*Compromise needed next week to avoid months of delay. BRUSSELS, March 9- European Union governments and parliamentarians will try to reach a compromise this week on how to wind down failing banks, in marathon talks intended to settle who decides to close banks and who picks up the bill.» Read More
Oct 22- DuPont, the largest U.S. chemical maker by sales, said it expects earnings to more than double this quarter as its fast-growing agriculture business overcomes seasonal weakness. "The story is going to be all about agriculture," said Piper Jaffray analyst Mike Ritzenthaler.
*Asia, Latin America among the once-hot regions now suffering. CHICAGO, Oct 22- Caterpillar Inc released unaudited dealer sales data on Tuesday- one day ahead of its scheduled third-quarter earnings- that showed continued weak demand for its machinery and engine products.
Oct 22- EMC Corp, the world's largest data storage equipment maker, cut its full-year forecast because of the two-week U.S. government shutdown, sending its shares down 4 percent. EMC, which reported lower-than-expected quarterly results, said the shutdown caused it to miss its revenue estimate by about $120 million, which it did not expect to recover.
Only 4 percent of those surveyed by USA Today/Princeton Survey Research said Congress would function worse if every member was replaced, and half said it would fare better.
*Third-quarter adj. earnings $2.72/ share vs est $2.61. *Third-quarter appliance sales rise in Europe and North America. Oct 22- Whirlpool Corp, the world's No. 1 home appliance maker, raised its full-year earnings forecast after a recovering U.S. housing market and consumer sentiment in Europe boosted sales of refrigerators, dishwashers and air conditioners.
FRANKFURT, Oct 22- Fabrizio Dicone had just one day to decide if he wanted to leave Rome and help create "the third big bang"- a new watchdog for Europe's troubled banking industry.
WASHINGTON, Oct 22- The White House said on Tuesday there was no evidence President Barack Obama's signature healthcare program is driving up the number of part-time workers, challenging the view of many business owners in the country.
NEW YORK, Oct 22- Steven A. Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors will shut down its London office by the end of the year, according to a report by Bloomberg that cited an unidentified person with direct knowledge of the decision. The reported closure comes as the Stamford, Connecticut- based hedge fund downsizes in response to a long-running insider trading investigation.
*Netflix turns lower, brings down Nasdaq. The Nasdaq pared some of its earlier gains as some of the year's biggest winners, including Netflix Inc, reversed course during trading to move lower. "The most volatile sector, in terms of risk and return, is going to be the technology sector," said Jon Smith, chief investment officer at DT Investment Partners.
Oct 22- Kimberly-Clark Corp, maker of Kleenex tissues, posted a bigger-than-anticipated rise in quarterly profit on Tuesday on continued growth overseas as well as global cost cutting.
*BHP to sell 250,000 net acres in Permian Basin. LONDON/ NEW YORK, Oct 22- BHP Billiton plans to sell roughly half its oil and gas acreage in the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico, an area revived by the shale boom, to focus on its most lucrative assets there.
BEIJING, Oct 22- Russian energy companies signed a slew of deals with China on Tuesday, seeking to lock in sales to fund costly production and pipeline projects that will direct exports away from Europe to Asia.
*Riyadh to shift away from U.S. over Syria- source. WTI futures dropped below their 200- day moving average for the first time since June, while the closely watched Brent/WTI spread swelled by more than $1 for a third day running, hitting its widest mark since April 24 at over $11 a barrel.
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 22- Millions of mobile phones are shipped to Africa every month, but a South African company hopes to rival the likes of Samsung and Nokia with home-grown smartphones tailored to African needs.
WASHINGTON, Oct 22- Congressional Republicans on Tuesday announced a new investigation into the troubled rollout of President Barack Obama's health care reforms, aimed at learning what role the White House may have played in decisions about the design and development of problem-plagued website Healthcare.gov.
TROY, Mich., Oct 22- Global automakers must look beyond China, India, Russia and Brazil to other clusters of emerging countries if they want to get their share of growth worldwide, a consulting firm said on Tuesday. For the BRICs, growth is projected at 10 percent in India, 6 percent in China, 5 percent in Brazil and 4 percent in Russia.
NEW YORK, Oct 22- Delta Air Lines Inc's Pennsylvania oil refinery turned a small profit in the third quarter, the first time since it purchased the plant in 2012 to help trim jet fuel costs, the company said on Tuesday.
More broadly, companies are forecast to feel the effect of the less-than-stellar economic growth in the United States, Canada's largest trading partner, as well as slower growth in China, a major consumer of commodities.
*Giorgia Meloni says very fluid moment on Italy's centre-right. ROME, Oct 22- Italy's divided centre-right is paying a heavy price for failing to arrange a smooth succession to Silvio Berlusconi, according to a minister in his last government who broke ranks with the former premier last year to set up a rival conservative party.
BERLIN, Oct 22- A sharp rise in rental prices in German cities poses no risk to the broader economy and introducing rent controls would only exacerbate the problem, economists said on Tuesday ahead of coalition talks between Angela Merkel and the Social Democrats.