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  • Oct 2- The Bon-Ton Stores Inc:. *The Bon Ton Stores Inc- announces January closing of its Springfield, OH. *Says the company will not renew the lease, which terminates January 31, 2013.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility has dropped a complaint of patent infringement against Apple without explanation. Apple did not return telephone calls seeking comment and Google said only: "As we have said many times before, we will continue to vigorously defend our partners".

  • RALEIGH, N.C.-- Dara Biosciences Inc. said Tuesday it has regained compliance with Nasdaq share price rules. The stock returned to closing above $1 on Sept. 14, and has maintained that level for 13 straight sessions. Shares of Dara Biosciences rose 4 cents to end at $1.04 on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 2- Xyratex Ltd:.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 2- Dutch brewer Heineken raised US $3.25 bn from a four-part bond offering in style by establishing a new record for the lowest coupon paid by a Triple B issuer for three- and five-year bonds. The company was in the market to take out a EUR2.5bn bridge loan for its acquisition of Asia Pacific Breweries.

  • HOUSTON-- Two activist groups said Tuesday they sent an email to more than 71,000 Shell Oil employees that pretended to be from a fake company division and provided information about a U.S. Supreme Court case involving the company.

  • NEW YORK-- Drug and medical device maker Covidien PLC said Tuesday it completed its $100 million purchase of CNS Therapeutics. Covidien announced it was buying CNS on Sept. 24. CNS is now part of Covidien's Mallinckrodt pharmaceuticals business.

  • *Manhattan office vacancy rate ticks up-Cushman& Wakefield. NEW YORK, Oct 2- The Manhattan office vacancy rate ticked up in the third quarter and average rent was essentially flat, as demand for office space remained soft, real estate services company Cushman& Wakefield said on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 2- The chairman of the U.S. board that sets accounting standards for state and local governments will retire next June, a year ahead of the end of his term and as controversial new standards for pensions start kicking in.

  • Road accidents killed 16,290 people from January through June, the most since 2009, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a preliminary report that does not examine causes.

  • Oct 2- Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority:. *Gaming- on September 27 announced the implementation of a workforce. *Gaming says reduction at its Uncasville, Connecticut property of.

  • Oct 2- Fitch Ratings has affirmed the' A-' rating on the following Great River Energy outstanding bonds:. --$2.49 billion First Mortgage Bonds. SOLID ECONOMY: GRE is the second largest wholesale power supplier in Minnesota, with its member systems serving a diverse and, primarily residential customer base, including suburbs of the Twin Cities.

  • Ken Feinberg on Victims' Funds

    Kenneth Feinberg, Feinberg Rozen founder & managing partner, discusses the top victim claims and disputes he is working on, and the process for deciding a dollar amount to suffering.

  • WASHINGTON-- The U.S. economy is looking more resilient, thanks in part to encouraging signs for the two most expensive purchases most Americans make: cars and homes. Cheap loans and a bounty of fuel-efficient models enticed people to buy new vehicles at a brisk pace last month.

  • NEW YORK-- The price of oil fell Tuesday as investors weighed positive U.S. economic news against ongoing concerns about Europe. On the New York Mercantile Exchange:. Benchmark crude fell 59 cents to finish at $91.89 per barrel.

  • The country's largest fertilizer company, Mosaic, said weak demand from China and India have hurt its profits. Mosaic, Dupont and stocks of other companies in the materials industry fell. Dupont led the Dow lower, sinking 86 cents to $49.50.

  • MINNEAPOLIS-- The Minnesota Orchestra was called the world's greatest not long ago, welcome recognition for musicians outside a top cultural center. In Minneapolis, the Minnesota Orchestra has already cancelled concerts through Nov. 25 as negotiators argue over a proposal to trim the average musicians' salary by $46,000 a year.

  • Average cost: $4.84Many stadiums offer unique foods, including fish tacos, crab cakes and smoked short ribs.Still, there’s no substitute for a good old fashioned hot dog. According to Team Marketing Report, that’s $4.84, or $19.36 for four.

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  • JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- Missouri revenues are up 6.6 percent through the first quarter of its budget year. Figures released Tuesday by the Office of Administration show most the growth resulted from a decline in income tax refunds paid to businesses and individuals compared with last year. Missouri's budget year began July 1.

  • *Company was seeking offers over $35 per share* Ancestry shares trading below $30. NEW YORK, Oct 2- Permira Advisers LLP has emerged as the front-runner to take genealogy website Ancestry.com Inc.