• *Winfrey's network signs deal with Tyler Perry Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 3:05 PM ET
  • $2 million in gems, gold stolen from Calif. museum Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 3:05 PM ET

    MARIPOSA, Calif.-- California investigators searched Monday for thieves who made off with an estimated $2 million in precious gems and gold from a Central Valley museum during a brazen daytime robbery.

  • Oct 1- Candente Copper Corp:. *Provides comment on recent community activities in Peru. *Says according to media reports in Peru, the community voted against mining.

  • *Audit: USAID Haiti work "not on track" Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 3:04 PM ET
  • Airlines start fourth quarter on high note Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 3:04 PM ET

    Shares of Delta Air Lines Inc. and US Airways Group Inc. were the best performers in the group with gains of 3.4 percent and 2.5 percent. US Airways stock has more than doubled as investors bet on an eventual merger with American Airlines, which is currently under bankruptcy protection.

  • BERLIN, Oct 1- A German insurance giant revealed employees put a trip to a swingers' hotel in Jamaica on company expenses when it published the results of an internal audit on a public website.

  • 8 die as Hong Kong charter boat hits ferry, sinks Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 3:03 PM ET

    HONG KONG-- A chartered boat packed with revelers during a holiday weekend collided with a ferry and sank Monday night off Hong Kong, killing at least eight people were killed and injuring dozens more, authorities said.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 2- The world's largest coral reef- under threat from Australia's surging coal and gas shipments, climate change and a destructive starfish- is declining faster than ever and coral cover could fall to just 5 percent in the next decade, a study shows.

  • WHAT: Autodata Corp. Total U.S. That's a bit below August's 14.5 mln, but still should be good enough for the third-best reading since April 2008. --by Theodore Littleton of IFR Markets, a unit of Thomson Reuters.

  • TEXT-S&P rates Hertz subsidiary's notes 'B' Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 3:00 PM ET

    Oct 1- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services said today that it has assigned its' B' issue-level rating to HDTFS Inc.' s $600 million senior notes due 2020 and $600 million senior notes due 2022, and then placed both ratings on CreditWatch with negative implications.

  • *ArcelorMittal says will look to move workers to new jobs. FLORANGE, France, Oct 1- ArcelorMittal told unions it will permanently close two mothballed furnaces in northeastern France, enraging workers who blocked access to the steel plant and management offices at the site on Monday.

  • Oct 1- Duke Energy Corp:. *Progress energy Florida issues statement regarding filing of crystal river. $900 million to $1.3 billion.

  • Citigroup was second with $32.6 billion in 348 deals and J.P. Morgan Securities was third with $30.7 billion in 265 deals. The New York State Dormitory Authority was the top issuer of debt as of the end of the third quarter, selling $5.5 billion in 31 deals, Thomson Reuters reported.

  • Estimated Progress Fla. nuke plant repair costs up Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:57 PM ET

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-- A new report says it would cost nearly $1.5 billion to repair Progress Energy's damaged nuclear reactor at Crystal River. That's up from the St. Petersburg- based utility's prior estimate of $900 million to $1.3 billion.

  • A new report released on Monday by Soros' Open Society Foundations and the New York- based Foundation Center said that black men and boys in the United States do not have access to the structural supports and opportunities needed to thrive.

  • *Get Started: IRS eases access to resources online Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:55 PM ET
  • Healthcare Services rises as analyst sees growth Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:55 PM ET

    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.

  • *Estimated Progress Fla. nuke plant repair costs up Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:54 PM ET
  • Wash. gov orders state offices to cut energy use Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:54 PM ET

    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.