Tsipras' high-stakes standoff with lenders— the European Union and the International Monetary Fund— resulted in Greece defaulting on its debts this past week and shutting down banks to avoid their collapse. "I believe in a democracy, in a united Europe, in a world with a good economy, and I want us all to work together to move forward and not to be retrogressive," he said.» Read More
OSLO, Oct 8- Norway's small Atla gas field in the North Sea has started producing gas two years after it was discovered, Norwegian oil firm Det Norske, a partner with 10 percent in the production license, said on Monday.
Oct 08- Fitch Ratings today placed Ocwen Financial Corporation's' B+' long-term Issuer Default Rating on Rating Watch Negative, following the company's announcement on Oct. 3, 2012 that it has entered into an agreement with private equity firm WL Ross& Co. LLC to acquire Homeward Residential Holdings, Inc. and its various mortgage loan servicing and origination operating subsidiaries.
STOCKHOLM, Oct 8- Scientists from Britain and Japan shared a Nobel Prize on Monday for the discovery that adult cells can be transformed back into embryo-like stem cells that may one day regrow tissue in damaged brains, hearts or other organs.
DUBAI, Oct 8- Iran derided Israel's air defences as feeble on Monday, citing a drone incursion into its arch-foe's airspace, but did not say it had sent the aircraft shot down by the Israelis at the weekend.
Oct 8- Emerald Oil Inc:. *Global hunter cuts Emerald Oil Inc price target to $2 from $2.50;. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
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Oct 8- Navistar International Corp agreed to appoint three new members to its board, preventing a proxy fight with activist investors Carl Icahn and Mark Rachesky. The U.S. truck and engine maker said Vincent Intrieri, an Icahn nominee, and Rachesky have been named to the board. A third director will be designated and mutually agreed upon.
*Citigroup raises Blackrock to buy from neutral- Benzinga.com. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.
BOSTON, Oct 8- There are distinctive ways that you can boost what you bring to your organization- and they don't involve the usual kissing up to your boss, says Harvard Business Review. The Management Tip of the Day offers quick, practical management tips and ideas from Harvard Business Review and HBR.org. Any opinions expressed are not endorsed by Reuters.
Oct 8- Renewable Energy Group said it would post an adjusted core loss for the third quarter as biodiesel prices fell by more than a third, sending its shares down 19 percent premarket. The company expects to report an adjusted loss of $2 million to $7 million before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.
*Global hunter raises Baker Hughes Inc price target to $49 from $42. *Global hunter raises Ensco PLC price target to $69 from $67. *Global hunter cuts Flotek Industries Inc price target to $16 from $18.
Oct 8- Panera Bread Co:. *BMO cuts Panera Bread Company to market perform from outperform. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
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Oct 8- Chemicals maker TPC Group Inc on Monday said it received a buyout proposal from Innospec Inc. Private equity firms First Reserve Corp and SK Capital Partners in August had offered $627.2 million to acquire TPC. Innospec, a specialty chemical maker, could offer $44 to $46 per share in cash, TPC said in a statement on Monday.
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 8- South Africa's union of local government workers has filed notice to embark on a national strike, a spokesman said on Monday, a sign that crippling labour unrest in Africa's top economy is widening into the public sector.
Oct 8- Parker Hannifin Corp:. *Longbow cuts Parker Hannifin to underperform- Streetinsider.com. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
Oct 8- CH Robinson Worldwide Inc:. *JP Morgan raises CH Robinson Worldwide to neutral-. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
NEW DELHI, Oct 8- Reliance Industries' key gas producing fields off India's east coast could be exhausted in five years, Morgan Stanley analysts said in a report. The researchers' findings are based on estimates by block D6 partner Niko Resources that total proved plus probable reserves at the block had decreased to 1.93 trillion cubic feet as of March 31.
ROSWELL, N.M.-- Experienced skydiver and extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner hopes to take the leap of his life on Tuesday, attempting the highest, fastest free fall in history. Rigged with cameras, the 43- year-old former military parachutist from Austria is scheduled to jump from a balloon-hoisted capsule 23 miles near Roswell on Tuesday morning.