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


CBOE Most Actives & Gainers/Losers - Equity Options

CBOE Most Actives & Gainers/Losers - Index Options

CBOE Most Actives & Gainers/Losers

CBOE Futures Exchange Daily Market Statistics

NYSE Market Movers: Overview

NYSE Market Movers: Most Active

NYSE Market Movers: Advances

NYSE Market Movers: Declines

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.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

American Political News for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

White House, Congress, Senate, Government Agencies


Pentagon says automatic budget cuts would hit F-35, other weapons

Obama, Biden to announce $600M for job grants

State Political News


Bill signed allowing surprise inspections of Arizona abortion clinics

2014 Midterm Elections


Democrat Alex Sink bows out of Florida congressional race

Republicans lead in Texas

Ex-con, ex-governor Edwards raises $33,000 in Louisiana run for Congress

Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice

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


CBOE Most Actives & Gainers/Losers - Equity Options

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NYSE Market Movers: Overview

NYSE Market Movers: Most Active

NYSE Market Movers: Advances

NYSE Market Movers: Declines

S&P 500

Dow Jones Industrial Average

NASDAQ Composite

Yahoo, PNC among early winners among US stocks

Wall Street climbs after China data; Yahoo jumps

US Economy


US factory output extended solid gains in March

Fed should try to align projections with policy statement: Lockhart

US: $2.204B CouponPurchase 2014-04-15 NYFed permanent open market operations

US: $1.018B CouponPurchase 2014-04-16 NYFed permanent open market operations

United States Industrial Production MoM

United States Capacity Utilization

United States Manufacturing Production

United States Industrial Production

Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs, Treasuries


Western Asset Global High Income Fund Inc. Announces Financial Position as of February 28, 2014

Western Asset Emerging Markets Income Fund Inc. Announces Financial Position as of February 28, 2014

Western Asset Investment Grade Defined Opportunity Trust Inc. Announces Financial Position as of February 28, 2014

Western Asset Intermediate Muni Fund Inc. Announces Financial Position as of February 28, 2014

Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund Inc. Announces Financial Position as of February 28, 2014

Western Asset Municipal Defined Opportunity Trust Inc. Announces Financial Position as of February 28, 2014

Western Asset Managed Municipals Fund Inc. Announces Financial Position as of February 28, 2014

Highland/iBoxx Senior Loan ETF Announces Details of April Regular 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

Gold and Silver Plunge, Crude Oil Vulnerable Ahead Of Inventories Data

Oil holds up after US stockpiles surge; Ukraine drives prices

Gold steadies above $1,300, supported by Ukraine crisis

US Dollar, Currency


Foreign Exchange Rates

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Real Estate Market


United States Housing Starts

United States Building Permits

United States MBA Mortgage Applications

United States MBA 30-Yr Mortgage Rate

US home building up in March after frigid winter

U.S. housing starts up but miss forecasts; permits fall

Credit/Stock/Bond/Company Rating


Fitch Takes Various Rating Actions on Brazos Higher Education Authority 2011-2

Fitch: PNC's 1Q'14 Earnings Solid Despite Revenue Challenges

Fitch: Litigation Charges Mar Bank of America's 1Q'14 Results

Fitch Comments on Request for Rating Agency Confirmation for SLM Private Credit SL Trust 2005-B

Fitch Publishes U.S. Retail Stats Quarterly for Fourth Quarter 2013

Fitch: U.S Bancorp Delivers Good 1Q'14 Earnings

Fitch Affirms Ally Financial's IDR at 'BB+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms Providence Place Mall Pass-Through Certificates

Fitch Takes Various Rating Actions on Brazos Higher Education Authority 2004

Fitch Rates Alaska HFC SCPBs II 2014 Series B 'AA+'; Outlook Stable

A.M. Best Upgrades Rating of 321 Henderson Receivables V LLC

Fitch Assigns Ratings to LCM X Limited Partnership Refinancing Notes

Fitch Plans to Withdraw Ratings of Associated Banc-Corp

Fitch Rates Albuquerque, NM GOs & Gross Receipts Tax Bonds 'AA+'; Stable Outlook

Fitch: Tighter CDS Spreads Underscore US Investor Risk Appetite

Fitch Rates Avery Point IV CLO, Limited/Corp.

