Dec 8- An experimental AbbVie Inc drug for leukemia controlled or eliminated signs of the disease in more than 80 percent of patients who had failed to benefit from previous treatments, an unprecedented finding that could spur use of the medicine for other cancers, researchers said.» Read More
Oct 9- Marathon Petroleum Corp:. *Oppenheimer raises Marathon Petroleum Corp price target to $70 from. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
*De Guindos denies Spain's forecasts are too optimistic. LUXEMBOURG, Oct 9- The euro zone believes Spain's budget cuts should take account of its recession, its economy minister said, as regional policymakers debated whether to let the country slacken the pace of its austerity drive.
SAN FRANCISCO-- Exactly one month from Election Day, Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are both declaring they will win a race for the White House that remains anything but clear. Their trails are crossing again in Ohio, the state that could decide the election, and signs of urgency are emerging from each campaign.
BUCHAREST, Oct 9- Romania's unemployment rate edged up to 5.0 percent in September from August's 4.9 percent and was 12 basis points higher than a year before, the national employment agency said on Tuesday.
LONDON-- British police on Monday arrested the man who told journalists he was responsible for scrawling graffiti on a mural by modern American master Mark Rothko at London's Tate Modern museum.
NEW YORK-- Jim Lehrer said Monday that he accomplished precisely what he wanted to while moderating the first presidential debate: get Mitt Romney and Barack Obama talking to each other.
GENEVA-- Swiss private bank Julius Baer says it plans to cut about 1,000 jobs from Merrill Lynch's wealth management operations outside the United States following a deal to buy the unit from Bank Of America.
Oct 9- Freddie Mac, the No. 2 U.S. home funding company, said it will sell $2 billion bills on Tuesday. The sale will include $1 billion three-month bills due Jan. 7, 2013, and $1 billion six-month bills due April 8, 2013. Bids will be accepted from authorized dealers until 9:45 a.m. EDT.
When the Kinect system was unleashed two years ago for the Xbox 360, there were promises that the camera-based, gesture-detecting gadget could turn users' bodies into paintbrushes, allow them to chat with a virtual lad named Milo, transform real-world skateboards into digital ones and transport wannabe Jedis to a galaxy far, far away.
*Gazprom already ships 1.6 million tonnes of LNG a year to KOGAS. MOSCOW, Oct 9- Gazprom said on Tuesday it has signed an agreement to sell liquefied natural gas to Korea Gas Corporation, as it strengthens its position in Asian markets.
Oct 9- Wolverine World Wide Inc:. *Worldwide to complete acquisition of collective brands' performance and lifestyle group. *Sees earnings dilution in range of $0.25 to $0.30 per share for stub period through end of its fiscal 2012.
*Says has acquired savage bmw/mini of Ontario, located in Ontario, California. Penske Automotive Group, Inc., an international automotive retailer, today announced that the Company has acquired Savage BMW/MINI of Ontario, located in Ontario, California.
NAIROBI, Oct 9- Emerging markets private equity firm Actis has raised $278 million for investment in African real estate to ride a housing boom fuelled by a growing middle class.
*The euro zone economy faces a long, uphill road to recovery and the bloc is still suffering from a crisis of confidence, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said. *Euro zone finance ministers believe that Spain's budget cuts should take into account its weak economy, Spain's economy minister said, adding Madrid would work to limit economic recession.
UniCredit Bank Austria and Banco Popolare struggled to find demand for their respective five- and long three-year deals, despite impressive order books built by rivals Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy's largest retail bank, and Dutch F Van Lanschot the same day.
HOUSTON-- MRC Global Inc. on Tuesday issued strong third-quarter financial guidance and raised the high end of its revenue prediction for the full year. The Houston- based global energy products distributor, which went public in April, said it expects to post third-quarter net income of between 45 cents and 52 cents per share.
*Says Eastwood joins the firm from Morgan Stanley. He joins the firm from Morgan Stanley, where he was most recently Director of North American Fixed Income Research and, prior to that, Associate Director of North American Equity Research and Head of U.S.
*Howard Weil Raises HollyFrontier Corp price target to $39 from $34;. *Howard Weil Raises Marathon Petroleum Corp price target to $58 from. *Howard Weil Raises Phillips 66 price target to $50 from $39; rating.
MUMBAI, Oct 9- India's Emkay Global Financial Services Ltd has met all of its financial obligations to the National Stock Exchange, arising from a set of erroneous trades that jolted domestic markets last week, an official at the brokerage said on Tuesday.
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