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  • SAN ANTONIO, Oct 4- Actress Daryl Hannah was arrested in Texas on Thursday after she stood in front of an earth-moving machine clearing ground for the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, her representative said.

  • Oct 4- Dish Network Corp said the broadcasting arm of newspaper publisher Gannett Co Inc has threatened to withdraw broadcasting on the satellite TV provider if it does not block the commercial-skipping feature on its digital video recorders or agree to pay massive penalties.

  • *Asian shares rose and the euro kept most of its overnight gains on Friday as investor risk aversion eased after the European Central Bank said it was ready to buy bonds of troubled euro zone countries, while markets awaited a key U.S. jobs report.

  • *Turkey- Syria conflict stokes supply fears. SINGAPORE, Oct 5- Brent futures slipped towards $112 per barrel on Friday, but is on course to end a choppy week nearly flat as rising tensions in the Middle East battled with perennial worries about the global economy and oil demand.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 5- Australian shares gained 0.7 percent to a 14- month high on Friday, with mining stocks rising and the market supported by a fourth day of gains on Wall Street ahead of a U.S. payrolls report later in the day.

  • South Korea's Kospi added 0.3 percent to 1,997.84 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.2 percent to 20,958.21. Benchmarks in Taiwan and New Zealand also rose. Later in the day, the Bank of Japan will announce the outcome of its two-day policy meeting.

  • MEMPHIS, Oct 4- The U.S. central bank risks limiting its policy flexibility by explicitly tying its actions to a numerical unemployment target, a senior Federal Reserve official said on Thursday. "I think this threshold thing will put the committee in more of a box," said St.

  • *Sprint may wait until after T-Mobile/ MetroPCS deal- source. *Sprint came close to buying MetroPCS in February- sources. NEW YORK, Oct 4- Sprint Nextel Corp is considering making a rival bid for MetroPCS Communications Inc, which agreed on Wednesday to a merger with Deutsche Telekom AG's T-Mobile USA, according to people familiar with the situation.

  • SALMON, Idaho, Oct 4- The U.S. Department of Energy fined a nuclear research lab in Idaho more than $400,000 on Thursday for multiple safety violations stemming from two mishaps last year that caused workers to be contaminated with radiation.

  • Markets to Be Skittish as US Elections Near: Pro

    Mark Konyn, CEO, Cathay Conning Asset Management, says the U.S. presidential debate indicates the election will be a close one, and markets will be skittish amid the uncertainty.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 5- China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has reached out to investment banks for advice on an initial public offering, the Wall Street Journal reported. Huawei is leaning towards a listing in the United States, but is also considering Hong Kong or London, the newspaper reported.

  • The lawsuit, filed in Sacramento County Superior Court, claims that the $150 annual fee being assessed on 825,000 rural properties is actually an illegal tax that required a two-thirds vote of the Legislature rather than the simple majority vote it received in 2011. Targeted property owners began receiving the tax bills in August.

  • Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said on Thursday the U.S. central bank risked undermining market confidence with its aggressive policy actions, which remain in "crisis" mode several years after the financial crisis had passed. "Markets are wondering what the heck is going to happen next.

  • What the Elections Mean for US Businesses

    Steven Okun, Chairman of the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) discusses the implications of the U.S. elections for the overseas business community.

  • NEW YORK-- Jay-Z is live-streaming the last of his eight concerts at New York City's Barclays Center for the launch of his new YouTube channel. The rapper announced Thursday his performance at the new Brooklyn sports arena will be live-streamed on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Eastern time.

  • MEMPHIS, Oct 4- The United States faces a problem of too much debt, but any suggestion that this burden can be eased by allowing inflation to rise will just result in higher borrowing costs in the future, a senior Federal Reserve official said on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 4- American Airlines warned of some flight delays and cancellations while it works to secure the seats on 48 of its Boeing 7 5 7 planes after some seats came loose earlier this week.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 5- Colonial Pipeline, the nation's largest oil product pipeline, said on Thursday one of its stublines carrying gasoline from Atlanta to Nashville may have had a release of about 500 gallons, necessitating the shutdown of Line 19..

  • HONG KONG, Oct 5- Hong Kong shares are expected to rise for a fifth straight session and poised to end a holiday-shortened week with mild gains, although caution ahead of U.S. payrolls data is likely to keep trading activity light.

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