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  • TV broadcaster Media General has signed an agreement to sell the Tampa Tribune, which will complete the company's planned sale of its newspaper assets. --We are raising our corporate credit rating on Media General to' B-' from' CCC+'. Rating Action On Oct. 8, 2012, Standard& Poor's Ratings Services raised its rating on Richmond, Va.- based Media General Inc..

  • NEW YORK, Oct 8- AngioDynamics Inc:.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 8- Exchange-traded index funds are a bit like mobile phones-- models offer an increasing array of features over time, while prices on even the plain-vanilla models keep falling.

  • *Bluebird card available next week at Walmart stores, online. *Amex gets access to 4,000 stores, spending by under-banked* Wal-Mart brings low-pricing to card accounts* Average American pays $200 annually in fees* Shares of rival card companies NetSpend, Green Dot tank.

  • *One trial saves $13 to $94 for every $1 in testing. NEW YORK, Oct 8- A few old boxes of medicine in the back of a pharmacy got poison control expert Lee Cantrell thinking.

  • Oct 8- United Continental Holdings on Monday reported lower traffic for September as fewer passengers boarded its planes, and said a widely watched measure of revenue performance fell.

  • Oct 8- Eli Lilly and Co said its experimental Alzheimer's drug led to a 34 percent reduction in memory decline for patients with mild symptoms over a period of 18 months, giving it potential ammunition to seek approval for the medicine that showed no benefit in more advanced stages of the disease.

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct 8- Some 13,000 people in 23 U.S. states may have received steroid injections linked to a rare fungal meningitis outbreak that has killed eight people, but far fewer are likely to contract the disease, the Centers for Disease Control said on Monday.

  • ATLANTA-- Oxford Industries Inc. said Monday that J. Hicks Lanier, CEO of the clothing company, is retiring at the end of the year. Oxford said that Thomas Chubb III, president and a current member of the board, has been named CEO and president of the company beginning Jan. 1. Oxford, based in Atlanta, owns clothing brands such as Tommy Bahama and Lilly Pulitzer.

  • Apple Below 50-Day Moving Average

    The Fast Money traders discuss whether the S&P 500 can ever hit its 2007 record high of 1,565.15 again, and look ahead to Q3 earnings; and Chris Verrone of Strategas Research Partners, takes a close look at falling Apple shares.

  • RIGHT UJUMCHIN, China, Oct 9- On the remote grasslands of northeastern China, a politician little known in the West has made a name for himself as a rising leader.

  • MOYO ISLAND, Indonesia, Oct 9- The seaplane taxiing over a coral reef to deliver tourists to a remote luxury resort may soon become a more familiar sight in Indonesia, an archipelago of 17,000 islands and only 183 airports.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 8- Two San Francisco-based car-sharing services, including one founded by Zynga Inc. director Sunil Paul, are operating in defiance of California authorities, highlighting how regulators are struggling with a wave of start-ups that encourage people to share everything from cars to their homes.

  • NEW YORK-- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:. Green Dot Corp., down $2.60 at $10.25. Shares of the prepaid card seller fell after Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and American Express said they will team up to make a rival card.

  • SAN FRANCISCO-- A California judge has approved a request to suspend public hearings and hold closed-door negotiations on fines to be levied after a deadly natural gas pipeline explosion in a Northern California neighborhood.

  • Oct 8- Kraft Foods Group Inc:. *Says affected product was not distributed in Canada. *Says affected product was produced in Campbell, NY.

  • Oct 8- Chemicals maker TPC Group Inc on Monday said it received a buyout proposal from Innospec Inc. Private equity firms First Reserve Corp and SK Capital Partners in August had offered $627.2 million to acquire TPC. Innospec, a specialty chemical maker, could offer $44 to $46 per share in cash, TPC said in a statement on Monday.

  • Buchheit: US Politics Impeding Progress

    Lee Buchheit, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, shares his take on the fiscal problems in the U.S. Buchheit was hired by Greece to restructure its debt last March.

  • NEW YORK-- American Airlines' CEO acknowledges that passengers have had a rough few weeks on the airline but says the carrier is working through its issues. "The operational performance is improving," CEO Tom Horton said in an interview with The Associated Press on Monday. " In that same period Delta, Southwest and U.S. Airways were all above 85 percent.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 8- U.S. crude futures fell on Monday on concerns that slower economic growth in China and the debt crisis in Europe will curb demand for petroleum, while the potential for Middle East turmoil to disrupt supplies limited losses. For a complete report on oil markets, double click on. SETTLE NET PCT LOW HIGH CURRENT DAY AGO CHNG CHNG VOL VOL.