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  • *Alcoa to start earnings season after the close. The IMF warnings come on the heels of a lowered forecast for growth in the East Asia-Pacific region by the World Bank on concerns China's slowdown could last longer than expected.

  • *DJ profits key as News Corp splits publishing from entertainment. Lex Fenwick, a long-time Bloomberg LP executive, is making his mark on Dow Jones, the News Corp. He works from a desk in a corner of the seventh floor of News Corp's headquarters in midtown Manhattan, and his conversations- often expletive-laced- can be widely heard.

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  • *DJ profits key as News Corp splits publishing from entertainment. Lex Fenwick, a long-time Bloomberg LP executive, is making his mark on Dow Jones, the News Corp. He works from a desk in a corner of the seventh floor of News Corp's headquarters in midtown Manhattan, and his conversations- often expletive-laced- can be widely heard.

  • HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.-- Sears expects to receive about $446.5 million in gross proceeds from an offering tied to the spinoff of its Hometown and Outlet stores. Sears Holdings Corp. had signaled in February that it would split off the companies as a separate publicly traded entity.

  • Oct 9- Cash America International Inc:. *To add 34 pawn lending locations in the United States through two independent transactions. *The combined consideration is expected to be between $68 and $72 million in Cash.

  • NEW DELHI, Oct 9- The steps Europe has taken to cure its economic ills will take years to bear fruit and it will be a long time before the continent returns as a major driver of economic growth, U.S. "Europe has a very hard road ahead of them," Geithner told a meeting with business leaders during a visit to New Delhi.

  • *To move global headquarters within New Jersey. *Says transition process is expected to begin in 2014 and be completed in. *Says plans to move global headquarters from Whitehouse Station, n.j. to its.

  • NEW YORK-- Stock futures were mixed Tuesday with a new outlook on the global economic landscape y providing markets with fewer reasons to overlook what is likely to be a weak quarter for many of the biggest U.S. corporations.

  • Oct 9- Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. The Snapple K-Cup pack iced teas will be available in the United States and Canada in spring 2013, with Vue packs to follow, the companies said in a joint statement on Tuesday. Single-serve coffee pods are expected to reach $959.1 million in retail sales this year, up 32 percent, according to Euromonitor International.

  • NEW YORK-- Sterne, Agee& Leach is boosting its ratings on Shoe Carnival, citing sales and better-than-expected store growth potential. Shoe Carnival already has 17 leases signed for next year and 10 others that are close to being signed, Poser said. Poser raised his rating on Shoe Carnival Inc. to "Buy" from "Neutral" and gave a $28 price target.

  • NEW YORK-- Investors are hoping to see a rebound in profit from operations in China when Yum Brands Inc. reports its fiscal third-quarter earnings after Tuesday's closing bell. The China business had strong sales growth in the quarter, but inflation reduced its profit.

  • Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Monday the "worst-case scenarios" between his country and Syria were now playing out, fuelling concerns that the 18- month-old conflict in Syria may spread to other countries in the region.

  • *Iran says UAE claims are "baseless". The three islands of Abu Musa and Greater and Lesser Tunb sit near important oil shipping channels at the mouth of the strategic Strait of Hormuz and were claimed by the U.S.-backed Shah of Iran in 1971, just before the seven Gulf emirates won independence from Britain and formed the UAE.

  • "Our countries have exerted major efforts to restore global oil market stability, a feat that has actually been achieved," Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi told a meeting of Gulf Arab energy ministers in Riyadh.

  • JERUSALEM, Oct 9- The Bank of Israel appears content to keep interest rates on hold for now due to fears of higher housing prices while the local economy should weaken as the global downturn persists, minutes of the discussions of last month's decision showed.

  • But the high-pitched row between Beijing and Tokyo over their ownership is exacting a growing toll on Japan, threatening to send its recovery from last year's disasters into reverse.

  • *Uncertainty over Spain and Greece pressures euro. LONDON, Oct 9- A stark warning from the IMF about the global growth outlook and the prospects for Spain and Greece sent European stocks and the single currency lower on Tuesday, while oil rose on escalating tensions in the Middle East.

  • **ALCOA INC, Monday close $9.12, up 0.5 pct post-market. **YUM BRANDS, Monday close $66.94,. **CHEVRON CORP, Monday close $117.62.

  • PHILADELPHIA-- Destination Maternity said Tuesday that its fiscal fourth-quarter revenue dipped slightly, but the results still managed to beat Wall Street's expectations. Destination Maternity said that its quarterly revenue fell less than 1 percent to $128.5 million.