Wednesday, April 23, 2014

American Political News for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

President Barack Obama


Obama opens 4-country, Asia-Pacific trip in Tokyo

Obama reassures Japan, other allies on China as Asia trip begins

Obama: US-Japan treaty applies to disputed islands

Vice President Joe Biden


Biden: Russia must 'stop talking and start acting'

2014 Midterm Elections


California GOP hopeful wants free college for science, math students

Walker holds small lead over Burke

Other News


Retirement Remains Americans' Top Financial Worry

DOW, NASDAQ, Pink Sheets, OTC, Stocks, Dividends


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NYSE Market Movers: Overview

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S&P 500

Dow Jones Industrial Average

NASDAQ Composite

Stocks fall as earnings, disappointing home sales weighed

P&G, Boeing earnings loom large for Wall Street

US Economy


U.S. Economic Confidence Stable at -15

US: $1.018B CouponPurchase 2014-04-22 NYFed permanent open market operations

US: $2.284B CouponPurchase 2014-04-23 NYFed permanent open market operations

Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs, Treasuries


Treasurys extend gains after weak housing data

Commodities


Corn Futures

Distillers Dried Grain Futures

Wheat Futures

Soybeans Futures

Soybean Oil Futures

Oats Futures

Rough Rice Futures

Crude Palm Oil Futures

Live Cattle Futures

Lean Hogs Futures

NYMEX Cocoa Futures

NYMEX Coffee Futures

NYMEX Cotton Futures

Nymex No. 11 Sugar Futures

Light Sweet Crude Oil (WTI) Futures

Crude Oil Volatility Index (VIX)

CBOT Denatured Fuel Ethanol Futures

Henry Hub Natural Gas Futures

Heating Oil Futures

RBOB Gasoline Futures

UxC Uranium U3O8 Futures

Oil below $102 as US crude supplies seen rising

Brent holds above $109 after in-line China data, Ukraine supports

Gold hit by outflows, barely recovers from near 3-month low

US Dollar, Currency


Foreign Exchange Rates

Real Estate Market


U.S. new home sales dive to eight-month low in March

US Companies/Industry


eMONEco™ Successfully Completes Reverse Merger, Further Advancing Reach

Salem Communications Schedules First Quarter 2014 Earnings Release and Teleconference

Cray to Announce First Quarter 2014 Financial Results on Tuesday, April 29 at 4:30 p.m. EDT

Thompson Creek Metals Company Schedules First Quarter 2014 Financial Results Conference Call/Webcast and Annual Meeting of Shareholders Webcast on May 13, 2014

GSI Technology, Inc. to Announce Fiscal 2014 Fourth-Quarter and Year End Results on May 1, 2014

Horizon Technology Finance to Announce First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

eGain to Announce Fiscal 2014 Third Quarter Financial Results on May 6, 2014

Data I/O Corporation to Announce First Quarter 2014 Financial Results on May 1, 2014

Cascade Microtech to Announce First Quarter Results on April 29, 2014 Conference Call Information

C-Suite Network Conference Presents Top Technology for C-Suite Leaders

BrainStorm Hosting Conference Call to Update Shareholders on Important Developments

Pathfinder Bancorp, Inc. Announces First Quarter Earnings

Gentex Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

F & M Bank Corp. Reports 1st Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Plumas Bancorp Reports a 122% Increase in Quarterly Earnings per Share

SEI Reports First-Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Meritage Homes Reports Results for the First Quarter of 2014

The Medicines Company Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. Announces 2014 First Quarter Results

Stonegate Bank Reports Net Income of $2.0 Million for First Quarter 2014

Fulton Financial Reports First Quarter Earnings of $0.22 per Share

Vicor Corporation Reports Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2014

Woodward Reports Second Quarter and Six-Month Fiscal Year 2014 Results

Juniper Networks Reports Preliminary First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Merchants Bancshares, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2014 Results, Loans Up 6% From March 31, 2013

VMware Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

Covanta Holding Corporation Reports 2014 First Quarter Results and Affirms 2014 Guidance

Empire Bancorp Announces 79% Increase in First Quarter 2014 Earnings

Capital Pacific Bancorp Reports Strong Year-Over-Year Results in 1Q 2014

Elmira Savings Bank Reports First Quarter Earnings

Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Reports Another Solid Quarter as It Continues to Execute Its Strategic Plan

Surrey Bancorp Reports First Quarter Net Income of $676,400

Andes Gold Corporation Continues With Strong Growth in 2014

Sierra Vista Bank Reports Record Earnings in 1st Quarter 2014

Brown & Brown, Inc. Announces Quarterly Revenues of $363.6 Million, Increasing 8.5% and Organic Revenue Growth of 3.9%

