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*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.
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.
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.
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.
HOUSTON, Nov 6- EOG Resources Inc plans to spend less on ``money-losing'' natural gas drilling next year, which will result in lower capital expenditures, the company's chief executive said Tuesday.
*Divergent views on Greece's euro zone future fuel trade. LONDON, Nov 6- The Greek bond market is springing back to life as hedge funds bet on whether parliament approves more budget cuts to unlock vital foreign aid, or rejects them and threatens a default.
Nov 6- Cablevision Systems Corp reported a third-quarter loss due to higher costs and losing video customers even as it gained Internet customers faster than analysts expected.
Nov 6- Cablevision Systems Corp reported a quarterly loss on Tuesday as its costs rose even as its revenue increased. The cable service provider posted a loss of $3.8 million or 1 cent per share compared with a profit of $39.3 million or 14 cents per share in the year-earlier quarter.