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  • WAUKESHA, Wis.-- Generac Holdings Inc. offered higher-than-expected earnings and revenue guidance for the third quarter on Monday saying demand was strong for its home stand-by and portable generators due to recent, major power outages.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- Spanish banks' upcoming recapitalization is credit-positive but it may be insufficient, Moody's Investors Service said on Monday.

  • *Tredegar stock rises more than 3 percent. Oct 1- Tredegar Corp said on Monday that its subsidiary Bonnell Aluminum has acquired 100- percent ownership of AACOA Inc, a U.S. manufacturer of extruded aluminum for machinery and equipment.

  • VENTURA, Calif.-- A. 45- caliber gun once owned by Butch Cassidy has sold at auction in Southern California for $175,000. Cassidy, the infamous Old West bank robber, bought the revolver in a hardware store in Vernal, Utah, in 1896. He turned it over to Utah authorities in early 1900 in an unsuccessful attempt to gain amnesty.

  • *U.S. manufacturing sector expands in September* China's factory activity shrinks for 2nd month in Sept* Japan's business sentiment worsens* Euro zone manufacturing points to a new recession By Dmitry Zhdannikov.

  • TRENTON, N.J.-- Former Johnson& Johnson CEO James E. Burke, who steered the health care giant through the Tylenol poisonings in the 1980 s that resulted in the first tamper-resistant product packaging, has died.

  • LAS VEGAS-- A Brooklyn Bowl entertainment venue, a Yard House beer bar and an Asian-themed food and art marketplace are among anchor tenants coming to a master-planned complex being built at the base of a big new Las Vegas Strip observation wheel, Caesars Entertainment Corp. officials will announce Monday.

  • HELSINKI, Oct 1- Nokia Oyj has agreed to give Oracle Corp's customers access to its mapping products, as the mobile phone company seeks to expand its location services business. Oracle has developed a link between its own software and the Nokia Location Platform software, Nokia said on Monday.

  • WASHINGTON-- The White House is acknowledging an attempt to infiltrate its computer system, but says it thwarted the effort and that no classified networks were threatened. White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters the White House is equipped with mitigation measures that identified the attack, isolated it and prevented its spread.

  • *Euro zone slipping into recession, China still slowing. The weak U.S. data followed surveys in the euro zone that showed manufacturing slackened in the three months to September while Asia's factories are continuing to struggle in the face of tepid demand from the United States and Europe.

  • SEATTLE, Oct 1- People say the most amazing things. Then they expect you to respond, which is difficult at best because you're too busy picking your chin off the floor. At a recent barbeque, one guest announced that "all you carnivores should be ashamed" to eat the meal.

  • O'Donnell, who jumped to CBS last year after more than a decade at NBC News, replaced Erica Hill within the trio of "CBS This Morning" hosts that also include Charlie Rose and Gayle King.

  • Judge Chaing Sinat of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court said 71- year-old Mam Sonando was convicted and sentenced on four counts related to an alleged secessionist movement in eastern Cambodia. "There is no real democracy in Cambodia. Mam Sonando also was fined 10 million riel.

  • Oct 1- Honda Motor Co Ltd is expanding a recall in North America to include more than 600,000 Accord mid-size sedans to address a potential power steering fluid leak problem that could cause a fire under the hood.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- Activist investor Knight Vinke Asset Management, a top 20 investor in Xstrata, has criticised the miner's non-executive directors for failing to demonstrate sufficient independence in its protracted merger talks with trader Glencore.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in September, shaking off three months of weakness as new orders and employment picked up, an industry report showed on Monday. PETER JANKOVSKIS, CO-CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER AT OAKBROOK INVESTMENTS LLC IN LISLE, ILLINOIS. DAVID SLOAN, ECONOMIST, 4 CAST LTD, NEW YORK.

  • Oct 1- Private solar power company BrightSource Energy's proposed 500- megawatt Rio Mesa solar power plant in southeast California has won a preliminary recommendation from the staff of the state's energy regulator.

  • John Ketterer complained that white co-workers at the Yellow Transportation Inc terminal in Dallas subjected him to harassment including obscene slurs, circling him in a threatening way and throwing a lit firecracker at him for his support of black and Hispanic co-workers.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in September, shaking off three months of weakness as new orders and employment picked up, an industry report showed on Monday. STORY: TABLE COMMENTS: DAVID SLOAN, ECONOMIST, 4 CAST LTD, NEW YORK. JOSEPH TREVISANI, CHIEF MARKET STRATEGIST, WORLDWIDE MARKETS, WOODCLIFF LAKE, NEW JERSEY.

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