WorkForce Software Receives a Majority Investment From Insight Venture Partners

Cannabis Therapy Corp. Confirms Bio-Med Executive Vered Caplan as Board Member

Accruent Appoints Wayne Roberts as Chief Operating Officer

MFG.com Names Atlanta Technology Executive Bo Hagler as CEO

Glow Holdings Inc. Announces Binding Letter of Intent to Acquire Cedar River Foods LLC and Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Beneficial Holdings Adds to Management Team; Board of Directors

InVisage Tops $100 Million in Funding With New $18 Million Round, Expands Exec Team

Microsoft Principal Architect Joins GenieDB Leadership Team

Former SAP CEO Leo Apotheker Rounds Out P2 Board of Directors

Birst Appoints Jay Larson as New Chief Executive Officer

Salesvue Closes $3 Million Financing to Increase Sales Team Productivity

The FIDO Alliance Appoints Samsung Electronics to the Board of Directors

Ludwig Enterprises, Inc. and Floss Publishing, Inc. Announce Merger

The Medicines Company Adds Novel, Approved, Surgical Sealant to Its Surgical Hemostasis Portfolio

First Midwest Bank to Acquire Chicago Banking Operations of Popular Community Bank

Music & Arts Acquires Mills Music Stores in Seattle

Ubiquity Announces Name Change and Reverse Stock Split to Help Meet Minimum Bid Requirement for UBIQ NASDAQ Application

TD Ameritrade second quarter profit up 35 percent on net new assets

Boeing posts higher adjusted profit, raises 2014 forecast

Comcast adds video subscribers, beats Street

JetBlue pilots vote to join union; shares fall

US Legal News


ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Reminds Immunomedics, Inc. Investors of Important April 28, 2014 Class Action Deadline -- IMMU

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

American Political News for Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden


Biden tells Ukrainian leaders US stands with them

State Political News


Court rejects Arizona's appeal in immigration case

Other News


U.S. says will act 'in days' if no Russian action in Ukraine

US plans to sell Black Hawks to Mexico for $680 mn

Obama Job Approval Up Slightly in Most Recent Quarter

Young Adults Cite College Costs as Their Top Money Problem

Japan finance minister expects stronger Japan-U.S. alliance through summit

DOW, NASDAQ, Pink Sheets, OTC, Stocks, Dividends


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S&P 500

Dow Jones Industrial Average

NASDAQ Composite

Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs, Treasuries


Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund (NYSE:AOD), Alpine Global Dynamic Dividend Fund (NYSE:AGD), Alpine Global Premier Properties Fund (NYSE:AWP) Declare Regular Monthly Distributions for May 2014

First Trust Advisors L.P. Announces Distributions for Exchange-Traded Funds

Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund Declares Monthly Distribution

Lazard Global Total Return and Income Fund Declares Monthly Distribution

Commodities


Corn Futures

Distillers Dried Grain Futures

Wheat Futures

Soybeans Futures

Soybean Oil Futures

Oats Futures

Rough Rice Futures

Crude Palm Oil Futures

Live Cattle Futures

Lean Hogs Futures

NYMEX Cocoa Futures

NYMEX Coffee Futures

NYMEX Cotton Futures

Nymex No. 11 Sugar Futures

Light Sweet Crude Oil (WTI) Futures

Crude Oil Volatility Index (VIX)

CBOT Denatured Fuel Ethanol Futures

Henry Hub Natural Gas Futures

Heating Oil Futures

RBOB Gasoline Futures

UxC Uranium U3O8 Futures

Brent crude oil rises to nearly $110 on Ukraine tensions

US Dollar, Currency


Foreign Exchange Rates

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Credit/Stock/Bond/Company Rating


Fitch Affirms Hidalgo County, Texas' L-T Bonds and COs at 'AA-'; Outlook Revised to Stable

Fitch Affirms Everest's Ratings; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms Chicago, Illinois 2nd Lien Sewer Revs at 'AA'; Outlook Remains Positive

Fitch: Calpine's Ratings Unaffected by the Announced Asset Sale

Fitch Affirms CTM's IDRs at 'BBB-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms LNR Partners, LLC's Commercial Loan Special Servicer Rating

Fitch Affirms Chicago, IL's Water Revs; Outlook Positive

Fitch Affirms SLM Private Education Loan Trust 2013-B

Fitch Affirms SLM Student Loan Trust 2003-2

Fitch: U.S. Credit Card ABS Metrics Near Record Levels

Fitch: Goldman Reports Solid 1Q'14 Results

Fitch Downgrades Hampton Roads PPV, LLC 2007 Series A Military Housing Tax Revs; Outlook Negative

