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  • ATHENS, Oct 30- The Greek prime minister's appeal for a united front to push through more austerity fell on deaf ears on Tuesday, with one ally promising to vote against reforms and another scolding him for prematurely saying talks had ended.

  • UPDATE 4-Fiat slashes targets as Europe gloom persists Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 5:09 PM ET

    MILAN, Oct 30- Fiat cut its group targets for 2013 and 2014 on Tuesday, saying that as sales languish in austerity-hit Europe trading profit in 2014 may be a third lower than a target it set a couple of years ago. It cut its 2014 revenue target to 94- 98 billion euros from a previous forecast of 104 billion and also sees higher debt.

  • *Exelon declares alert at NJ Oyster Creek reactor. *Exelon says no threat to public health or safety. Exelon Corp's 43- year-old Oyster Creek plant in New Jersey remains on ``alert'' status, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said early Tuesday.

  • *Philadelphia's 330,000- bpd refinery restarting. *Hess 70,000- bpd NJ refinery, Imperial plant suffer outages. NEW YORK, Oct 30- The second-largest refinery on the U.S. East Coast has suffered ``some'' flooding and a power outage from Hurricane Sandy, while two smaller plants also lost power, as glitches threaten to slow the recovery in fuel supplies.

  • Oct 30- Citigroup Inc said on Tuesday that a Manhattan building where investment bankers work sustained minor flooding from Hurricane Sandy and had no power. It also houses staff for Citigroup's transaction services unit, which caters to corporations and governments around the world.

  • LONDON, Oct 30- Britain is edging closer to its vision of low-carbon energy based on large-scale nuclear power and fossil fuels with carbon capture, which contrasts with small-scale renewable energy which many of its European neighbours favour.

  • DETROIT, Oct 30- Ford Motor Co posted on Tuesday a third-quarter profit that trounced Wall Street forecasts, driven by higher vehicle prices and record profit margins of 12 percent in North America. Half 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.

  • *NYSE, Nasdaq OMX testing trading systems on Tuesday. NYSE Euronext said the New York Stock Exchange would open, although it would switch to fully electronic trading if necessary. The southern tip of Manhattan where Wall Street and the NYSE are located lost power on Monday after being buffetted by Sandy, the worst storm to hit New York since at least 1938..

  • BP, banks buoy European stock markets Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 4:34 PM ET

    LONDON, Oct 30- Gains in oil major BP and several major bank stocks after results lifted European shares on Tuesday, with a key European equity index reaching its highest level in more than a week.

  • *Spain yields stable, seen potentially outperforming Italy. Investors' attention, previously fixed on Spain, had turned back to Italy after former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi threatened at the weekend to withdraw support for Mario Monti's technocrat government before elections in April.

  • Cuba scrambles to limit hurricane sugar damage Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 4:32 PM ET

    HAVANA, Oct 30- Cuban sugar farmers were scrambling this week to drain plantations in the eastern provinces of Granma, Santiago de Cuba and Holguin where Hurricane Sandy flattened and flooded sugar plantations late last week.

  • Oct 30- Citigroup Inc said on Tuesday that a Manhattan building where investment bankers work sustained minor flooding from Hurricane Sandy and had no power. It also houses staff for Citigroup's transaction services unit, which caters to corporations and governments around the world.

  • *Wilmington lifts evacuation order for 3,000 Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 4:30 PM ET
  • BUDAPEST, Oct 30- Hungary's central bank cut interest rates again on Tuesday, prioritising growth, and hinted at more easing even though doubts about an aid deal threaten to limit room to relax policy.

  • *Philadelphia's 330,000- bpd refinery restarting. *Hess 70,000- bpd NJ refinery, Imperial plant suffer outages. NEW YORK, Oct 30- The second-largest refinery on the U.S. East Coast has suffered ``some'' flooding and a power outage from Hurricane Sandy, while two smaller plants also lost power, as glitches threaten to slow the recovery in fuel supplies.

  • LONDON, Oct 30- Copper rose on Tuesday, rebounding from a near 2- month low hit in the previous session, supported by a weak dollar and some cautious industrial buying, but concerns about sluggish demand from top consumer China capped further gains.

  • OTTAWA, Oct 30- Canada's export credit agency cut its 2012 forecast for growth in exports of goods and services on Tuesday in the wake of the European crisis, but it said exporters will see benefits next year from a recovery in the U.S. private sector.

  • --Abiomed Inc rescheduled second-quarter conference call to Nov. 1 at 8 am Eastern Time. --Accelrys Inc rescheduled third-quarter results to Oct. 31, after market. Its conference call will be held on Nov. 1, 9.30 am Eastern Time.

  • LONDON, Oct 30- Arabica coffee futures turned lower on Tuesday as early reports suggested that exchange stocks in warehouses on the United States' East Coast were left unscathed by Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the region.

  • Glencore faces midnight deadline for EU concessions Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 4:18 PM ET

    LONDON/ BRUSSELS, Oct 30- Commodities trader Glencore, hoping to speed its $33 billion takeover of Xstrata over its final hurdles, is expected to offer to sell part of the group's zinc assets, meeting a midnight deadline to comply with EU antitrust concerns.