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  • *Sees fiscal 2013 profit of $5.35- $5.75 a share. *Quarterly earnings top Wall Street forecasts. Nov 5- Rockwell Automation Inc, which makes systems that help factories run more smoothly, set a fiscal 2013 profit target that calls for roughly 5 percent growth in the face of a slowing global economy.

  • UPDATE 2-Apple sells 3 million iPads since Friday Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 3:25 PM ET

    *Apple shares rise 1.3 percent. Nov 5- Apple Inc said its sales of Wi-Fi only iPads had doubled from its last launch as it sold 3 million in the three days since the introduction of the two newest versions of its popular tablet computer.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- World stocks fell and the dollar firmed on Monday as investors either moved to the sidelines or favored low-risk assets before Americans choose their president and while China starts a leadership transition and Greece faces a fraught vote to secure fresh rescue funds.

  • Nov 5- Some 1.4 million homes and businesses remained without power on Monday morning due to damages from superstorm Sandy, down by about 500,000 from Sunday, the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability said in a report on Monday morning.

  • DETROIT, Nov 5- General Motors Co secured an $11 billion revolving credit facility, more than doubling its financial cushion and further strengthening the balance sheet of the largest U.S. automaker. The additional liquidity comes as GM works to stanch losses at its Opel brand in Europe.

  • *Copersucar hopes to increase exports to Europe. SAO PAULO, Nov 5- Brazil's Copersucar SA, the world's biggest sugar exporter, is taking control of United States- based Eco-Energy to become the world's largest ethanol trader with a 12 percent share of the global market in the biofuel, Copersucar said on Monday.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- U.S. The Institute for Supply Management October services index read 54.2 in October, reflecting expansion in the service sector. Analysts are divided on the impact a victory of President Obama would have on financial markets versus the impact a Mitt Romney victory would have.

  • PREVIEW-Siemens under pressure to cut more costs Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 3:04 PM ET

    *Siemens due to announce further details of savings plan. FRANKFURT, Nov 5- Germany's Siemens AG, looking to narrow the profitability gap with its competitors, could detail likely disposals and the scale of planned cost cuts when it reports results on Thursday.

  • U.S. service sector growth slips in Oct - ISM Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 3:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 5- The pace of growth in the U.S. services sector slowed modestly in October as new orders slipped, though employment improved, an industry report showed on Monday. The Institute for Supply Management said its services index eased to 54.2 last month from 55.1 in September, shy of economists' forecasts for 54.5, according to a Reuters survey.

  • PARIS, Nov 5- French industrialist Louis Gallois called for a patriotic effort to reverse declining competitiveness via shock therapy as he handed in a review on Monday which the Socialist government commissioned and is now under pressure to heed.

  • Nov 5- Morgan Stanley has revamped its institutional securities business, announcing on Monday that Paul Taubman will retire as co-head of the trading and banking unit while co-head Colm Kelleher will remain as president.

  • G20 seeks more wiggle room on austerity pledges Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 2:54 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY, Nov 5- Leading world economies plan to give themselves more time to meet their own targets for cutting budget deficits rather than risk aggravating a slowdown in many countries, chief among them the United States, G20 finance officials said. But it now looks out of reach for many economies, including the United States, as growth has slowed.

  • Approval of the reforms and the passage of the 2013 budget are crucial to unlocking 31.5 billion euros in aid from an International Monetary Fund and European Union bailout that has been on hold since the summer.

  • *Hong Kong's gold shipments to China jump in September. The U.S. elections will be closely watched by financial markets, with incumbent Barack Obama seen as more supportive of continued stimulus measures, while Republican challenger Mitt Romney is expected not to favour additional easing.

  • Supplies were arriving in the New York and New Jersey region aboard barges and restarted pipelines, but there were still long lines at gasoline stations, some struggling with depleted inventories and power outages.

  • Nov 5- Netflix Inc has adopted a poison pill defense against a hostile takeover, it said on Monday, days after activist investor Carl Icahn disclosed a stake in the video rental company. Shares of Netflix fell 1.3 percent to $75.90 in early Nasdaq trading.

  • *ICE reports EPS of $1.79, vs expectations of $1.72. Nov 5- IntercontinentalExchange Inc reported a dip in third-quarter profit as over-the-counter North American natural gas and power contracts declined, but the results topped analyst expectations, helped by a lower tax rate and a drop in expenses.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- U.S. stocks opened little changed on Monday as cautious traders awaited Tuesday's presidential election to place bets on which sectors are likely to perform better depending on which political party wins. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 25.73 points, or 0.20 percent, at 13,067.43.

  • UPDATE 5-Oil dips near $105 after Sandy hits demand Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 2:29 PM ET

    LONDON, Nov 5- Oil prices dipped towards $105 a barrel on Monday as investors remained cautious ahead of the U.S. presidential election and eyed demand destruction after Superstorm Sandy, whilst a stronger dollar also weighed.