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  • NEW YORK-- The price of oil finished lower Wednesday after some mixed economic signals. Benchmark crude rose early in the day after the government reported wholesale stockpiles rose, and sales were up for the first time in four months. The Labor Department said Wednesday that job openings dropped by 32,000 to 3.56 million in August.

  • HOUSTON-- Endeavour International Corp. on Wednesday priced its private offering of an additional $54 million of its 12 percent first priority notes due 2018.. The Houston oil and gas company said the notes were priced at 109 percent of par, at a yield worst of 9.436 percent. Endeavor shares fell 53 cents, or 5.7 percent, to $8.83 in afternoon trading.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 10- At least 130 projects that capture and store carbon emissions at coal power and industrial plants must come online by 2020 if the world is to stay on course to keeping the rise in global temperatures below a threshold deemed dangerous by scientists, a new report released Wednesday said.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 10- JPMorgan Chase& Co Chief Executive Jamie Dimon said his company has lost up to $10 billion as a result of the government asking him to buy teetering Wall Street firm Bear Stearns during the financial crisis.

  • *Sources said Germany opposed the $45 billion aerospace merger. PARIS/ BERLIN/ LONDON, Oct 10- EADS and BAE Systems called off the world's largest defence and aviation merger on Wednesday, and pinned the blame on Germany for wrecking the $45 billion deal.

  • *Turkey warns Syria about cross-border shelling. NEW YORK, Oct 10- Brent crude prices edged up on Wednesday in volatile trading, as concerns about the security of Middle East supplies amid escalating tensions over Syria helped offset fears that slowing economic growth will curb demand for petroleum.

  • Oct 10- Fitch Ratings has assigned an' AA-' long-term Issuer Default Rating and' F1+' short-term IDR to CIBC World Markets Plc. CIBCWM is a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 10- The chief executive of JPMorgan Chase& Co said he should have caught the " London whale" derivatives trades that resulted in a multibillion-dollar loss for the bank. So far, JPMorgan has estimated its total trading loss at $5.8 billion.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 10- A group of black South African shareholders has sold a stake in Absa Group, the country's biggest retail bank, worth about $370 million, exiting one of the post-apartheid era's high profile "black empowerment" deals.

  • AMSTERDAM/ BRUSSELS, Oct 10- EU antitrust regulators will next week tell United Parcel Service Inc that its bid for TNT Express will hurt competition, two sources close to the matter said, forcing the U.S. company to offer concessions or risk a veto. Shares in Dutch delivery group TNT Express ended unchanged at 8.15 euros on Wednesday.

  • *Rio Tinto unit selling one of two French plants. *Says sale triggered by expiry of power supply deal. PARIS, Oct 10- Rio Tinto is pushing ahead with plans to sell a century-old aluminium plant in the Alps of southeast France as the global mining group continues its retreat from a struggling aluminium sector.

  • ISTANBUL, Oct 10- Turkish shares hit their highest level this year on Wednesday and the lira bounced off a one-month low after Fitch said Turkey was making good progress in dealing with the financial crisis.

  • LONDON, Oct 10- Russian Urals crude was stable on Wednesday with traders anticipating a further price spike in the next few days due to poor cargo availability and good demand from refiners. He predicted that activity would remain thin until Russia publishes early loading programmes for November within the next 5-10 days.

  • LONDON, Oct 10- Global household wealth will grow by nearly 50 percent in the next five years to $330 trillion, with the Chinese overtaking the Japanese as the world's second richest people, Credit Suisse said in a report on Wednesday.

  • Conservative lending rules and red tape have long been blamed for holding back development of the mortgage sector in Egypt. Mortgage lending is equivalent to less than half a percent of gross domestic product in Egypt, compared to 13 percent in Morocco, according to a 2011 report on Africa housing by FinMark Trust, a body mainly funded by British government aid.

  • LONDON, Oct 10- Amerisur Resources PLC:. *Placing to raise approximately US $40 million. *To use funds to accelerate growth profile& access new opportunities within.

  • London, Oct 10- Output at a fluid catalytic cracker at Royal Dutch Shell's Pernis refinery in the Netherlands has returned to normal after flaring forced it to reduce production, the DCMR said on Wednesday.

  • LONDON, Oct 10- European shares fell for a third straight session on Wednesday, dragged lower by expectations of weak corporate earnings in the region after a subdued start to the U.S. reporting season. It added to investor concerns after U.S. bellwether aluminium maker Alcoa. cut its demand forecasts and oil major Chevron Corp issued a profit warning.

  • *Sources said Germany opposed the $45 billion aerospace merger. *BAE shares down 1.14 per cent, EADS up 4.44 per cent By Sophie Sassard, Jason Neely and Kate Holton. LONDON, Oct 10- EADS and BAE Systems called off the world's largest defence and aviation merger on Wednesday, and pinned the blame on Germany for wrecking the $45 billion deal.

  • BAGHDAD-- Iraq officially stepped back on Wednesday from its ambitious plans to more than triple its oil production by 2017, but it remains more optimistic than the world's leading global energy monitor about how fast and how high it can boost output.