Fitch Affirms Tennessee Local Development Authority's $5.5MM Program Rev Bonds at 'AA'

Fitch Rates Wal-Mart Stores' $2.5B Note Issuance 'AA'

Fitch Publishes Updated Unrated Issuer Report on Molina Healthcare, Inc.

Fitch to Rate Magnetite VIII, Limited/LLC; Issues Presale

Fitch Releases Report on Denver Health & Hospital Authority, CO

Fitch Rates Commonwealth of Massachusetts 2001C GO Bank Bonds 'AA+'

Fitch Affirms Massachusetts' GO Guaranteed and Appropriation Bond Ratings; Outlook Stable

Fitch Releases Report on Lubbock, TX

Fitch Upgrades Dover, DE's, Water and Sewer Revs to 'AA+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Ratings Affirms Chase Manhattan Marine Owner Trust 1997-A

Fitch Rates Port of Long Beach, CA's Harbor & Rfdg Revs and Rev Notes at 'AA'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates Utah Transit Authority's Sub Sales Tax Rfdg Bonds 'A+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch: Grant PUD Adequately Managing Wanapum Dam Fracture

Fitch Affirms Orlando CRA, FL's Conroy Rd Tax Increment Revs at 'A-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates Danbury, CT's GO Rfdg Bonds 'AAA'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms Chesapeake Bay Bridge & Tunnel District, VA's General Resolution Revs at 'A-'

Fitch Affirms Nelnet 2013-3 Senior & Sub Notes; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms The Hanover Insurance Group's Ratings; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates $3.9MM CA Infras & Econ Dev Bank, (Catalina Island) VRDBs series 2014 'A/F1'

Fitch Assigns Final Ratings for MSBAM 2014-C15 Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates

Fitch Takes Various Rating Actions on KeyCorp Student Loan Trust 2004-A (Group I)

Fitch Assigns Final Ratings to GSMS 2014-GC20 Commercial Mortgage Trust Pass-Through Ctfs

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

Fitch Affirms I-470 & 350 Transportation Development District's (MO) Sales Tax Revs at 'A-'

Fitch Affirms Scheurer Hospital (MI) Revs at 'BBB-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms Nationwide Children's Hospital (OH) Rev Bonds at 'AA'; Stable Outlook

Fitch Affirms KeyCorp Student Loan Trust 2005-A (Group I) Sr Notes; Upgrades Subs; Outlook Stable

Fitch: Northern Trust's 1Q'14 Earnings Consistent with Prior Results

US Companies/Industry


Bank of America posts loss, hurt by legal expenses

Yahoo's 1Q highlighted by Alibaba, modest ad gains

RF Industries' Board of Directors Announces Stock Repurchase Program

Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. Announces Commencement of Public Offering of Common Stock

Athlon Energy Announces Public Offering

Kayne Anderson Midstream/Energy Fund Announces Approval of a Stock Repurchase Program of up to $20 Million of Common Stock

Harvey Hirsch to Retire as Head of Marketing for Van Eck Global

CORRECTING AND REPLACING PHOTOS USMD Holdings, Inc. Combines with Associates in Urology; Dr. Pumphrey and Dr. Walter Join USMD Team

USI Insurance Services Acquires Webb & Greer Insurance Agency

Medline Acquires Key Spine Surgery Technology from Amendia

Armada Oil, Inc. Announces Closing of Acquisition of Kansas Assets

Pine River Capital Management L.P. Announces Acquisition of Shares of Augusta Resource Corp.

