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Sears may separate Lands' End, Auto Center as sales slide

Sears Holdings is considering splitting off its Lands' End clothing and Sears Auto Center businesses, after another quarter of declining same-store sales. (SEARS-TURNAROUND (UPDATE 1), moving shortly, 425 words)

U.S. consumer spending gauge rises in Sept, wholesale inflation muted

WASHINGTON - A gauge of U.S. consumer spending rose in September as Americans likely snapped up Apple's new iPhone and bought leisure goods, but falling sales of automobiles pointed to sluggish economic growth during the third quarter. (USA ECONOMY/ (WRAPUP 2), moved, by Lucia Mutikani, 550 words)

Cost of banking clean-up batters Deutsche, UBS, Lloyds

LONDON - Four European banks take heavy hits in a clean-up of the financial industry, with Rabobank fined more than $1 billion and three other major lenders preparing for possibly huge legal costs over a string of scandals. (EUROPEAN-BANKS/ (WRAPUP 3), moving shortly, by Katharina Bart and Tom Atkins, 1,230 words)

+ See also:

- STANCHART-EARNINGS (UPDATE 2), moved, by Lawrence White and Steve Slater, 660 words

Oil profits lift Europe shares, dollar gains ahead of Fed

LONDON - Strong earnings from global oil giants lead a rebound in European shares as other major markets settle into narrow ranges ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve policy decision on the future of its stimulus programme. (MARKETS-GLOBAL/ (WRAPUP 5), moved, by Richard Hubbard, 850 words)


French PM suspends "ecotax" on trucks after protests

PARIS - France's Socialist government makes its second climbdown on tax policy in a week amid rising protests against the fiscal burden and opinion polls showing its approval rating at an all-time low. (FRANCE-ECOTAX (UPDATE 2), expect by 1630 GMT/12.30 PM ET, by Ingrid Melander, 600 words)


Goodyear revenue lower, shares drop

Goodyear Tire & Rubber, the biggest U.S. tire maker, report a 5 percent drop in quarterly revenue, missing analysts' expectations and sending the company's shares down 7 percent in mid-morning trading. (GOODYEAR-RESULTS/ (UPDATE 2), moving shortly, 325 words)

BP beats forecast, jacks up asset sales

LONDON - BP Plc kicks off the results season for top global oil firms with forecast-beating profits and a dose of what the industry's investors want - a dividend hike, plans for asset sales, and a promise to keep a lid on spending. (BP-RESULTS/ (UPDATE 2), moved, by Andrew Callus, 560 words)

Nokia gives upbeat outlook for NSN, Lumia sales increase

HELSINKI - Nokia gives an upbeat forecast for its telecom equipment unit Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN), raising hopes for growth in what will be the Finnish company's main business after the sale of its phones division to Microsoft. (NOKIA-RESULTS/ (UPDATE 2), moving shortly, by Ritsuko Ando, 430 words)

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