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  • COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct 7- A U.S. jury on Wednesday awarded a cancer patient $1.6 million after finding DuPont was liable for leaking a toxic chemical used to make Teflon into drinking water near one of its plants.

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 7- Yum Brands Inc's disappointing results from restaurants in China including KFC and Pizza Hut add pressure on Chief Executive Greg Creed to make swift changes to the business that is its main driver of sales and profit, analysts said on Wednesday. Yum shares sank as much as 19.3 percent on Wednesday, a day after the company shocked investors by...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 7- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gave the White House a warning about her opposition to a 12- nation Pacific Rim trade pact through her staff, a White House official said on Wednesday. The official declined to give further details. Clinton told PBS television on Wednesday that she did not support the deal that President...

  • *Regeneron, Amgen lead health care sector. Brands hit by China woes. Investors' focus is turning to earnings, and Yum!

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday she did not support the 12- nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, rejecting a central tenet of President Barack Obama's strategic pivot to Asia. "As of today, I am not in favor of what I have learned about it," Clinton said in an interview with the public broadcasting program "Newshour," filmed...

  • Oct 7- Amazon.com Inc is considering the creation of a live online TV service and has reached out to networks such as CBS Corp and Comcast's NBCUniversal to express interest in carrying their channels, Bloomberg reported. The e-commerce giant's talks with the networks are in preliminary stages, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • CLINTON SAYS PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES "MAY HAVE GOTTEN MORE BENEFITS AND PATIENTS FEWER" IN TPP DEAL.

  • CLINTON SAYS TPP DOES NOT DO ENOUGH TO CREATE U.S.

  • US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Biotech rebound leads Wall St higher Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 4:07 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 7- U.S. stocks ended higher after a volatile session on Wednesday, led by a rebound in biotechnology companies that pushed the S&P 500 to its highest level in three weeks. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 121.96 points, or 0.73 percent, to 16,912.15, the S&P 500 gained 15.9 points, or 0.8 percent, to 1,995.82 and the Nasdaq Composite added 42.79 points,...

  • CLINTON SAYS WORRIED THAT CURRENCY MANIPULATION IS NOT PART OF TPP TRADE DEAL.

  • DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE HILLARY CLINTON SAYS DOES NOT SUPPORT THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP TRADE PACT- PBS.

  • The USDA will probably cut its projections for the country's average corn yield and for the number of acres of corn and soybeans that will be harvested, according to a Reuters poll of analysts. "There are some concerns that U.S. production could not be as high as what the USDA has forecast but overall yields have been pleasantly surprising" for corn, she added.

  • Founded by Marc Lore, who in 2010 sold his diapers-to-soap e-commerce firm Quidsi to Amazon.com for $540 million, Jet.com had launched in July promising big discounts in exchange for members placing large orders and paying the annual fee. The launch of Jet.com has been closely watched as a new competitor to Amazon.com Inc and Wal Mart Stores Inc.

  • *U.S. sells $21 billion in 10- year notes to strong demand. NEW YORK, Oct 7- U.S. Potential for more stimulus from the European Central Bank and Bank of Japan along with expectations that a U.S.

  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON, Oct 7- A popular diesel engine management program used by several top automakers, including Volkswagen AG, was not preprogrammed to detect when a vehicle was undergoing laboratory emissions testing, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a former EPA official. Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz, which uses the same engine...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 7- Oil fell in volatile trading on Wednesday, snapping a three-day rally, after U.S. government data showing a large crude inventory build surprised traders the day after an industry group had reported a draw. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said domestic crude inventories rose 3.1 million barrels last week, more than the 2.2...

  • Amazon considering online TV service - Bloomberg Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 3:37 PM ET

    Oct 7- Amazon.com Inc is considering the creation of a live online TV service and has reached out to networks such as CBS Corp and Comcast's NBCUniversal to express interest in carrying their channels, Bloomberg reported. The e-commerce giant's talks with the networks are in preliminary stages, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St rises as health care rebounds Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 3:37 PM ET

    *Regeneron, Amgen lead health care sector. *Yum Brands hit by China woes, drags McDonald's. slumped 19 percent, while McDonald's, which also has a large exposure to China, fell 0.5 percent to $101.12.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 7- The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday that would allow the military to avoid mandatory spending cuts, setting up a likely veto from President Barack Obama, who is pushing for a broader budget deal. The Senate approved the $612 billion defense-policy bill 70- 27. The House of Representatives has already approved...

  • Canadian farmers follow miners, stream crops for cash Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 3:32 PM ET

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Oct 7- Canadian canola farmers are tapping an alternative form of financing more often used by cash-hungry miners, turning a small Saskatchewan company into one of the country's biggest suppliers of the oilseed. Regina- based Input Capital Corp, which does not own a tractor or grain bin, now controls 75,000 tonnes of canola production through...