Among the earnings projection stories for Friday, Oct. 2, from AP Financial News:

HOUSTON (AP) ¿ ConocoPhillips, the third-largest U.S. oil company, said Friday the performance of its exploration and production division in the third quarter would be weighed down by weak North American natural gas prices.

CINCINNATI (AP) ¿ Laser vision correction company LCA-Vision Inc. said Friday third-quarter procedures fell 29 percent.
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