Fitch Publishes Corporate Capital Trust's 'BB+' IDR; Outlook Stable

Fitch Updates Recovery Analyses for U.S. Retailers

Fitch: Refinancing Drives U.S. Leverage Finance Market in First-Quarter

Fitch Releases Report on Clawson Public Schools, MI

Fitch Releases Report on Albuquerque, NM

Fitch Affirms Kellogg's IDRs at 'BBB+/F2'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Publishes Updated U.S. Surveillance Criteria for Trust Preferred CDOs

Fitch Rates Bernalillo County, NM GO Bds 'AAA'; Outlook Stable

US Companies/Industry


Ford to name Mark Fields CEO after Alan Mulally retires: report

NRG Energy, Inc. Announces Redemption of Its Outstanding 7.625% Senior Notes Due 2019

Agios Pharmaceuticals Announces Proposed Offering of Common Stock

First Defiance Financial Corp. and First Community Bank Announce Termination of Merger Agreement

First Defiance Financial Corp. Announces 2014 First Quarter Earnings

FreightCar America, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call

Western Alliance Reports First Quarter 2014 Net Income of $31.1 Million, or $0.35 Per Share

CORRECTING and REPLACING CYS Investments, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Bacterin Announces Preliminary First Quarter 2014 Revenue

Carter’s, Inc. to Report First Quarter 2014 Results on Monday, April 28, 2014

Helix Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

Four Oaks Fincorp, Inc. Announces 2014 First Quarter Results

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. to Report First Quarter Results on Monday, May 5

Celanese Corporation Reports Record First Quarter 2014 Results

AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. Schedules First Quarter 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call

IMS Health to Announce First-Quarter 2014 Results On May 1, 2014

Rent-A-Center, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

HealthStream Announces First Quarter 2014Results

Werner Enterprises Reports First Quarter 2014 Revenues and Earnings

The Manitowoc Company Schedules First-quarter 2014 Earnings Announcement and Conference Call

Deltic Announces Preliminary First Quarter 2014 Results

Hexcel Reports Record 2014 First Quarter Results

Bank of Hawaii Corporation First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Tile Shop Holdings to Host First Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call

ChannelAdvisor Announces Date of First Quarter 2014 Financial Results, Conference Call and Webcast

YuMe to Report First Quarter Financial Results on May 13

Umpqua Holdings Reports First Quarter 2014 Operating Earnings of $0.21 Per Diluted Share1

Rambus Reports First Quarter Financial Results

Forward Air Corporation Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

Exelixis to Release First Quarter 2014 Financial Results on Thursday, May 1, 2014

ELS Reports First Quarter Results

IntriCon Reports 2014 First-Quarter Results

Supreme Industries to Announce 2014 First-Quarter Financial Results April 24; Conference Call to Be Held April 25

Exactech Q1 Revenue Up 7% to $63.3 Million; Net Income up 9% to $4.2 Million; Diluted EPS $0.30 vs. $0.29

AltiGen Communications, Inc. to Announce Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 Results

Perceptron Schedules Third-Quarter FY2014 Conference Call/Webcast for May 7

AMD to Host Core Innovation Update News Conference

Pericom Semiconductor to Announce Fiscal Third Quarter 2014 Results on April 29, 2014

Customers Bancorp Reports Strong Q1 2014 Net Income and Record Organic Loan and Deposit Growth

Meritage Reports First Quarter 2014 Results Continued Sales and Earnings Growth

PLX Technology, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Wegmans Easter Bread, 17 oz.

Hickory Farms Issues Allergy Alert on Chipotle Ranch Sauce Due to Undeclared Milk

Xerox first-quarter profit falls 5 percent

Eli Lilly to buy Novartis' animal health unit for $5.4 billion

US Legal News


SHAREHOLDER DEADLINE: Brodsky & Smith, LLC Announces Investigation of Vocus, Inc. In Connection With the Sale of the Company

INVESTOR ALERT: Federman & Sherwood Investigates MoneyGram International Inc. for Possible Securities Laws Violations

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brower Piven Announces the Investigation of FedFirst Financial Corp. over the Proposed Sale of the Company to CB Financial Services, Inc.

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brower Piven Encourages Investors Who Have Losses in Excess of $100,000 from Investment in InterCloud Systems, Inc. to Contact Brower Piven Before the May 26, 2014 Lead Plaintiff Deadline

Law Firm Kirby McInerney LLP Investigating Potential Claims on Behalf of Cbeyond, Inc. Stockholders

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Announces City of Providence, Rhode Island Public Retirement System Files a Securities Class Action Seeking Injunctive Relief and Damages against High Frequency Trading Firms, Stock Exchanges and Brokerage Firms

$64 Million Baxter Settlement Brings Plasma-Derivative Protein Antitrust Cases to a Conclusion: Total Awards of $128 Million

Shareholder Rights Law Firm Johnson & Weaver, LLP Announces Investigation of Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc.

