*Asian markets look well placed in wake of Wall St gains. SYDNEY, Dec 9- Asian markets were poised to move higher on Monday, energised by a potent cocktail of upbeat Chinese trade data, a weaker yen and a firm finish on Wall Street.» Read More
LOS ANGELES-- Officials at the J. Paul Getty Museum have appointed two leaders to permanent roles at the prominent Los Angeles arts institution. Director Timothy Potts said Monday that Thomas Kren will be associate director of collections for the Getty Museum and Elizabeth Morrison will be senior curator of manuscripts.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.-- Billionaire insurance executive George Joseph has donated another $8 million to his November ballot initiative in California. The weekend contribution brings his total to $16 million in support of Proposition 33, which would let insurers charge drivers based on their history of maintaining coverage.
ROME, Oct 9- Italy's central government plans to take charge of energy and infrastructure policies currently controlled at the regional level, Prime Minister Mario Monti told local administrators on Tuesday, according to a source present at the meeting. Monti was outlining measures the cabinet plans to take at a meeting later on Tuesday.
PARIS, Oct 9- EDF's 1,330- MW Paluel 4 nuclear reactor stopped for an unplanned outage at 1410 GMT on Tuesday, French power grid RTE showed on its website on Tuesday.
Oct 9- Jo-Ann Stores Inc:. *Moody's assigns caa1 rating to Jo-ann's proposed notes, outlook revised to. *Rpt-moody's assigns caa1 rating to jo-ann's proposed notes, outlook revised.
*Sources say UK, France propose broad state voting cap. *Germany said to maintain demand for parity with France.
A statement from the Austin, Ky., company on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's website says the varieties are Kentucky Rose, Kentucky Bleu, Awe-Brie and Tomme de Nena. The cheeses were sold to farmers markets, restaurants, distributors and retail stores in Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia between Aug. 22 and Sept. 25.
*Piracy common in West Africa's waters. ATHENS, Oct 9- Pirates freed a Greek-operated gasoline tanker on Tuesday that they had hijacked over the weekend in the Gulf of Guinea, the operator of the Bahamas- flagged ship said, adding that the crew were all safe. Pirate attacks are on the rise in the Gulf of Guinea, which is second only to the waters around Somalia for piracy.
CINCINNATI, Oct 9- Procter& Gamble Co:. *CEO says all board members elected to one-year terms. *CEO says shareholder proposal on adopting a simple majority vote succeeds wth.
PETOSKEY, Mich.-- A Michigan candy company is recalling some of its sugar-free peanut butter fudge because an ingredient used to make it is associated with a recall linked to 35 salmonella illnesses in 19 states.
*UK, Sweden, free-marketeers strongly opposed. The initiative, pushed hard by Germany and France but strongly opposed by Britain, Sweden and other free-marketeers, gained critical mass at a European Union finance ministers' meeting in Luxembourg, when more than the required nine states agreed to use a treaty provision to launch the tax.
They include the reconstruction of the Brooks House in Brattleboro, which was damaged by fire last year and encouraging investment in the Blanchard Block in downtown Barre and Catamount High School in Bennington.
Oct 9- Eli Lilly and Co:. *Credit Suisse raises Eli Lilly target price to $59 from $54. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
COLUMBUS, Ohio-- The $400 million Hollywood Casino Columbus opened Monday in Ohio's capital, welcoming hundreds of people who had waited on a chilly morning to be among the first placing bets at the table games and about 3,000 slot machines.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.-- A ballot initiative funded by a billionaire hedge fund manager is asking California voters to do what Gov. Opponents argue that repealing the tax break given three years ago would make California less friendly to multistate corporations and threaten existing jobs.
*Susquehanna cuts Express Inc price target to $15 from $18; rating. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.
October 09- Following are terms and conditions. of a bond priced on tuesday.
Electricity for Wednesday delivery in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary gained nearly 12 percent to 51.77 euros per megawatt hour on regional exchanges. Since then Hungary has helped to narrow- and often erase- the typical Czech and Slovak discount to Germany.
CHEYENNE, Wyo.-- Three Wyoming auto dealerships are now cleared to sell natural-gas powered vehicles to state agencies. Those dealerships are Fremont Motors, Fremont Chevrolet-GMC and Spradley Barr. Fremont Motors has several locations statewide and Spradley Barr is in Cheyenne.
TUNIS, Oct 9- A popular Tunisian children's magazine is to be prosecuted for telling its young readers how to make a petrol bomb, officials said on Tuesday. The magazine, read for decades in Tunisia by boys and girls aged 5 to 15, has no political orientation.