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  • UAW SAYS UAW MEMBERS AT FCA US HAVE VOTED DOWN THE TENTATIVE AGREEMENT BY 65 PCT.

  • Oct 1- U.S. energy companies prepared for the arrival of Hurricane Joaquin in the New York area Tuesday, as forecasts suggested the storm would head up the U.S. East Coast, following a course similar to Hurricane Sandy in 2012.. With the storm currently battering the Bahamas and days away from the United States, New York- area energy firms were putting personnel and...

  • UPDATE 2-Hackers attack forex broker FXCM Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    Oct 1- FXCM Inc, an online foreign exchange broker, said its systems were hacked and a "small number" of unauthorized wire transfers were made from customer accounts, sending the company's shares down 25 percent to a record low. FXCM said it received an email from a hacker claiming to have illegal access to customer information and that it had notified the Federal...

  • *Garrett-Cox will remain CEO of Alliance Trust Investments. LONDON, Oct 1- Katherine Garrett-Cox, one of the City of London's most high profile women CEOs, is to step down from the board of Alliance Trust in an overhaul of the fund manager which has faced pressure from activist investor Elliott to make changes. Chairman Karin Forseke dismissed suggestions by...

  • *Weather concerns in Russia, Australia boost wheat. Corn futures also rose after a lower-than-expected stocks estimate from the USDA. Weather concerns linger for wheat crops in Russia and Australia, said Bill Biedermann, trader at Allendale Inc..

  • *Sept factory activity down in US, China. Oct 1- Wall Street started the last quarter of the year in the red on Thursday as Apple fell and investors parsed mixed U.S. data. The Institute for Supply Management's index of national factory activity fell to 50.2 in September, its lowest since May 2013.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 1- Russia's biggest Internet search engine Yandex said it could seek a deal with Microsoft to become part of its Windows 10 platform in Russia and potentially other markets. Microsoft said last week it had partnered with Chinese tech giant Baidu to boost the adoption of Windows 10 in China in a deal that saw Microsoft for the first time dump its own...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- Global equities were little changed on Thursday after their worst quarter in four years but commodities eased from earlier highs, as investors continued to question the depths of China's slowdown and the timing of an interest rate hike from the U.S. The Purchasing Managers' Index data indicated China's manufacturing shrank again in September,...

  • BERLIN, Oct 1- Volkswagen said on Thursday it would take longer than expected to investigate its rigging of vehicle emissions tests, raising the prospect of months of uncertainty as it grapples with the biggest business crisis in its 78- year history. After a seven-hour meeting late on Wednesday, the German carmaker's supervisory board said it would take "at...

  • JOHANNESBURG/ LONDON, Oct 1- South African shareholders of SABMiller are prepared to fight for a continued Johannesburg stock market listing if the brewer gets taken over by Anheuser-Busch InBev so they can benefit from the future growth of a new global drinks giant. Whether or not the merged entity will stay listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, as...

  • ATLANTA, Oct 1- Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Thursday that negotiators meeting on a Pacific Rim free trade deal were very close to an agreement on autos and auto parts but that a final accord would depend on other elements of the trade deal being discussed in Atlanta. The Trans Pacific Partnership, which seeks to cut trade barriers and set...

  • LONDON, Oct 1- Sovereign wealth funds spent a total of $24.9 billion on overseas acquisitions during the third quarter of 2015, almost double the previous quarter as they chased after trophy assets. Thomson Reuters data shows that sovereign wealth funds, which invest windfall revenues from oil and other commodity exports for future generations, were...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- The dollar drifted lower on Thursday as traders puzzled over data sending contrary messages about the U.S. economy and prospects for a 2015 interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve. "The was a little less than consensus, edging closer to that 50 level that marks expansion from contraction," said Omer Esiner, chief market analyst at Commonwealth...

  • VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA INC- SALES OF 26,141 UNITS DELIVERED IN SEPT 2015, A 0.56 PCT INCREASE OVER SEPT 2014.

  • *Law firm Jones Day leads investigation. FRANKFURT, Oct 1- Volkswagen expects it will need at least several months to get to the bottom of the rigging of emissions tests on its diesel vehicles, which has turned into the biggest business crisis in its 78- year history. The executive committee of VW's supervisory board said it came to that conclusion after U.S. law...

  • UPDATE 1-Apple appoints former Boeing CFO to its board Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 11:22 AM ET

    Oct 1- Apple Inc said on Thursday it appointed James Bell, Boeing Co's former chief financial officer, to its board. Bell, who was Boeing's CFO from 2003 to 2012, is on the board of several other companies, including JPMorgan Chase& Co and Dow Chemical Co.. Apple's 8- member board includes Walt Disney Co CEO Robert Iger and former United States Vice President Albert...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- Oil prices fell back on Thursday after an early rally on fears of storm damage to U.S. oil installations faded. Brent, the global benchmark for oil, was down 20 cents, or 0.4 percent, at $48.17 a barrel by 10:33 a.m. EDT after hitting a one-week high at $49.84. Hurricane Joaquin, which strengthened into a powerful Category 3 storm and was moving over the...

  • NEW YORK, October 1- U.S. Traders and analysts are awaiting the U.S. Labor Department's September U.S. non-farm payrolls report, which will be released at 8:30 a.m. on Friday. "Everyone is making sure they are squared away because if the report is good, it'll keep December on the table for a rate hike, but if it's not, it will push the move into next year," said Stanley Sun,...

  • Former VW boss Winterkorn remains in four key posts Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 11:15 AM ET

    *Also holds key positions at Audi, Scania, trucks unit. The 68- year-old is chief executive of Porsche SE, the family-owned holding company that controls a majority stake in Volkswagen, as well as chairman of VW's flagship luxury brand Audi, trucks division Scania and the group's newly-created Truck& Bus holding. "It's a real surprise that Winterkorn is still there,"...

  • Oct 1- The big three U.S. automakers- General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and the U.S. operations of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV- reported a jump in September sales on Thursday as cheap gasoline and ultra-low interest rates drove demand for sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks. Sales also got a boost from the calendar, with the entire Labor Day weekend falling in...