DEADLINE ALERT: Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Reminds Shareholders Of Conn’s, Inc. Of Upcoming Deadline

GM seeks court protection against ignition lawsuits

Monday, April 21, 2014

American Political News for Monday, April 21, 2014

President Barack Obama


Obama signs into law 'terrorist' UN envoy visa ban

Obama Signs Law to Bar Iran Diplomat from Serving in UN Post

Obama Adds Malaysia To His Asia Itinerary

Vice President Joe Biden


Biden Visits Ukraine To Offer Energy, Economic Aid

Other News


Beau Biden announces run for Delaware governor

Ted Cruz most popular in Texas

Americans Continue to Enjoy Saving More Than Spending

Job Loss Would Quickly Lead to Hardship for Many in U.S.

On Economy, Americans Less Confident in Federal Leaders

DOW, NASDAQ, Pink Sheets, OTC, Stocks, Dividends


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S&P 500

Dow Jones Industrial Average

NASDAQ Composite

US markets return from Easter for busy results week

US Economy


United States Chicago Fed National Activity Index

Janet L Yellen: Monetary policy and the economic recovery

US: $3.646B CouponPurchase 2014-04-21 NYFed permanent open market operations

Commodities


Corn Futures

Distillers Dried Grain Futures

Wheat Futures

Soybeans Futures

Soybean Oil Futures

Oats Futures

Rough Rice Futures

Crude Palm Oil Futures

Live Cattle Futures

Lean Hogs Futures

NYMEX Cocoa Futures

NYMEX Coffee Futures

NYMEX Cotton Futures

Nymex No. 11 Sugar Futures

Light Sweet Crude Oil (WTI) Futures

Crude Oil Volatility Index (VIX)

CBOT Denatured Fuel Ethanol Futures

Henry Hub Natural Gas Futures

Heating Oil Futures

RBOB Gasoline Futures

UxC Uranium U3O8 Futures

Wheat Declines as Rain Seen Helping U.S. Crops

Cattle Outlook: Sixth Month of Record Fed Cattle Prices

Government Orders Farms to Report Pig Virus Infections

Oil inches up; profit-taking limits gains and Ukraine caps selling

Gold fades as ETF selling, stronger dollar curb buying

US Dollar, Currency


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US Companies/Industry


Oak Valley Bancorp Reports 1st Quarter Results

Idaho First Bank Reports Quarterly Results

First Bancorp of Indiana, Inc. Announces Financial Results

AMD Reports 2014 First Quarter Results

American National Bankshares Inc. Reports First Quarter 2014 Earnings

Chanticleer Holdings Announces Record First Quarter Preliminary Net Restaurant Revenue of $5.5 Million

Update: Cypress Reports First-Quarter 2014 Results

American River Bankshares Reports a 74% Increase in Earnings per Share

Seacoast Commerce Bank Announces First Quarter 2014 Results

1st Enterprise Bank Announces Record Quarterly Net Income of $1.5 Million for the 1st Quarter of 2014

Epsilon Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

$41 Billion in Oil & Gas Deals in First Quarter 2014

Central Valley Community Bancorp Reports Earnings Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2014

Guaranty Bancorp Announces 2014 First Quarter Financial Results

Hospira Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of 1% Lidocaine HCI INjection, USP, Due To Visible Particulates

Cubist Pharmaceuticals Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of CUBICIN (daptomycin for injection) 500 mg in 10 mL single use vials Due to Presence of Particulate Matter

Nature’s Universe Issues Voluntary Worldwide Recall of All Thinogenics Products Sold Prior to 02/06/2014 Due to the Presence of Undeclared Sibutramine

Hospira Announces Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Seven Lots of Propofol Injectable Emulsion, USP, Due to Visible Particulates

Whole Foods Market Southwest Region Recalls Mini Butter Croissants Due to Undeclared Egg

RECALL Subject : CVT Oil Cooler Hose may Detach and Leak

Wisconsin Firm Recalls Salami Type Products Misbranded With USDA Mark Of Inspection

Price Chopper Supermarkets Recalls Price Chopper Brand Tuscan White Bean Hummus due to Mislabeling

Pier 1 Imports Recalls Hanging Glass Star Lanterns Due to Fire Hazard

Rocky Brands Recalls Georgia Boot Steel-Toed Shoes Due to Compression Hazard

RECALL Subject : Lower Control Arm Corrosion-Regional Recall

RECALL Subject : Undersized Front Axle Drum Brakes/FMVSS 121

RECALL Subject : Slide Room Actuator Bracket may Contact Tire

RECALL Subject : CNG Fuel Tank Abrasion may Result in Leak

RECALL Subject : Dim Taillight Bulbs/FMVSS 108

Comcast in talks with Charter over divestitures: source

Amazon's tax-free European profits drop after IRS clamp-down

Missouri Firm Recalls Hot Dog Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Georgia Firm Recalls Chicken Breast Tenders Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

