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  • Amcol 3Q profit falls on tough comps to prior year Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 9:03 AM ET

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.-- Mineral producer Amcol International posted a 6 percent decline in net income for the third quarter, partially as a result of tough comparisons to a prior-year period boosted by the sale of some assets.

  • ImmunoGen takes wider 1st-qtr loss as costs grow Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 8:59 AM ET

    WALTHAM, Mass.-- ImmunoGen Inc. on Friday said that its fiscal first quarter loss widened 29 percent, as it spent more money developing its experimental drugs.

  • Dana Holding 3Q net income falls by more than half Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 8:55 AM ET

    MAUMEE, Ohio-- Auto parts maker Dana Holding Corp. said Friday that its third-quarter net income sank by more than half, hurt by soft demand from North American commercial vehicle makers and South America.

  • *Romney places TV ads in Minnesota Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 8:54 AM ET
  • Cynthia Carroll to step down as Anglo American CEO Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 8:53 AM ET

    LONDON-- Cynthia Carroll will step down as chief executive of mining company Anglo American PLC after almost six years in the job, the company announced Friday.

  • *1 killed, 43 hurt in riot at Peru wholesale market Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 8:53 AM ET
  • Arch Coal reports sharply higher 3Q earnings Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 8:53 AM ET

    ST. LOUIS-- Arch Coal Inc. said Friday that cost-control efforts helped boost its third-quarter results well above Wall Street expectations. Adjusted income was 20 cents per share, compared with a loss of 15 cents on revenue of $1.02 billion, according to FactSet.

  • New Zealand offers residency to Afghan translators Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 8:50 AM ET

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand-- New Zealand says it will offer residency to all the military translators it employs in Afghanistan. Defense minister Jonathan Coleman on Friday announced New Zealand will offer resettlement packages to 23 Afghan interpreters and their immediate families, a total of about 73 people.

  • Clowns learn laugh secrets at Mexico gathering Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 8:44 AM ET

    MEXICO CITY-- Laughter was a serious matter at a clown convention in the Mexican capital, where hundreds of the performers gathered this week to discover some of the secrets of making people laugh. The most important lesson at the four-day event was the difference between being a simple joker and a top-notch merry-maker.

  • Sandy pounds Bahamas after killing 22 in Caribbean Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 8:43 AM ET

    NASSAU, Bahamas-- Hurricane Sandy raged through the Bahamas early Friday after leaving 22 people dead across the Caribbean, following a path that could see it blend with a winter storm to hit the U.S. East Coast with a super-storm next week.

  • Cast defends timing of bin Laden raid movie Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 8:42 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- The team behind "SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden" is saying the television movie was not recut to give a starring role to President Barack Obama two days before the presidential election. Believe me, in 85 million homes, a movie from National Geographic is not going to change the outcome of the election in a country of 300 million, "Lyle said.

  • Ahead of the Bell: Cerner jumps after 3Q report Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 8:32 AM ET

    Shares of Cerner Corp. climbed before the stock market opened Friday, a day after the health care information management company said its third-quarter earnings rose 25 percent. The Kansas City, Mo., company also had said after markets closed Thursday that it expects to book between $925 million and $975 million in new business in the fourth quarter.

  • Delphi Automotive closes on FCI unit acquisition Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 8:32 AM ET

    TROY, Mich.-- Delphi Automotive has completed its acquisition of FCI Group's motorized vehicles unit for 765 million euros. It is owned by affiliates of Bain Capital.

  • US economic growth improves to 2 pct. rate in Q3 Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 8:31 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster 2 percent annual rate from July through September, buoyed by more spending by consumers and the federal government. Growth accelerated from the 1.3 percent rate in the April-June quarter, the Commerce Department said Friday.

  • Unprecedented 'black mold' meningitis a challenge Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 8:29 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- The black mold creeping into the spines of hundreds of people who got tainted shots for back pain marks uncharted medical territory. Arjun Srinivasan of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Arturo Casadevall, a fungal disease specialist at New York's Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

  • *AP Newsbreak: Dems blast $1.1M anti-Mourdock ad Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 8:27 AM ET
  • LONDON, Oct 26- Anglo American's Chief Executive Cynthia Carroll stepped down on Friday after more than five years in the job, under increased pressure from investors over the miner's lagging share price and continued dependence on troubled South Africa.

  • LONDON, Oct 26- The yen recovered after hitting a four-month low against the dollar on Friday, but was still on track for a second week of losses as investors braced for the Bank of Japan to ease policy next week. The dollar was down 0.5 percent at 79.95 yen after earlier hitting 80.38 yen.

  • *Pippa Middleton publishes book on how to party Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 8:23 AM ET
  • Moody's 3rd-qtr profit jumps 41 pct, ups forecast Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 8:22 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- The ratings agency Moody's Corp. on Friday reported big gains in profit and revenue for the third quarter, as it increased business across the world, benefited from a stronger corporate debt market and made use of two companies that it bought last year.