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  • New Russian TV pressure on opposition forces Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 2:24 PM ET

    "Anatomy of a Protest 2," a documentary on NTV that aired Friday, showed what it said was hidden camera footage suggesting Left Front leader Sergey Udaltsov met with a representative of former Bank of Moscow owner Andrei Borodin to discuss raising $200 million for protests against President Vladimir Putin.

  • TEXT-S&P may raise Nexstar Broadcasting Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 2:23 PM ET

    --On July 19, 2012, U.S. broadcaster Nexstar entered into an agreement to purchase 12 TV stations owned by Newport Television Holdings for $285 million, concluding the company's strategic review process. --We are placing our' B' rating on the company on CreditWatch with positive implications.

  • Oct 5- General Motors Co said on Friday it will shift its hydrogen fuel cell development program from upstate New York, and consolidate the operation with its global power train engineering headquarters in Pontiac, Michigan.

  • BRIEF - Moody's affirms Housing Financing Fund Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 2:18 PM ET

    Oct 5- Moody's affirms Housing Financing Fund's Baa3 issuer rating; outlook negative.

  • A senior government official said AFP had published a story on election day that said the poll in Tangier pitted moderate Islamists of the Justice and Development Party against "candidates close to the monarchy".

  • TEXT-Fitch rates Affiliated Managers Group Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 2:15 PM ET

    Oct 5- Fitch Ratings has assigned a' BBB-' rating to Affiliated Managers Group Inc.' s. $125 million senior unsecured retail notes. As of Sept. 28, 2012, AMG had $195 million outstanding under its revolving credit facility.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- Russian state owned oil company Rosneft will spend a total of $25 billion to modernise its Soviet-built refineries, company chief executive Igor Sechin told investors on Friday, sources familiar with his presentation said. Sechin said $7 billion has already been spent. The remaining $18 billion will be spent over the next five years.

  • Review: Apple's maps app lets you follow the voice Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 2:13 PM ET

    Although it's not flawless or as good as Google's maps app on Android phones, Apple's new offering on the iPhone got me where I needed to go _ for the most part. I've used Google's Android app since it was released three years ago.

  • LONDON/ MOSCOW, Oct 5- Rosneft Chief Executive Igor Sechin met investors in London on Friday, launching a charm offensive by Russia's oil industry which is trying to court foreign capital after a decade in which it became almost synonymous with resource nationalism.

  • BRIEF-Ruckus Wireless files for IPO Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 2:10 PM ET

    Oct 5- Ruckus Wireless Inc:. *Files for IPO of up to $100 million- SEC filing. *Says Goldman, Sachs& Co, Morgan Stanley, Needham& co, Deutsche Bank.

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct 5- Tennessee confirmed on Friday four more cases of rare fungal meningitis, as health officials in 23 states scrambled to notify thousands of patients who received steroid injections linked to an outbreak that has killed five people. Three of the dead were in Tennessee, where the outbreak began, and one each in Virginia and Maryland.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 5- Anglo American Platinum fired 12,000 wildcat strikers on Friday, a high-stakes attempt by the world's biggest platinum producer to push back at a wave of illegal stoppages sweeping through South Africa's mining sector and beyond.

  • --We expect continued deterioration in operating trends to cause U.S.-based school memorabilia company Visant Holding Corp.' s credit metrics to weaken further over the near term. --We are revising our' B+' rating outlook to negative from stable.

  • *Announces $4 billion amended and restated bank credit facility. *Says the amended and restated facility replaces the previous $4.5 billion AIG. *Says amended and restated facility replaces the previous $4.5 billion AIG.

  • U.S. Supreme Court to review Monsanto seed patents Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 2:03 PM ET

    *Soybean farmer accused of infringing Monsanto patents. Oct 5- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Friday to consider an Indiana soybean farmer's appeal of a decision finding that he infringed Monsanto Co patents over seeds containing the company's genetically altered Roundup Ready technology.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 5- The lack of credit available to home buyers is among the biggest concerns in the still troubled U.S. housing market, a top Federal Reserve official said on Friday.

  • By Braden Reddall and Nichola Groom. SAN FRANCISCO/ LOS ANGELES, Oct 5- Californians awoke on Friday to yet another unprecedented spike in the price of gasoline that brought the one-week increase in the Golden State to a whopping 36 cents a gallon. "It's insane," said Matt Hurd, 35, as he filled up at a San Francisco gas station near the Bay Bridge. "

  • BRIEF-First Citizens Banc Q3 preliminary earnings Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 2:01 PM ET

    Oct 5- First Citizens Banc Corp:.

  • By George Georgiopoulos and Lefteris Papadimas. ATHENS, Oct 5- National Bank of Greece and Eurobank are in merger talks to create the country's biggest lender, banking sources said on Friday, the latest move in efforts to consolidate the Greek banking industry.

  • FAIRFAX, Va., Oct 5- President Barack Obama on Friday hailed a drop in the U.S. jobless rate to the lowest level since he took office, saying the country has "come too far to turn back now," as he sought to recover from a lackluster debate performance against Republican challenger Mitt Romney.