US Legal News


CFTC Charges New York Financial Advisor Wayne Pennoyer Weddington III and His Companies, Brunswick Capital and Brunswick Capital Partners, with Solicitation Fraud, Making False Statements, and Registration Violations in Connection with Operating a Commodity Pool

CFTC Orders Florida Resident Derek J. Bridges and His Companies, Empire Sterling Metals Corp. and I.P.M. Investments, Inc., to Cease Illegal Fictitious Precious Metals Sales

U.S. insider trading cases face test at appeals court

Rajaratnam's brother loses bid to dismiss insider trading charges

Thursday, April 17, 2014

American Political News for Thursday, April 17, 2014

State Political News


Vermont steps closer to passing GMO food-labeling law

California Governor Brown wants rainy-day fund in constitution

Other News


Americans Sold on Real Estate as Best Long-Term Investment

Ukraine, U.S. work to reduce tensions with Russia

DOW, NASDAQ, Pink Sheets, OTC, Stocks, Dividends


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S&P 500

Dow Jones Industrial Average

NASDAQ Composite

US stock futures modestly higher on earnings, jobless claims

US Economy


United States Average Hourly Wages in Manufacturing

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS (PDF)

Federal Reserve Chair Stresses Inflation, Employment in First Policy Speech

United States Continuing Jobless Claims

United States Initial Jobless Claims

United States Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index

Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs, Treasuries


US bonds hold losses ahead of Easter holiday

Senior Housing Properties Trust Announces Proposed Public Offering of 12,000,000 Common Shares

Stone Harbor Emerging Markets Income Fund Declares Monthly Distributions of $0.18 Per Share

Stone Harbor Emerging Markets Total Income Fund Declares Monthly Distributions of $0.1511 Per Share

Commodities


Corn Futures

Distillers Dried Grain Futures

Wheat Futures

Soybeans Futures

Soybean Oil Futures

Oats Futures

Rough Rice Futures

Crude Palm Oil Futures

Live Cattle Futures

Lean Hogs Futures

NYMEX Cocoa Futures

NYMEX Coffee Futures

NYMEX Cotton Futures

Nymex No. 11 Sugar Futures

Light Sweet Crude Oil (WTI) Futures

Crude Oil Volatility Index (VIX)

CBOT Denatured Fuel Ethanol Futures

Henry Hub Natural Gas Futures

Heating Oil Futures

RBOB Gasoline Futures

UxC Uranium U3O8 Futures

Gold clings to $1,300 as China, fund selling keep market on edge

Crude mixed as Ukraine supports, US stockpiles pull

US Dollar, Currency


Foreign Exchange Rates

Dollar hurt by Yellen's low rate stance, pound at 5½-year high

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Credit/Stock/Bond/Company Rating


Fitch Affirms Concord, NC's COPs & LOBs at 'AA'; Outlook Stable

Fitch: Uneventful 1Q'14 Earnings for Capital One Financial

Fitch Publishes 'U.S. Credit Card ABS Tear Sheet' with March 2014 Performance Data

Fitch: Enterprise Value and Capital Structures Key to Assigning RRs for High Yield Issuers

Fitch Confirms S-T 'F1+' Rating on Commonwealth of MA GO Refunding VRDBs 2001 Ser C

Fitch: U.S. Public Finance Downgrades Exceed Upgrades in 1Q'14

Fitch Releases Report on High Point, NC

Fitch Rates Citigroup ROCs and ROLs Series 14079

Fitch Assigns Initial 'AA-' Rating to Escambia County School Board, FL COPs; Outlook Stable

Fitch Downgrades S-T Rating for Hillsborough Cnty CP Notes Series A, B, C to 'F1'

Fitch Plans to Withdraw SLM Corporation's Ratings

Fitch Rates CIC Receivables Master Trust's 2014-A Notes 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms JPMCC 2011-C4

Fitch Affirms 2 Classes of Ally Auto Receivables Trust 2010-2

Fitch Affirms Morgan Stanley Capital I Trust, 2011-C2

Fitch Affirms CGCMT 2013-GCJ11

Fitch Updates U.S. RMBS Cash Flow Analysis Criteria

Fitch to Downgrade S-T Rating for Hillsborough Cnty CP Notes Series A, B, C to 'F1'

Fitch Rates North Carolina's $199MM Limited Obligations 'AA+'

Fitch Expects to Assign Initial Rating of 'BBB' to Washington Prime Group, Inc.; Outlook Stable

Fitch Downgrades Two Distressed Classes of GMAC 2002-C3

Fitch Upgrades One Distressed Class of DLJCM 1999-CG3

Fitch Affirms Freddie Mac 2012-K709 and Freddie Mac Structured Pass-Through Certificates K709