Epirus and Zalicus Announce Merger Agreement

Zalicus and Epirus Announce Merger Agreement

Gold & Silver Mining of Nevada, Inc.’s Subsidiary CJT Mining, Announces the Acquisition of New Assets

TAYO Moves Forward With Plans to Acquire Real Estate Company

Caelus Energy Alaska and Apollo Global Management Announce Partnership and Acquisition of Pioneer Alaska

National Penn Bancshares, Inc. Withdraws Bid for First Mariner Bank

JAKKS Pacific to Announce Results for First Quarter 2014

Piper Jaffray Companies to Hold Management Conference Call to Discuss 2014 First Quarter Results

Great Plains Energy Announces Schedule for First Quarter 2014 Earnings

Quad/Graphics to Host Investors and Analysts Call to Discuss First Quarter 2014 Results

L-3 to Broadcast First Quarter Conference Call Over the Internet

Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc. Declares Dividend and Announces First Quarter Earnings Webcast Conference Call

Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc. Announces the Release Date of Second Quarter 2014 Results and Conference Call Information

Logansport Financial Corp. Reports Net Earnings for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2014

CyberOptics First Quarter 2014 Conference Call Scheduled for May 2

The Dixie Group to Broadcast Its First Quarter 2014 Conference Call Live on the Internet

NeuroMetrix, Inc. Announces Date for 2014 First Quarter Financial Results Conference Call

Acadia Healthcare Announces Date for First Quarter 2014 Earnings Release

Armanino Foods of Distinction, Inc., Announces Record Sales and Earnings for the First Quarter of 2014

Harleysville Savings Financial Corporation Announces Regular Cash Dividend and Second Quarter Earnings for Fiscal Year 2014

Winmark Corporation Announces First Quarter Results

United Insurance Holdings Corp. Schedules 2014 First Quarter Financial Results and Conference Call

Financial Diligence Networks Continues Momentum and Achieves Monthly Growth Rate of 30% in the First Quarter of 2014

Community Trust Bancorp, Inc. Reports Earnings for the First Quarter 2014

GigOptix Announces Leadership Position in Point-to-Point Wireless Backhaul Market with Production Volume Delivery of E-Band Radio Chipsets

Seattle Genetics to Host Conference Call and Webcast Discussion of First Quarter 2014 Financial Results on May 1, 2014

Helen of Troy Limited Announces Earnings Release Date, Conference Call, and Webcast for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 Results

Actuate to Announce First Quarter 2014 Results on May 1st

Lazard to Announce First-Quarter 2014 Results

National Penn Bancshares, Inc. to Release 1st Quarter 2014 Earnings, Conduct Webcast Conference Call on Thursday, April 17, 2014

Incyte to Report First Quarter 2014 Financial Results on May 1

Government Properties Income Trust First Quarter Conference Call Scheduled for Wednesday, April 30th

Ryder First Quarter Conference Call Scheduled for April 23, 2014

Unitil Schedules First Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call

ARIAD to Webcast Conference Call on First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

St. Jude Medical Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

U.S. Bancorp Reports Earnings for the First Quarter of 2014

Bank of America Reports First-quarter 2014 Net Loss of $276 Million, or $0.05 per Diluted Share, on Revenue of $22.8 Billion(A)

Regis to Present Third Quarter Results on April 30, 2014

Teleflex Announces First Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call Information

AECOM to announce fiscal year 2014 second-quarter results on May 6

MEDNAX 2014 First Quarter Conference Call/Webcast Scheduled for Thursday, May 1, 2014

Scripps Networks Interactive to report first quarter results

Foundation Medicine Announces Timing for First Quarter 2014 Financial Results and Conference Call

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated Reports 2014 First Quarter Net Income of $149 Million and Earnings Per Common Share of $0.17

Presidio Bank Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter 2014

ADTRAN, Inc. Reports Results for the First Quarter 2014 and Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

Ferro Schedules Conference Call for 2014 First-Quarter Results

MarkWest Energy Partners Announces Release Date for First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Linear Technology Reports Sequential and Year Over Year Quarterly Increases in Revenues and Net Income

