*Caterpillar drags on Dow; Facebook stock at record on results. NEW YORK, July 24- U.S. stocks ended a quiet session on Thursday as earnings painted a mixed picture of the economy, though the S&P 500 set another record closing high. Recent gains on Wall Street have been fueled by earnings, which have been strong this quarter.» Read More
*Alcoa beats expectations but cautions of slowdown. NEW YORK, Oct 10- U.S. stock index futures edged lower on Wednesday after Alcoa kicked off earnings season by warning of a slight slowdown in some markets, highlighting concerns about sluggish global growth, even as its quarterly results beat expectations. Alcoa shares lost 0.7 percent to $9.07 in.
Oct 10- RockBridge Resources Inc:. *Signs strategic alliance agreement with crimson. *RockBridge and crimson have agreed to cancel their previous agreement that.
Oct 10- Augme Technologies Inc:. *Reports second quarter fiscal 2013 results. *Q2 loss per share $0.02* Source text* Further company coverage.
*US safety regulator issue warning to consumers regarding possible counterfeit. air bags used as relacement parts in cars involved in accidents. *Nhtsa says counterfeit replacement air bags may not deploy or expel metal.
*Walgreens joins preferred networks of four medicare part d plan sponsors. *Says expanded its preferred network relationships for the upcoming enrollment. period, which runs October 15 through December 7.
LONDON, Oct 10- Talks on a $45 billion merger of EADS and BAE Systems collapsed on Wednesday when the governments of France, Germany and Britain failed to reach agreement over a deal to create the world's largest aerospace and arms group.
*Charge to rise to 5.3 cents from 3.6 cents- source. BERLIN, Oct 10- Germany's surcharge for renewable energy will rise by 47 percent next year, a government source told Reuters on Wednesday, putting pressure on consumers, who will bear the brunt of costs of the country's energy shift away from nuclear power.
Oct 10- SunTrust Banks Inc:. *UBS raises SunTrust Banks Inc price target to $34 from $30; rating. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
*UBS raises BB&T Corp price target to $37 from $35; rating buy. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.
*UBS raises PNC price target to $68 from $63; rating neutral. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.
Oct 10- Qlik Technologies Inc:. *UBS raises Qlik Technologies Inc to buy from neutral. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
Oct 10- Tim Hortons Inc:. *UBS cuts Tim Hortons Inc to neutral from buy; raises price target to. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
OSLO, Oct 10- Norway's energy-adjusted consumer prices rose 0.9 percent year-on-year in September, at the same pace as in August, the central bank said on Wednesday. The August figure was unrevised. Norges Bank publishes energy-adjusted CPI on the same day as Statistics Norway issues other inflation data.
Oct 10- The Czech Republic's gross central government debt rose to 1.652 trillion crowns at the end of Sept, from 1.636 trillion crowns at the end of June, the Finance Ministry said on Wednesday. In the third quarter, a 0.9 billion crown loan tranche was drawn from the European Investment Bank.
Oct 10- Nevsun Resources Ltd:. *UBS cuts Nevsun Resources Ltd to neutral from buy; raises price. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
Oct 10- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services said today that it had assigned its' BBB-' long-term issue rating to the proposed senior unsecured notes to be issued by Turkish beverage group Anadolu Efes Biracilik ve Malt Sanayii AS.
BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 10- British Defence Minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday he expected an announcement on a proposed merger between EADS and BAE "any minute".
WASHINGTON, Oct 10- Many U.S. companies are less optimistic about doing business in China even though sales there are still rising, and most of those firms are planning to increase investment, according to an annual survey of business executives released on Wednesday.
MOSCOW, Oct 10- Russia's consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in the week to Oct 8 after rising 0.1 percent in the previous week, the Federal Statistics Service said on Wednesday. Rising inflation in Russia is concerning policymakers, with annual inflation in September running at 6.6 percent, above the central bank's 6 percent target for the year.
BRUSSELS, Oct 10- The European Union said on Wednesday it had reduced the duties imposed on screws and bolts from China after the World Trade Organisation found flaws in the way they were initially calculated. China is a subject in 21 of the European Commission's 41 ongoing investigations into subsidies and dumping.