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  • BUSAN, South Korea-- A film based on the memoir of a democracy activist who was tortured in the 1980 s by South Korea's military rulers is provoking discussion about the country's not-so-distant authoritarian past and the influence it will have on this year's presidential election.

  • *Credit Suisse assumes coverage of Family Dollar with an. *Credit Suisse assumes coverage of Dollar Tree with an outperform. *Credit Suisse assumes coverage of Dollar General with a neutral rating.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- Britain's grid operator said the lights would stay on in the UK in the event of the closure of the Strait of Hormuz, a key shipping route for liquefied natural gas from the largest exporter Qatar which supplies nearly all of Britain's LNG.

  • NEW YORK-- The psychological thriller "Rebecca" was a hit for author Daphne du Maurier and filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock.

  • MINNEAPOLIS-- The drought keeps getting deeper across Minnesota. The driest parts of the state include several counties in northwestern Minnesota and several counties from southwestern to south-central Minnesota.

  • FISHERSVILLE, Va.-- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has described his disparaging remarks about the 47 percent of Americans who don't pay federal income taxes as "not elegantly stated." Now he's calling them "just completely wrong."

  • PHOENIX-- Arizona motorists are paying less at the pump again this week. Tucson has the lowest average gasoline price in Arizona at $3.52 a gallon while Flagstaff has the highest at $3.88. South Carolina has the lowest average gas prices in the continental U.S. at $3.49 a gallon with California having the highest at $4.31 a gallon.

  • Oct 5- TAG Oil Ltd:. *Credit Suisse starts TAG Oil Ltd with outperform rating; target. *Credit Suisse starts New Zealand Energy Corp with outperform rating;.

  • IRVING, Texas-- Regular unleaded gasoline prices in Texas have fallen by an average of 4 cents to $3.54 per gallon in the weekly AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch survey. The state's cheapest gasoline is found in Fort Worth, where the average price fell a nickel to $3.47 per gallon.

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.-- Financial oversight at the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority was so poor that the agency would pay bills without first checking to see if it could cover the expenses, a state police officer tapped to overhaul the troubled agency's operations said.

  • LOS ANGELES-- A film dramatizing the death of Osama bin Laden is set to debut next month on the National Geographic Channel, two days before the presidential election. "Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden," from The Weinstein Co. and Voltage Pictures, will air Sunday, Nov. 4, the channel said Thursday.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- Daily spot foreign exchange trading volumes on Thomson Reuters dealing platforms fell by more than 24 percent in September from a year earlier, company data showed on Friday.

  • LONDON, Oct 5- London's Oxford Street, one of world's busiest shopping strips, is suffering from flat-lining demand, signalling that the global economic gloom has spread to leading retail areas.

  • --Houston- based McJunkin Red Man Corp. is seeking to issue a $750 million term loan due 2019 and plans to use proceeds to refinance existing debt. Rating Action On Oct. 5, 2012, Standard& Poor's Rating Services revised its rating outlook on McJunkin Red Man Corp. to positive from stable and affirmed the' B+' corporate credit rating on the company.

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 5- The European Union has closed investigations into whether the United States illegally subsidised and dumped bioethanol on the European market, finding no evidence of such moves, according to documents seen by Reuters.

  • Oct 5- Shares of FleetMatics Group Plc rose as much as 36 percent on their debut, a day after the Irish fleet management software provider priced its initial public offering at the high end of its expected price range.

  • *Zynga shares slide after warning, Facebook slips. *Sprint could counterbid on PCS- sources. NEW YORK, Oct 5- U.S. stocks rose on Friday, with the S&P 500 up for a fifth straight day and set to close at its highest since 2007, after government data showed a surprise drop in the unemployment rate.

  • October 5- Following are terms and conditions. of a bond increased on Friday.