Gilead Sciences to Release First Quarter 2014 Financial Results on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Q2 Holdings, Inc. Announces Investor Conference Call to Review First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Diodes Incorporated to Announce First Quarter 2014 Financial Results on May 8

American Financial Group, Inc. Announces Its Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss 2014 First Quarter Results

Springleaf Holdings Announces First Quarter 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Silver Spring Networks to Release First Quarter 2014 Results on May 6, 2014

ESB Financial Corporation Announces Increased First Quarter Earnings

Monster Worldwide Schedules Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Boston Properties to Release First Quarter 2014 Financial Results on April 29, 2014

Masonite to Webcast Discussion of First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

ON Semiconductor to Announce First Quarter Financial Results

WageWorks Schedules First Quarter 2014 Financial Results Conference Call

RingCentral Announces Date of First Quarter 2014 Financial Results Conference Call

Ellie Mae to Report First Quarter 2014 Financial Results on May 1, 2014

The Hackett Group, Inc. Invites You to Participate in the 2014 First Quarter Earnings Conference Call on Tuesday, May 6, 2014

River Valley Community Bank Reports Profitable First Quarter; Declares Special Cash Dividend

Armada Hoffler Properties to Discuss First Quarter Earnings on May 13

Fleetmatics to Report First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

American Midstream Announces Release Date and Conference Call for First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Yahoo Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

Belden to Report First Quarter 2014 Results on May 1

AMC Entertainment Inc. to Host First Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call

EA to Release Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 Results on May 6, 2014

Interactive Brokers Group Announces 1Q2014 Results

Datalink 2014 First Quarter Operating Results Conference Call

River Valley Bancorp Announces Increased Earnings for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2014

SPI Solar Announces Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2013 Financial Results

Acadia Realty Trust Announces Time Change to Previously Announced Conference Call Discussing First Quarter Results

Eureka Financial Corp. Announces Earnings for the Three and Six Months Ended March 31, 2014

Stewart Information Services Corporation Announces 1st Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call

Brookline Bancorp, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2014 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call

A Great Year for Cosmos Holdings Inc. (COSM)

AGCO Announces 2014 First Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call

Brightcove Announces Date of First Quarter 2014 Conference Call and Webcast

BG Capital Group's Bobby Genovese Buys Stake in PoolSafe,™ Inc.

Catamaran Corporation Reduces Overall Drug Trend to 2.4 Percent in 2013

MicroPlanet Announces Additional Closing of Private Placement

SEI to Announce First-Quarter 2014 Earnings on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bio-Rad to Report First-Quarter 2014 Financial Results Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Gold Coast's Announces Conference Call and Updates Beta Testing

QuickLogic Announces Q1, 2014 Earnings Conference Call

Lantronix to Report Fiscal 2014 Third Quarter Results on April 30, 2014

Tractor Supply Company to Webcast First Quarter 2014 Results

eHealth, Inc. to Announce First Quarter 2014 Earnings Results on May 1 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time

Webcast Alert: Kansas City Southern First Quarter 2014 Earnings Release Call

NuVasive® Announces Conference Call And Webcast of First Quarter 2014 Results

QR Energy Announces First Quarter 2014 Earnings and Outlook Conference Call

Panera Bread Announces Fiscal 2014 First Quarter Earnings Release Date

Theravance to Report First Quarter 2014 Financial Results on May 6, 2014

Quidel to Hold First Quarter 2014 Financial Results Conference Call on April 23, 2014

ZELTIQ Announces Conference Call and Webcast of First Quarter 2014 Financial Results to Be Held on April 29, 2014

CFC to Host Conference Call on Fiscal Year 2014 Third-Quarter Financial Results

Aly Energy Services, Inc. Announces Acquisition of United Centrifuge USA, LLC

Decision Diagnostics Subsidiary Acquires GenStrip

Discount Coupons Corp Acquires All Deals Local of Setauket, NY

Great East Energy Inc. Reports FY2013 Financial Results

OxySure Systems (OXYS) Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2013 Results

