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  • Oil prices rise on jitters about supplies Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:37 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- The price of oil is rising on concerns about supplies from the Middle East and the North Sea. Benchmark crude is up $1.46 to $90.79 a barrel in New York Tuesday. There is also concern that an escalation of the situation in Syria could disrupt supplies from the Middle East.

  • Clarification: Education Secretary-Textbooks story Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:35 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- In a story Oct. 2, The Associated Press reported that South Korea had set a goal to make all of its textbooks digital by 2015. In June, South Korea modified the plan to exclude some grades and to allow paper textbooks to be used alongside digital books while paper books are phased out.

  • Compressed natural gas site opens for Okla. trucks Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:35 AM ET

    Love's Travel Stops opened the facility Monday on Interstate 40 at the Morgan Road exit in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma City- based company says the CNG filling station demonstrates its commitment to offering natural gas as an alternative fuel for the trucking industry. That was through a Chesapeake Energy, another Oklahoma City- based company.

  • Md. students gather data for gas-drilling study Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:34 AM ET

    FROSTBURG, Md.-- Some high school students in Frostburg, Md. are monitoring the quality of the area's drinking water in anticipation of natural gas drilling. The Allegany County school board said Monday that environmental science students at Mountain Ridge High School have received a grant of more than $69,000 to collect water samples monthly for several years.

  • *Heico buys assets of Action Research Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:34 AM ET
  • Purdue prof: Rise in holiday hiring a good sign Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:33 AM ET

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.-- A Purdue University professor says an increase in hiring by many U.S. retailers is a sign they're confident they'll see higher sales in the upcoming holiday shopping season.

  • NC Chamber sponsors health care summit Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:32 AM ET

    Among the speakers are Lanier Cansler, former secretary of the state Department of Health and Human Services and Brad Wilson, the chief executive officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. Robert Ingram of Hatteras Venture Partners will speak about what health care reform means for business.

  • Vt.'s Grace Potter to sing online for fair trade Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:31 AM ET

    MONTPELIER, Vt.-- Fans of Vermont singer Grace Potter will be able to watch her give an online concert where she is going to be promoting fair trade coffee. She's going to be singing at Joe's Pub in New York live Tuesday on the Facebook page of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc..

  • World stocks slightly lower amid gloom Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:31 AM ET

    Meanwhile, comments by the International Monetary Fund on the global economy "provide a gloomy backdrop" for the day, said Monument Securities analyst Marc Ostwald. After a weak session Monday, Wall Street opened slightly lower again, with the Dow Jones Industrial index down 0.1 percent to 13,565.45, and the S&P 500 down 0.1 percent at 1,454.61.

  • Officials discuss energy assistance issues Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:29 AM ET

    DOVER, Del.-- Social service agencies are teaming up with Delmarva Power to discuss wintertime energy issues affecting low-income residents in the mid-Atlantic region. Chris Coons, Dover Mayor Carleton Carey and Felecia Greer, director of the customer advocate office for Pepco Holdings, Delmarva's parent company.

  • NY infrastructure task force set to meet in Albany Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:28 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.-- A panel of government, labor and business leaders put together to push infrastructure projects in New York is set to meet in Albany. The New York Works Task Force has a session scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. Andrew Cuomo appointed the 15 members in the spring to oversee ways of speeding up construction projects and rebuilding roads and bridges.

  • Rockefeller to discuss US efforts on W.Va. tourism Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:27 AM ET

    The West Virginia Democrat is scheduled to focus on federal efforts at increasing tourism during his address Tuesday. The conference brings together representatives from the travel industry, state and local officials and others with the aim of increasing visitors to West Virginia attractions.

  • LA's Getty museum announces 2 new directors Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:24 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES-- Officials at the J. Paul Getty Museum have appointed two leaders to permanent roles at the prominent Los Angeles arts institution. Director Timothy Potts said Monday that Thomas Kren will be associate director of collections for the Getty Museum and Elizabeth Morrison will be senior curator of manuscripts.

  • Insurance exec gives another $8M to initiative Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:23 AM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.-- Billionaire insurance executive George Joseph has donated another $8 million to his November ballot initiative in California. The weekend contribution brings his total to $16 million in support of Proposition 33, which would let insurers charge drivers based on their history of maintaining coverage.

  • Ky. cheese company recalls products in 7 states Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:21 AM ET

    A statement from the Austin, Ky., company on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's website says the varieties are Kentucky Rose, Kentucky Bleu, Awe-Brie and Tomme de Nena. The cheeses were sold to farmers markets, restaurants, distributors and retail stores in Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia between Aug. 22 and Sept. 25.

  • Salmonella concerns lead to Michigan fudge recall Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:20 AM ET

    PETOSKEY, Mich.-- A Michigan candy company is recalling some of its sugar-free peanut butter fudge because an ingredient used to make it is associated with a recall linked to 35 salmonella illnesses in 19 states.

  • $1.7 million in tax credits go to Vt. downtowns Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:19 AM ET

    They include the reconstruction of the Brooks House in Brattleboro, which was damaged by fire last year and encouraging investment in the Blanchard Block in downtown Barre and Catamount High School in Bennington.

  • Ohio's 3rd, largest casino opens to Columbus crowd Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:15 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio-- The $400 million Hollywood Casino Columbus opened Monday in Ohio's capital, welcoming hundreds of people who had waited on a chilly morning to be among the first placing bets at the table games and about 3,000 slot machines.

  • Initiative ends break for out-of-state businesses Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:14 AM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.-- A ballot initiative funded by a billionaire hedge fund manager is asking California voters to do what Gov. Opponents argue that repealing the tax break given three years ago would make California less friendly to multistate corporations and threaten existing jobs.

  • Wyo. dealership plans for natural-gas vehicle OK'd Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:12 AM ET

    CHEYENNE, Wyo.-- Three Wyoming auto dealerships are now cleared to sell natural-gas powered vehicles to state agencies. Those dealerships are Fremont Motors, Fremont Chevrolet-GMC and Spradley Barr. Fremont Motors has several locations statewide and Spradley Barr is in Cheyenne.