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  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 1:10 PM ET

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending Oct. 22, 2012:. 4. Minecraft _ Pocket Edition. 2. Minecraft _ Pocket Edition.

  • Gov't to examine technology for automated cars Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 1:10 PM ET

    David Strickland, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, told an automotive gathering that automated vehicles are the next "evolutionary step" in safety technology. He said his agency has held extensive discussions with automakers and Google about what needs to happen before automated cars can be safely introduced to consumers.

  • WHY IT MATTERS: Taxes Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 1:10 PM ET

    Just about every U.S. taxpayer is facing a significant tax increase next year, unless Congress and the White House can agree on a plan to extend a huge collection of tax cuts that expires at the end of the year.

  • Xcel's Prairie Island unit down for maintenance Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 1:09 PM ET

    RED WING, Minn.-- One of the two units at Xcel Energy Inc.' s Prairie Island nuclear power plant near Red Wing is temporarily out of service. Xcel says about 600 contractors are helping Prairie Island staff do maintenance tasks and replace one-third of the unit's fuel. Each of the two reactors at Prairie Island is refueled about once every 18 months.

  • Ameristar unveils proposed casino for Mass. Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 1:06 PM ET

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass.-- Ameristar Casinos Inc. has unveiled plans for a $900 million- plus casino at a former industrial site in Springfield, Mass.. The Ameristar plan announced Tuesday includes 150,000 square feet of gambling space, a 500- room hotel, multiple restaurants and a spa on a former Westinghouse Electric site it owns near Interstate 291.

  • The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 1:04 PM ET

    2. "State of Grace," Taylor Swift. 3. "I Knew You Were Trouble," Taylor Swift. 8. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," Taylor Swift.

  • Business events scheduled for Wednesday Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 1:04 PM ET

    WASHINGTON _ Commerce Department releases new home sales for September, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON _ Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates. BERLIN _ Germany's Ifo institute releases its monthly index of business confidence, a closely watched indicator for Europe's biggest economy.

  • WHY IT MATTERS: 1 new justice could change a lot Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 1:01 PM ET

    With four justices in their seventies, odds are good that whoever is elected president in November will have a chance to fill at least one Supreme Court seat.

  • Fans still wild for Stones at new doc premiere Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 1:01 PM ET

    LONDON-- Keith Richards has had a lot of rock `n' roll moments.

  • *Gold Fields fires 8,500 South African miners Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 1:00 PM ET
  • AstraZeneca, Ironwood partner on IBS drug in China Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 11:58 AM ET

    British drug giant AstraZeneca PLC and a small U.S. drug developer, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc., said Tuesday that they are teaming up to develop and then market Ironwood's new drug for irritable bowel syndrome in China.

  • *EU plan to put more women on company boards stuck Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 11:58 AM ET
  • WHY IT MATTERS: Wall Street regulation and reform Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 11:53 AM ET

    In its wake, Congress set out to overhaul how the government oversees Wall Street. The hard-fought law was a big victory for President Barack Obama, and he would defend it.

  • BP asks for Gulf spill deal ok despite objections Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 11:52 AM ET

    NEW ORLEANS-- Oil giant BP has asked a federal judge to disregard objections from a fraction of claimants and give final approval to a proposed multibillion-dollar settlement over economic damages from the Gulf oil spill.

  • Prologis posts 3Q loss, raises 2012 forecast Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 11:49 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO-- Industrial real estate developer Prologis Inc. posted a third-quarter loss, but said its core funds from operations improved from a year ago on a 9 percent increase in revenue. Prologis raised its forecast for full-year core FFO to between $1.72 and $1.74 per share, up from $1.64 to $1.70 per share.

  • Boeing speeds 777 production to 8.3 per month Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 11:47 AM ET

    CHICAGO-- Boeing Co. said Tuesday that it has begun building its 777 jet at the highest rate that it's ever made a big passenger jet, aiming to crank out more than eight planes per month. Boeing has long said it would ramp up the pace of 777 production.

  • WHY IT MATTERS: Cybersecurity Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 11:46 AM ET

    The risk of a devastating cyberattack on the United States is real. There's no question the country remains vulnerable to an "electronic Pearl Harbor," as debate continues on the role the federal government should play in securing computer networks that control the nation's electrical grid, water supply and other critical sectors.

  • Goodell: NFL could drop Pro Bowl Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 11:41 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- The NFL will consider dropping the Pro Bowl if the level of play doesn't improve, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday night. Appearing on SiriusXM NFL Radio's " Town Hall," Goodell agreed with host Michael Strahan that last January's Pro Bowl "was embarrassing."

  • Groups win challenge to gene-altered crops Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 11:40 AM ET

    District Judge James E. Boasberg rejected the federal government's argument that the environmental groups' lawsuit was moot because the Fish and Wildlife Service had already agreed to stop the practice after this year.

  • Oil price drops near $86 on global growth concerns Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 11:37 AM ET

    Benchmark oil is down $2.46, or 2.8 percent, to $86.19 in New York. 3 M Co., with products ranging from Scotch tape to traffic sign coatings, and Posco, the big Korean steel maker, were among the major companies that cut forecasts because of weak economic growth in China and Europe. Brent crude fell $1.87, or 1.7 percent, to $107.57 in London.