RealtyTrac Inc. shows that one in every 903 Utah housing units saw a foreclosure filing in September. Florida, California, Illinois, Arizona and Nevada had the highest foreclosure rates in the nation in August.
By Chris Vellacott and Sinead Cruise. LONDON, Oct 11- BAE Systems moved to patch up damaged relations with its investors on Thursday, promising imminent meetings to discuss its strategy after the failure of its attempted merger with EADS, shareholders told Reuters.
Oct 11- GASFRAC Energy Services Inc:. *Haywood Securities cuts GASFRAC Energy Services Inc price target to. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
Oct 11- Petrobakken Energy Ltd:. *Haywood cuts Petrobakken Energy Ltd price target by C $1 to C $18. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
Yongda Huang Harris, 28, was taken into custody at Los Angeles International Airport last week during a stopover on a trip from Japan, when U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers noticed he was wearing the bulletproof vest under his trench coat, along with flame-retardant pants and knee pads.