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  • MOSCOW, Oct 1- Russia's central bank is working on measures to support the economy should oil prices fall by as much as a third or more, a senior official said on Wednesday, showing growing concern as the rouble slides and Western sanctions take a toll.

  • RCS Capital to buy subsidiary of ARCP Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    NEW YORK— RCS Capital Corp. said Wednesday that it is buying a subsidiary of American Realty Capital Properties Inc. that invests in commercial real estate for at least $700 million. RCS, a New York- based investment banking company, said it is buying Cole Capital in a series of transactions that will take place until April 2015.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 1- The International Monetary Fund halved its forecast for Russia's 2015 gross domestic product to 0.5 percent on Wednesday, saying that international tensions had created downside risks to its estimates.

  • AP Top Financial News At 8:48 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    Truck deals help boost US auto sales in September US companies add jobs at healthy clip in September As economic news picks up, markets drift Could a merger follow the PayPal-eBay split?

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:48 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    General Mills plans to eliminate approximately 700 to 800 jobs, mostly in the US US construction spending expected to show small gain in August Shares of drugmakers developing Ebola treatments, vaccines extend gains before markets open RCS Capital to buy subsidiary of American Realty Capital Properties for at least $700 million France's Socialists take axe to welfare spending with planned cuts in 2015 budget Germany says Eurofighter jet makers discover manufacturing fault, country suspends deliveries

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    Chrysler's US sales jump 19 percent as truck deals help boost industry in September US companies added 213,000 jobs in September, a sign of hiring rebound Global stocks drift lower as the economic news flow picks up Will soon-single PayPal court other mobile payment players to better fight Apple competition?

  • AP Top Financial News At 8:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    Truck deals help boost US auto sales in September US companies add jobs at healthy clip in September As economic news picks up, markets drift Could a merger follow the PayPal-eBay split?

  • Marathon Petroleum's Speedway closes on Hess deal Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:41 AM ET

    FINDLAY, Ohio— Marathon Petroleum's Speedway has completed its $2.82 billion purchase of Hess' retail operations and other assets. The transaction was orchestrated under Speedway LLC and will expand Marathon Petroleum's retail operations from nine states to 23 states along the coast and in the Southeast.

  • Oct 1- Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc said its drug met the main goal of reversing the effect of anti-coagulant drugs in a late-stage study. Data showed that an intravenous shot of the drug, andexanet alfa, immediately reversed the effect of Eliquis, an anti-clotting drug by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Pfizer Inc..

  • Oct 1- Express Scripts Holding Co, the largest U.S. pharmacy benefit manager, said its two Medicare Part D prescription drug plans would be available at Walgreen Co as part of Express Scripts' preferred pharmacy network.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:35 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    Chrysler's US sales jump 19 percent as truck deals help boost industry in September US companies added 213,000 jobs in September, a sign of hiring rebound Global stocks mixed after Wall Street slide, drop in Korean factory output Will soon-single PayPal court other mobile payment players to better fight Apple competition?

  • AP Top Financial News At 8:35 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    Truck deals help boost US auto sales in September US companies add jobs at healthy clip in September Global stocks mixed after Wall Street decline Could a merger follow the PayPal-eBay split?

  • US companies add jobs at healthy clip in September Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. businesses added 213,000 jobs in September, stepping up hiring for the sixth straight month, according to a private survey. Payroll processer ADP said Wednesday that the pace of hiring by private employers was up slightly from 202,000 in August.

  • Nissan U.S. September sales rise 18.5 percent Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    Oct 1- Nissan Motor Co reported its U.S. sales for September rose 18.5 percent at 102,955 vehicles, beating analysts' expectations. Nissan's namesake brand showed sales were up 22 percent at 95,118 vehicles and its luxury Infiniti brand sales fell 13 percent at 7,837 vehicles.

  • Buffalo tech firm laying off 70, mostly at HQ Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    BUFFALO, N.Y.— A Buffalo- based website designer and service provider says it will lay off about 70 employees, including 50 who work at the company's downtown headquarters. Synacor Inc. CEO Himesh Bhise said in a statement released Tuesday that about 20 percent of the company's workforce will be laid off in an effort to make the firm "leaner and more agile."

  • *Q2 like-for-like sales, ex fuel, fall 2.8 pct. LONDON, Oct 1- British grocer Sainsbury's cut its annual sales forecast and said it would review its dividend as part of a wider examination of the business, adding to the turmoil in a sector reeling from Tesco's accounting scandal.

  • DETROIT, Oct 1- Chrysler Group LLC on Wednesday reported its third straight month of double-digit gains in the U.S. market, selling 19 percent more vehicles in September than a year ago, an indication that industry strength continued as summer waned.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:24 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:24 AM ET

    Chrysler's US sales jump 19 percent as truck deals help boost industry in September Global stocks mixed after Wall Street slide, drop in Korean factory output Will soon-single PayPal court other mobile payment players to better fight Apple competition?

  • AP Top Financial News At 8:24 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:24 AM ET

    Truck deals help boost US auto sales in September Global stocks mixed after Wall Street decline Could a merger follow the PayPal-eBay split?

  • US TREASURY YIELDS FALL, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS DROP TO 2.45 PERCENT, LOWEST SINCE SEPT 8.