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  • NEW YORK, Oct 8- Netflix Inc:.

  • NEW YORK-- Citi cut its earnings forecast for UPS, citing weakening speedy package volumes and rising fuel costs.

  • MOSCOW-- Around 200 people held a rally Sunday in Moscow to mark the sixth anniversary of the unsolved murder of crusading reporter Anna Politkovskaya. Participants held up candles and pictures of the journalist and spoke in remembrance of Politkovskaya, a sharp critic of Kremlin policies in Chechnya, who was shot inside her Moscow apartment building in 2006..

  • LONDON-- A vandal scrawled graffiti on a mural by modern American master Mark Rothko at London's Tate Modern on Sunday. According to an online manifesto, Yellowism is an artistic movement run by two people named Vladimir Umanets and Marcin Lodyga. In 2000, two Chinese performance artists attempted to urinate on Marcel Duchamp's urinal sculpture "Fountain."

  • LONDON, Oct 8- Iraqi Kurdistan's leading oil producer, Genel Energy, said it would keep crude exports flowing after the Kurdistan Regional Government finally received an initial payment from Baghdad. "We won't cut exports now," Genel Energy President Mehmet Sepil told Reuters. "

  • Oct 8- Wal-Mart Stores Inc and American Express Co are teaming up to offer customers an alternative to debit and checking accounts, the companies said on Monday. In an era where it is increasingly' expensive to be poor,' we have worked with Walmart to create a financial services product that rights many of the wrongs that plague the market today. "

  • Oct 8- Database management software maker Progress Software Corp said Chief Executive Jay Bhatt will step down and that it could not reaffirm its fourth-quarter sales forecast. Progress Software said it may see some slippage in revenue growth in the fiscal fourth quarter in light of the CEO transition.

  • CARACAS, Venezuela-- President Hugo Chavez put to rest any doubts about his masterful political touch in winning a third consecutive six-year term after a bitterly fought race against a youthful rival who has galvanized Venezuela's opposition.

  • AMSTERDAM, Oct 8- Dutch bank and insurance group ING said on Monday it has agreed to sell its 33.3 percent stake in Chinese investment management firm China Merchants Fund for 98 million euros to the two other joint venture partners. The Chinese divestment will result in a net gain of 64 million euros, ING said in a statement.

  • *Austria, OMV say no talk of MOL exit from Nabucco. VIENNA, Oct 8- The partners in Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz II gas field are in talks to take a stake in the Nabucco consortium that is competing to build the first pipeline to deliver Azeri gas to Europe, Austria's economy and energy minister said on Monday.

  • Oct 8- Scientific Games Corp:. *Extends key supply agreement with gala coral. *Agreement covers 1,744 coral shops and provision of global draw's new.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 8- PSG Group Ltd:. *Says interim dividend per share increased by 26,9% to 33 cents. *Says recurring headline earnings per share increased by 19,9% to 162,5 cents.

  • *Awarded $349 million US army contract for tow missiles. *Says will deliver 6,676 of the new wireless tow missiles. *Source text* Further company coverage.

  • BENTONVILLE, Ark.-- Wal-Mart Stores and American Express are teaming up on a reloadable prepaid card for shoppers. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and American Express Co. view the card as an alternative to debit and checking accounts that will help consumers better manage and control their finances. Wal-Mart, based in Bentonville, Ark., is the world's biggest retailer.

  • *American express and walmart launch bluebirdï¿ ½: a new alternative to debit and. *Wal-mart stores-bluebird will be available next week online at. and in more than 4,000 walmart stores.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 8- MegaFon, Russia's second-largest mobile phone operator, will start pre-marketing its London initial public offering on Tuesday, several financial market sources said on Monday. A separate source said a statement was expected to announce the IPO in the coming days.

  • ZURICH, Oct 8- Rifts among top UBS managers are hampering Chief Executive Sergio Ermotti's efforts to make big cutbacks, especially in investment banking, according to senior sources both inside and close to the bank.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 8- TPC Group Inc:.

  • U.S. stock index futures fell on Monday after the World Bank cut its growth forecasts for East Asia, highlighting concerns about the global economic climate and corporate profits ahead of the upcoming earnings season. **INNOSPEC INC, Friday close $34.35.