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HOUSTON, Oct 11- BP Plc received a crude export license this summer from the Bureau of Industry and Security, a branch of the US Commerce Department, a source familiar with the issue said on Thursday.
Oct 11- Goldstar Minerals Inc:. *Enters into letter agreement to option pump lake property from Niogold in. *Says to acquire up to a 75% interest from Niogold.
Magistrate George Hanks Jr. in Houston ordered Alexander Fishenko and two other defendants to federal custody in Brooklyn, N.Y., where they face numerous charges. Fishenko, owner of Houston- based Arc Electronics Inc., and seven of his employees were arrested last week. Another man arrested in Houston, Shavkat Abdullaev, waived the bail request.
MADISON, N.J.-- Medical laboratory operator Quest Diagnostics Inc. said Thursday it will cut 400 to 600 management positions and reorganize its business. Quest expects to take $15 million to $20 million in charges associated with the restructuring and job cuts.
Oct 11- Canadian Pacific Railway said on Thursday that its chief financial officer, Kathryn McQuade, would retire on Nov. 1. CP, Canada's second-biggest railroad, said Brian Grassby would replace her as CFO from that date. McQuade will remain as a senior advisor to Grassby until the end of her contract in May 2013.
*Announces results of rights offering. *Says expects to receive net proceeds of approximately $28 million from the. rights offering* Source text* Further company coverage ().
Oct 11- Rockwell Diamonds Inc:. *Qtrly gross diamond revenues of $7.4 million compared to $6.0 million for. Including beneficiation revenues that amounted to $0.4 million, the Company reported total revenue of $7.4 million.
*Moody's says alcoa's weak third quarter 2012 performance is credit negative.
*On oct.4, 2012, board of directors of DaVita voted to increase size of board. from nine to ten members- SEC filing. *Source text* Further company coverage ().
The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service said Thursday that it will raise postage rates on Jan. 27, including a 1- cent increase in the cost of first-class mail to 46 cents. Currently, the prices vary depending on the international destination, with letters to Canada and Mexico costing 85 cents.
Oct 11- Dignity Health on Thursday sold $600 million of series 2012 taxable bonds in two parts, said IFR, a Thomson Reuters service.
Oct 11- Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd:. *Brian Grassby appointed CP CFO; executive vice-president and CFO Kathryn. contract in May 2013* Source text.
FEDERAL WAY, Wash.-- Lumber and real estate company Weyerhaeuser Co. boosted its dividend on Thursday and said the housing market appears to be improving. The company will pay a dividend of 17 cents per share on Nov. 30 to shareholders of record Nov. 9.
--On Oct. 10, 2012, we lowered our long- and short-term sovereign ratings on the Kingdom of Spain to' BBB-/Negative/A-3' from' BBB+/ Negative/A-2'. MADRID Oct. 11, 2012-- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services today took various credit rating actions on 116 tranches in 87 Spanish securitizations.
*Deal could lead to Sprint buying Clearwire- analysts. *Sprint, Clearwire soar in afternoon trade; MetroPCS down. The Japanese company might also be aiming to use Sprint as a vehicle to make a run at smaller Sprint peer MetroPCS Communications Inc, a two-step transaction that would potentially cost more than 2 trillion yen, according to a Nikkei report.
*Effective end of Q1, changed reportable segments to a geographic focus into. North America and international segments. *Source text* Further company coverage ().
--U.S. oil and gas exploration and production company Gulfport Energy Corp.. plans to issue $250 million of senior unsecured notes. Rating Action On Oct. 11, 2012, Standard& Poor's Ratings Services assigned its' B-' corporate credit rating to Oklahoma City- based Gulfport Energy Corp..
Oct 11- Pier 1 Imports Inc:. *Approved increase in size of board of directors from 8 directors to 9. directors, elected to board Cheryl Bachelder.
SUNNYVALE, Calif.-- Shares of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. fell nearly 8 percent in after-hours trading Thursday after the chipmaker said third-quarter revenue will fall about 10 percent compared to the second quarter because of weaker-than-expected demand across all of its products.