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  • *Entergy wants plant to run for another 20 years. Oct 1- A three-judge panel of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will start hearings Oct. 15 on challenges to the license renewal application for Entergy Corp's Indian Point nuclear power plant north of New York City.

  • SAP closes $4.51 billion Ariba acquisition Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- German business software maker SAP AG said Monday that it has closed its $4.51 billion acquisition of Ariba Inc., a maker of Web-based software that connects suppliers and buyers online.

  • *China's factory activity shrinks for 2nd month in Sept. NEW YORK, Oct 1- Brent crude fell slightly on Monday in choppy trading as oil markets balanced better-than-expected U.S. manufacturing data against signs of economic weakness in Asia and evidence of a new recession in the debt-saddled euro zone.

  • Oct 1- Medical device maker Stryker Corp on Monday named Kevin Lobo, head of its orthopedics unit, as president and chief executive following an eight-month search.

  • Brown vetoes Calif. domestic workers rights bill Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:11 AM ET

    Jerry Brown on Sunday announced that he had vetoed legislation that would have provided overtime pay, meal breaks and other labor protections to an estimated 200,000 caregivers, nannies and house cleaners in California.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- General Electric on Monday launched a $7 billion sale of three-year, 10- year and 30- year notes, according to a term sheet. The deal is being brought by Barclays, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley as joint bookrunners.

  • --The upgrade reflects a marginal increase in the balance of the total collateral backing the rated notes, as well as improved credit quality of the underlying collateral since our January 2011 rating actions.

  • Oct 1- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services said today that it assigned its' AA+' rating to General Electric Co.' s. proposed senior unsecured debt offering of upwards of $5 billion. We believe the company will use most of the proceeds to meet its $5 billion February 2013 maturity.

  • iCrime: Apple Fans Are Targets of Theft in NYC Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 4:13 PM ET
    Apple's iPhone 5

    Apple's iPhones and other gadgets aren't just popular among consumers, thieves also have acquired a taste for the sleek mobile devices.

  • Real or Fake? Business Men Fight Over NYC Cab Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 12:13 PM ET
    Two businessmen fighting for a cab in NYC.

    Video on LiveLeak purportedly shows a couple of business guys competing for a single taxi at the end of a long day at work.

  • Uber Bear Sees S&P at 800...Just Not Yet Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 4:45 AM ET

    Bob Janjuah, the bearish contributing strategist at Nomura in London has long predicted the S&P 500 will head towards 800, a level not seen since the aftermath of the collapse of Lehman Brothers. With the S&P 500 closing on Monday at 1,456, Janjuah has been forced to review his timing.

  • 700% Interest Rate Loophole Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 2:24 PM ET
    700% Interest Rate Loophole

    Some payday lenders are "partnering" with Native American tribes to avoid interest rate caps, and one tribe, the Oglala Sioux tribe, didn't even know their name was being used by a lender, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Occupy Wall Street: 1 Year Later Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 6:46 AM ET
    Occupy Wall Street: 1 Year Later

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports protesters are set to commemorate the first anniversary of Occupy Wall Street in lower Manhattan today.

  • Forget That Supersize Soda — NYC Passes Soda Ban Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 11:29 AM ET

    New York City's health board has passed a rule banning super-sized, sugary drinks at restaurants, concession stands and other eateries.

  • Arab Spring Turning Into Arab Winter Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 7:15 PM ET
    Arab Spring Turning Into Arab Winter

    Andy Card, former White House Chief of Staff expresses outrage after hearing an angry mob stormed the US embassy in Cairo on 9/11.

  • America Pauses to Remember 9/11 on 11th Anniversary Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 9:28 AM ET
    A New York City policeman salutes a flag hanging from One World Trade ceremonies for the eleventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2012 in New York City.

    Americans paused again Tuesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks with familiar ceremony, but also a sense that it's time to move forward after a decade of remembrance.

  • 9/11 Commemoration: Politics-Free at Ground Zero? Monday, 10 Sep 2012 | 2:37 PM ET
    Scene from the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial in 2012.

    For the first time, elected officials won't be allowed to speak at a 9-11 commemoration at Ground Zero, an occasion that had allowed them a solemn turn in the spotlight.

  • Ten Unique Multimillion Dollar Homes Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 5:18 PM ET
    The specialty features of luxury homes are pretty commonplace: wine cellar, home gym, swimming pool, and perhaps an equestrian stable.  Yet for some of the most exclusive addresses, there are distinctive features that set them apart from the rest. TopTenRealEstateDeals.com reached out to their network of real estate professionals throughout the country to find some of the most compelling homes on the market listed for upwards of a million dollars— in many of the following cases,  north of a mill

    For some of the most exclusive addresses, there are distinctive features that set them apart from the rest. Check out this list of multimillion dollar homes with big surprises, courtesy of TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.

  • Frustrations of Air Travel Push Passengers to Amtrak Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 1:07 PM ET

    Long a punch line for harried Northeast travelers, Amtrak has come to dominate commercial travel in the corridor connecting Washington, New York and Boston, and this summer its trains are packed, the New York Times reports.

  • Cities With the Most Affordable Homes Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 4:58 PM ET
    Home prices are strengthening and affordability of houses is slightly lower, according to new data from the second quarter of 2012. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) found that 92 percent of metropolitan areas had a rise in median home prices over the first quarter of 2012. Some homebuyers might not welcome this news, but for the home seller, it’s “another signal that the housing recovery is starting to take root,” said NAHB Chairman Barry Rute

    Check out the major metropolitan housing markets with the most affordable homes for sale, counting down to number one.