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  • Fatal parasail accidents renew calls for rules Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:54 AM ET

    The Parasail Safety Council, which tracks injuries and deaths nationwide, reports more than 70 people have been killed and at least 1,600 injured between 1982 and 2012, out of an estimated 150 million parasail rides during those 30 years.

  • Canadian economy adds 52,100 jobs in September Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:50 AM ET

    TORONTO-- Canada's economy turned in one of the strongest job creation months of the year in September, adding an eye-popping 52,100 new jobs, Statistics Canada said Friday.

  • Platinum producer fires striking SAfrican miners Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:50 AM ET

    JOHANNESBURG-- Anglo American Platinum fired 12,000 striking miners Friday for staging an unlawful strike that is one of several that are slowly paralyzing South Africa's crucial mining sector.

  • Joplin business gets $351,000 low-interest loan Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:44 AM ET

    JOPLIN, Mo.-- A southwestern Missouri architectural firm has received a $351,000 low-interest loan to help with an expansion. The Joplin firm expects to save about $26,000 over five years. The Missouri treasurer's office says the loan comes through the state's linked deposit program.

  • Energy Transfer Partners closes deal for Sunoco Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:43 AM ET

    DALLAS-- Energy Transfer Partners LP said Friday that it completed its acquisition of Sunoco Inc. for about $5.5 billion, creating one of the more diverse pipeline companies in the country.

  • Conn. governor to unveil his new energy policy Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:41 AM ET

    Dannel P. Malloy is unveiling his new energy strategy for Connecticut. Malloy is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the Connecticut Business and Industry Association's 2012 Business Energy Conference on Friday.

  • W.Va. lecture focuses on nation's future farms Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:40 AM ET

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va.-- If American agriculture is going to meet the challenges of the next 40 years, it's going to need more schools like West Virginia University producing people who see careers in the field and have a passion for science. Rexroad is an associate administrator of the Agricultural Research Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • GM to move fuel cell research from NY to Michigan Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:39 AM ET

    DETROIT-- General Motors Co. said Friday that it plans to close its hydrogen fuel-cell research operation near Rochester, N.Y., and move about 220 jobs to Michigan. The Detroit- based automaker said the move will bring together experts on engine and transmission technology.

  • OSHA cites contractor in NYC deadly crane accident Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:37 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Federal officials have cited a company for safety violations in connection to a Manhattan crane crash in April that killed a 30- year-old laborer working on the extension of the No. 7 subway line. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Thursday it had cited Yonkers Contracting Co. Inc. with 10 serious violations.

  • APNewsBreak: NY pays millions in sex harass cases Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:37 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.-- New York taxpayers paid more than $5 million in the last two years to settle more than a dozen sexual harassment cases against state workers, according to records obtained Thursday. The cases include $1.79 million paid to a woman who worked for the state prisons system in western New York.

  • Europe gloom prompts Metro profit warning Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:35 AM ET

    BERLIN-- German-based retail group Metro AG has issued a profit warning, blaming the impact on consumer confidence of a recent rise in European unemployment and governments' redoubled efforts to cut budget deficits.

  • Governor unfolds roadmap to develop Miss. energy Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:35 AM ET

    Phil Bryant is renewing his focus on promoting energy-related development. He said Mississippi should focus on energy development because it has natural advantages in the area and because the field produces high-paying jobs. "Most energy jobs pay twice the average household income in Mississippi," the governor said.

  • Drought sticking around Colorado for the fall Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:32 AM ET

    DENVER-- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says drought conditions are expected to stick around for the fall in Colorado. Colorado and Wyoming had their warmest summers on record this year, and parts of eastern Colorado and Wyoming are experiencing exceptional drought, which is the most intense level reported by the U.S.

  • NJ Senate fails to override veto of Port bill Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:31 AM ET

    Christie vetoed the bill in July, saying at the time that some of the reforms had already been implemented at the Port Authority. The legislation would have forced the Port Authority to hold more public meetings before voting on toll hikes and publish its board of commissioners' meeting minutes.

  • Lehman Bros. units reach agreement on claims Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:31 AM ET

    On Friday, Lehman Brothers Inc. and Lehman Brothers International said that their agreement would allow them to proceed with plans to allocate and distribute assets to customers and creditors. Bankruptcy Judge James M. Peck and an order of the English High Court.

  • *Constellation Brands 2Q profit tops Street's view Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:31 AM ET
  • Detroit water workers union: 5-day strike over Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:30 AM ET

    DETROIT-- The union representing Detroit Water and Sewerage workers says a five-day strike has ended and that 36 employees fired for walking out will get their jobs back. American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Local 207 said in a statement Thursday that its executive board voted to end the strike after negotiations with management.

  • Oil falls as US job growth fails to impress Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:30 AM ET

    Benchmark oil closed down $1.83 to $89.88 per barrel in New York. But those extra commuters might not budge the needle on gas demand, which was down 2.5 percent from a year earlier in the four weeks ended Sept. 28, according to Energy Department figures released Wednesday.

  • Earnings Preview: Yum's China performance watched Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:28 AM ET

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- Analysts following Yum Brands Inc. will be looking for signs of a profit rebound in the fast-food restaurant's key China operations when the owner of the Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC chains reports third-quarter results after the markets close on Tuesday.

  • Florida justices hear nuclear plant cost appeal Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:27 AM ET

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-- A law letting utilities charge customers now for future nuclear reactors even if they never get built fails to provide regulators with "adult supervision," a lawyer told the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday.

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