Monday, April 30, 2012

American Political News for Monday, April 30, 2012

2012 Election


A Dull Election? It’s About Time!

Wisconsin Democrats divided over who to best oust Walker in recall election

Both Parties Willingly Wear Dunce Caps on Student Debt

Paul Ryan season kicks off

Super PAC Attack Ads Paved Way For Explosion in Independent Group Spending In Presidential Primaries

Dalton's momentum continues

President Barack Obama 2012 Presidential Campaign


Obama and Bill Clinton campaign together on economy

President Obama's 2012 Pitch in Focus: Firewall Against Romney

New Obama campaign video focuses on achievements, ignores Romney

Obama Campaign Film Touts ‘Real Results’ of First Term

Obama's Loving the War on Women

Obama campaign unveils new 2012 slogan

Obama Slams GOP For Failing To Act On Infrastructure Improvements In Speech To Union Workers

The Obama Contradiction

Anti-Obama Flyer In Michigan Depicts President Next To Swastika, Warns 'Holocaust Is Coming'

Barack Obama faces crisis over Chen Guangcheng – US politics live

Obama's New 'Forward'-Thinking Slogan

Obama: N. Korea hostility a weakness, not strength

Mitt Romney 2012 Presidential Campaign


‘World News’ Political Insights: VP Contenders Help Romney Fill Cool Gap

Romney Lets Big-Dollar 'Bundlers' Stay Anonymous

Mitt Romney's lukewarm endorsers

Mitt Romney’s road to presidency this fall looks narrow on electoral map

Sen. Kelly Ayotte campaigns with Mitt Romney—a tryout for VP?

Dan Rather: Mitt Romney has ‘good chance’

Mitt Romney, retro-conservative

Romney says he would have ordered bin Laden killed

Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign


Ron Paul supported by 16 Massachusetts delegates, says campaign

Ron Paul, Rand Paul to hold Texas rally with Tea Party Express

Other News


US responds to China tensions with neighbours

US and China iron out deal over blind activist Chen Guangcheng

Japan's PM Yoshihiko Noda visiting the US to boost ties

Obama, Noda To Discuss Trade, Security Issues

House hopeful about a cybersecurity bill

Joseph Kony hunt is proving difficult for U.S. troops

Solyndra issue: GOP to turn up heat

Richard Lugar, Republican Senator, Struggles To Pin 'Untrustworthy' Label On Tea Party Opponent

Pakistan Condemns U.S. Airstrike After Drone Ban

Top Obama aide offers legal defense of drone strikes

Pakistan sends mixed signals on US drone attack

Ahead of Osama death anniversary, US 'especially vigilant' about aviation terror threat

Pakistani PM strikes moderate tone after US attack

U.S. eyes testy China talks, Chen backer expects Chinese decision

Top EPA official resigns after 'crucify' comment

Elijah Cummings to Darrell Issa: Stop ‘witch hunt’

Analysis: Budget grows after holdup in Mo. Senate

Kansas immigration debate still a stalemate

China wants "drastic" U.S., Russia nuclear arms cuts

Texas cannot exclude Planned Parenthood from health program: judge

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

Most Active Stocks

Unusual Volume: Up on Unusual Volume

Down on Unusual Volume

NYSE hit by weak trading and failed Deutsche Boerse deal

CME Group Expands Multi-Asset Class OTC Offering with First Cleared FX Non-Deliverable Forward

