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  • Feds investigate Jeep Patriot stalling problem Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 9:14 AM ET

    DETROIT-- Federal safety regulators are investigating complaints that Jeep Patriot SUV engines can stall without warning at highway speeds. The probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration affects about 112,000 Patriots from the 2011 and 2012 model years. The U.S. safety agency says it received a dozen complaints about stalling.

  • Oil slightly higher after Canada-US pipeline shut Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 9:14 AM ET

    By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for November delivery was up 36 cents to $92.46 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, which many U.S. refiners use to make gasoline, was up 40 cents to $112.82 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.

  • *Glasgow Airport flights resume after evacuation Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 9:14 AM ET
  • Retired deputy has 2nd career probing dog attacks Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 9:12 AM ET

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Two Rottweilers killed an 83- year-old man in Alabama. A two-day old infant was mauled to death in Pennsylvania. A two-year-old girl died after she was bitten by a pit bull in West Virginia.

  • If elected, Romney wants a say in 'fiscal cliff' Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 9:11 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- Mitt Romney's transition team is quietly talking with government officials and Capitol Hill to develop a plan, if he's elected, to prevent massive cuts to the defense budget and extend tax cuts first passed under President George W. Bush. The economic policy planning is a major element of what's dubbed " The Readiness Project" inside the campaign.

  • *Air Products fiscal 4Q profit slides 57 percent Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 9:10 AM ET
  • Puerto Rico enthralled by cheeky newscaster puppet Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 9:10 AM ET

    This five-foot-tall character with a foam head painted with outrageous red lips, a shrill voice and a penchant for salacious details rules Puerto Rico's gossip circuit, with legions tuning into her show every afternoon ready for the latest bombshell.

  • Waldorf Astoria collects stolen hotel property Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 9:09 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Three small, silver spoons elegantly engraved with the words "Waldorf Astoria" have come full circle: Stolen eight decades ago by an employee of the famed hotel, they passed through two Brooklyn homes and another three in New Jersey.

  • TV show 'Homeland' irks Lebanese, Israelis Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:55 AM ET

    Showtime series "Homeland," is supposed to be Beirut. But it is really in Israel, a country similar enough in some areas to stand in for Lebanon, yet a world away in most other respects. And in Israel, some are peeved that Haifa and even Tel Aviv _ a self-styled nightlife capital and high-tech hub _ apparently appear, to outsiders at least, to be Middle Eastern after all.

  • *McMahon, Murphy to square off in 4th Senate debate Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:51 AM ET
  • Dust storm shuts down interstate in northern Okla. Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:50 AM ET

    In a scene reminiscent of the Dust Bowl days, choking dust suspended on strong wind gusts shrouded Interstate 35, which links Dallas and Oklahoma City to Kansas City, Mo. Video from television station helicopters showed the four-lane highway virtually disappearing into billowing dust on the harsh landscape near Blackwell, plus dozens of vehicles scattered in the median and on the shoulders.

  • Snitch who snared NJ politicians gets 6 years Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:49 AM ET

    NEWARK, N.J.-- A federal judge sentenced the informant in New Jersey's biggest corruption sting to six years in prison on Thursday, ignoring recommendations from the government to impose a lighter sentence to encourage future informants to cooperate.

  • Brazil's president line-vetoes new forest code Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:38 AM ET

    RIO DE JANEIRO-- Brazil's president used her veto power to slash through the new Forest Code, making the environmental law a little tougher on large agricultural interests by strengthening reforestation requirements along river banks, a decree published by the government said Thursday.

  • *Wood: Rolling Stones could play more shows Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:37 AM ET
  • Activists say Cayman must stop farming sea turtles Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:36 AM ET

    KINGSTON, Jamaica-- Wildlife activists urged the Cayman Islands on Thursday to permanently halt the farming of green sea turtles at a popular government-owned tourist attraction that has released thousands of juveniles into the sea and harvests some for meat.

  • Ahead of the Bell: Snap-On Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Janney Capital Markets cited the meteoric rise in Snap-On shares this as it stepped back from its "buy" rating Friday, a day after the stock was driven to an all-time high by a stellar third quarter. Wherley did question whether Snap-on has found the most profitable use for all of next year's expected free cash flow.

  • Ahead of the Bell: Supervalu Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:35 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- A pair of analysts lowered estimates for Supervalu on Friday after the grocery chain reported softer-than-expected second-quarter results. On Thursday Supervalu Inc., whose chains include Albertsons, Cub Foods, Jewel-Osco and Save-A-Lot, reported a loss of 52 cents per share.

  • Stellar duo target Ohio's working class for Obama Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:33 AM ET

    PARMA, Ohio-- Lest anyone forget the importance of Ohio's white, working-class voters, President Barack Obama sent a clear reminder on Thursday. Clinton implored voters to reward Obama for bailing out the auto industry, which has deep roots in Ohio. Ohio is at the center of both Obama and Republican Mitt Romney's campaign strategies.

  • Ahead of the Bell: KeyCorp stock rally may fade Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    KeyCorp's rally may fade Friday, a day after better-than-expected third-quarter results pushed the bank's stock to near a 52- week high. After Thursday's 4.4 percent gain, KeyCorp shares are too expensive to merit a "Buy" rating, Citi Research analysts said in a note to clients Friday. KeyCorp closed Thursday at $8.78, up 14 percent this year.

  • ABC special shines light on Chicago violence Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:26 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- ABC News said it wanted to step beyond reporting on the gang violence in Chicago to explore ways of reducing it. There have been more than 400 murders in Chicago this year, with the murder rate four times what it is in New York, ABC said.