WASHINGTON, March 11- Four U.S. oil refiners, trying to counter growing calls to lift the nation's ban on most crude oil exports, have launched the first major lobbying effort to keep abundant U.S. oil supplies from being sold overseas.» Read More
*Brent dips, holds near $109 as Libyan output stays low. NEW YORK, Oct 29- The S&P 500 hit a record on Tuesday to lead global equities higher ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting on the future of the U.S. stimulus program, while the euro hit a one-week low.
LONDON, Oct 29- Aluminium fell on Tuesday as the fund-buying and short-covering that drove it to a two-month high dried up, while copper steadied on bets the U.S. central bank will delay tapering its monetary stimulus programme.
Oct 29- Thomson Reuters Corp said on Tuesday that new sales of its financial terminals outpaced cancellations in the third quarter for the first time since 2011, and it announced 3,000 job cuts to reduce costs. Thomson Reuters also announced a $1 billion share buyback program.
Oct 29- Nasdaq OMX said on Tuesday that options trading had resumed in a number of widely followed indexes after a halt where the exchange failed to disseminate value for the Nasdaq 100..
*Says weakness in mining and India main culprits. The Columbus, Indiana- based company said sales of all its products had also contracted sharply in India in the most recent quarter as a result of declining business confidence and manufacturing activity there.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct 29- Google Inc's fledgling social network, Google+, has now signed up 300 million active users who participate in its main news page or feed, up from 190 million just six months ago, the company said on Tuesday.
*Infosys says in process of resolving visa investigation. BANGALORE, Oct 29- Indian IT firm Infosys Ltd said on Tuesday it was in the process of reaching a settlement with the U.S. government over the company's alleged misuse of temporary business visas.
Oct 29- Sporting goods maker Adidas AG has signed a pact to promote the safety of garment workers in Bangladesh, picking a European-led initiative over a rival U.S. drive, it said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, Oct 29- 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 car sales pointed to sluggish economic growth.
Oct 29- Nasdaq OMX said on Tuesday that options trading had resumed in a number of widely followed indexes after a halt.
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 29- The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted for the 22nd time to condemn the U.S. economic embargo against Cuba, whose foreign minister said the more than 5- decade-old blockade was barbaric and amounted to genocide.
NEW YORK, Oct 29- A U.S. judge on Tuesday refused to allow shareholders suing Deutsche Bank AG for misrepresenting the risks of packaging mortgages into complex financial products to proceed as a group. District Judge Katherine Forrest in New York denied a motion by the lead plaintiffs to certify a class of investors in a lawsuit against the German bank.
*JetBlue shares down nearly 3 percent. Oct 29- JetBlue Airways Corp's quarterly earnings missed Wall Street estimates because of rising costs, and the airline said on Tuesday that it would delay Embraer jet deliveries over the next three years to cut expenses.
LONDON, Oct 29- Spanish bond yields hit their lowest in nearly six months on Tuesday on investor expectations the Federal Reserve will keep its current level of monetary stimulus until early next year.
LONDON, Oct 29- Expansion projects for Algeria's In Amenas and In Salah gas producing sites will not get going next year as planned, BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley told a conference call for analysts on Tuesday.
LONDON, Oct 29- Standard Chartered has put one of its senior currency traders in London on leave, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The source said the move was "completely unrelated" to his activities at Standard Chartered. UBS and Standard Chartered declined to comment.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 29- Global smartphone shipments jumped 39 percent in the quarter ended Sept. 30, while brisk demand for low-priced Android devices in China eroded Apple's market share.
WASHINGTON, Oct 29- Paul Ryan, the Republican Party's fiscal visionary, faces a major test in budget talks starting this week: Can he move from ideology and theoretical blueprints to practical deal-making?
conservative group on Tuesday urged Republicans to block the White House's pick to head the regulator for mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac..
Oct 29- U.S. chemical maker Huntsman Corp said it expected prices of white paint pigment to come out of a two-year slump by the end of next year as raw material prices stabilize and industrial demand improves. Huntsman shares rose as much as 7 percent, touching their five-year high on the New York Stock Exchange.