Fitch Affirms Upland Hills Health (PA) Revs at 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates Nashua, New Hampshire's GO Bonds 'AAA'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates OZLM VI, Ltd./LLC

Fitch Affirms Massachusetts Educational Finance Authority Issue J, Series 2011 and 2012

Fitch Affirms Martin County, FL's Rev Bonds at 'AA'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms Cencosud's IDR at 'BBB-'; Outlook Remains Negative

Fitch Reviews U.S. RMBS Alt-A Sector

Fitch Upgrades TIAA 2001-C1

Fitch Affirms MSDW 2001-IQ

A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Highmark Inc. and Its Subsidiaries

Fitch Affirms Taylorsville, UT's Sales Tax Revs at 'AA'; Outlook Revised to Stable

Fitch Upgrades Discover's L-T IDR to 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch: States' Homeowner Bill of Rights Has Little Impact on RMBS

Fitch Affirms American Express; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates GoldenTree Loan Opportunities VIII, Limited/LLC

Fitch Affirms JPMCC 2000-C10

Fitch Rates Chase Issuance Trust, Class A(2014-4); Outlook Stable

US Companies/Industry


Goldman Sachs profit falls 11 percent but beats estimates

Goldman Sachs Reports First Quarter Earnings Per Common Share of $4.02

Weak Barbie sales weigh on Mattel 1Q

Mattel Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial Results and Declares Quarterly Dividend

Morgan Stanley profit soars on wealth management, trading

Morgan Stanley's income rose 18 percent

Morgan Stanley Reports First Quarter 2014:

GE 1Q earnings fall, outlook strong

GE industrial profits rise 12 percent, shares up

GE Reports 1Q’14 Operating EPS $0.33; Industrial Organic Revenues +8%; 1Q Operating Margins Up 50 Basis Points; Backlog of $245B; Reaffirms 2014 Framework

PepsiCo 1Q jumps on snack sales, cost cuts

UnitedHealth says first-quarter profit fell on reform costs

UnitedHealth's 1Q profit tumbles 8 percent

UnitedHealth Group Reports First Quarter Results

Heavy winter storms weigh on DuPont during 1Q

DuPont's revenue misses estimates on weak farm sales

BlackRock's first-quarter profit rises 20 percent

BlackRock Reports First Quarter 2014 Diluted EPS of $4.40, or $4.43 as adjusted

Post Holdings to buy Michael Foods for $2.45B

GM faced a Cadillac ignition switch issue in 2006

Bank of America's financial crisis costs become a recurring nightmare

Citigroup shuns digital webcast for its shareholder meeting

Natural Organics, Inc. Recalls one lot of THURSDAY PLANTATION TEA TREE MOUTHWASH Due to Bacterial Contamination EXPANDED to Include THURSDAY PLANTATION TEA TREE MOUTHWASH 8.45 fl oz/ 250mL e, Product No. 6710, Lot 10952

Health Matters America Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Organic Traditions Brand Dark Chocolate Golden Berries and Dark Chocolate Sacha Inchi Seeds

Purina Animal Nutrition LLC Recalls Poultry Feeds Due to Potential Health Risk

GunBox Recalls Gun Storage Boxes Due to Lock Failure (Recall Alert)

RECALL Subject : Microwave May Start On Its Own And Cause A Fire

RECALL Subject : Microwave May Start On Its Own And Cause A Fire

RECALL Subject : Ice May Form in Intake Manifold

RECALL Subject : Ice May Form in Intake Manifold

RECALL Subject : Oil Leak at Transmission Oil Cooler

RECALL Subject : Charging System Shutdown may cause Engine Stall

PPG Board of Directors Authorizes $2 Billion Share Repurchase Program

PPG Reports Record First Quarter Results

Senior Housing Properties Trust Prices Offering of 13,500,000 Common Shares

Barnes & Noble Chairman Announces Stock Sale

Rockwood Announces Commencement of Asset Sale Offer to Purchase Up to $400 Million of Senior Notes

Athlon Energy Prices Upsized Public Offering of Common Stock

Discover Financial Services Announces $3.2 Billion Share Repurchase Program and Increases Quarterly Common Stock Dividend from $0.20 to $0.24 Per Share

General American Investors Company Reports Quarterly Dividend and Distribution on 5.95% Preferred Stock Extension of Repurchase Program for Additional 1,000,000 Outstanding Shares of Common Stock

Solar Senior Capital Ltd. Schedules Earnings Release for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2014

Solar Capital Ltd. Schedules Earnings Release for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2014

OPKO Acquires Next Generation Dry Powder Inhaler to Treat Respiratory Disorders

Akorn Completes Acquisition of Hi-Tech Pharmacal

Securities America Adds Team with $100 Million in Client Assets

Green Automotive Company Closes the Acquisition of Blackhawk Manufacturing Inc.

