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  • NRC: Damaged Calif nuke plant may face long review Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 7:12 PM ET

    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif.-- Federal regulators say the proposed restart of the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant in California could require a detailed review that might last months or even years.

  • Principal Financial to acquire Chile's AFP Cuprum Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 6:49 PM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa-- Principal Financial Group Inc. said Monday that it is buying AFP Cuprum S.A., a pension manager in Chile, for roughly $1.51 billion. Principal Financial said the deal will add to its existing business in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, to give the company an even larger presence in those emerging markets.

  • NY appeal court: Shooting victim may sue gun maker Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 6:39 PM ET

    The ruling by the Appellate Division of the state Supreme Court reversed a lower court's 2011 dismissal of victim Daniel Williams' complaint, which accused Ohio gun maker Hi-Point and distributor MKS Supply Inc. of Ohio of intentionally supplying handguns to irresponsible dealers because they profited from sales to the criminal gun market.

  • Ex-governors oppose Oregon casino ballot measures Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 6:37 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore.-- Three former Oregon governors are joining the current chief executive in opposing a proposal to build the state's first nontribal casino. Republican Vic Atiyeh and Democrats Barbara Roberts and Ted Kulongoski implored voters to oppose Measures 82 and 83, which would allow developers to build a casino in Portland's eastern suburbs.

  • Alaska Airlines operations returning to normal Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 6:33 PM ET

    SEATTLE-- Alaska Airlines operations slowly were returning to normal Monday afternoon after a fiber-optic outage shut down its ticketing system for five hours, cancelling flights in Seattle and Los Angeles and causing delays across the airline's 64- airport network.

  • *Moody's cuts Cyprus' credit rating further Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 6:32 PM ET
  • Laredo stockholders to sell 12.5 million shares Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 6:31 PM ET

    TULSA, Okla.-- Laredo Petroleum Holdings Inc. said Monday that stockholders are selling 12.5 million shares in the company _ about 10 percent of the total outstanding shares _ through a secondary public offering.

  • GM to hire thousands of computer professionals Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 6:30 PM ET

    BIG CHANGE: General Motors is setting up four technology innovation centers in the U.S. and plans to hire 10,000 computer specialists over the next three-to-five years. THE NEWS: GM announced on Monday that one of the centers would be in the Detroit suburb of Warren, Mich., on the site of its Technical Center.

  • A look at GM's technical innovation centers Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 6:23 PM ET

    The company has announced the sites of the first two centers, in Austin, Texas, and suburban Detroit, but it won't comment on the other two. AUSTIN, Texas: GM picked the home of the University of Texas because of its rich base of high-tech workers.

  • Pipeline hearings suspended for closed talks Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 6:20 PM ET

    CPUC Administrative Law Judge Mark Wetzell decided Monday to put one set of hearings on hold until Oct. 15 to allow PG&E to more quickly reach a settlement with other parties. Democratic Assemblyman Jerry Hill of San Mateo and San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane had urged the judge to continue open hearings.

  • Famous Dave's names new CEO Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 6:17 PM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS-- Famous Dave's of America Inc. on Monday named John Gilbert III the new CEO of the company, replacing Christopher O'Donnell, who served as head of the barbeque restaurant chain since 2008..

  • SpaceX launch good for NASA, not private firm Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 6:08 PM ET

    WASHINGTON-- A private rocket successfully sent a capsule full of cargo zipping toward the International Space Station in a first of its kind delivery for NASA, but couldn't deliver on job No. 2: putting a commercial satellite into the correct orbit. It is the first of a dozen supply runs under a mega-contract with NASA.

  • Boston Scientific in deal to buy Rhythmia Medical Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 5:55 PM ET

    NATICK, Mass.-- Boston Scientific Corp. said Monday it will buy Rhythmia Medical, which makes mapping and navigation systems used in heart surgeries, for up to $265 million.

  • Analyst downgrades Intel, sees pricing pressure Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 5:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- A Bernstein Research analyst downgraded Intel Corp. on Monday, foreseeing pricing pressures for the chip maker in the next 12 to 18 months. The analyst, Stacy Rasgon, downgraded Intel to "Underperform" from "Market Perform" and cut his target price to $20 from $24.

  • Continental Resources unveils 5-year growth plan Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 5:43 PM ET

    OKLAHOMA CITY-- Continental Resources Inc. said Monday that it plans to triple production and proved reserves of oil and natural gas liquids in the next five years on its leased properties in the U.S.

  • GM moves to bring computer technology in-house Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 5:37 PM ET

    General Motors is moving past layoffs and the Motor City's rusty, low-tech image. "The companies that build the software themselves in general are going to have an advantage," says David Kirkpatrick, author of a book about Facebook and CEO of Techonomy Media Inc., a New York firm that specializes in setting up technology conferences. "

  • Eurogroup chief: Lenders, Greece should agree soon Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 5:34 PM ET

    LUXEMBOURG-- Greece and its international lenders need to agree quickly on a program of reforms so the next tranche of bailout loans can be released, the head of the group finance ministers from the 17 countries that use the euro said Monday.

  • ScanSource says revenue may fall short Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 5:33 PM ET

    GREENVILLE, S.C.-- Technology products distributor ScanSource Inc. said Monday that its revenue for its most recent quarter may miss market expectations. ScanSource's forecast falls short of the $760.1 million that analysts polled by FactSet forecast. Shares of ScanSource, based in Greenville, S.C., fell 41 cents to close at $31.21.

  • United Airlines reports dip in key revenue measure Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 5:32 PM ET

    CHICAGO-- United Airlines says that passenger traffic and a closely watched revenue statistic both declined in September, compared with the same month last year. United Continental Holdings Inc. said Monday that passenger revenue per available seat mile fell by 2.5 to 3.5 percent last month.

  • Edwards Lifesciences slides on weak 3Q outlook Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 5:30 PM ET

    IRVINE, Calif.-- Edwards Lifesciences Corp. shares fell nearly 16 percent in after-hours trading Monday following a disappointing third-quarter revenue forecast Monday, including weak sales of its Sapien heart valve. Edwards said government austerity measures hurt its revenue from Europe while U.S. sales are constrained by Medicare coverage issues.