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  • *Irene Tse ran North America side of CIO office. NEW YORK, Oct 1- Another top executive at the JPMorgan Chase& Co unit that lost $5.8 billion on derivatives trades this year is leaving the company.

  • Stocks mostly rose on Monday after a surprisingly strong report on U.S. manufacturing gave investors a reason to think the economy might be improving. Stocks gave up some of their gains in the afternoon. The S&P 500 is up 186.89 points, or 14.9 percent.

  • _A married couple with two children and an income of $100,000 would pay $7,935 in income taxes and $5,650 in payroll taxes this year, for a total federal tax burden of $13,585.

  • WELLINGTON, Oct 2- The New Zealand and Australian dollars were supported at the lower end of recent ranges on Tuesday after failing to capitalise on better risk sentiment as investors waited for a central bank rate decision. *The Aussie sits at $1.0361 from Monday's late local level of $1.0338, after traversing a $1.0332 to $1.0404 range overnight.

  • DETROIT-- Union leaders want striking Detroit Water and Sewerage workers to comply with a judge's order and go back on the job. Despite the request, Michigan AFSCME Council 25 President Al Garrett says Monday in a release that the union understands "the frustration felt by the hard working men and women in the water department."

  • Oct 1- Premier Gold Mines Ltd:. *Announces $58.5 million bought deal public offering of common shares and. *Bought deal offering of 6.6 million common shares at $6.08 per common share.

  • Oct 1- Darden Restaurants Inc:. *Moody's assigns baa2 to darden's proposed approx. $300 mm sr. notes, existing.

  • Oct 1- EverBank Financial Corp:. *Acquires and integrates Business Property Lending, Inc. *Final purchase price was $2.41 billion in cash. no debt was assumed in the.

  • Oct 1- Darden Restaurants Inc. on Monday sold $450 million of senior notes, said IFR, a Thomson Reuters service. AMT $450 MLN COUPON 3.35 PCT MATURITY 11/ 1/ 2022 TYPE SR NTS ISS PRICE 98.828 FIRST PAY 5/ 1/ 2013 MOODY'S Baa2 YIELD 3.37 PCT SETTLEMENT 10/ 4/ 2012 S&P TRIPLE-B SPREAD 175 BPS PAY FREQ SEMI-ANNUAL FITCH TRIPLE-B MORE THAN TREAS MAKE-WHOLE CALL 30 BPS.

  • DETROIT-- Electric car maker Fisker Automotive is talking with other car companies about sharing parts and technology. The company, based in Anaheim, Calif., is also preparing for a public offering of stock that would help it raise money for new vehicles, Fisker's new CEO Tony Posawatz said Monday during a speech to the Automotive Press Association.

  • DECATUR, Ill.-- Days after saying it is worried about the slow pace of the global economy Caterpillar Inc. says it will shut down parts of its operations in Decatur for a week in November and all of December as demand for some products drops.

  • SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-- Agriculture officials say ideal weather conditions in South Dakota have pushed the row crop harvest far ahead of last year's pace and the five-year average. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that 55 percent of corn for grain has been harvested, ahead of the five-year average and last year's mark of 6 percent.

  • *Alberta premier sees "a lot of benefit" for province. OTTAWA, Oct 1- The premier of the oil-rich province of Alberta said she sees benefits from the proposed $15.1 billion sale of Canadian oil producer Nexen Inc to a Chinese state-owned company, but a survey published on Monday showed half the country's executives would oppose a no-strings deal.

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.-- In a story Sept. 28 about a state-run retirement program for private-sector workers in California, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program would be administered by a seven-member board.

  • Oct 1- MPG Office Trust Inc:. *Disposition of 2 California plaza; relieved of obligation to repay $470. million mortgage loan secured by property.

  • GREEN UPDATES: The Federal Trade Commission issued its first formal revision since 1998 to the Green Guides, its green marketing guidelines that hold companies to truthful standards in marketing their products.

  • *To offer $1.35 billion of senior convertible debentures. *To use up to $600 million of proceeds to buy shares of common stock. $150 million principal amount of debentures.

  • Oct 1- West Pharmaceutical Services Inc:. *Increases quarterly dividend to $0.19. *Says approved an increase of one cent per share in the company's quarterly.

  • Oct 1- Internet Patents Corp:.