Cannabis-Rx Acquires Commercial Property in Sarasota, Florida

Revolution Lighting Technologies Closes Acquisition of Value Lighting Inc.

D&B Acquires Fliptop’s Social Data Matching Business Unit

MasterCard to Acquire Pinpoint

Victory Capital Management Announces Acquisition of Munder Capital Management

Assurant Acquires StreetLinks, A Leading Independent Appraisal Management Company

ServiceSource to Announce First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Terex Corporation Announces First Quarter 2014 Financial Results Conference Call

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Schedules Conference Call to Discuss First Quarter Results

MarineMax to Broadcast Review of Second Quarter Results over the Internet

HealthStream to Broadcast Its First Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call Live on the Internet

Atlas Air Worldwide to Report First-Quarter 2014 Results on Thursday, May 1

Pixelworks to Announce First Quarter 2014 Financial Results May 8, 2014

RTI Surgical® Schedules 2014 First Quarter Earnings Conference Call for April 24, 2014

Interactive Intelligence to Announce First-Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Life Time Fitness Announces Date for Release of First Quarter 2014 Financial Results and Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Echelon Corporation to Announce First Quarter 2014 Results on May 8

Acme United Corporation Reports 9% Increase in Sales and 19% Increase in Net Income for First Quarter

VPG Announces Fiscal 2014 First Quarter Financial Results and Conference Call Date

International Rectifier to Announce Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 Results on April 30, 2014

Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. to Announce First Quarter 2014 Results on April 30, 2014

CBRE Group, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

Republic Bancorp, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2014 Net Income of $12.0 Million and Diluted Earnings Per Class A Common Share of $0.58

Approach Resources Inc. Schedules First Quarter 2014 Conference Call for Friday, May 9, 2014

Travelzoo Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

Dyax Corp. to Host First Quarter 2014 Earnings Call and Webcast

ACI Worldwide, Inc. To Release First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2014 Results

Demand Media to Announce First Quarter 2014 Financial Results on May 8, 2014

Rockwell Collins Second Quarter 2014 Sales Increase 12%

Aeroflex Plans to Release Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results on May 7, 2014

Watsco Achieves Record First Quarter Results

First Data to Release First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Cash America International, Inc. First Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call

Snap-on Announces First Quarter 2014 Results

Rentech Nitrogen Partners, L.P. Schedules 2014 First Quarter Conference Call

Rentech, Inc. Schedules 2014 First Quarter Conference Call

Blackstone Reports First Quarter Results

Opus Bank Announces First Quarter 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call Date

Universal Electronics to Announce First Quarter 2014 Financial Results on May 1, 2014

Baxter Reports Strong First Quarter Financial Results Exceeding Expectations and Confirms 2014 Full-Year Guidance

Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) Reports 2014 First-Quarter Results; Revises 2014 Full-Year Reported Diluted EPS Forecast for Currency and Restructuring Charges in Australia

National Penn Bancshares, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

Unwired Planet Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results Conference Call

Knowles Updates Q1 2014 Financial Projections

Fifth Third Announces First Quarter 2014 Net Income to Common Shareholders of $309 Million, or $0.36 Per Diluted Share

Orbital Announces First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

People’s Bank Reports a 64 Percent Increase in 1st Quarter Earnings

Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. Announces Conference Call to Review Fiscal 2014 Second Quarter Financial Results on May 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (Central)

Flexsteel Sales Continue at Record Pace

Liquidity Services, Inc. (LQDT) Announces Second Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call

Cobalt International Energy, Inc. Announces Timing of First Quarter 2014 Financial Results and Conference Call

Granite Announces Timing of Earnings Release and Investor Conference Call

East West Bancorp Reports Net Income for First Quarter 2014 of $76.7 Million, up 6% from Prior Year and Earnings Per Share of $0.54, up 8% from Prior Year

Summit Bank Reports 1st Quarter Earnings

Abraxas Provides First Quarter 2014 Conference Call Information

Anika Therapeutics Announces Date of First-Quarter 2014 Financial Results Conference Call

Health Care REIT, Inc. Announces Date of First Quarter 2014 Earnings Release, Conference Call, and Webcast

Renewable Energy Group Provides Preliminary Results and Announces Earnings Reporting Date for First Quarter 2014

DIRECTV Announces Conference Call and Webcast for First Quarter 2014 Financial Results and Outlook

D&B Schedules First Quarter 2014 Earnings Release and Teleconference

SM Energy Schedules First Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call

SKECHERS USA, Inc. to Report First Quarter 2014 Financial Results on Tuesday, April 22

WGL Holdings, Inc. to Webcast Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 Earnings Conference Call

World Fuel Services Corporation to Host First Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call

MSCI Inc. Schedules Investor Conference Call to Review First Quarter 2014 Results

