NEW YORK, Nov 1- U.S. stocks added to gains on Thursday, with major indexes up more than 1 percent, after bullish jobs and consumer confidence data lifted sentiment. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 134.59 points, or 1.03 percent, at 13,231.05. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 41.83 points, or 1.41 percent, at 3,019.07.
*Data on China's factories, U.S. jobs boost equities. NEW YORK, Nov 1- Stocks on major markets rose on Thursday after data showed China's economy regaining some traction and there were signs of improvement in the U.S. labor market, while oil prices slipped on concern about the impact on demand from the storm in the U.S.
Nov 1- Printing services provider RR Donnelley& Sons Co, which mistakenly filed Google Inc's earnings report ahead of schedule two weeks ago, said it has put measures in place to prevent any such incidents in the future.
WASHINGTON, Nov 1- The Pentagon is airlifting power restoration experts and trucks cross-country, from California to New York, to bolster efforts to assist the millions of people still living in darkness days after superstorm Sandy hit the U.S.
WASHINGTON, Nov 1- Wells Fargo asked a federal court on Thursday to enforce the terms of a multi-bank, $25 billion mortgage deal agreed to earlier this year, and said the United States government violated that judgment through a separate lawsuit it filed in October.
NEW YORK, Nov 1- The euro slipped against the dollar o n T hursday after a Greek court ruled the country's pension reform demanded by foreign lenders may be unconstitutional, stoking worries about Athens' ability to implement austerity measures needed to secure aid.
LONDON, Nov 1- Investors set aside growth worries as European shares clawed back the previous session's losses on Thursday, buoyed by earnings from European companies and better macro economic data in China and the United States.
NEW YORK, Nov 1- At least 37 people have been killed in New York City due to the massive storm Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Thursday. Downtown Manhattan and parts of the city's Brooklyn borough remain without electricity, and restoration of power will ``take time,'' Bloomberg said at a briefing.
LONDON-- The child abuse scandal consuming the legacy of the late entertainer Jimmy Savile netted its second celebrity arrest Thursday as police swooped in on British comedian Freddie Starr, media reported.
WASHINGTON, Nov 1- U.S. companies added jobs in October at the fastest pace in eight months, a sign of modest healing in the labor market just days before a presidential election that could hinge on the economy. Private employers added 158,000 workers last month, the biggest gain since February, payrolls processor Automatic Data Processing said.
Labour MP Jeroen Dijsselbloem warned of tough times ahead given the new coalition government between his Labour party and Prime Minister Mark Rutte's Liberals has already agreed to nearly 16 billion euros in budget cuts. It is a tough package that is going to require sacrifices from everyone in the Netherlands.
LONDON, Nov 1- Mining group Anglo American is starting the search for a new chief executive to replace Cynthia Carroll and take on what analysts and investors say is one the toughest jobs in the resources sector. South Africa, for its part, has indicated it would prefer a South African for the job. *Rene Medori, finance director, 55.
Nov 1- Health insurer Cigna Corp raised its earnings outlook for the year as its recent purchase of specialized Medicare provider HealthSpring again helped the bottom line more than expected, enabling it to beat analyst forecasts for quarterly profits.
Nov 1- Fauquier Bankshares Inc:. *Announces third quarter 2012 earnings. *Q3 earnings per share $0.33.
Nov 1- New Jersey power company Public Service Enterprise Group Inc will take seven to 10 days to restore power to all its customers after the tidal surge from monster storm Sandy badly damaged the electric transmission system and some switching stations, CEO Ralph Izzo said on Thursday.
WATERBURY, Vt.-- Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has struck a deal with Costco to manufacture store-brand packs of coffee for the retailer. Green Mountain developed two blends for Costco's Kirkland Signature lines, a lighter breakfast blend and a darker roast.
Nov 1- Ford Motor Co of Canada remained Canada's top-selling automaker in October with total sales increasing 7 percent largely on the back of a nearly 17 percent jump in passenger car sales, the company said on Thursday. Ford of Canada, a wholly-owned unit of Ford Motor Co, said total vehicle sales increased to 20,565 last month from 19,190 in October 2011.
*Wall Street banks in lower Manhattan reliant on generators. NEW YORK, Nov 1- New York taxi and car service companies started pulling vehicles off the road on Thursday as the fuel crunch deepened, with the vast majority of storm-hit service stations in the greater New York area now out of gasoline or without power.
LONDON, Nov 1- Brent crude oil futures fell to around $108.40 a barrel on Thursday as investors assessed the aftermath of super storm Sandy, while U.S. futures gained on the back of larger than expected crude oil stock draws and U.S. manufacturing data.
Nov 1- Estée Lauder Cos Inc scaled back the top end of its full-year forecast for sales Thursday amid uncertainty in some key markets, and said it expects poor demand in Europe to persist. While sales growth was strong in the United States and China, Europe was a drag in the last quarter, with France, Spain, Russia and Switzerland showing declines.