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  • Measure of US home prices rises by most in 6 years Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:41 AM ET

    CoreLogic, a private real estate data provider, also said Tuesday that prices rose 0.3 percent in August from July, the sixth straight monthly gain. Housing prices are rising in most areas, according to CoreLogic.

  • Authorities: Hornets exec faces gun charge in NJ Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:40 AM ET

    NEWARK, N.J.-- Authorities say an executive with the NBA's New Orleans Hornets has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon after a handgun was found in his checked baggage at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport.

  • Citi analyst boosts Liberty Media rating to "Buy" Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:39 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- A Citi analyst on Tuesday raised his rating for Liberty Media Corp. to "Buy" from "Neutral," predicting that the company will soon take control of Sirius XM Radio Inc..

  • *National Democrats investing in Ariz. Senate race Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:39 AM ET
  • 2 theater companies cheer as they open new stages Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:38 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Stage actors always seem to get the attention in New York. The Pearl Theatre had a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate moving into its new home near Times Square, while the Atlantic Theater Company reopened its main stage in Chelsea after an $8.3 million renovation.

  • Akin claims McCaskill benefited from stimulus Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:37 AM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- Republican challenger Todd Akin went on the offensive against Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri's Senate race on Monday, claiming that her husband's businesses profited from a federal stimulus act provision that helped finance low-income housing.

  • MacArthur Foundation reveals 2012 'genius grants' Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:36 AM ET

    CHICAGO-- Mandolin player and composer Chris Thile learned the hard way that when you get a call from the 312 area code this time of year, you should probably answer the phone. Thile is among 23 recipients of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants," which are given in a secrecy-shrouded process.

  • At least 20 injured in California train crash Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:35 AM ET

    HANFORD, Calif.-- Repair crews worked into Tuesday removing two derailed cars and a locomotive and to repair damaged railroad tracks after an Amtrak train carrying about 169 passengers derailed in a collision with a big rig truck in California's Central Valley.

  • *SAfrica truckers stage protest in Johannesburg Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:33 AM ET
  • Investigators cite wasteful spending at VA events Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:31 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- Federal investigators estimated Monday that the Department of Veterans Affairs wastefully spent about $762,000 at two employee conferences last year in Orlando, Fla., and that senior leadership failed to provide proper oversight in planning and executing the events.

  • SD tribe's lawsuit against beer stores dismissed Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:31 AM ET

    The lawsuit was filed by the Oglala Sioux Tribe, which governs the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where alcohol is banned. Four beer stores named in the suit sold the equivalent of 4.3 million 12- ounce beer cans last year even though they're in Whiteclay, a Nebraska town with about a dozen residents on the reservation's border.

  • *NY's Louis Armstrong House hires Va. museum expert Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:30 AM ET
  • Court: Child porn victims can get restitution Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:29 AM ET

    The decision conflicts with rulings by several other federal circuits, possibly setting the stage for a Supreme Court challenge.

  • Oil supported by upbeat US manufacturing data Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:26 AM ET

    By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for November delivery was up 18 cents to $92.66 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract closed up 29 cents at $92.48 in New York on Monday after a report showed U.S. manufacturing grew in September for the first time in four months.

  • Underwhelming debut for YSL's Slimane Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:26 AM ET

    PARIS-- When fashion editors put down their pens halfway through a catwalk show, it's always cause for worry. That's not to mention an oversized black and white coat that could have been worn by Cruella de Ville. Pierre Berge, Saint Laurent's former partner, speaking ahead of the show said: "knows the Saint Laurent DNA, the spirit."

  • *Lohan's 'Liz & Dick' airs on Lifetime next month Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:26 AM ET
  • Mosaic 1Q profit shrinks on weak fertilizer supply Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:23 AM ET

    PLYMOUTH, Minn.-- Mosaic Co.' s net income shrank 18 percent in its fiscal first quarter because of lower prices for its phosphate fertilizer and production problems that weighed on sales volumes. The company's results missed Wall Street's view and shares dropped $1.38, or 2.4 percent, to $56.63 in premarket trading Tuesday.

  • Mexicans puzzled by Azerbaijan leader monument Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:19 AM ET

    MEXICO CITY-- The appearance of a life-size statue of Azerbaijan's "founder of the nation" on Mexico City's elegant Reforma Avenue, not far from Mahatma Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln and Mexico's national heroes, is raising eyebrows and protests.

  • Applegate putting on pink for a good cause Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:18 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Christina Applegate says she hopes a few flashes of hot pink might turn heads. Right Action is a charitable services fund of the Entertainment Industry Foundation. ASICS has promised a minimum donation of $75,000, up to $100,000.

  • Chrysler sales rise 12 percent in September Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:13 AM ET

    DETROIT-- Chrysler's U.S. sales rose almost 12 percent last month as the company reported its best September in five years. Volkswagen also reported a large sales increase, up 34 percent from a year earlier. "We remain optimistic about the health of the U.S. new vehicle sales industry and our position in it," said Reid Bigland, Chrysler's head of U.S. sales.

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