WASHINGTON, Oct 13- The pending takeover of United Technologies Corp's Sikorsky Aircraft by Lockheed Martin Corp will not affect prototype work on an aircraft that will replace thousands of helicopters, U.S. Army acquisitions chief Heidi Shyu said on Tuesday. Last year one team from Boeing Co and Sikorsky and one team from Textron Inc's Bell Helicopter were...» Read More
WASHINGTON, Oct 10- The chief executive of JPMorgan Chase& Co said he should have caught the " London whale" derivatives trades that resulted in a multibillion-dollar loss for the bank. So far, JPMorgan has estimated its total trading loss at $5.8 billion.
Oct 10- Endeavour International Corp:. *Announces pricing of $54 million tack on offering of senior notes. *Says notes were priced at 109% of par, at a yield worst of 9.436%.
NEW YORK, Oct 10- Books about war-torn Iraq and post-World War II Eastern Europe, Lyndon Johnson and Mumbai were among 20 finalists announced on Wednesday for the annual National Book Awards, among the most prestigious in U.S. publishing.
Oct 10- National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corp:. *Announces final results of its exchange offer. *As of expiration date, received tenders for $492 million principal amount of.
RICHMOND, Va.-- Virginia is easing drought advisories for central Virginia and the northern Piedmont region, but keeping a watch in place for the Roanoke River region. The region includes 10 counties, from Appomattox to Prince Edward, and the cities of Colonial Heights, Petersburg and Hopewell.
BELLINGHAM, Wash.-- The Bonneville Power Administration has proposed a 10- year power sales agreement with Alcoa Inc.' s Intalco smelter in Ferndale. The Portland- based federal power marketing agency is taking public comment on the proposal through Nov. 7. The BPA says the deal should help maintain the 625 jobs at the smelter six miles north of Bellingham.
STOCKS NEWS Reuters Results diary Stocks on the move Real-time Equity News 1810 GMT 10 Oct12- Fan Milk rises on earnings expectations---------------------------------------------------------------------. Fan Milk advances 0.05 cedis to 3 cedis on 17,300 shares traded, leading the GSE Composite index up 1.57 points, or 0.15 percent, to 1,044.12 points.
*Seaborne Minerals Inc. files amended& restated prospectus. Seaborne Minerals Inc. announces that it has filed, and obtained a receipt for, an amended and restated prospectus dated October 2, 2012.
MOSCOW, Oct 10- Russian electricity firm EuroSibEnergo, owned by tycoon Oleg Deripaska, will put off plans for an initial public offering in 2013 to focus on a deal with hydroelectric power giant RusHydro, its head said on Wednesday.
Oct 10- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services said today in a new report that a new Financial Accounting Standards Board rule will change some U.S. Not-For-Profit Health Care Medians, it will not affect Standard& Poor's view of the various obligors it rates.
John Lynch said Wednesday that New Hampshire is in pretty good financial shape after achieving a $13.8 million budget surplus in the fiscal year that ended June 30. He said the surplus was notable given that there was a $22 million shortfall in Medicaid enhancement tax revenues and a $12 million drop in tobacco tax revenue.
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 10- A group of black South African shareholders has sold a stake in Absa Group, the country's biggest retail bank, worth about $370 million, exiting one of the post-apartheid era's high profile "black empowerment" deals.
AMSTERDAM/ BRUSSELS, Oct 10- EU antitrust regulators will next week tell United Parcel Service Inc that its bid for TNT Express will hurt competition, two sources close to the matter said, forcing the U.S. company to offer concessions or risk a veto. Shares in Dutch delivery group TNT Express ended unchanged at 8.15 euros on Wednesday.
NEW YORK, Oct 10- Prices for U.S. Treasuries extended gains after a sale of 10- year debt, despite losses earlier in the session. Treasury sold $21 billon in 10- year notes at a high yield of 1.7 percent.
The euro rose to $1.2888 in afternoon trading from $1.2880 late Tuesday. The British pound slipped to $1.6003 from $1.6004. The dollar rose to 78.24 Japanese yen from 78.22 yen.
Oct 10- Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc:. *Imperial Capital raises Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc price target to. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
*Equifax pays $393,000; Direct Lending $1.2 million. WASHINGTON, Oct 10- Consumer credit rating company Equifax Inc has agreed to pay $393,000 to settle allegations that it improperly sold information on consumers who had fallen behind on their mortgages, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday.
*Moody's affirms BI-lo's b2 cfr; outlook stable.
Shares of Darling International slumped 7 percent Wednesday following a downgrade by a BMO Capital Markets. THE ANALYSIS: Zaslow lowered his 2012 earnings estimate to $1.17 from $1.21 and his 2013 estimate to $1.40 from $1.55. SHARE ACTION: Darling International Inc. fell $1.14 to $16.41 by midday.
Oct 10- Today's announcement that BAE Systems. and European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company.