*Q2 oper profit 969 mln euros vs Rtrs poll avg 965 mln. FRANKFURT, July 29- German industrial gases maker Linde reported a decline in quarterly profits on Tuesday, hit by unfavourable foreign exchange rate fluctuations.» Read More
NEW YORK-- Shares of Healthcare Services Group Inc. rose Monday after a UBS analyst said the company, which provides housekeeping and food services to hospitals and nursing homes, should be able to sustain its strong growth. THE SPARK: Analyst A.J. Rice began covering Healthcare Services with a "Buy" rating and a price target of $27 per share.
Chris Gregoire has directed all state offices to reduce their total building energy use by 20 percent by 2020..
WASHINGTON, Oct 1- The U.S. Export-Import Bank on Monday said it has approved an $118 million direct loan to a Vietnamese state-owned company to buy a telecommunications satellite and other goods and services from Lockheed Martin.
Wilbur Anthony Huff, 51, who has addresses in both Caneyville and Louisville, was released on $100,000 unsecured bond after a brief court appearance in federal court in Louisville in which prosecutors portrayed him as a flight risk. Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan called the case "Part Two" of his office's investigation of the taxpayer-funded TARP.
*He mentions Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, US, France, Libya.
*Toronto entertaiment mogul to transform skyline. TORONTO, Oct 1- Toronto's theater district as well as the skyline of Canada's biggest city will be transformed by star architect Frank Gehry as a tribute to the city in which he spent his childhood under an ambitious plan unveiled on Monday.
Oct 1- Weingarten Realty Investors. Monday sold $300 million of senior notes, said IFR, a Thomson Reuters service. Bank of America Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan and Wells Fargo were the joint bookrunning managers for the sale.
Among the earnings projection stories for Monday, Oct. 1, from AP Business News:. _ Gordmans Stores Inc., the clothing and home decor company, lowered its third and fourth-quarter financial forecasts because of a sales slowdown.
Oct 1- Amex Exploration Inc:. *Provides further details regarding its private placement. *Recently closed private placement for gross proceeds of $410,050.
NAIROBI, Oct 1- The United States on Monday called on Rwanda to publicly denounce rebels who have seized swathes of eastern Congo in an appeal that highlighted its frustration over Kigali's alleged role in its neighbour's conflict.
By Matt Scuffham and Myles Neligan. LONDON, Oct 1- Stockbrokers involved in the planned stock market listing of British insurer Direct Line reported good interest from private investors in London's first big retail share offering for six years, although some potential investors are unconvinced.
Oct 1- Fitch Ratings has assigned a' BBB' rating to Darden Restaurants, Inc.' s. proposed $300 million senior unsecured notes due 2022. At Aug. 26, 2012, Darden had approximately $2.1 billion of total debt.
*Announces new independent director to company's board. *Appointment of Brad Holiday, senior executive, vice president and CFO of. Callaway Golf Company to its board.
President Barack Obama plans to appoint Verizon Communications Inc executive John Stratton to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, the telephone company said on Monday.
--In conjunction with proceeds from Cheniere Energy Partners L.P.' s recent equity offering, SPLNG is redeeming its $550 million in 2013 notes.
Oct 1- CBOE Holdings Inc:. *Reports September 2012 consolidated trading volume: 92.9 million total. *Says CBOE Holdings volume up 23% from August.
*FTC says some literally true claims can be misleading. WASHINGTON, Oct 1- Advertisers who try to entice customers with promises that their products are "green" or "eco-friendly" could quickly get in hot water with regulators if they cannot prove it, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday.
Oct 1- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services said today that it assigned its' BB' issue-level rating and' 4' recovery rating to Monroe, La.- based incumbent telephone company CenturyLink Inc.' s.