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  • 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.

  • *Parker-Hannifin 1Q net income falls, misses view Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:26 AM ET
  • Spanish union calls general strike for Nov 14 Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:25 AM ET

    MADRID-- Spain's Workers' Commissions union has called a general strike for Nov. 14, coinciding with similar protests in Portugal and Greece. Union spokesman Fernando Lezcano said it would be the first ever joint general strike in Iberian neighbors Spain and Portugal.

  • Rep. Todd Akin raises $1.6 million for Senate bid Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:24 AM ET

    Todd Akin raised about $1.6 million for his Senate bid in the months after Republican Party officials sought to distance themselves from his comments on "legitimate rape," according to his filings with the Federal Election Commission.

  • DNC chairwoman mum on 2012 convention fundraising Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:20 AM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.-- The head of the Democratic National Committee distanced herself Thursday from the effort to raise money for her party's 2012 convention in Charlotte, which fell millions short despite breaking a pledge to forgo cash from special interests.

  • Calif., other states take part in earthquake drill Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:19 AM ET

    Organizers said some 14 million people, including 9.3 million in California, signed up to participate. The drill was held in some Western and southeastern states, as well as Guam, Puerto Rico and parts of Canada and Italy.

  • Russia could lower its stake in oil giant Rosneft Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:18 AM ET

    MOSCOW-- Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov says the government might sell some of its shares in state-owned oil giant Rosneft. The Russian government owns about 75 percent of Rosneft and has been planning to lower its stake to 50 percent plus one share.

  • Stronger dollar hurts McDonald's 3Q results Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:17 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Tough competition in the U.S. and the weakening economy abroad was a double whammy for McDonald's in the third-quarter, sending the burger chain's net income down nearly 4 percent.

  • *New Obama ad says Romney would ban abortion Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:17 AM ET
  • Police arrest 3 men in Denver bar fire killings Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:16 AM ET

    DENVER-- Three men were arrested for investigation of murder after a Denver bar was set on fire to cover up five killings committed during a robbery, authorities said Thursday. Ronald Saunier said of the early Wednesday deaths and blaze at Fero's Bar& Grill. "

  • Lawyer angry over Zumba prostitution case handling Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:14 AM ET

    KENNEBUNK, Maine-- The lawyer for a high school hockey coach who gave up his job because of the Zumba prostitution case said Thursday that his client's name never should have been made public and contended law enforcement agencies have engaged in "reckless and outrageous behavior."

  • Gunman kills 3, self in Florida salon shooting Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:14 AM ET

    CASSELBERRY, Fla.-- A gunman opened fire at a central Florida beauty salon Thursday, killing three women and wounding the manager, who had asked for a restraining order against him, police said.

  • *NBC cancels 'Animal Practice' Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:13 AM ET
  • FDA: Fungus in tainted steroids and patients match Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:11 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- The fungus found in tainted steroid shots matches the one behind the national meningitis outbreak that has killed 20 people, federal health officials said Thursday.

  • Ahead of the Bell: Chipotle sees slower growth Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 8:10 AM ET

    Its shares, which dipped below $40 in late 2008 as the financial crisis intensified, peaked this April at $442.40 as the burrito chain posted double-digit increases in revenue year after year. But Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. on Thursday forecast that revenue growth in stores open at least a year would be flat to a low-single-digit percentage gain next year.