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  • Oct 2- Tesla Motor Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk sent out a cryptic tweet on Wednesday, saying it is "about time to unveil the D and something else", with an accompanying photo which mentioned a date, Oct. 9. It was unclear what the "D" or "something else" entails, but the image suggested a new model the electric carmaker might unveil on that day. Musk did not immediately...

  • Brent hovers near 27-month low as abundant supply weighs Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 11:39 PM ET

    *Brent may struggle to recover on weak demand in China, Europe. SINGAPORE, Oct 2- Brent crude futures hovered near $94 a barrel on Thursday and were close to their lowest levels in more than two years, reflecting sustained pressure from plentiful global supply and weak demand conditions in Europe and China. "Ultimately weak demand conditions in Europe and China...

  • TOKYO, Oct 2- Asian stocks fell on Thursday as weak global manufacturing activity and an Ebola health scare in the United States spooked world markets, sending investors scurrying to the safety of U.S. bonds, the Japanese yen and gold. Investors warmed to the yen after a slew of surveys showed German factory activity shrank for the first time in 15 months, China's...

  • Oct 1- U.S. apartment vacancy rate rose by 10 basis points in the third quarter, while new construction accelerated to its second-highest quarterly rise since the fourth quarter of 2002, real estate research firm Reis Inc said in a report. New York remained the most expensive market in the country with effective rents registering $3,185 per month, a 47 percent...

  • Nikkei falls to 3-week low on global manufacturing gloom Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 10:25 PM ET

    *Exporters hit, Honda falls 3.2 pct. TOKYO, Oct 2- Japanese shares tumbled to three-week lows on Thursday morning after disappointing global manufacturing activity stocked concerns over global growth, while the first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States heightened the risk-averse mood. A slew of surveys on Wednesday showed German factory activity...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- The creation of a mammoth database that was ordered up in the wake of the Flash Crash will cost $255.6 million over five years to operate, according to the average cost estimate of six entities vying to build the system, a regulatory filing showed. The CAT, one of Wall Street's biggest undertakings in years, took on urgency after the Flash Crash when it...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- Three of the four largest U.S. wireless carriers and satellite provider Dish Network Corp plan to bid in the Federal Communications Commission's November auction of airwaves, according to initial applications released on Wednesday. As expected, the largest U.S. wireless carrier Verizon Communications Inc, No. 2 AT&T Inc, No. 4 T-Mobile US Inc...

  • Sheldon Adelson criticizes Internet gambling Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 9:54 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Billionaire Sheldon Adelson repeated his distaste for Internet gambling during a talk Wednesday night at the G2E Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, saying there was no reason casinos should be in the pockets of every single American. Throughout the talk that touched on topics such as international gambling destination Macau and New Jersey's...

  • BOGOTA, Oct 1- Colombia swapped local Treasury bonds worth 5.86 trillion pesos in an operation that will allow it to reduce next year's domestic debt issuance by 2.6 trillion pesos, the finance ministry said on Wednesday. Inflation-linked bonds that mature in February 2015 were exchanged for paper that matures in May 2017, April 2019, March 2021 and February...

  • Oct 1- Activist investor Starboard Value LP said on Wednesday it has offered to acquire the remaining shares in RealD Inc after raising its stake in the 3 D technology licensor. Starboard offered $12 per share in cash, a premium of 29 percent to RealD stock price as of Wednesday close, valuing the company at about $540 million. RealD's shares rose as much as 26.7...

  • METALS-London copper edges up as dollar rally pauses Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 9:10 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Oct 2- London copper recovered slightly from three and a half month lows on Thursday in very thin volumes, with the dollar softening ahead of a key European Central Bank meeting. *The Shanghai Futures Exchange is shut for a week of holidays and will reopen Oct. 8. *Dwindling demand hurt factory activity across much of Asia and Europe in September, and mixed...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 2- Gold added to small gains from the day before on Thursday, buoyed by risk-averse sentiment as weak global manufacturing data in the United States unnerved equity markets. *Stock markets worldwide closed out the first day of the fourth quarter on a weak note on Wednesday, weighed by disappointing manufacturing data from Europe and the United...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct 1- The judge presiding over the Stockton, California, bankruptcy case said on Wednesday that he will wait until late October to make a final ruling over whether the city can exit bankruptcy. In that case, the city's pension plans have agreed to accept benefit reductions, but the Detroit bankruptcy is not yet resolved. "This ruling is not legally...

  • TOKYO, Oct 2- Asian stocks fell on Thursday, dragged lower after the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States spooked Wall Street overnight, while a bout of risk aversion pushed down yields and put the dollar's recent rally on pause. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.2 percent, and Tokyo's Nikkei shed 1.3 percent.

  • AP Top Financial News At 8:18 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:19 PM ET

    Why the bond market is more fragile than you think 5 reasons bonds may be less safe than you think Stocks start October with a drop Truck deals boost US auto sales in September Review: Pay by phone or just keep using plastic?

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:18 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:19 PM ET

    Wall Street sees' danger signs' of a sell-off as bonds soar, flaws in trading system emerge Bonds seem stable, but risks are mounting; 5 reasons they may be less safe than you think Stocks slide, sending the Dow down 200 points, on weaker economic news and Ebola fears GM, Chrysler lead a strong US industry in September thanks to deals on pickup trucks Review: Apple, PayPal,...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Oct 16 Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, U.S. Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin participate in open meeting of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans in Washington- 1300 GMT. RICHMOND- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy hold two-day conference on "The Labor Market After the Great...

  • NYMEX-Crude rises toward $91 on U.S. oil stocks drop Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 7:56 PM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 2- U.S. crude futures edged up on Thursday towards $91 a barrel and paring losses from a day earlier due to support from a U.S. government report showing a surprise drop in U.S. crude stockpiles. *NYMEX crude for November delivery was up 18 cents at $90.91 a barrel by 2324 GMT, after settling down 43 cents at $90.73 on Wednesday. *The oil price drop is a concern for...

  • Oct 1- The judge presiding over the Stockton, Calif., bankruptcy case said he will wait until late October to make a final ruling over whether the city can exit bankruptcy. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein said late on Wednesday afternoon that he was "not in a position to make a decision right now, in light of everything said today," and scheduled a new hearing for Oct....

  • Oct 1- Satellite radio provider Sirius XM Holdings Inc will appeal a California federal judge's decision finding it liable of copyright infringement for airing pre-1972 songs by the band, The Turtles, and failing to pay royalties. District Judge Philip Gutierrez found that California law gave the 1960 s band copyright protection for its music, including the...