DUBAI, March 9- Dubai's non-oil trade expanded 7.6 percent last year, slowing from 13 percent growth in 2012, but the emirate's trade with Iran stabilised despite U.S. economic sanctions, according to Dubai customs data released on Sunday.» Read More
Some of the rerouted calls came in without location information that police or firefighters need to find the caller, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski told a news conference to discuss communications outages. FCC officials declined to say where the affected call centers were.
HOUSTON, Oct 30- New York's electric grid operator said more than 90 transmission lines remained out of service on Tuesday afternoon, a day after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast with 80 mph winds and record storm surge.
HONG KONG, Oct 31- China's top four banks are on course for their weakest annual profit growth since going public as the central bank's interest rate cuts in the middle of the year kick in, slicing lending margins.
DETROIT, Oct 30- Sergio Marchionne, chief executive of both Fiat SpA and Chrysler Group LLC, said he wants to achieve ``unification'' of the two automakers by 2015.. That stake is held by a United Auto Workers union healthcare trust for retired Chrysler workers, a voluntary employees beneficiary association.
LOS ANGELES, Oct 30- Walt Disney Co has agreed to buy filmmaker George Lucas's Lucasfilm Ltd and the ``Star Wars'' franchise for $4.05 billion in cash and stock, a b lockbuster deal that adds one of the most beloved franchises in entertainment history to Disney's lineup.
Oct 30- U.S. East Coast electric companies report that outages from Hurricane Sandy have hit more than 8.2 million homes and businesses, the U.S. Department of Energy said in a report early on Tuesday.
Airlines said they planned to restart service Tuesday at some East Coast airports, including Boston and Philadelphia.
WASHINGTON, Oct 30- Floods, high winds, snow and related power outages brought on by Hurricane Sandy knocked out a small number of 911 call centers, forcing the emergency service to be rerouted, a top Federal Communications official said on Tuesday.
*Union still supports merger with US Airways. NEW YORK, Oct 30- The pilots union at American Airlines said on Tuesday that a labor deal could be close if the bankrupt airline is willing to make certain key concessions.
*JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports are closed until further notice, according to the Port Authority. *US Airways Group Inc is not operating in New York, Washington, Philadelphia, Boston and several other Northeast airports on Tuesday. *American Airlines has flights scheduled into Richmond, Virginia, several Ohio airports, Pittsburgh and Boston on Tuesday.
BUENOS AIRES, Oct 30- Argentina could lose 20 percent of its projected corn crop and 10 percent of its soy this season as violent storms lash the Pampas, turning prime farmland into unplantable mush, a local expert said on Tuesday.
Oct 30- Walt Disney Co has agreed to buy filmmaker George Lucas's Lucasfilm Ltd and the ``Star Wars'' franchise for $4.05 billion in cash and stock, a blockbuster deal that adds one of the most beloved franchises in entertainment history to Disney's lineup.
*NYSE, Nasdaq OMX testing trading systems on Tuesday. *NYSE could switch to electronic trading if necessary. NYSE Euronext said the New York Stock Exchange would open, although it would switch to fully electronic trading if necessary.
DETROIT, Oct 30- Ford Motor Co posted a third-quarter profit that trounced Wall Street forecasts on Tuesday, driven by higher vehicle prices and record profit margins of 12 percent in North America. Half of that jump came from North America, where Ford has earned more than $2 billion and posted margins over 10 percent for three quarters in a row.
*Greece slashes privatisation revenue targets. ATHENS, Oct 30- An overwhelming majority of Greek Socialist lawmakers have agreed to vote in favour of contested austerity reforms, party officials told Reuters on Tuesday, sharply increasing the odds of securing parliamentary approval for the measures.
Oct 30- Citigroup Inc said it is ready for markets to re-open on Wednesday despite power outages in the waterside neighborhood around its trading floors and flood damage in a building where its investment bankers are based. It is also used by Citigroup's transaction services unit, which caters to corporations and governments around the world.
*Nonfarm payrolls seen rising 125,000 in October. WASHINGTON, Oct 30- U.S. job growth likely picked up in October, but not enough to prevent the unemployment rate from rising off a near four-year low, although that might not matter for next week's presidential election.
OXFORD, Miss.-- A Mississippi software firm will add at least 100 jobs thanks to a Brazilian contract. It was founded by four University of Mississippi professors. Phil Bryant spoke at the Oxford ceremony announcing the expansion, but the state did not provide incentives, officials said.
*Deal is half cash, half stock. Oct 30- Walt Disney Co said on Tuesday that it had agreed to buy film maker George Lucas's Lucasfilm Ltd and the ``Star Wars'' franchise for $4.05 billion in cash and stock. Lucas, a Hollywood icon known for exercising control over the most minute details of the fictional universe he created, will remain as a creative consultant.
WASHINGTON, Oct 30- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Tuesday extended their disaster-relief policies to borrowers whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Sandy.