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  • GENEVA, Nov 5- Switzerland's neutrality is being tested as Brussels and Washington raise pressure over gaps in sanctions against Iran, in particular measures against its oil industry.

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 5- A deal to keep near-bankrupt Greece afloat by providing more bailout money is unlikely to be struck next week when euro zone finance ministers meet in Brussels, a senior EU official said on Monday.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St ticks down ahead of U.S. election Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 3:54 PM ET

    *Transocean shares rise after results. Democratic President Barack Obama and his challenger, Republican Mitt Romney, sprinted through key states on the last day of the race for the White House.

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 5- Leading economies in the Group of 20 will make sure they do not tighten budgets so quickly as to hurt growth, according to a draft communique drawn up for top G20 finance officials meeting on Monday. ``We will ensure the pace of fiscal consolidation is appropriate to support growth,'' the draft said.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- The expansion in the vast U.S. services sector slowed slightly last month, suggesting growth in the world's largest economy would remain modest, while activity in China's services industry also waned.

  • *Transocean shares rise after results. Democratic President Barack Obama and his challenger, Republican Mitt Romney, sprinted through key states on the last day of the race for the White House.

  • Global tourist arrivals close in on 1 billion - UN Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 3:36 PM ET

    LONDON, Nov 5- International tourist arrivals grew 4 percent between January and August year-on-year and are heading for the 1 billion mark for the first time by December, the UN World Tourism Organization said on Monday.

  • *Netflix shares up 1 pct. Nov 5- Netflix Inc adopted a poison pill defense against a hostile takeover, days after activist investor Carl Icahn disclosed a stake in the video rental company. The move is aimed at preventing an outsider who lacks Netflix board approval from accumulating a stake of 10 percent or more, the company said in a statement.

  • SOFTS-Robusta coffee hits 8-month low, dollar firms Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 3:33 PM ET

    *Robusta hits 8- month low as Vietnam harvest weighs. January robusta coffee futures were off $24 or 1.2 percent at $1,940 a tonne at 1459 GMT after earlier touching $1,935, the lowest level for the second-month since March 7.

  • 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 to its highest level in seven months, an industry report showed on Monday.

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 5- A deal on keeping Greece afloat and providing more bailout money for the near-bankrupt state is unlikely to be reached next week when euro zone finance ministers meet in Brussels, a senior EU official said on Monday.

  • *Technology key to new industrial model Brazil seeking. Trade and Industry Minister Fernando Pimentel told Reuters that Brazil has paved the way for a sustainable burst of economic growth with record-low interest rates and a competitive exchange rate.

  • 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.

  • *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.