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  • Enrollment up at Washington universities Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 10:25 AM ET

    SEATTLE-- About a thousand more international students are enrolled at the University of Washington's Seattle campus this fall, but school officials say that doesn't mean they have cut back on the number of in-state students at the state's most selective public university.

  • Secrecy surrounds Ukrainian president's home Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 10:23 AM ET

    KIEV, Ukraine-- When Ukraine's president opened up his home to TV cameras, he presented a cozy place with a small office just big enough for his grandchildren to play in.

  • Jordan's king steers nation through turbulence Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 10:22 AM ET

    AMMAN, Jordan-- The foiling of a planned al-Qaida terror plot in Jordan underscores a new subplot in the story of the Arab Spring: Things are heating up for King Abdullah II, a Western-oriented monarch who has run a business-friendly, pragmatic monarchy with some trappings of democracy.

  • McNamara's effects sell for over $1M at NY auction Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 10:17 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- A silver paperweight that President John F. Kennedy gave to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara after the Cuban missile crisis sold for $95,500 at an auction Tuesday of McNamara's personal effects, Sotheby's said. McNamara, who died in 2009, served as the head of the Pentagon from 1961 to 1968, first for JFK and then for President Lyndon B. Johnson.

  • Explosion at arms factory rocks Sudan's capital Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 10:16 AM ET

    KHARTOUM, Sudan-- A powerful explosion at a military factory rocked Sudan's capital before dawn Wednesday, sending detonating ammunition flying through the air and causing panic, the official news agency and local media reports said. Khartoum governor Abdul-Rahman Khedr told SUNA agency that no one died in the explosion.

  • Porter starts music mentorship program in Memphis Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 10:15 AM ET

    MEMPHIS, Tenn.-- Memphis will now be the home of a national program deploying music industry veterans to mentor young and up-and-coming musicians. David Porter, the songwriter who co-wrote such classics as "Soul Man" and "Hold on I'm Comin," announced the program Tuesday in Memphis.

  • Media groups want Legion of Christ papers unsealed Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 10:15 AM ET

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.-- The Associated Press and three other news organizations Tuesday filed legal papers asking a Rhode Island judge to unseal documents in a lawsuit contesting the will of an elderly widow who gave some $60 million to the Legion of Christ, a disgraced Roman Catholic religious order.

  • Wyndham Worldwide 3Q earnings slip on currency Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 10:14 AM ET

    PARSIPPANY, N.J.-- Wyndham Worldwide Corp. said Wednesday its third-quarter earnings fell 9 percent as the impact of a stronger dollar and higher costs overshadowed improving revenue. Taking out the effect of currency exchange, Wyndham said net income would have grown by 6 percent.

  • News Summary: ADP making changes to jobs report Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 10:12 AM ET

    CHANGE AFOOT: Automatic Data Processing Inc. said Wednesday that it's making some changes to its monthly U.S. employment report. The changes include adding more industry categories, expanding the number of business class sizes to five from three and increasing the sample size used to create the report.

  • News Summary: Nike sells Umbro for $225M to Iconix Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 10:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- THE SALE: Nike has found a buyer for its Umbro brand, known for its soccer jerseys, in Iconix Brand Group Inc. The clothing licensing company is purchasing Umbro for $225 million. SHEDDING ASSETS: Nike Inc. said in May that it planned to sell the Umbro and Cole Haan brands to cut costs and focus on its namesake brand, along with Jordan, Converse and Hurley.

  • BERLIN, Oct 24- Germany plans to quickly purchase a stake in EADS to preserve its influence over the aerospace group, fearing that Daimler could unload shares it holds in the company on the open market, a document obtained by Reuters showed.

  • MELBOURNE, Oct 24- Deutsche Bank has built a 5.2 percent stake in Australian takeover target GrainCorp in recent months, a move that could pay off handsomely as the target's shares have soared and could climb even higher if rival bids appear.

  • 14 eco groups ask Pa. to change drill/water policy Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 10:06 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH-- Fourteen environmental groups have asked Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Corbett to reverse a recent change in how official notifications of possible water pollution related to Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling are handled.

  • US APNewsAlert Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 10:05 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Ex-Goldman, P&G board member convicted of insider trading charges sentenced to 2 years in NY.

  • NRC approves design change for Ga. nuclear plant Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 10:04 AM ET

    ATLANTA-- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has given a Georgia utility permission to change the design of a nuclear power plant under construction, resolving a conflict over the installation of metal bars.

  • Foundation investing nearly $20M in Detroit arts Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 10:02 AM ET

    DETROIT-- Arts groups in Detroit will share nearly $20 million donated by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, including $9 million to be awarded through a communitywide contest to boost the city's best arts ideas, the foundation announced Tuesday.

  • NRG signs Delaware offshore wind lease Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- Federal officials say NRG Energy Inc. has been awarded a lease for an offshore wind power farm 11 miles off the Delaware coast. NRG announced late last year that it had ended an offshore wind power contract with Delmarva Power.

  • BASF plant being constructed in Ascension Parish Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 9:56 AM ET

    GEISMAR, La.-- BASF is building a formic acid production plant in Louisiana's Ascension Parish that will create 20 new jobs. Bobby Jindal and company executives were at the groundbreaking Tuesday, at the company's 2,600- acre complex in Geismar, which is home to nearly two dozen chemical plants.

  • Stocks stabilize on Wall Street after a sell-off Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 9:55 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- The steep losses stopped Wednesday as the stock market turned calm, a day after one of its biggest sell-offs of the year. "Today we're assessing the damage," said Mark Luschini, chief investment strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott. " DuPont, 3 M, UPS and Xerox all reported lower sales than a year ago.

  • Regeneron posts strong 3Q results on new approvals Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 9:50 AM ET

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y.-- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Wednesday reported third-quarter results that far exceeded Wall Street expectations as it won key new approvals for its eye drug Eylea and cancer drug Zaltrap.