*Independent crude shipment to market challenges Tripoli. TRIPOLI, March 8- Libya threatened on Saturday to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker if it tries to export oil from a rebel-controlled port east of Tripoli, in a major escalation of a standoff over the country's petroleum wealth.» Read More
NEW YORK, Oct 10- Fitch Ratings said on Thursday that it would only consider the U.S. government in default if it failed to make payments due on interest and/or principal of U.S.
Oct 10- Two owners of The Philadelphia Inquirer are suing the newspaper's publisher because he fired the head of the newsroom without their consent.
NEW YORK, Oct 10- Former American International Group Chief Executive Maurice "Hank" Greenberg on Thursday won a short reprieve from New York's case accusing him of orchestrating sham transactions at AIG.
*White House and Republicans voice optimism. WASHINGTON, Oct 10- Republicans offered a plan to President Barack Obama on Thursday that would postpone a possible U.S. default in a sign the two sides may be moving to end the standoff that has shuttered large parts of the government and thrown America's future creditworthiness into question.
House leaders were huddled in House Speaker John Boehner's office after presenting their plan for a short-term hike in the debt limit to avoid a potential default to President Barack Obama. The New York Times later reported Obama had rejected the plan, but Republican Paul Ryan told reporters Obama had neither accepted or rejected the proposal.
WASHINGTON, Oct 10- An insurance provision in the U.S. farm bills proposed by the House and Senate could have corn, soybean, and wheat farmers making more money in a bad year, such as during a drought, than in a good year, an environmental group said on Thursday.
DETROIT/ LONDON, Oct 10- The U.S. Department of Energy will consider bids to purchase Fisker Automotive's government loan on Friday in what could be the start of a lengthy and expensive process to revive the dormant green-car startup.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 10- Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd has led an investment round of about $200 million in fledgling U.S. retail website ShopRunner Inc, a source with knowledge of the deal said, making one of its largest U.S. investments as it prepares to go public.
WASHINGTON, Oct 10- The U.S. administration has a little over a month to fix the technology problems crippling its online health insurance marketplace, or jeopardize the goal of signing up millions of Americans in time for benefits under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, experts said on Thursday.
Oct 10- Safeway Inc said on Thursday it plans to leave the Chicago market by early next year as it continues to narrow its focus and posted a sharply lower profit for the third quarter. The shares of Safeway, the second-largest U.S. mainstream grocery store operator, rose to $33.35 after hours after closing at $31.57 on the New York Stock Exchange.
NEW YORK, Oct 10- Major U.S. stock indexes posted their strongest rally in more than nine months on Thursday after signs of progress in negotiations to raise the U.S. debt limit.
SYDNEY, Oct 11- U.S. stock index futures fell and the dollar retreated from a two-week high early in Asia on Friday as investors were confused over whether U.S. politicians would agree to a deal to avert the possibility of U.S. debt default next week.
SAO PAULO, Oct 10- Brazil's national oil worker's federation could start an indefinite strike on Oct. 17 if a pay dispute with state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileira SA is not resolved.
OTTAWA, Oct 10- During visits to China and South Korea next week, a senior Canadian official will promote investment in Canadian oil and gas firms despite strict limits Ottawa imposed in 2012 on foreign purchases in the energy sector.
TIOGA, North Dakota/ NEW YORK, Oct 10- A Tesoro Logistics LP pipeline has spilled more than 20,000 barrels of crude oil into a North Dakota wheat field, the biggest leak in the state since it became a major U.S. producer. Farmer Steven Jensen discovered the leak on Sept. 29 while harvesting wheat on his 1,800- acre farm, about nine miles northeast of Tioga, North Dakota.
Lazaridis and Fregin together control some 8 percent of BlackBerry, the filing said. Excluding Fregin's shares, Lazaridis controls 5.7 percent of BlackBerry, or about 60,000 shares more than he did at the end of 2012, according to Thomson Reuters data.
WASHINGTON, Oct 10- President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans found no specific way forward to break their impasse over a government shutdown and extending the U.S. debt ceiling at a meeting on Thursday, the White House said.
Oct 10- Silicon Graphics International Corp, a supplier of servers based on the Linux operating system, estimated first-quarter results below expectations, citing uncertainty related to the completion of IT projects funded by the U.S. government. Silicon Graphics shares fell about 15 percent in extended trading.
Oct 10- Platform Acquisition Holdings Ltd, founded by Jarden Corp Chairman Martin Franklin, said it would acquire privately held specialty chemicals maker MacDermid Inc for about $1.8 billion. It supplies to retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Target Corp and Bed, Bath and Beyond.
Air travelers would face lengthy delays if a radar unit or other equipment broke at a major U.S. airport because no one is on duty to fix it, Paul Rinaldi, president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, told Reuters in an interview.