NYSE Euronext first-quarter profits slump 32%

Dow, S&P 500 slip as Spain enters recession

Ignite Restaurant sees IPO at $12-$14/share

US Economy


Williams sees no need for further Fed action: paper

Small business hiring takes step back in April

TABLE-Dallas Fed Texas April manufacturing activity index -3.4

US data points to weaker economic momentum

RPT- TABLE-U.S. March retail sales unrevised at +0.8 pct

US Midwest business barometer drops in April

Mississippi Gained Manufacturing Jobs Over Past Year

US consumer spending rises 0.3% in March

U.S. Needs Shareholders' Rights

Fed to buy $45 bln of Treasuries in May, sell $43 bln

Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs, Treasuries


U.S. Treasury to sell $30 bln in 4-week bills

TREASURIES-Bonds rise on concern over US, Europe growth

TREASURIES-Prices hold higher after Chicago PMI

Commodities


Oil hovers below $105 as US, China growth slows

Gold holds above $1,660/oz on monetary easing talk

Oil steady above $119 on stimulus hopes

REFILE-Oil pricing agencies propose self-regulatory code

Ethylene Prices Reach Seven-Year High in April

Oil falls near $104 on European economic concern

Falling natural gas prices concern Okla. leaders

Iraq, Saudi oil helps cover Iran drop, boosts OPEC output

Natural Gas ETN Premium Tops 100%

Copper shaken from 1-month high as dollar rises

Guest Commentary: Gold & Silver Weekly Outlook for April 30 - May 4

US Dollar, Currency


Dollar softens on Fed easing hopes, shares gain

Looking to Sell EUR/USD

EUR/USD Classical Technical Report 04.30

NZD/USD Classical Technical Report 04.30

Dollar tripped by U.S. GDP data, Aussie shines

US Dollar Has Scope to Recover as Markets Reconsider QE3 Bets

US Dollar Weakness Driven by More Than Just Risk On Trade

Greenback Finds Some Temporary Relief on End of Month Flows

Dollar Slips, But Euro Gets No Lift

Exchange rate, US dollar (USD)

Latest (30 April 2012): EUR 1 = USD 1.3214

Euro slips vs dollar as Spain falls into recession

Japanese Yen Continues Post-US GDP Climb Against US Dollar

US Dollar Set to Bounce vs Euro as Markets Trade in Range

USD To Find Bid On Broader Fundamentals, AUD At Risk On RBA Policy

USDCAD Slammed By Growth Fears, JPY Resilient Despite BoJ Easing

What to Do with the USDCAD at 2012 Lows

Swiss franc flat versus weaker dollar

Sterling at multi-month highs versus dollar, euro

Rupee up 4 paise against dollar in early trade

USDJPY 7950 a Major Technical Level

USDCHF Bouncing from Trendline

USDOLLAR Vulnerable After Trendline Break

Real Estate Market


Analysis: U.S. mortgage funds emerge even as housing stays weak

Credit/Stock/Company Rating


TEXT-S&P: aerospace and defense sector prospects keep diverging

Ahead of the Bell: Procter & Gamble downgraded

US Companies/Industry


Broadstone REIT Acquires Napa County Hess Wine Facility for $27.8 Million

MiMedx® Selects Allen & Caron for Investor Relations, Media Relations and Corporate Communications

Amerigon Sets Date For 2012 First Quarter Results Release And Conference Call

Invisible Fence® Brand Introduces Breakthrough Boundary Plus® Technology

Trovagene Announces Validation Program for Trans-Renal K-RAS Mutation Detection in Pancreatic Cancer

Shareholder Advocates for Value Enhancement (SAVE) Nominates Seven Highly Qualified Nominees to the Board of Directors of USA Technologies, Inc.

TGC Industries Reports Record First Quarter 2012 Results

National Technical Systems Reports Fiscal 2012 Fourth Quarter, Year-End Results

Vulcan Files Definitive Proxy Materials And Sends Letter To Shareholders

Analysis: Delta's refinery bid looks better on second glance

China Eastern Airlines says to buy 20 Boeing aircraft

Apple, Google could join Dow index: Barron's

Energy Transfer Partners to buy Sunoco for $5.3 billion

Fed Commission Report Marks Google Low

Chrysler's Windsor plant suspends production as parts supplier strikes

Google staff 'knew of wi-fi snooping', report says

Terra Firma agrees 825 mln stg Four Seasons deal

Tribal DDB Israel Creates First Agency Website on Instagram

Ally Bank Announces 1 Million Customer Accounts, Launches Mobile Banking

SiriusXM Launches New Features for SiriusXM Internet Radio App for Android Smartphones and Tablets

Titan Energy Worldwide Posts 2011 Financial Statements

RG Barry To Report 3rd Quarter Results

The BOSH Group Names Frank Byrum as Chief Technology Officer

BNA Software Launches BNA Income Tax Planner Web

Gen-Probe Incorporated (GPRO) Shareholder Alert: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Announces Investigation of Acquisition by Hologic, Inc.

BNC Bancorp Announces Increase in Earnings for First Quarter 2012

Latest Generation TRW Electronic Stability Control Launching Around The Globe

Spear Announces New Partnership with Dell

OrthoAccel Announces $10 Million Equity Investment

Siri For Dummies® Now Available

Marcum LLP to Launch Inaugural MicroCap Conference on June 20th in NYC

Hologic to Acquire Gen-Probe

LPL Financial Announces First Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Akamai Releases Fourth Quarter 2011 'State of the Internet' Report

Humana reports 21 percent drop in Q1 profit

Loews 1Q net income drops, revenue rises

Coca-Cola in talks to buy Monster: WSJ

Microsoft buys Nook stake, B&N shares soar

Strong Grand Cherokee sales keep factory humming

Barnes & Noble, Microsoft join to sell e-books

Lockheed Martin wins $391 million contract options

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


Alaska Communications Hit With National Class Action

Bank of America directors fight back over $20 million settlement

Shareholder sues Google to block stock split

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