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  • NEW YORK-- American Airlines says a Boston to Miami flight had to make an emergency landing at JFK airport over the weekend due to a row of dislodged seats. The unit of AMR Corp. said in a statement that passengers in the affected row were moved to three other seats. Passengers aboard the flight were placed on another aircraft for the trip to Miami.

  • FRANKFORT, Ky.-- Kentucky could generate more than $60 million through an amnesty offer that allows delinquent taxpayers to avoid financial penalties and prosecution if they pay up within the next two months. Kentucky has a list of nearly 170,000 people and businesses behind on their tax payments.

  • WASHINGTON-- American Express Co. is paying $112.5 million in refunds and fines to settle regulators' accusations that it charged unlawful late fees and deceived customers to pressure them to pay off old debts or buy extra credit card services. American Express is refunding $85 million to about 250,000 customers and is paying $27.5 million in civil fines.

  • CHICAGO-- Two major trade shows have extended their commitments to Chicago's mammoth McCormick Place.

  • NEW YORK-- The Ryder Cup's final day has drawn its highest preliminary television rating since the last big comeback 13 years ago. Sunday's coverage on NBC earned a 4.1 overnight rating and 9 share. NBC is controlled by Comcast Corp..

  • NEW YORK Oct 1- Hedge fund manager Zack Buckley made the case against data analytics company Splunk Inc, sending the recently public company's shares falling on Monday.

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 1- Europe will tell the United States, Japan and Canada next week that it is acting to resolve its sovereign debt crisis, but that U.S. fiscal policy and slowing growth in Japan and China also pose risks to the global economy.

  • *Hearings to start Oct. 15, extend into December* Entergy wants plant to run for another 20 years* New York Governor Cuomo opposes license renewal By Scott DiSavino.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- Most U.S. Treasuries firmed around the time General Electric Co. The Fed bought Treasuries that mature between November 2020 through August 2022.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Oct 1- Syria accused the United States, France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey on Monday of hijacking the country's 18- month conflict between government forces and pro-democracy rebel groups by supporting "terrorism" with arms, money and foreign fighters.

  • CLEVELAND-- A former fugitive suspected of running a $100 million cross-country scam collecting donations for Navy veterans has been identified as a Harvard- trained attorney wanted on unrelated fraud charges since 1987, authorities said Monday.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- The North American head of JPMorgan Chase& Co's troubled Chief Investment Office, Irene Tse, is leaving the company, an internal memo said on Monday. Tse had been working for the past several months on JPMorgan's overhaul of the CIO, the memo said.

  • HOUSTON-- Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP said Monday that Boardwalk Acquisition Co., a joint venture with an affiliate of its general partner, completed its acquisition of PL Midstream LLC from PL Logistics LLC for about $625 million.

  • Oct 1- Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co:. *Funds $1.8 million acquisition of a corporately owned Buffalo Wild Wings. *Says property is leased to Buffalo Wild Wings for an initial term of 15 years.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- General Electric launched a $7 billion sale of notes on Monday, taking advantage of prevailing low rates in what will be the third-largest sale of corporate debt in the US so far this year. Barclays, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley are the joint bookrunners.

  • PARIS, Oct 1- Fresh from the successful re-launch of sleepy French shoemaker Roger Vivier, Italy's king of luxury Tod's Chairman Diego Della Valle is resuscitating Schiaparelli, a fashion brand inspired by Surrealists that has lain dormant since 1954..

  • WASHINGTON-- Chairman Ben Bernanke offered a wide-ranging defense Monday of the Federal Reserve's aggressive policies to stimulate the still-weak economy. The Fed needs to drive down long-term borrowing rates because the economy isn't growing fast enough to reduce high unemployment, Bernanke said in a speech to the Economic Club of Indiana.

  • *Goldman Sachs jumps 4 percent on Barron's view. NEW YORK, Oct 1- Wall Street advanced on Monday after a surprise expansion in U.S. manufacturing last month eased concerns about the economy and offset a gloomier outlook in Asia and Europe. Financial stocks led the market's advance with Goldman Sachs Group.

  • CHARLESTON, W.Va.-- West Virginia's monthly tax collections have exceeded their estimate for the first time since the budget year began in July. September's general revenues topped $400 million, or nearly $12 million more than expected. West Virginia expected $993 million in general revenue by this point in the budget year.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- Investor Whitney Tilson has changed his mind and touted video rental company Netflix. After double digit losses in 2011 caused in part by being wrong-footed on Netflix, Tilson's T2 had a strong first quarter. Now Netflix has grabbed his attention largely for what he said should be strong global growth. "