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  • NEW YORK-- Stage actors always seem to get the attention in New York. The Pearl Theatre had a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate moving into its new home near Times Square, while the Atlantic Theater Company reopened its main stage in Chelsea after an $8.3 million renovation.

  • LONDON, Oct 2- Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse have emerged from the financial crisis as the biggest suppliers of brokerage services to the embattled hedge fund industry, a new study showed on Tuesday. Credit Suisse, which counts European hedge fund giant Brevan Howard as a key client, is in second place with $200 billion of assets.

  • JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- Republican challenger Todd Akin went on the offensive against Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri's Senate race on Monday, claiming that her husband's businesses profited from a federal stimulus act provision that helped finance low-income housing.

  • CHICAGO-- Mandolin player and composer Chris Thile learned the hard way that when you get a call from the 312 area code this time of year, you should probably answer the phone. Thile is among 23 recipients of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants," which are given in a secrecy-shrouded process.

  • HANFORD, Calif.-- Repair crews worked into Tuesday removing two derailed cars and a locomotive and to repair damaged railroad tracks after an Amtrak train carrying about 169 passengers derailed in a collision with a big rig truck in California's Central Valley.

  • WASHINGTON-- Federal investigators estimated Monday that the Department of Veterans Affairs wastefully spent about $762,000 at two employee conferences last year in Orlando, Fla., and that senior leadership failed to provide proper oversight in planning and executing the events.

  • The lawsuit was filed by the Oglala Sioux Tribe, which governs the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where alcohol is banned. Four beer stores named in the suit sold the equivalent of 4.3 million 12- ounce beer cans last year even though they're in Whiteclay, a Nebraska town with about a dozen residents on the reservation's border.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 2- U.S. home prices rose in August as the housing market continued to gain traction, but recent gains could start to wane as the summer comes to an end, data analysis firm CoreLogic said on Tuesday. CoreLogic's home price index rose 0.3 percent from July and was up 4.6 percent compared with a year ago.

  • Oct 2- LPL Financial LLC, the largest U.S. independent broker-dealer by revenue, said on Tuesday it landed San Diego- based independent advisory firm Washington Wealth Management LLC with $750 million in client assets.

  • The decision conflicts with rulings by several other federal circuits, possibly setting the stage for a Supreme Court challenge.

  • Oct 2- Chrysler Group LLC said Tuesday that September sales were 142,041 vehicles, up 12 percent from 127,336 a year earlier, and the highest for the month since 2007.. All of the company's brands-- Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram Truck and Fiat-- posted sales increases in September, said Chrysler, an affiliate of Italy's Fiat SpA.

  • By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for November delivery was up 18 cents to $92.66 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract closed up 29 cents at $92.48 in New York on Monday after a report showed U.S. manufacturing grew in September for the first time in four months.

  • DOHA/ LONDON, Oct 2- Qatar Airways will not take delivery of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner until an engine defect is modified, its chief executive said on Tuesday. Qatar has placed orders for 60 Dreamliners- 30 firm and an option for 30 more- and selected General Electric Co.' s new-generation GEnx engine for the aircraft.

  • PLYMOUTH, Minn.-- Mosaic Co.' s net income shrank 18 percent in its fiscal first quarter because of lower prices for its phosphate fertilizer and production problems that weighed on sales volumes. The company's results missed Wall Street's view and shares dropped $1.38, or 2.4 percent, to $56.63 in premarket trading Tuesday.

  • S&P 500 futures rose 7.7 points, Dow Jones industrial average futures rose 23 points, and Nasdaq 100 futures. The biotechnology company and Japan's Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd. CNBC Mad Money host Jim Cramer said the Internet company has "real value because it has some really terrific assets", and new Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is committed to unlocking its value.

  • NEW YORK-- Christina Applegate says she hopes a few flashes of hot pink might turn heads. Right Action is a charitable services fund of the Entertainment Industry Foundation. ASICS has promised a minimum donation of $75,000, up to $100,000.

  • DETROIT-- Chrysler's U.S. sales rose almost 12 percent last month as the company reported its best September in five years. Volkswagen also reported a large sales increase, up 34 percent from a year earlier. "We remain optimistic about the health of the U.S. new vehicle sales industry and our position in it," said Reid Bigland, Chrysler's head of U.S. sales.

  • NEW YORK-- U.S. stock futures are rising on optimism from improving U.S. manufacturing data and despite concerns about the economic outlook of both Greece and Spain. Dow futures are up 47 points to 13,484. The broader S&P 500 futures are 8 points to 1,445. Nasdaq futures are up 13 points to 2,801..

  • By Christopher Johnson and Alice Baghdjian. LONDON, Oct 2- Brent crude oil slipped to around $112 a barrel on Tuesday as investors weighed a weaker outlook for fuel demand and sluggish economic growth against the risk of possible supply disruptions.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 2- ArQule Inc:. *Shares resume trading, off 62.5 percent premarket. ( (New York Treasury Desk; Tel: 223 6300)).