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  • Oct 8- Martin Marietta Materials Inc:. *Sterne Agee raises Martin Marietta Materials price target to $99 from. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.

  • Fiat denies press report on liquidity probe Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 7:52 AM ET

    MILAN, Oct 8- Italian carmaker Fiat said on Monday it was not aware of an alleged probe by stock market regulator Consob into its liquidity position and said any suggestion that its cash pile was lower than reported in its statements was false.

  • Shares in bus and rail firm FirstGroup fall 3 percent to 190 pence, extending last week's losses, as the market digests what the British government's U-turn on the West Coast rail franchise means for the company. Deutsche Bank estimates net cash outflow of 30 million pounds in 2013 for FirstGroup, on net debt of 2 billion.

  • NEW DELHI, Oct 8- An Indian ministerial panel recommended that the fees paid in 2008 by those telecom operators set to lose their permits after a Supreme Court order be adjusted against the price in an upcoming auction or be refunded, senior government officials said.

  • TPC Group gets higher buyout offer from Innospec Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 7:48 AM ET

    Oct 8- Chemicals maker TPC Group Inc said it received a buyout proposal from Innospec Inc for $721.3 million, topping an offer made by private equity firms First Reserve Corp and SK Capital Partners. Specialty chemicals company Innospec would pursue a deal for an all-cash price of $44 to $46 per share, TPC said in a statement on Monday.

  • Affymetrix expects 3Q revenue below Street's view Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 7:46 AM ET

    SANTA CLARA, Calif.-- Life science instrument company Affymetrix anticipates that its third-quarter revenue will come in below Wall Street's expectations, as its results were hurt by tighter academic funding conditions globally.

  • *Terra Firma joins with China Development Bank- source. LONDON, Oct 8- Terra Firma, the private equity firm led by high-profile dealmaker Guy Hands, is planning a multi-billion dollar fund with a Chinese bank to invest in renewable energy, underscoring its faith in green power despite waning enthusiasm in some markets.

  • Kemira's Oulu plants offline as workers strike Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 7:44 AM ET

    HELSINKI, Oct 8- Finnish firm Kemira's chemical plants in Oulu have been taken offline as its 120 workers are on strike to protest against plans to cut jobs. Tomi Juntunen, the representative of the labour union, told Reuters on Monday the workers would not return to their jobs until the company began "true negotiations".

  • Shah Deniz II in talks for Nabucco stake -Austria Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 7:44 AM ET

    VIENNA, Oct 8- The partners in Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz II gas field are in talks to take a stake in the Nabucco consortium that is competing to build the first pipeline to deliver Azeri gas to Europe, Austria's economy and energy minister said on Monday.

  • UK looks at "generous" shale gas tax regime-Osborne Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 7:42 AM ET

    BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 8- Britain is considering the introduction of a "generous new tax regime" to encourage investment in its shale gas reserves, finance minister George Osborne said on Monday.

  • ISTANBUL, Oct 8- Turkey's central bank on Monday announced the following results from its twice-monthly survey of business leaders' and economists' expectations:. LATEST PREVIOUS End-2012 CPI 7.31 6.80 CPI in 12 months 6.65 6.60 End-2012 GDP 3.4.

  • --We think that tougher economic conditions in the remainder of 2012 and in 2013 could lead to further tightening of already tight covenant headroom and potential pressure on liquidity for Sweden- based leisure-product maker Dometic Group. --We are lowering our rating on Dometic to' B-' from' B' and the issue rating on Dometic's EUR202 million PIK note to' CCC' from' CCC+'.

  • *FBR raises Hudson City Bancorp Inc price target to $8.50 from $6.50;. *FBR raises JPMorgan Chase& Co price target to $40 from $37; rating. *FBR raises PHH Corp price target to $25 from $23; rating outperform.

  • Oct 8- TPC Group Inc:. *Receives non-binding proposal from Innospec Inc and blackstone. proposal from Innospec* Source text* Further company coverage.

  • Ahead of the Bell: BlackRock Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 7:35 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- An analyst raised his rating and price target for BlackRock on Monday, saying that there is a good buying opportunity for the investment manager's stock. William Katz of Citi Investment Research boosted BlackRock Inc. to "Buy" from "Neutral" and increased its price target to $220 from $190.

  • TEXT-S&P ratings - Dometic Group AB Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 7:35 AM ET

    Oct 08-=============================================================================== Ratings-- Dometic Group AB--------------------------------------- 08- Oct-2012=============================================================================== CREDIT RATING: B-/Negative/-- Country: Sweden Primary SIC: Motor vehicle parts and accessories=============================================================================== Credit Rating History: Local currency Foreign currency 08- Oct-2012 B-/-- B-/-- 18- Nov-2011 B/-- B/--=============================================================================== Issues: Rating Rating Date EUR202 mil 12.75% sr PIK notes nts due 12/31/2019 CCC 08- Oct-2012.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 8- Scientists from Britain and Japan shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine on Monday for the discovery that adult cells can be reprogrammed back into stem cells which can turn into any kind of tissue and may one day repair damaged organs.

  • *Petronet may join GAIL if it gets Repsol's LNG assets. NEW DELHI, Oct 8- India's Petronet LNG has allowed gas firm GAIL to use annually 2.5 million tonnes capacity at Petronet's liquefied natural gas plant at Dahej in western India for importing the fuel, its chief executive A. K. Balyan said on Monday.

  • TEXT-S&P ratings - Dometic Holding AB Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 7:33 AM ET

    Oct 08-=============================================================================== Ratings-- Dometic Holding AB------------------------------------- 08- Oct-2012=============================================================================== CREDIT RATING: B-/Negative/-- Country: Sweden Primary SIC: Motor vehicle parts and accessories=============================================================================== Credit Rating History: Local currency Foreign currency 08- Oct-2012 B-/-- B-/-- 08- Apr-2011 B/-- B/--=============================================================================== ().

  • U.S. stock index futures fell on Monday after the World Bank cut its growth forecasts for East Asia, highlighting concerns about the global economic climate and corporate profits ahead of the upcoming earnings season. **UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC, Friday close $57.13.