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  • US Fidelis president gets 8-year prison term Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 2:29 PM ET

    ST. CHARLES, Mo.-- The former president of US Fidelis has been sentenced to eight years in prison on state charges of stealing and fraud. Darain Atkinson was sentenced Monday in St. Charles. The 47- year-old co-founded the auto service contract seller with his 42- year-old brother, Cory Atkinson.

  • --Group 1 Automotive Inc.' s credit measures, in our opinion, have the potential for continued modest improvement in the year ahead. --We are revising our' BB' rating outlook on Group 1 to positive from stable. Rating Action On Oct. 2, 2012, Standard& Poor's Ratings Services revised its rating outlook on Houston- based automotive retailer Group 1 Automotive Inc..

  • CBS claims ratings win for 1st week of TV season Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 2:27 PM ET

    CBS' new period-piece drama, "Vegas," debuted in sixth place, while its contemporary Sherlock Holmes whodunit, "Elementary," premiered in 10th place, according to Nielsen Co. figures released Tuesday. NBC's "Sunday Night Football" was No. 1 in the rankings, but CBS' "NCIS" was second for the week, "NCIS: Los Angeles" was fourth and "Big Bang Theory" was fifth.

  • BRIEF-Cenovus Emergy buys Oilsands Quest assets Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 2:27 PM ET

    Oct 2- Cenovus Energy Inc:. *Agreement to buy remaining assets of Oilsands Quest received approval from. Alberta court of Queen's bench.

  • Gambling exec: Online regulations unlikely in 2012 Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 2:26 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS-- It doesn't look like Congress will pass Internet gambling regulatory laws this year, the head of the industry's main lobbying group said Tuesday, as he cast online wagering hosted by sites overseas as one of the biggest threats to the casino industry in the United States.

  • Oct 2- In a widely expected show of force, Boeing Co's engineers and technical workers rejected a pay offer late Monday, setting the stage for talks to resume Tuesday for labor agreements covering 23,000 workers.

  • **ARQULE INC, $2.30, down 53.9 pct The biotechnology company and Japan's Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd. **GENERAL MOTORS, $23.82, up 3 pct. Hedge fund manager David Einhorn said auto-maker General Motors "is much healthier now," and is getting its product refreshments "right."

  • *Spain seen requesting bailout, but uncertainty weighs. NEW YORK, Oct 2- The euro rose against the dollar on Tuesday on expectations that a request by Spain for a bailout is imminent, but major stock markets fell on uncertainty of when Madrid will make its request and growing uneasiness over third-quarter earnings.

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 2- Japan's Sumitomo Corp. The photovoltaic solar project is being built by First Solar Inc and has agreements in place to provide power to California utilities Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas& Electric. It is expected to be fully operational by 2015, according to First Solar's website.

  • Oct 2- Fitch Ratings rates at' A-' Western Massachusetts Electric Co.' s $150 million issuance of 3.50% senior unsecured notes, Series F due Sept. 15, 2021. The rating also takes into consideration the support and improved funding capabilities of a stronger parent company profile following the merger of Northeast Utilities and NSTAR LLC.

  • *Gold Fields miners rally in pay protest. CARLTONVILLE, South Africa, Oct 2- Anglo American Platinum warned on Tuesday that security had worsened at its strike-hit South African mines as several thousand gold miners rallied over pay in the dispute-plagued industry.

  • Oct 2- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services said today that New York City- based MSCI Inc.' s. announcement that Vanguard will no longer use MSCI's indices does not affect our ratings on MSCI. The loss of the Vanguard business represents approximately $24 million in revenues for MSCI.

  • Oct 2- General Electric Co is calling for a new round of inspections by airlines on its new GEnx engine on Boeing Co aircraft, with a focus on the section of the engine that failed on a 747-8 freighter in Shanghai last month.

  • BRIEF-Mazda reports September US sales Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 2:20 PM ET

    Oct 2- Mazda North American Operations:.

  • Oil slightly lower amid economic questions Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 2:18 PM ET

    Benchmark oil slipped 19 cents to $92.20 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, which is used to price international varieties of oil, fell 36 cents to $111.83 per barrel in London. At the pump, the national average for gasoline was unchanged at $3.78 per gallon, according to AAA, Wright Express and the Oil Price Information Service.

  • LAS VEGAS, Oct 2- A Nevada judge on Tuesday ruled against dissident Wynn Resorts Ltd shareholder Kazuo Okada's motion for an injunction against a forced redemption of his 20 percent stake in the casino company.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday considered whether the federal government could be liable for money damages by printing confidential credit card information on a customer's receipt, increasing the risk of identity theft.

  • --U.S. tower operator Crown Castle has agreed to acquire rights to about 7,200 T-Mobile USA towers for $2.4 billion in cash. Rating Action On Oct. 2, 2012, Standard& Poor's Ratings Services revised its outlook on Crown Castle International Corp..

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- U.S. credit terms to hedge funds and other large investors were largely unchanged in the last three months, with lending conditions easing marginally for real estate-backed bond dealers and managed funds.

  • September Auto Sales: Nissan Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 2:12 PM ET

    FRANKLIN, Tenn.-- Nissan North America Inc. said Tuesday that its September U.S. sales fell 1.1 percent on lower demand for its passenger cars. BY THE NUMBERS: The Japanese automaker sold 91,907 vehicles last month, down from 92,964 in the same month last year. TOP SELLER: Nissan sold 24,488 of its Altima sedan, down 0.4 percent from 24,356 in September 2011.