WEX Inc. to Release First-Quarter 2014 Financial Results on Wednesday, April 30

Rocky Brands, Inc. to Broadcast Review of First Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results over the Internet

Net Income Up 41% for Puget Sound Bank

International Shipholding Corporation Announces Dates for First Quarter 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call

United Rentals Announces First Quarter 2014 Results

Sallie Mae Reports First-Quarter 2014 Financial Results

IBM Reports 2014 First-Quarter Results

El Paso Pipeline Partners Reports Quarterly Distribution of $0.65 Per Unit

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Increases Quarterly Distribution to $1.38 Per Unit, up 6%

Kinder Morgan, Inc. Increases Quarterly Dividend to $0.42 Per Share

UFPI First Quarter Net Earnings Up More Than 38%

SanDisk Announces First Quarter 2014 Results

Aspen Technology Announces Date of Third-Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results Release, Conference Call and Webcast

MoSys to Announce First Quarter 2014 Financial Results on May 2, 2014

American Express Reports First Quarter EPS of $1.33, Up 16 Percent from a Year Ago; Revenues, Loans and Card Member Spending Increase; Operating Expenses Decline from Year-Ago Levels

Badger Meter Reports Record First Quarter Sales and Increased Earnings

Kansas City Southern Reports Record First Quarter Revenues and Carloads

EverBank Financial Corp Announces First Quarter 2014 Earnings and Conference Call Date

Neustar Reports Results for First Quarter 2014

B&G Foods Reports Financial Results for First Quarter 2014

CST Brands to Announce First Quarter 2014 Earnings Results on May 13

RLI Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

Aqua America to Report Earnings for the First Quarter 2014

Century Next Financial Corporation Reports 1st Quarter 2014 Results

SI Group to Acquire Antioxidants, Ibuprofen and Propofol Businesses from Albemarle

Catamaran to host 2014 first quarter conference call

Masimo to Report First Quarter 2014 Financial Results After Market Close on Wednesday, April 30

BroadSoft Announces Participation at the Jefferies Global Technology, Media & Telecom Conference

BroadSoft to Announce Q1 Fiscal Results on May 5, 2014

Western Gas Announces First Quarter 2014 Distribution and Schedules Earnings Conference Call

Dynamic Materials Schedules First Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call

Verso to Report First Quarter Results and Host Conference Call on May 7

Anadarko Schedules First-Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call for May 6

BFC Financial Corporation's Subsidiary, BBX Capital Corporation, Files Its Corporate Overview

BBX Capital Corporation Files Its Corporate Overview

Highwoods Declares Quarterly Dividends

Stewardship Financial Corporation Declares Cash Dividend

Echelon Partners Announces Deals and Deal Makers Summit 2014 NYC; Mark Tibergien, Lewis Schiff, and Dan Seivert to Present

Ubiquity Announces Plans to Acquire Monkeybars, Inc.

Webxu Signs Strategic Partnership and Letter of Intent to Acquire The Skyline Agency

Beneficial Holdings Closes Green Econometrics Acquisition

JDSU Issues Restricted Stock Units in Connection With Acquisition of Time-Bandwidth Products

Brown & Brown, Inc. Announces New Credit Facility

Agricon Global Corporation Announces the Resignation of Allan Kronborg as CEO

CEN Biotech Appoints John A. Germinario as Chairman of the Board

Surna Appoints Veteran Public Company CFO Douglas McKinnon to EVP & CFO

ENSERVCO Promotes Rick Kasch to CEO

Horizon Pharma Announces the Appointment of H. Thomas Watkins to Its Board of Directors

Gaming Experts to Join ATIG Board of Directors

Global Clean Energy Growing Management Team and Progressing With Projects

Vital Therapies Prices Initial Public Offering

US Legal News


GM exploring compensation program for recall: lawyer

INVESTOR ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces Investigation of FedFirst Financial Corp. and Its Board of Directors In Connection With the Sale of the Company to CB Financial Services, Inc. -- FFCO

INVESTOR ALERT: Class Action Lawsuit Against Herbalife Ltd. Filed By Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Investigation on Behalf of Genworth Financial, Inc. Investors Announced by Law Offices of Howard G. Smith

INVESTOR ALERT: Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Lead Plaintiff Deadline In The Class Action Lawsuit Against Imperva, Inc.

Osborn Machler: Jury Awards Snohomish High School Stabbing Victim $1.3 Million

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brodsky & Smith, LLC Announces Investigation of FedFirst Financial Corp. In Connection With the Sale of The Company

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brower Piven Announces the Investigation of Zalicus, Inc. over the Proposed Merger with Epirus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.

Packaging Corporation of America Agrees to Settle Kleen Products Class Action Lawsuit

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brower Piven Announces the Investigation of FedFirst Financial Corp. over the Proposed Sale of the Company to CB Financial Services, Inc.