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Brazil's Silva Narrows Rousseff Lead, Would Win Runoff: Poll By Clip Syndicate A new opinion poll showed on Tuesday that president Dilma Rousseff has a narrow lead over environmentalist Marina Silva in Brazil's presidential race but could lose the election if it goes to a second-round runoff between the two. According to the survey by polling institute Ibope, Silva, who was thrust into the presidential race last week following the death of her party's candidate, has 29 percent of voter support heading into the Oct. 5 vote. The poll showed Rousseff with 34 percent, down from 38 percent in the previous Ibope survey in early August. The other main opposition candidate, Aecio Neves, had 19 percent support, down from 23 percent in the last Ibope poll.

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After Disasters, Stricken Malaysia Airlines Staff Brace For Job Cuts By Clip Syndicate As bodies from downed Flight MH17 were brought home last week, a group of Malaysia Airlines flight attendants, in black mourning headscarves contrasting with their pink and turquoise uniforms, sobbed and clung to each other in grief. The 19,500 staff of Malaysia Airlines now face a new ordeal - a quarter of them may lose their jobs at the unprofitable airline, hit by two jet disasters this year. Flight MH370 remains untraced since its disappearance en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March. ...Read More »
Apple Planning 12.9-inch IPad For 2015: Bloomberg By Clip Syndicate Apple Incorporated is preparing to roll out a larger, 12.9-inch version of its iPad for 2015, with production set to begin in the first quarter of next year. The report comes as Apple struggles with declining sales of its 10-inch and 7.9-inch tablets, which are faltering as people replace iPads less frequently than expected and larger smartphones made by Samsung Electronics. ...Read More »
AT&T Merges Wireless And Business Units Led By De La Vega By Clip Syndicate A spokesman for AT&T said on Tuesday, AT&T is merging its wireless and business divisions into a single unit led by Ralph de la Vega, former chief executive of the company's wireless sector. Brad Burns, spokesman for AT&T told Reuters in an email, Glenn Lurie, who headed AT&T's emerging enterprises and partnerships unit has been promoted to chief executive officer of AT&T's wireless segment. Business-related customers currently represent more than 50 percent of the company's mobile revenues.

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GM Ignition-switch Fund Receives Claims For More Than 100 Deaths By Clip Syndicate According to a spokeswoman for the lawyer overseeing the program, a program to compensate victims of crashes linked to a faulty ignition switch in General Motors vehicles has received claims for 107 deaths as of Tuesday. Amy Weiss, a spokeswoman for Kenneth Feinberg, told Reuters that the 107 deaths were among 309 claims that have been submitted so far. The program began accepting claims on Aug. 1 and will remain open until Dec. 31.

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Exxon Mobil Unit To Pay $1.4 Million Penalty For Louisiana Oil Spill By Clip Syndicate The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday that an Exxon Mobil Corp unit has agreed to pay $1.4 million to resolve U.S. government claims over a 2012 crude oil spill in Louisiana. The agency added that ExxonMobil Pipeline Company discharged 2,800 barrels of crude oil after a pipeline ruptured, in violation of the Clean Water Act.

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U.S. Loses Bid To Dismiss Ex-AIG CEO's $25 Billion Lawsuit Over Bailout By Clip Syndicate A federal judge has rejected the United States' bid to dismiss a more than $25 billion lawsuit filed by Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, the former chief executive of American International Group, over the insurer's government bailout, clearing the way for a Sept. 29 trial. Judge Thomas Wheeler of the U.S. ...Read More »
Anti-UAW Workers Begin Effort To Create Union At VW Tennessee Plant By Clip Syndicate Employees at the Volkswagen's auto plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, are forming a union that is to include hourly and salaried workers, as a counter to the United Auto Workers Local 42 that was established last month.. Mike Burton, who helped anti-UAW workers defeat the UAW's effort to represent VW Chattanooga hourly workers in an election six months ago, told Reuters he hopes that the new union will force VW to hold another vote to determine which one hourly employees favor. ...Read More »
Dow Analyst Moves: KO By Clip Syndicate The latest tally of analyst opinions from the major brokerage houses shows that among the 30 stocks making up the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Coca-Cola (KO) is the #15 analyst pick. Within the broader S&P 500, when components were ranked in terms of analyst favorites, KO claims the #241 spot. ...Read More »
Dow Movers: DIS, XOM By Clip Syndicate In early trading on Tuesday, shares of Exxon Mobil (XOM) topped the list of the day's best performing Dow Jones Industrial Average components, trading up 0.8%. Year to date, Exxon Mobil has lost about 1.6% of its value. ...Read More »

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