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  • Drought holds steady, clouding winter crop outlook Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 10:56 AM ET

    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.

  • *Guatemalan president won't use army in protests Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 10:56 AM ET
  • New Issue-PPL Capital Funding sells $400 mln in notes Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 10:56 AM ET

    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.

  • CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises on U.S. data, IMF chief's remarks Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 10:56 AM ET

    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. "

  • Brooklyn company recalls herring; listeria concern Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 10:55 AM ET

    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.

  • Utah foreclosure rate holds steady at No. 16 in US Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 10:54 AM ET

    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.

  • REFILE-BAE to meet with investors on 'plan B' Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 10:54 AM ET

    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.

  • TEXT-S&P cuts IMS Health rating to 'B+' Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 10:54 AM ET

    --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.

  • Much of odd weapons cache on plane was permissible Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 10:53 AM ET

    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.

  • By Jason Hovet and Dagmara Leszkowicz. PRAGUE/ WARSAW, Oct 11- Polish 5- year bonds hit record lows on Thursday on expectations the country's central bank will soon cut borrowing costs, while the Czech crown recouped early losses tracking a stronger euro.

  • BAE to meet with investors on 'plan B' Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 10:52 AM ET

    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 on Thursday.

  • New Issue-Mizuho sells $2.5 bln debt in 2 parts Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 10:52 AM ET

    Oct 11- Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd. ,on Wednesday sold $2.5 billion of senior unsecured bonds in two parts in the 144 a private placement market, said IFR, a Thomson Reuters service. Mizuho, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan were the joint active bookrunning managers for the sale.

  • Germany's NordLB jumps into US covered bond market Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 10:51 AM ET

    By Andrea Johnson and Danielle Robinson. Oct 11- Norddeutsche Landesbank-Girozentrale became the first German issuer to tap the US covered bond market since 2006 on Wednesday when it priced a $1 bn three-year deal at 50 bp over mid-swaps.

  • Browns LB Fujita criticizes Commissioner Goodell Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 10:50 AM ET

    BEREA, Ohio-- With as much purpose as any tackle he's ever made, Scott Fujita delivered a shot to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Angered by Goodell's handling of the New Orleans Saints' bounties scandal, Fujita accused the commissioner of misusing his power, questioned his record on player safety, and the Browns linebacker vowed to keep fighting to clear his name.

  • New Issue-TransDigm sells $550 mln in notes Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 10:49 AM ET

    on Wednesday sold $550 million of senior subordinated notes in the 144 a private placement market, said IFR, a Thomson Reuters service. The size of the deal was increased from the originally planned $500 million. UBS, Credit Suisse, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley were the joint bookrunning managers for the sale.

  • Pa. moves to revoke Sandusky's pension Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 10:47 AM ET

    Pennsylvania's public employee pension system said Wednesday it will revoke Jerry Sandusky's $59,000 annual pension in the wake of his conviction and sentence in the child sexual abuse scandal.

  • *Obama protects national security whistle-blowers Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 10:46 AM ET