ATHENS, Greece— Greece is known the world over for its historic sites, sparkling sea, and lovely, vine-shaded restaurants. This is the reality facing tourism in Greece this year, as the peak summer season in the popular destination is threatened by a financial crisis of frightening proportions. "There's something mystical about Greece," said the Australian who...» Read More
WHAT: Institute for Supply Management Non-Manufacturing. FORECASTS Reuters IFR Previous ISM index 53.2 52.9 53.7. --by Theodore Littleton of IFR Markets, a unit of Thomson Reuters.
NEW YORK, Oct 2- U.S. natural gas futures ended higher on Tuesday for a sixth day, as cool forecasts for the Northeast and Midwest and rising demand offset early profit taking and technical selling after recent strong gains.
November soybeans fell 29.75 cents to finish Tuesday at $15.305 per bushel. Sterling Smith, a Citi futures specialist, said exports sales have been slower this week because markets in China are closed for public holidays. Corn for December delivery rose 1.5 cents to end at $7.5825 per bushel and December wheat dropped 12.75 cents to $8.715 per bushel.
Oct 2- Garda World Security corp:. *Moody's confirms garda's b1 cfr; rates new bank facilities ba1. *Rpt-moody's confirms garda's b1 cfr; rates new bank facilities ba1.
ATLANTA, Oct 2- The percentage of U.S. high school students who drink and drive has dropped by more than half in two decades, in part due to tougher laws against driving under the influence of alcohol, federal health officials said on Tuesday.
NEW YORK-- The financial losses are starting to pile up as a result of the NHL lockout. In speaking to reporters after talks finished up for the day between the NHL and the NHLPA, Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly estimated that the league has lost $100 million in revenues from the canceled preseason.
NEW YORK-- An analyst cut his rating on shares of Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide Inc. on Tuesday because of the weaker global economy. Raymond James' William Crow lowered his rating to "Outperform" from "Strong Buy" for the operator of the Sheraton, Westin, W and St.
TORONTO, Oct 2- General Motors Co said on Tuesday its Canadian vehicle sales jumped 8 percent last month, while Chrysler Canada, with a 2 percent increase, turned in its highest September sales total since 2000..
MIAMI-- Dwyane Wade will not be wearing Jordan Brand sneakers and apparel. Wade said his time with Converse and Jordan has been an "unbelievable nine years." Wade made the switch from Converse to Jordan Brand in 2009. Both are owned by Nike Inc..
*Deutsche Telekom shares up 1.3 pct, MetroPCS up 17 pct. By Edward Taylor and Nadia Damouni FRANKFURT/ NEW YORK, Oct 2- Deutsche Telekom. is in talks to merge its T-Mobile USA unit with MetroPCS and take a majority stake in the combined wireless service provider, the German company said on Tuesday.
Oct 2- Hyatt Hotels Corp:. *Announces plans for a Hyatt hotel in montevideo. *Says entered into a management agreement with Dilony S.A. for a new Hyatt.
CLINTON, Iowa-- Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said Tuesday that he and running mate Mitt Romney would help more Americans find jobs so that they can pay taxes. At a rally on the front lawn of a county courthouse, the Wisconsin Republican faced a question from a voter about why so many people don't pay federal income taxes.
ATLANTA-- A drop in last-minute travelers in September hurt a key revenue measurement for Delta Air Lines Inc., the company said on Tuesday, although its fuel bill came in lower than expected, too. Per-seat passenger revenue rose 0.5 percent in September. Delta had previously said it expected an increase of 1 percent to 3 percent.
*MP makes charge during debate on CNOOC bid for Nexen. OTTAWA, Oct 2- Canada's Conservative government will commit treason if it approves a $15.1 billion bid by China's CNOOC Ltd to buy Canadian oil company Nexen Inc, opposition Member of Parliament Pat Martin said on Tuesday.
Oct 2- The following are the 20 top-selling vehicles in the U.S. in September 2012 as reported by the automakers and ranked by total units. Top 20 selling vehicles in U.S. in September.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.-- Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday criticized Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for proposing policies that Biden says would cut taxes for millionaires and raise them for middle-class families.
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras-- In some countries political campaigns give out bumper stickers and yard signs. In Honduras, one of Latin America's poorest countries and also its most dangerous, candidates dole out another kind of political swag: coffins for the destitute.
--We revised our outlook on Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC to stable as a residential mortgage subprime, special, and subordinate-lien servicer and affirmed our ABOVE AVERAGE rankings on the company in these categories.
TORRANCE, Calif.-- Honda said Tuesday its September U.S. sales jumped 31 percent, boosted by strong demand for its Acura luxury vehicles. BY THE NUMBERS: Honda sold a total of 117,211 vehicles last month, up from 89,532 in the same month last year. TOP SELLER: Sales of the Accord sedan rose 57 percent to 29,182 from 18,639 in September 2011.