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  • *New F-35 official, Navy arms buyer visited Lockheed plant. WASHINGTON, Oct 2- Talks between the Pentagon and Lockheed Martin Corp about a fifth order of F-35 fighter planes have been elevated to a senior level as the two sides debate the last $100- million- plus dividing them, according to multiple sources familiar with the discussions.

  • Oct 2- General Electric Co is calling for a new round of inspections by airlines on its new GEnx engine on Boeing Co aircraft, with a focus on the section of the engine that failed on a 747-8 freighter in Shanghai last month.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- General Electric launched a $7 billion sale of notes on Monday, taking advantage of prevailing low rates in what will be the third-largest sale of corporate debt in the US so far this year. Barclays, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley are the joint bookrunners.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- U.S. manufacturing unexpectedly expanded in September for the first time since May as new orders and employment picked up, but the pace of growth showed the economy was still stuck in a slow recovery. The Institute for Supply Management said on Monday its index of national factory activity rose to 51.5 from 49.6 in August.

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 1- The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:. --Private equity firms Carlyle and BC Partners to acquire U.S. industrial pumps maker Hamilton Sundstrand Industrial which is owned by United Technologies Corp.

  • Oct 1- United Technologies Corp:. *RBC raises United Technologies Corp price target to $88 from $83;. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.

  • Oct 1- United Technologies Corp:. *Barclays cuts United Technologies Corp price target to $96 from $100;. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- General Electric launched a $7 billion sale of notes on Monday, taking advantage of prevailing low rates in what will be the third-largest sale of corporate debt in the US so far this year. Barclays, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley are the joint bookrunners.

  • Stocks finished sharply higher Thursday following a pair of better-than-expected economic reports and after ECB President Mario Draghi said the central bank would do whatever it takes to support the euro.

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    Take a look at some of Thursday's morning movers:

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    "Europe will drive the bus, but if we get a nasty surprise in initial claims that could have a big effect," veteran trader Art Cashin said.

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    Corporate earnings reports will compete for attention with whatever Europe throws at markets Tuesday.

  • Euro Casts Long Shadow

    “With a pretty surprising downturn in Europe, June was definitely a leg down for a lot of companies," one pro said. And the GDP report could be a "whack across the forehead."

  • Stocks closed higher for a third-straight session in choppy trading Thursday, with the S&P 500 hitting its best level since May.

  • Stocks finished higher for a second session Wednesday, led by techs, after Bernanke reiterated that the central bank stands ready to inject more stimulus and despite the Fed's latest lackluster "Beige Book" report.

  • Stocks recovered from their worst levels but still finished lower Wednesday in choppy trading, after minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest meeting offered no strong hints about more easing to prop up the sluggish economy.

  • Stocks finished lower in volatile trading Tuesday, dragged by industrials, after a batch of profit warnings overshadowed earlier optimism that Germany's top court will approve the euro zone's new bailout fund.

  • U.S. stock index futures gained on Tuesday after euro zone leaders ratified the terms of a bailout agreement for Spain’s banking sector and as traders speculated that Germany's top court would approve the EU's permanent bailout fund.

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    Take a look at some of Friday’s morning movers:

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    Nike misses earnings; RIM posts a larger than expected loss; Ford says it's feeling the effects of the European economy and Coty nears IPO.