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  • Decades of Miss Subways smiled on NYC straphangers Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 9:38 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- It was an ad campaign conceived as eye candy to bring attention to other advertisements in New York's transit system. But the "Meet Miss Subways" beauty contest posters of pretty young New York women and their aspirations quickly evolved into a popular and even groundbreaking fixture that ran for 35 years, from 1941 to 1976..

  • Tusk said he would find billions of euros for investment in energy and other infrastructure projects, while at the same time keeping a tight rein on government borrowing in Poland, eastern Europe's largest economy. Poland has been a rare bright spot in Europe over the past few years, managing to sustain robust growth even while its neighbours slumped.

  • LONDON, Oct 12- Frantic drilling activity across the United States has at last begun to moderate, as the industry responds to the plunge in prices for natural gas and now liquids such as butane and natural gasoline.

  • Dispute about Olympic golf course site drags on Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 8:48 AM ET

    SAO PAULO-- Construction of the Olympic golf course in Rio de Janeiro has yet to start as planned, and a ruling by a local court could lengthen the delay even further. Brazil's Higher Court of Justice ruled last week that a Rio tribunal was wrong in denying an appeal by the company, Elmway Participacoes, meaning the case will likely drag on for several more months.

  • TEXT-Fitch upgrades Cummins to 'A';outlook stable Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 8:47 AM ET

    Oct 12- Fitch Ratings has upgraded Cummins, Inc.' s Issuer Default Rating and long-term debt ratings to' A' from' A-'. The Rating Outlook is Stable. Debt to EBITDA at July 1, 2012 was 0.31 times, which is lower than many other' A' rated peers, and has been well below 1.0 x during the past several years.

  • Brazil anti-AIDS effort uses indigenous language Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 8:31 AM ET

    SAO PAULO-- Brazil is using an indigenous language for the first in a campaign aimed at curbing violence against women and the spread of HIV. The campaign is a joint effort between Brazil and three United Nations agencies including the Joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS. Adele Benzaken of the UNAIDS office in Brazil.

  • Jamaica steps up efforts to combat dengue fever Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 8:23 AM ET

    KINGSTON, Jamaica-- Jamaica is stepping up mosquito eradication across the island and urging school children to stamp out breeding grounds to combat an epidemic of dengue fever, the Caribbean country's health minister said Thursday.

  • Violent street gang: US targets finances of MS-13 Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 8:19 AM ET

    The Treasury Department formally designated MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, a transnational criminal organization.

  • EU mergers and takeovers (Oct 12) Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 7:30 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, Oct 12- The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:. --U.S. technology distributor Ingram Micro Inc to acquire rival BrightPoint Inc. OCT 22-- OAO VTB Bank and Corporate Commercial Bank.

  • Asia Naphtha/Gasoline-Naphtha, gasoline margins down Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 7:18 AM ET

    SINGAPORE, Oct 12- The Asian naphtha price and margins ended the week at a three-session low of $985 a tonne and $123.03 a tonne respectively to mirror the fall in European values as gasoline demand softened. "The fall in margins today was a reflection of the gasoline market in Europe," said a Singapore- based trader.

  • Forest Oil selling South Louisiana properties Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 7:16 AM ET

    DENVER-- Forest Oil is selling all of its South Louisiana properties for about $220 million as part of its plan to shed some non-core assets. Forest Oil Corp. previously announced that it is selling its East Texas natural gas gathering assets for $34 million. The Eagle Ford shale formation stretches from the western Texas- Mexico border to Louisiana.

  • *Says market has slowed in the United States. COPENHAGEN, Oct 12- Danish wind turbine maker Vestas said the impending expiry of a U.S. tax credit had exacerbated a fall in orders for next year, forcing it to make more than 800 job cuts in the United States and Canada so far this year.

  • Tusk said he would find billions of euros for investment in energy and other infra-structure projects, while at the same time keeping a tight rein on government borrowing in Poland, eastern Europe's largest economy. Poland has been a rare bright spot in Europe over the past few years, managing to sustain robust growth even while its neighbours slumped.

  • Oct 12- Fitch Ratings has assigned Dufry AG, a Long-term Issuer Default Rating of' BB'. Fitch has also assigned Dufry's planned USD500m eight-year unsecured notes, to be issued by Dufry Finance S.C.A., an expected rating of' BB'.

  • Tusk said he would find billions of euros for investment in energy and other infra-structure projects, while at the same time keeping a tight rein on government borrowing in Poland, eastern Europe's largest economy. Poland has been a rare bright spot in Europe over the past few years, managing to sustain robust growth even while its neighbours slumped.

  • *Pressure on OPEC to produce more easing. *Iraq, North America to increase oil production steeply. LONDON, Oct 12- The world could see a gradual easing of oil prices over the next five years due to sluggish economic growth and rising energy efficiency and as production increases steeply in Iraq and North America, the West's energy watchdog said on Friday.

  • VW eyes budget brand by 2015 to rival Dacia-sources Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 5:13 AM ET

    *Cars to be priced between 5,000- 10,000 euros- sources. BERLIN, Oct 12- German carmaker Volkswagen. Europe's biggest carmaker is eyeing a price range of between 5,000 and 10,000 euros for the budget cars which may include a van, estate and a small sedan, the sources said, confirming a report in German business daily Handelsblatt.

  • *Pressure on OPEC to produce more easing. *Iraq, North America to increase oil production steeply. LONDON, Oct 12- The world could see a gradual easing of oil prices over the next five years due to sluggish economic growth and rising energy efficiency and as production increases steeply in Iraq and North America, the West's energy watchdog said on Friday.

  • *Telefonica to provide 110 mln euros in vendor financing. *Telefonica shares up 0.4 percent. MADRID, Oct 12- Spain's Telefonica has clinched a 1 billion euro deal to sell its Atento call centre business to U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital as part of a drive to cut debt.

  • *IEA cuts demand growth outlook due to sluggish economy* Pressure on OPEC to produce more easing* Iraq, North America to increase oil production steeply By Dmitry Zhdannikov and Christopher Johnson.