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  • The settlement, which was dated Sept. 27 and announced by the SEC and Perry's lawyer on Monday, resolves one claim about whether details about a capital contribution should have been disclosed in May 2008.

  • MONTGOMERY, Ala.-- Alabama Power's agreements to purchase wind-generated power put it among the leading investor-owned utilities in the Southeast to pursue the renewable source, a national organization said.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider a Michigan blogger's challenge of the use of full-body scanners and thorough pat-downs at airport checkpoints.

  • WASHINGTON-- Expect to see fewer products pitched as "environmentally friendly" if the government has its way. Hoping to limit the number of deceptive claims, the Federal Trade Commission on Monday released an updated version of its green marketing guidelines that hold companies to truthful standards in marketing their products.

  • 1130/ 1530: The Treasury Dept. holds weekly sale of 4- week bills. 1630/ 2030: The American Petroleum Institute issues weekly national petroleum report. ----------------------------------------------------------DIARY- Federal Reserve Events U.S.

  • WASHINGTON-- The Supreme Court plunged into its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities. Cases involving some of the most emotional issues in American life are likely to be decided after voters choose a president and new Congress next month.

  • DUBAI, Oct 1- Iran's rial plunged against the U.S. dollar in open-market trade on Monday, taking its loss in value over the past week to more than a quarter in further evidence that Western sanctions are shattering the economy.

  • WASHINGTON-- House Speaker John Boehner bought stock in two health care companies this year, while third-ranking House Republican Kevin McCarthy bought and sold Apple stock within a few days. The initial disclosures for members of Congress were posted Monday on the Internet. Congress passed the law as part of an effort to repair its sagging public image.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider a Michigan blogger's challenge to the use of full-body scanners and thorough pat-downs of passengers at airport checkpoints.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider a Michigan blogger's challenge of the use of full-body scanners and thorough pat-downs at airport checkpoints.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- A precipitous drop in Iran's currency, the rial, shows that sanctions are cutting "deeper and deeper" into its economy, the United States said on Monday, reiterating Iran must rein in its nuclear program.

  • WHAT: Autodata Corp. Total U.S. That's a bit below August's 14.5 mln, but still should be good enough for the third-best reading since April 2008. --by Theodore Littleton of IFR Markets, a unit of Thomson Reuters.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- The U.S. Export-Import Bank on Monday said it has approved an $118 million direct loan to a Vietnamese state-owned company to buy a telecommunications satellite and other goods and services from Lockheed Martin.

  • NAIROBI, Oct 1- The United States on Monday called on Rwanda to publicly denounce rebels who have seized swathes of eastern Congo in an appeal that highlighted its frustration over Kigali's alleged role in its neighbour's conflict.

  • *FTC says some literally true claims can be misleading. WASHINGTON, Oct 1- Advertisers who try to entice customers with promises that their products are "green" or "eco-friendly" could quickly get in hot water with regulators if they cannot prove it, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- A precipitous drop in Iran's currency, the rial, shows that sanctions are cutting "deeper and deeper" into its economy, the United States said on Monday, reiterating Iran must rein in its nuclear program.

  • On Sunday, a report from a news website "Freebeacon," that describes itself as an alternative to "the professional left," said that Chinese hackers had breached a White House military system. The White House would not identify the group responsible for the attack, or give specifics about its timing and target.

  • INDIANAPOLIS, Oct 1- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Monday delivered a broad defense of the U.S. central bank's controversial bond-buying stimulus plan, saying it is necessary to support a flagging economic recovery.

  • The Supreme Court struggled with all types of questions Monday as it tried to figure out what kind of floating structures fall under maritime law, a question that could have a profound impact on popular businesses like floating casinos, hotels and restaurants.

  • WASHINGTON-- The Washington Post Co. is getting into the health care business with the purchase of a majority stake in Celtic Healthcare Inc., a provider of home health care and hospice services. Mars, Pa.- based Celtic provides home health care and hospice services in Pennsylvania and Maryland.