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  • U.S. companies as diverse as chipmaker Intel Corp and printer Quad/Graphics Inc have opened in-house health clinics with doctors, nurses and even dentists to diagnose suspicious symptoms, write prescriptions and more. "We were beginning to see... growing chronic conditions in our population," says Tami Graham, director of global benefits for Intel. "

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- The Nasdaq Composite fell 1 percent in morning trading on Tuesday, pressured by declines in shares of Apple, Microsoft, Intel and Oracle. The S&P 500 dropped 7.30 points, or 0.50 percent, to 1,448.58. Intel fell 2.7 percent to $21.89 after Sanford Bernstein cut the chipmaker to an "underperform" rating.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 9- Russian equities turned positive on Tuesday, supported by an upturn in oil prices, while telecoms stocks edged higher following a $2 billion IPO announcement by mobile operator Megafon.

  • October 09- Following are terms and conditions. of a bond priced on tuesday.

  • NEW YORK-- The price of oil is rising on concerns about supplies from the Middle East and the North Sea. Benchmark crude is up $1.46 to $90.79 a barrel in New York Tuesday. There is also concern that an escalation of the situation in Syria could disrupt supplies from the Middle East.

  • MONTPELIER, Vt.-- Fans of Vermont singer Grace Potter will be able to watch her give an online concert where she is going to be promoting fair trade coffee. She's going to be singing at Joe's Pub in New York live Tuesday on the Facebook page of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc..

  • Meanwhile, comments by the International Monetary Fund on the global economy "provide a gloomy backdrop" for the day, said Monument Securities analyst Marc Ostwald. After a weak session Monday, Wall Street opened slightly lower again, with the Dow Jones Industrial index down 0.1 percent to 13,565.45, and the S&P 500 down 0.1 percent at 1,454.61.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- Metlife Inc said Tuesday it will build an asset-management business for outside investors focusing on investments in real estate equity, commercial mortgages and debt private placement.

  • NEW YORK-- TOOL TIME: Stanley Black& Decker Inc. said Tuesday that it is selling its hardware and home improvement business to Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc. for $1.4 billion in cash. RATIONALE: Spectrum says the deal will broaden its product offerings which include the Rayovac, Remington and Toastmaster brands.

  • NEW YORK-- The owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants is putting more workers on part-time status in a test aimed at limiting costs from President Barack Obama's health care law. Darden Restaurants Inc. declined to give details but said the test is only in four markets across the country.

  • The pending supply of homes, also known as shadow inventory, fell to 2.3 million units as of the end of July, down 10.2 percent from 2.6 million units a year ago and at the same level as March 2009, CoreLogic said. At the end of July it was equal to about six months' supply, CoreLogic said.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- U.S. natural gas futures edged lower early on Tuesday, as weather forecasts continued to moderate after a chilly weekend in consuming regions. The National Weather Service six- to 10- day outlook issued on Monday called for above-normal temperatures for nearly the entire nation, limiting heating demand.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- Metlife Inc said Tuesday it will build an asset-management business for outside investors focusing on investments in real estate equity, commercial mortgages and debt private placement.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- U.S. stocks edged lower after the open on Tuesday with investors having little reason to buy equities after the recent rally as they waited for the start later on Tuesday of the U.S. quarterly earnings season. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 22.73 points, or 0.17 percent, at 13,560.92.

  • NEW YORK-- President Barack Obama deployed Big Bird in a new campaign ad Tuesday mocking Mitt Romney's vow to end federal funding for public broadcasting.

  • NEW YORK-- A year ago, not many people had heard of Lena Dunham. Dunham, 26, whose appearance sold out in the first 20 minutes that tickets went on sale this year, was interviewed by New Yorker TV critic Emily Nussbaum on Sunday, just as word of her seven-figure book deal was emerging, an essay collection to be published by Random House. "I dressed as you for Halloween!"

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- Make way for open enrollment season, the time of year when those wordy benefits packages stuff your inboxes. Tracy Watts, a partner with benefits giant Mercer, explains what's new for employees in 2013, including the impact of healthcare reform.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- U.S. natural gas futures edged lower early on Tuesday, as weather forecasts continued to moderate after a chilly weekend in consuming regions. The National Weather Service six- to 10- day outlook issued on Monday called for above-normal temperatures for nearly the entire nation, limiting heating demand.

  • The company is one of the largest leaseholders in the Bakken shale region in North Dakota and Montana. Analyst Subash Chandra of Jefferies& Co. said that Continental's plan implies a cost of more than $11,000 per well. Shares of Continental Resources Inc. fell $1.01 to $75.50 in premarket trading.

  • *Fed to buy $1.75 bln to $2.25 bln in long-dated debt. Treasuries prices rose on Tuesday in advance of a three-year debt sale as safe-haven bids for bonds emerged on anxiety about weak global growth and Greece's ability to meet the terms of a bailout.