Thursday, May 03, 2012

American Political News for Thursday, May 3, 2012

2012 Election


Could Electoral College Calculus Give Obama An Edge?

Before Recall, Wis. Dems Must Choose Walker's Rival

Virginia: The state both parties want

Issue of health-care reform emerges in races

Mitt Romney-Obama Election Battle Spills Over Into Sports Rivalries

Poll: Romney Ties Obama in Two Big Swing States

Romney pulls into tie with Obama in Ohio, Florida: poll

Obama, Romney star power shines on businesses

Poll: Wisconsin governor, likely rival tied in recall vote

W.Va. Gov. Tomblin keeping Obama at arms' length

What’s Next For Elizabeth Warren?

Early Look at 2013 VA-Gov Race

Mitt Romney, Richard Grenell and Republican homophobia

BC-THE RACE: Obama, Romney playing to strengths

Challengers outraise GOP incumbents in 1st quarter

Elizabeth Warren still scrambling to explain her Native American minority claim

70% of Campaign Ads Have Been Negative So Far

Muslim Vote Will Matter in 2012 Election

‘The life of Julia’ and the new frontiers of presidential politics

2012 campaign could turn on uneven recovery in swing states

MT Gov race a toss up

President Barack Obama 2012 Presidential Campaign


Obama’s foreign policy helps U.S. interests in Europe, Russia

Obama Poll Watch -- April, 2012

Obama Targeted By Pro-Mitt Romney Super PACs As General Election Race Heats Up

Obama plan would ease weapons export rules

Obama promises 110,000 new summer jobs for youth

Analysis: Obama as war candidate

First Thoughts: Obama unchallenged on Hispanic media

Conservatives mock Obama's 'Julia'

Life Of Julia, Obama Campaign's New Online Tool, Touts Pro-Women Policies

Black North Carolina voters and gay marriage: Will the issue affect Obama’s chances?

Obama invites African leaders to G8 food security talks

Mitt Romney 2012 Presidential Campaign


Mitt Romney Makes Fun of Obama Campaign Slogan During High-Dollar Fundraiser

Romney's Praise Of Gingrich Leads Fox Anchor To Call Politics 'Weird, Creepy'

News Orgs Balk At Romney Campaign Deciding Press Pool Membership

Mitt Romney aides 'say David Cameron was taken for a ride' by Barack Obama

Should Tim Pawlenty Be Considered Possible Running Mate Pick For Mitt Romney?

Romney wants voters to see Jimmy Carter in Obama

Romney campaigns in Virginia; veep speculation shifts to McDonnell

Romney, Mormons brace for a mean political season

Mitt Romney, America's Most Successful English Major, Also Its Least Successful

Mitt Romney criticizes Obama administration’s handling of blind Chinese activist Chen

Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign


Ron Paul Racks Up Delegates, Putting GOP Establishment On Edge

Other News


US-Afghanistan 10-year security compact has loopholes for both nations

Tampa rebuffed on guns during Republican National Convention

Pentagon trumps poverty programs

Panel gears up for defense spending bill

Clinton, China spar over rights

The good, bad and ugly of the Homeland Security Department

Obama's top security adviser to travel to Russia

White House Spins Women’s Health

Russia pessimistic about US missile defense talks

Russia: US missile defense talks close to dead end

US F-15 crashes in Mideast, crew ejects safely

Missouri Republican lawmaker announces he is gay

West Point putting bin Laden's last words online

US says Tunisia TV fine raises freedom concerns

U.S. triples military aid to Philippines in 2012

Bin Laden letter: Kill Obama, leave ‘totally unprepared' Biden alone

Russia threatens preemptive strike over planned US missile shield

Darrell Issa drafts contempt order to Eric Holder

Osama bin Laden raid documents released

Karzai warns 'difficult' US security talks ahead

NC budget discussions beginning at Legislature

Obama administration urges freer access to cell phone records

Pelosi calls on Obama to respect states’ rights, end medical marijuana raids

Military commanders warned to get troops in line

House Democrats plan to pounce again on GOP budget

Obama spokesman on Syria ceasefire: We may have to ‘admit defeat'

White House: Time to try another tactic in Syria

Virginia Has No Love For a Reality Star Governor

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

Robert Half International Announces Quarterly Dividend

AVRS Responds to Questions Regarding Its Patent Position

Ultra Petroleum Reports First Quarter 2012 Financial And Operating Results, Board Of Directors Approve $100.0 Million Capital Investment Program Reduction

