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  • *List of Vanguard index funds switching benchmarks Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 12:37 AM ET
  • Celgene edges higher on Abraxane melanoma study Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 12:35 AM ET

    SUMMIT, N.J.-- Shares of Celgene Corp. rose Tuesday after the company said its cancer drug Abraxane slowed the progression of melanoma in a late-stage clinical trial. Celgene said patients who were treated with Abraxane had greater progression-free survival than patients who were treated with the chemotherapy drug dacarbazine.

  • Holiday sales seen rising 4.1 percent in 2012 Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 12:08 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Americans are expected to spend more during what's traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year, but they're not exactly ready to shop `til they drop like they have been in the past two years.

  • LDK Solar says lenders give shareholder more time Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 12:06 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Chinese solar equipment maker LDK Solar says lenders to its controlling shareholder won't sell loan-related collateral for a year. That gave lenders the right to sell the collateral, which includes shares of LDK Solar.

  • Stocks sink on mixed economic signals Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 12:05 AM ET

    The country's largest fertilizer company, Mosaic, said weak demand from China and India weighed on its profits. Mosaic, Dupont and stocks of other companies in the materials industry fell. Shortly before noon, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 75 points at 13,439. Dupont led the Dow lower, sinking 1.8 percent, or 84 cents, to $49.52.

  • Rdio to pay artists $10 per new subscriber Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 12:03 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES-- Music subscription service Rdio is looking to dispel the notion that streaming services underpay artists for their work. Starting Tuesday, it will start paying musicians $10 for every person they convince through social media to sign up for an Rdio plan. For $10 a month, they allow users to stream an unlimited number of songs on mobile devices.

  • Feds throw support behind lawsuit against JPMorgan Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 12:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- The federal government on Tuesday threw its support behind a lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase accusing Bear Stearns, the investment bank JPMorgan bought in 2008, of engaging in massive fraud in deals involving billions in residential mortgage-backed securities. Bear Stearns was sold to JPMorgan Chase in 2008..

  • *NHL, NHLPA resume secondary talks at league office Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 12:02 AM ET
  • NRF: Holiday sales to rise 4.1 percent in 2012 Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 12:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Americans are expected to spend more during what's traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year, but they're not exactly ready to shop `til they drop like they have been in the past two years.

  • Schmidt: Autographs getting way too hard to read Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    Since when did the signatures of today's celebrity athletes become worse than your local physician's scrawl on a prescription slip? Yes, I know, some now put their uniform number under their scribble. Have the constant paparazzi-like, autograph-stalking fans caused players to rebel by putting a bumpy line with a number as their autograph?

  • Asia stocks gain on US manufacturing upswing Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:47 PM ET

    South Korea's Kospi rose nearly 0.3 percent to 2,001.41 and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.6 percent to 4,413.80. Benchmarks in Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia also rose. The better news on manufacturing helped investors set aside concerns of a possible downgrade by credit rating agency Moody's of Spain's debt rating to junk status.

  • Court trims verdict over 'Nash Bridges' profits Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:17 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES-- A divided appellate court on Monday upheld Don Johnson's multimillion jury award over profits from the series "Nash Bridges" but significantly reduced the amount the actor is eligible to receive.

  • World markets gain, but Spain downgrade looms Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 9:57 PM ET

    South Korea's Kospi rose nearly 0.3 percent to 2,001.41 and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.6 percent to 4,413.80. Benchmarks in Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia also rose. The better news on manufacturing helped investors set aside concerns of a possible downgrade by credit rating agency Moody's of Spain's debt rating to junk status.

  • Ahead of the Bell: Auto sales remain strong Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 9:13 PM ET

    DETROIT-- Interest rates are low, trade-in values are high, and carmakers are rolling out attractive new models in key areas. All of these factors combined to keep auto sales strong in September.

  • YSL underwhelms, as Chloe and McCartney get fresh Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:15 PM ET

    PARIS-- Everyone loves a high-profile rivalry, but perhaps the fashion world more than most. In the Christian Dior ring, Raf Simons _ the house designer appointed in April whose Friday collection wowed journalists _ and in Yves Saint Laurent's, Hedi Slimane, the 44- year-old appointed in March, who himself used to work at Dior menswear.

  • Toys R Us to offer price matching in stores Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- Toys R Us will offer a price matching guarantee on all of its toys and products in stores this holiday season, the toy seller said Monday. Toy analysts say retailers are being tight with inventory this year, so those wanting in-demand toys like Monster High dolls and the LeapPad2 tablet should buy early.

  • NY indictment: Madoff fraud stretched to the 1970s Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 7:38 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- New York prosecutors say the multibillion-dollar fraud carried out by Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff began as far back as the early 1970 s. The revelation comes in a rewritten indictment boosting charges against four long-time employees of the investment firm Madoff ran from his Manhattan offices.

  • NY AG sues JPMorgan over Bear Stearns securities Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 7:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK-- The New York attorney general's office has hit JPMorgan Chase& Co. with a civil lawsuit, alleging that investment bank Bear Stearns _ prior to its collapse and subsequent sale to JPMorgan in 2008 _ perpetrated massive fraud in deals involving billions in residential mortgage-backed securities.

  • Owners of grounded ship settle with New Zealand Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 6:32 PM ET

    Daina Shipping, a subsidiary of Greek-based Costamare, along with its insurers agreed Tuesday to settle with New Zealand for $22.9 million for oil cleanup costs incurred so far and another $8.6 million if it doesn't remove the pieces of the wreck that still sit on the reef.

  • Rates fall at weekly Treasury auction Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 6:31 PM ET

    WASHINGTON-- Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Monday's auction with rates on three-month bills dropping to the lowest level since early June. The Treasury Department auctioned $32 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.085 percent, down from 0.110 percent last week.

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