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  • UPDATE 1-GM, Peugeot mull joint venture -report Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 11:02 AM ET

    GM and Peugeot both declined to comment on the report, which also said the U.S. automaker could inject more cash into the joint venture. " We haven't commented on previous reports and we're not going to on this one, " Peugeot spokeman Jonathan Goodman said.

  • *Wells Fargo weighs on financials. The Thomson Reuters/ University of Michigan's preliminary October reading on consumer sentiment rose to 83.1, well above the 78 forecast for the index as optimism about the economy improved. Wells Fargo, the biggest U.S. home lender, dropped 2.5 percent to $34.40.

  • Rating Action On Sept. 21, 2012, Standard& Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its' Api' counterparty credit and financial strength ratings on Farm Bureau Life Insurance Co. of MI. Based in Lansing, Mich., FBL of MI is an indirect subsidiary of Michigan Farm Bureau Group. Farm Bureau Life Insurance Co. of MI.

  • GM, Peugeot mull European joint venture -report Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 10:28 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 12- General Motors and PSA Peugeot Citroen are working on plans for a European joint venture as they flesh out the carmaking alliance they announced earlier this year, La Tribune reported on Friday. A Peugeot spokesman did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 12- U.S. consumer sentiment unexpectedly rose in October to its highest level in five years as optimism about the overall economy improved, a survey released on Friday showed. BRETT RYAN, VICE PRESIDENT AND U.S. ECONOMIST, DEUTSCHE BANK SECURITIES, NEW YORK.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 12- U.S. consumer sentiment unexpectedly rose in October to its highest level in five years as optimism about the overall economy improved, a survey released on Friday showed. STORY: COMMENTS: DAVID SLOAN, ECONOMIST, 4 CAST LTD, NEW YORK:. ECONOMIST, RBC CAPITAL MARKETS, NEW YORK.

  • Armstrong foundation fighting for future Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 9:42 AM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas-- Lance Armstrong can never ride again in the world's top cycling races. His cancer-fighting foundation, however, plans to plunge ahead, despite the sanctions laid on Armstrong by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and its blistering report that portrays the cyclist as cheating his way through seven Tour de France victories.

  • MINNEAPOLIS, Oct 12- One of the nearly 14,000 patients given potentially tainted injections of pain medicine has sued the maker of the treatment in what may be the first of a wave of lawsuits over a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak that shows no signs of abating.

  • FACT CHECK: Slips in vice presidential debate Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 9:35 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- Anyone who paid attention to a hearing in Congress this week knew that the administration had been implored to beef up security at the U.S. Consulate in Libya before the deadly terrorist attack there. But in the vice presidential debate Thursday night, Joe Biden seemed unaware.

  • Feds investigate brake problem in Honda Pilot SUVs Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 8:57 AM ET

    Investigators will determine if the problem is bad enough for Honda to recall the SUVs. The brakes can come on without drivers stepping on the pedal, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in documents posted on its website Friday. Honda says it's cooperating with the investigation and starting its own probe.

  • MINNEAPOLIS, Oct 12- One of the nearly 14,000 patients given potentially tainted injections of pain medicine has sued the maker of the treatment in what may be the first of a wave of lawsuits over a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak that shows no signs of abating.

  • Feds investigate steering in Hyundai Santa Fe Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 8:33 AM ET

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a fastener can come loose, causing the steering shaft to come part and drivers to lose control of the vehicle. It will determine if the problem is bad enough for Hyundai to recall the SUVs. Hyundai also got a complaint that a loose bolt caused a similar problem.

  • CDC: Meningitis outbreak growing, 14 people dead Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    J. Todd Weber of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said as the death toll reached 14.. The other case is an ankle infection discovered in Michigan; steroid shots also can be given to treat aching knees, shoulders or other joints.

  • Republican groups turning focus to House races Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 8:20 AM ET

    Outside groups have spent about $60 million trying to help GOP candidates since June 1 and about $49 million trying to help out Democratic candidates, according the Sunlight Foundation.

  • Russian markets - Factors to Watch on Oct 12 Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 1:59 AM ET

    MOSCOW- Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, his deputy Arkady Dvorkovich along with Agriculture Ministry officials to attend Agriculture fair;. MOSCOW- International Monetary Fund to present its October World Economic Outlook; MOSCOW- Retailer O'Key to present trading update.

  • *Minnesota woman sues pharmacy in federal court. WASHINGTON/ BOSTON, Oct 11- The pharmacy at the center of a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak possibly linked to tainted steroid injections faced mounting federal and state scrutiny on Thursday, including a potential criminal investigation, as the national death toll climbed to 14..

  • By David Morgan and Tim McLaughlin. WASHINGTON/ BOSTON Oct 11- The pharmacy at the center of a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak possibly linked to tainted steroid injections faced mounting federal and state scrutiny on Thursday, including a potential criminal probe, as the national death toll climbed to 14..

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 11- As many as 14,000 people- more than previously thought- received possibly tainted steroid injections tied to a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak and patients should watch for symptoms for several months, health officials said on Thursday.

  • Chevy plans product blitz for 2013 Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 4:14 PM ET

    The General Motors brand said it intends to introduce 13 new or "significantly changed" products in the coming year- "13 in' 13," according to Chevrolet communications director Michael Albano- leaving the Cruze compact, introduced just two years ago, as the oldest car in Chevy's U.S. lineup.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 11- U.S. health authorities said on Thursday that more people than previously thought received possibly tainted steroid injections and that some 14,000 patients could be at risk of contracting meningitis in an unprecedented outbreak of the disease.