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  • On the Call: Mattel CEO Bryan Stockton Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 12:03 AM ET

    Mattel said Tuesday that its net income rose 22 percent in the third quarter on cost cuts and higher sales of toys such as Monster High dolls and Fisher Price. Here CEO Bryan Stockton discusses global toy industry sales. As you look at Europe, frankly, we are quite pleased with the toy business in Europe.

  • Asian stocks gain on strong US retail sales report Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 11:35 PM ET

    Japan's Nikkei 225 index rose 0.9 percent to 8,658.82 and South Korea's Kospi climbed 0.4 percent to 1,932.78. Electronics company Toshiba Corp. rose 1.9 percent in Tokyo while Samsung Electronics Co. rose 1.7 percent in Seoul.

  • *News Summary: BlackRock makes latest ETF fee cuts Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 8:44 PM ET
  • Moonves re-ups as CBS chief executive into 2017 Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 8:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- Leslie Moonves has a new five-year contract with broadcaster CBS that extends his term as chief executive through June 2017. CBS said 63- year-old Moonves' salary will remain the same and he will still be eligible for an annual bonus and stock grants.

  • Former Sen. Mitchell to lead PG&E pipeline talks Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 7:52 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO-- A former U.S. senator who helped negotiate a peace treaty in Northern Ireland has been appointed to help California energy regulators and Pacific Gas& Electric reach a settlement over a pipeline explosion that killed eight people, the two sides announced Monday.

  • Family seeks answers after death at tuna plant Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 7:19 PM ET

    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif.-- Workplace safety investigators and a grieving family on Monday searched for an explanation of how a worker was cooked to death at a Bumble Bee tuna processing plant.

  • APNewsBreak: Johnny Depp starting book imprint Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 7:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- How cool is this: Johnny Depp is going to help run a publishing imprint. Already on the list of books is one by Bob Dylan, "The Unraveled Tales of Bob Dylan," which aims to set the record straight on the songwriter's enigmatic life and career and will be based in part on interviews with Dylan by best-selling historian Douglas Brinkley.

  • Calif. home prices rise in September; sales fall Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 6:40 PM ET

    SAN DIEGO-- California home prices rose in September to a four-year high as the supply of properties for sale remained tight, according to surveys released Monday. The median price for new and existing houses and condominiums in California reached $287,000, up 15.3 percent from $249,000 in September 2011, DataQuick said.

  • Bankrate shares drop after-hours on 3Q outlook Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 6:40 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- Shares of Bankrate Inc. tumbled in after-hours trading Monday after the company said it expects third-quarter net income declined as it continued to absorb charges related to its initial public offering and other costs.

  • Thor Industries finance chief resigns Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 6:31 PM ET

    JACKSON CENTER, Ohio-- Thor Industries Inc. said Monday that a search is under way for a new chief financial officer to replace Christian G. Farman, who has resigned to pursue other interests. Shares of Thor rose 84 cents, or 2.3 percent, to end at $36.88. Since trading at a low of $22.25 last December the stock has steadily risen to recently peak at $37.85.

  • Alterra forecasts 3Q crop and catastrophe losses Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 6:26 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- Alterra Capital Holdings Ltd. said Monday that it expects to book third-quarter underwriting losses of $22.5 million related to U.S. crop failures this summer, and $10 million to $15 million from events such as Hurricane Isaac. Alterra provides insurance and reinsurance to companies, governmental groups and other insurers.

  • Rates on US Treasury bills rise at weekly auction Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 6:20 PM ET

    WASHINGTON-- Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday's auction with rates on six-month bills rising to the highest level since March 2011. The Treasury Department auctioned $32 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.105 percent, up from 0.100 percent last week.

  • Illinois Tool Works CEO Speer takes health leave Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 6:20 PM ET

    GLENVIEW, Ill.-- Illinois Tool Works Inc. said on Monday that CEO David Speer is taking a leave of absence because of health concerns, and it named Vice Chairman E. Scott Santi as acting CEO. Spokeswoman Alison Donnelly declined to provide any details about Speers' condition.

  • Jazz Pharma completes women's health unit sale Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 6:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- Irish drugmaker Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC said Monday that it completed the sale of its women's health business to Swedish pharmaceutical company Meda AB. Jazz agreed to sell the business to Meda in September for $95 million in cash.

  • Boardwalk unit buys remaining PL Midstream stake Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP said Monday that a subsidiary has purchased the remaining 65 percent equity interest in PL Midstream LLC from Boardwalk Pipelines Holding Corp. for $269 million. The holding corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Loews Corp. and the parent of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners' general partner.

  • AuRico Gold details 3Q initial production results Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 6:14 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- Shares of AuRico Gold Inc. rose 4 percent Monday after the Canadian mining company announced preliminary production results from its new mine in northern Ontario. The Ocampo mine produced 21,916 gold equivalent ounces at cash costs of $754 per gold equivalent ounce.

  • NJ plans to start licensing sports bets in January Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 6:12 PM ET

    The NCAA announced Monday that it would find new hosts for five championships scheduled to be held in New Jersey next year.

  • CVS to pay $5M to settle drug pricing allegations Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 6:11 PM ET

    WASHINGTON-- The Department of Justice said Monday that a unit of CVS Caremark Corp. has agreed to pay $5.25 million to settle allegations that it reported false information on prescription drug prices to the government's Medicare program.

  • IHS appoints new board member Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 6:11 PM ET

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.-- Business information and analytics firm IHS Inc. said Monday that it has added Jean-Paul Montupet to its board. Montupet, 64, is chair of the industrial automation business at Emerson Electric Co. and president of Emerson Europe.

  • DOJ investigates Bridgepoint Education Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 6:10 PM ET

    The Justice Department is investigating compensation paid to Bridgepoint Education Inc.' s admissions staff, the for-profit education company disclosed in a regulatory filing Monday. Bridgepoint, based in San Diego, operates schools such as Ashford University and University of the Rockies.