SANTIAGO, Chile— Chile's state-run copper giant Codelco says its profit plunged by 47 percent in January to September 2015 from the same period a year before because of tumbling prices for the metal. The world's largest copper company said Friday it earned $1.2 billion compared to $2.3 billion in the same period a year ago. The company has been hard hit by lower...» Read More
SARAJEVO, Nov 6- The Western Balkans is facing a double-dip recession this year led by a 2.5 percent contraction in Serbia, and recovery in 2013 will be ``very slow'', the World Bank warned on Tuesday.
*Nucor, Encana reach gas supply agreement. *Nucor shares rise 1.3 pct, Encana. CALGARY, Alberta, Nov 6- Nucor Corp said on Tuesday it has signed a deal to develop natural gas wells with Canada's Encana Corp it hopes will guarantee supply more than 20 years for its steel mills and other facilities in the United States.
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NEW YORK, Nov 6- World stock markets rose on Tuesday as American voters went to the polls, with the tightly fought U.S. presidential election keeping trade subdued, while the euro held steady despite uncertainty over Greece's next financial aid payment.
*Freddie Mac has repaid 31 pct of total Treasury draw. Nov 6- Freddie Mac reported a third-quarter profit on Tuesday, driven by a U.S. housing market on the mend, and said it was not requesting funds from the U.S. Freddie Mac had net earnings of $2.9 billion in the quarter that ended Sept. 30, contrasting a $4.4 billion loss a year earlier.
Nov 6- Credit agency Moody's Investors Service said on Tuesday that superstorm Sandy will slash revenue and earnings at New Jersey's Atlantic City casinos and benefit home repair and discount retailers but will have limited impact on other sectors.
*Robusta hits lowest level since February, Vietnam crop weighs. LONDON, Nov 6- Robusta coffee futures on Liffe fell to a nine-month low on Tuesday with the market weighed by the prospect of a large harvest in Vietnam while ICE arabica coffee turned higher after setting a 4-1/ 2 month low.
The company has been working on keeping customers who switched to its stores during an impasse between larger drugstore rival Walgreen Co and pharmacy benefits manager competitor Express Scripts Holding Co.. Walgreen did not fill Express Scripts prescriptions from the beginning of the year until mid-September.
FORT WORTH, Texas-- Shares of Quicksilver Resources Inc. tumbled Tuesday after the natural gas producer posted a $651.8 million third-quarter loss, hurt by one-time charges and a drop in natural gas prices.
NEW YORK, Nov 6- The number of U.S. job openings slipped slightly in September, suggesting the labor market is still recovering at a slow pace, data showed on Tuesday. Job openings- a measure of labor demand- fell to 3.56 million from 3.66 million in August, the Labor Department said in its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey.
BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, Nov 6- Brazil's government will exclude up to 42 billion reais in public spending from the calculation of the so-called primary budget surplus this year, in an accounting maneuver aimed at meeting a closely watched budget target. However, Mantega reiterated that Brazil's government remains committed to fiscal discipline.
*Third-qtr EPS 22 cents, beats Wall Street view of 17 cents. Nov 6- AOL Inc reported higher-than-expected revenue and profit on the strongest advertising growth the company has seen in seven years.
The most recent Reuters/ Ipsos tracking poll shows a tight national race, with Democratic President Barack Obama up two points against his challenger, Republican Mitt Romney, at 48 percent to 46 percent. Polling averages also show Obama with small but critical leads in Ohio, Virginia and Iowa.
Nov 6- Credit agency Moody's Investors Service said on Tuesday October's destructive storm Sandy will slash revenue and earnings at New Jersey's Atlantic City casinos and benefit home repair and discount retailers, but will have limited impact on other sectors.
BRUSSELS, Nov 6- European Union regulators are to accept an offer by Apple and four publishers to end an antitrust probe into their e-book prices, two sources said, handing Amazon victory in a bid to sell online books cheaper than its rivals, sources said.
*Some big-name Romney backers will be watching from Boston. Now, some heavyweights of the $2 trillion industry plan to break out the champagne and party in style Tuesday night as they cheer on their man at events in Boston, New York and even Las Vegas, according to people familiar with the Romney campaign and some of the big contributors.
LONDON, Nov 6- Dealers on Europe's energy market commonly trade coal, gas or power at a loss to push up profits on futures prices, industry sources say, a practice that regulators want to stop.
Nov 6- Cablevision Systems Corp reported a third-quarter loss on Tuesday due to higher costs and lost video customers, even as it gained Internet customers faster than analysts expected.
Nov 6- Express Scripts Holding Co Chief Executive George Paz said on Tuesday that Wall Street's outlook for the pharmacy benefits manger's financial results in 2013 may be too rosy given what he has heard from clients concerned about the economy. ``I'm not saying this is all a doom and gloom story.
Investors will also closely watch races in the Senate and House of Representatives that could affect the ``fiscal cliff,'' or $600 billion in spending cuts and tax increases that are set to be automatically triggered at the end of the year.