After opening earlier and earlier on the holiday, this year, most of the more than a dozen major retailers like Macy's, Target and Kohl's are sticking with their 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. Thanksgiving openings. One big exception: J.C. Penney, which is opening two hours earlier at 3 p.m. on the holiday. And sporting goods chain REI, which was always closed on Thanksgiving, is bowing...» Read More
BAGHDAD, Oct 2- Iraq's Finance Ministry has begun making an initial payment of $650 million to Iraqi Kurdistan for oil companies working in the autonomous region, Deputy Prime Minister Rosh Nuri al-Shawish told Reuters on Tuesday.
Oct 2- Northern Oil and Gas Inc:. *Says increased the borrowing base from $300 million to $350 million. bank of Nova Scotia, Ing Capital.
Oct 2- Eli Lilly and Co and German drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc said data from two trials of their experimental diabetes treatment showed the drug reduced blood pressure in patients. Diabetes patients are prone to high blood pressure, which can raise the risk of other health complications.
Oct 02-=============================================================================== Ratings-- West of England---------------------------------------- 02- Oct-2012=============================================================================== CREDIT RATING: Country: Luxembourg Local currency BBB-/Stable/-- Primary SIC: Fire, marine, and casualty insurance=============================================================================== Credit Rating History: Local currency Foreign currency 02- Oct-2012 BBB-/----/-- 01- Oct-2012 NR/----/-- 23- Jan-2012 BBpi/----/--=============================================================================== Issues: Rating Rating Date Finl Strength Rtg BBB-/Stable 02- Oct-2012 ().
Oct 2- Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp:. *Lazard raises Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp price target to $48. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
*Cantor Fitzgerald raises Kilroy Realty Corp to hold from sell. *Cantor Fitzgerald cuts Parkway Properties Inc to hold from buy. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
Oct 2- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc:. *Lazard raises Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc price target to $75 from. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
Oct 02- Fitch Ratings has affirmed FCC Parimmo 07/ 02, FCC Partimmo 10/ 02, FCC Partimmo 05/ 03, FCC Partimmo 11/ 03, FCC Zebre One, FCC Zebre Two and FCC Zebre 2006-1 as follows:.
NEW YORK-- Kraft Foods Group and Mondelez International are set to begin trading as two separate public companies on Tuesday. Scott Mushkin of Jefferies started coverage of Kraft Foods Group Inc. with a "Buy" rating and $50 price target. Citi Investment Research's David Driscoll gave Kraft Foods Group a "Neutral" rating and $48 price target.
By Tan Ee Lyn and James Pomfret. HONG KONG, Oct 2- Hong Kong police arrested six crew on Tuesday after a ferry and a company boat carrying more than 120 staff and family celebrating the mid-autumn festival collided, killing 37 people as the boat sank.
Regis also announced in July that it is selling hair replacement services provider Hair Club for Men and Women to Japan's Aderans Co. for $163.5 million in cash. Aderans, based in Tokyo, offers hair replacement and restoration products and services.
LONDON-- Surprise good news from the U.S. continued to shore up financial markets Tuesday despite concerns about the economic outlook of both Greece and Spain. "The ISM rose above the critical 50 mark in a surprise move yesterday thus creating a jamboree of good sentiment," said Carolin Hecht, an analyst at Commerzbank.
--We are assigning a' AAA' long-term rating to debt issued under Finnvera PLC's euro medium-term note program. --The rating on the program is equalized with that on Finland as we consider the guarantee to be unconditional, irrevocable, and explicit, and designed to ensure unlimited and timely payment of the obligation.
COPENHAGEN, Oct 2- Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas said on Tuesday it had received a 68 megawatt turbine order for a wind project in Britain. The order was for 34 units of the V90-2.0 MW turbine for the Keadby Wind Farm project in Lincolnshire, Vestas said in a statement.
Negative rating actions pervaded Standard& Poor's Ratings Services' index in August 2012, as it downgraded 72 classes of commercial mortgage-backed securities notes, and upgraded two. Credit analyst James Belchamber said "Most of these downgrades resulted from deteriorating creditworthiness, loss expectations, and cash flow disruptions.
OSLO, Oct 2- Norway's Statoil will invest about 40 billion Norwegian crowns in the upcoming development phases at its Snoehvit natural gas field in the Arctic to maintain production until 2040, a spokesman said on Tuesday.
STOCKHOLM, Oct 2- Syria's civil war has made Friday afternoons a busy time at Bambuser, a tiny Swedish IT startup in an old bicycle factory which streams live video from the latest uprisings.
BRUSSELS, Oct 2- The EU's antitrust chief questioned on Tuesday whether Hutchison 3 G could offer concessions sufficient to ease his concerns about its 1.3 billion euro bid for France Telecom's Orange Austria, raising the spectre of a veto.
TEL AVIV, Oct 2- The Shimshon reservoir off Israel's southern Mediterranean coast has the potential for about 550 billion cubic feet of natural gas, Modiin Energy. ATP Oil& Gas Corp holds a 40 percent working interest in the well, Modiin Energy owns 10 percent and Isramco.
*Press release- WiLan initiates LTE-related patent infringement litigations. *Initiates lte-related patent infringement litigations. Alcatel Lucent-USA, Ericsson among other parties.