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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 10- The Federal Reserve should adopt a collective economic forecast to help the public understand its thinking better, a senior official at the U.S. central bank said on Wednesday, pointing to a likely next step in the Fed's evolving communication strategy.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 10- Front-month U.S. natural gas futures ended higher on Wednesday for a third straight day, with chilly U.S. weather this week stirring demand, but milder Northeast and Midwest weather forecasts for next week helped limit the upside.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 10- Since the release of director Paul Thomas Anderson's new movie, "The Master", talk by filmgoers and critics alike has spanned its link to Scientology, themes of control and its Oscar hopes.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 10- Last week, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who is the co-chairman of the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group- which President Obama formed earlier this year to investigate who was responsible for the misconduct that led to the financial crisis- filed a complaint against JPMorgan Chase.

  • Oct 10- Activist investor Clinton Group said it will no longer push for the sale of women's clothing retailer Wet Seal Inc after winning control of the board last week, but will instead focus on turning the company around.

  • NEW YORK-- The Dow Jones industrial average is finishing sharply lower after downbeat reports from two stocks in the average, Alcoa and Chevron. Alcoa, the aluminum company, beat Wall Street earnings estimates on Tuesday night but cut its demand expectation for the year, mostly because of a slowdown in China.

  • By Richard Leong and Luciana Lopez. While traders had sold off earlier in the day to prepare for the $21 billion sale of 10- year notes, part of this week's $66 billion in coupon-bearing offerings, Treasuries retraced that lost ground after the auction.

  • *The Dolan Company amends bank agreement, restructures Florida unit and. *Says plans to record a non-cash, pre-tax charge for impairment of these. assets of up to $165 million in Q3.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 10- The S&P 500 fell for a fourth day on Wednesday, weighed down by disappointing news from Chevron and Alcoa as earnings season got under way. Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average slid 128.56 points, or 0.95 percent, to end unofficially at 13,344.97.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 10- Ruby Tuesday Inc:.

  • NEW YORK-- DRINK UP: A small Coke bottler in Minnesota says it will no longer make the 6.5- ounce returnable, glass bottles it had been making since 1932.. The Coca-Cola Co. notes that its 8- ounce recyclable glass bottles are nearly identical and still widely available.

  • NEW YORK-- The fall TV season has claimed its first victim: the CBS series "Made in Jersey." CBS announced Wednesday the legal drama had been pulled from the Friday lineup after just two airings. The network, which is part of CBS Corp., is replacing it with the fourth season of the reality series "Undercover Boss," starting Nov. 2.

  • 0830/ 1230: The USDA issues monthly Crop Production, World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates. 0830/ 1230: The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation releases a quarterly business outlook survey. 1300/ 1700: The Treasury Dept. sells 30- year bonds. 1600/ 2000: The USDA issues weekly world cotton price.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 10- The Federal Reserve could keep its benchmark interest rate low even if the U.S. jobless rate fell to 5.5 percent, Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota said on Wednesday.

  • *Turkey warns Syria about cross-border shelling. Oil markets, which have been balancing concerns of lower global fuel demand against the risk of supply disruptions in the Middle East and loading delays in crude from the North Sea, were also closely watching forecasts from the U.S. government and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.

  • By Soyoung Kim and Nadia Damouni and Greg Roumeliotis NEW YORK, Oct 10- McGraw-Hill Companies Inc's. McGraw-Hill, which is running the auction as an alternative to its planned spin-off of the business, wants to get more than $3 billion and could still decide against a sale if the bids fail to meet its price expectations, the people said this week.

  • John Lynch said Wednesday that New Hampshire is in pretty good financial shape after achieving a $13.8 million budget surplus in the fiscal year that ended June 30.

  • HARRISBURG, Pa.-- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has issued a permit for a new electric power plant that will be supplied at least partly with locally produced natural gas from the Marcellus Shale.

  • By Tim McLaughlin and Toni Clarke and Aaron Pressman. BOSTON, Oct 10- Ameridose LLC, a private company that mixes drugs for hospitals nationwide, sought on Wednesday to distance itself from the firm at the center of a deadly U.S. outbreak of fungal meningitis, even though the two pharmacies have common owners.

  • *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.