Bergio International Announces Year End Results

ERF Wireless Reports 2013 Annual Results

Next Graphite, Inc. Reports 2013 Financial Results and Prepares for New Rounds of Geology in 1H2014

ePals 2013 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results

Kid Brands, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results

Vista Releases Full Year 2013 Results; Revenue up 17%, Gross Profit Jumps 168%

Sitestar Reports Annual 2013 Results

Katie Stenberg Elected to Waller's Board of Directors

Airvana Names Richard Lowe CEO and President

Former Veritas Executive Joe Julian Joins Catavolt Board of Directors

BrightScope Announces Chris Riggio as Its First Chief Revenue Officer

Patient Safety Movement Foundation Hires New President; Names New Board Members

AllSeen Alliance Announces Election of Two Community Directors

Vapor Hub Appoints Wall Street Veteran as Investor Relations Manager

Earth Science Tech, Inc. Names Dr. Harvey Katz PhD - as CEO

InsideSales.com Names Kevin Samuelson as Chief Financial Officer

US Legal News


GM to ask bankruptcy court for lawsuit protection

Imperva Shareholder Alert: Former SEC Attorney Willie Briscoe and Powers Taylor Investigate Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by Officers and Directors

Hagens Berman Alerts Investors of June 10, 2014 Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Imperva, Inc. Securities Fraud Class Action and Investigation

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

ELS Announces Punitive Damages Jury Verdict in California Lawsuit

Goldman Scarlato Karon & Penny, P.C. Announces Investigation of SWS Group, Inc.

Acacia Subsidiary Enters Into Settlement and Patent License Agreement With Samsung

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brower Piven Encourages Investors Who Have Losses in Excess of $100,000 from Investment in CytRx Corporation to Contact Brower Piven Before the May 13, 2014 Lead Plaintiff Deadline

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brower Piven Announces the Investigation of Vocus, Inc. Over the Proposed Sale of the Company to GTCR LLC

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brower Piven Encourages Investors Who Have Losses in Excess of $100,000 from Investment in UTi Worldwide Inc. to Contact Brower Piven Before the May 16, 2014 Lead Plaintiff Deadline

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brower Piven Encourages Investors Who Have Losses in Excess of $100,000 from Investment in Genworth Financial, Inc. to Contact Brower Piven Before the June 3, 2014 Lead Plaintiff Deadline

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Maryland-Based Law Firm Brower Piven Announces the Investigation of OBA Financial Services, Inc. over the Proposed Sale of the Company to F.N.B. Corporation

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brower Piven Announces the Investigation of Sino Gas International Holdings, Inc. over the Proposed Acquisition of the Company

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brower Piven Announces the Investigation of Morgan’s Foods, Inc. over the Proposed Sale of the Company to Apex Restaurant Management, Inc.

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brower Piven Announces the Investigation of AutoNavi Holdings Limited over the Proposed Sale of the Company to Alibaba Group Holding Limited

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brower Piven Announces the Investigation of Zygo Corporation over the Proposed Sale of the Company to Ametek, Inc.

Hagens Berman: 13 Days Remain to File for Lead Plaintiff in InnerWorkings, Inc. Securities Lawsuit and Investigation

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brodsky & Smith, LLC Announces Investigation of OBA Financial Services, Inc. in Connection with Sale of Company

Life Partners Sues Charles Schwab Subsidiary for Counterfeiting

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Files Class Action Suit against Kansas City Southern

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brodsky & Smith, LLC Announces A Class Action Lawsuit Against the DFC Global Corp. Board of Directors in Connection With the Sale of the Company

FedFirst Financial Shareholder Alert: Former SEC Attorney Willie Briscoe and Powers Taylor LLP Investigate Merger with CB Financial Services

Mintz Levin Submits Amicus Brief to United States Supreme Court in United States vs. Castleman