CACI International's board rejected a bid from a group of private investors to buy the Arlington-based software and engineering services firm for $4.50 a share. The investment group will not pursue a hostile takeover but may attempt to buy another firm, one partner said. The Port of Baltimore's striking cargo clerks reached a tentative contract and ended their two-day strike. Details of the new 46-month pact were unavailable. The clerks went on strike after failing to reach an agreement with management over pension, health benefits and job security issues. New home sales decreased 3.5 percent in October, falling to a level not seen since 1982, the departments of Commerce and Housing and Urban Development said. GM produced fewer than 2,200 Saturn cars at its Tennessee plant since production began this summer. Officials expected to build 17,000 cars by the end of the year but now say they won't meet the target. David Paul, ousted chairman of CenTrust, Florida's once-largest thrift, lost his bid to keep from paying $30.8 million in restitution. The World Bank approved a $114 million loan to aid small businesses in China. The loan may trigger a U.S. law that reduces U.S. contribution to the bank, but the White House can make an exception. Keiji Shima, chairman of Japan's public broadcasting system, said a global news network is needed to counter the spread of Cable News Network. Carol Bellamy, former New York City Council president, was named managing director of Bear Stearns's public finance department.