US stocks mixed after conflicting economic reports

Equifax Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend; Authorizes Additional $200-Million Stock Repurchase Program

Facebook IPO price range's midpoint $31.50 -source

How the major US stock indexes fared on Thursday

US stocks fall after conflicting economic reports

How the major US stock indexes fared on Thursday

US stocks fall after conflicting economic reports

Federal Reserve officials at odds on jobs view

US Economy


Ahead of the Bell: US Unemployment Benefits

Timothy Geithner calls for China to alter growth policy

Reform Targeted as US, China Open Economic Talks

Statistics on overnight trading in the federal funds market

TREASURIES-Prices stay flat after ECB hold rates

Extended Unemployment Benefits Program Ending in Pennsylvania

US service sector growth slows in April

US applications for unemployment aid drop sharply

April retail sales worst since 2009

U.S. productivity drops in Q1, hours rise strongly

Fed's Williams, Lockhart, Plosser say no to QE3

Permanent OMOs: Treasury

USD – Preview: April NFP May Decide Market’s Take on Fed’s Next Move

Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs, Treasuries


The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Core Hedge Fund Index Closed Down 0.33% in April

Forward Calendar - U.S. corporate bond new issues

Commodities


Oil hovers above $105 ahead of key US jobs figures

OPEC says supply ample, speculation driving price

Natgas futures end down 5 percent after Centaurus news

Oil falls below $118, economy weighs

PRECIOUS-Gold eases ahead of euro zone rate decision

US natural gas futures up 5 pct after storage data

Brent down over $2 on economic worries, OPEC view

OPEC says pumping hard to bring oil price down

U.S. beef exports show craving continues despite mad cow

Retail Texas gasoline prices off 6 cents this week

Credit/Stock/Company Rating


fitch affirms liberty mutual's ratings on tender offer

BRIEF - Moody's says Cogent's dividend announcement does not affect rating

US Companies/Industry


Settlement with HP isn't going to happen: Oracle

Visa Inc beats estimates with higher profit

Bausch and Lomb weighs increase of U.S. loan, raises pricing

SEATS FROM COMMERCIAL VEHICLE GROUP

SUSPENSION:MULTIPLE AXLE FROM REINKE MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC.

US Senate asks Leveson for any evidence of illegal activity by News Corp

Ahead of the Bell: LinkedIn to report 1Q results

Johnson & Johnson (China) Investment Ltd. Acquires Guangzhou Bioseal Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

BofA exodus continues as top MENA banker resigns

BRIEF-Freddie Mac Q1 results

Viacom quarterly profit beats Wall St view

Cigna 1Q earnings fall 10 pct, 2012 forecast rises

Cigna profit misses Wall Street target

etouches Unveils eSelect

Aircastle 1Q profit falls as equipment sales drop

Sempra 1Q profit falls after power contract ends

Cardinal Health fiscal 3Q profit jumps 36 percent

GM earnings plunge on Europe troubles

FreeAgent Kick-Starts Global Expansion with First US Acquisition and Investment

Klappa cites completion of Power the Future plan, customer satisfaction, stronger earnings and total shareholder return in annual meeting review of 2011 highlights

Meadow Bay Gold Reports Drill Results Including 21.34 Metres Of 2.77 G/T Gold From The Atlanta Gold Porphyry

Microsoft Signs Patent Licensing Agreement With Aspen Avionics

Norfolk Southern adds Monongahela Railway to heritage locomotive roster

Stoneridge Names Kevin Kramer President of Stoneridge Wiring Division and Vice President of Stoneridge

VirnetX And Aastra Sign A Patent License Agreement

Berger & Montague, P.C.: Bigios File Petition for Rehearing in Lawsuit Against Coca-Cola

Interoil Sets First Quarter 2012 Conference Call Date

US coal fills India's petcoke supply gap -traders

FirstEnergy keeping 3 old Ohio coal plants running

Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and FHLB 2012 note calendar

Independent counsel sought for MF Global probe

Fortress profit down but beats analysts' estimates

Delek cuts Ark. refinery throughput to 55,000 bpd

Tesoro plans to run refineries up to 90 pct in Q2

Pepsi brings back Michael Jackson in promotion

Deutsche senior banker Heaton to join Morgan Stanley

Avon board elected with "significant" support

Best Buy chief marketing officer leaves

TransCanada expected to reapply for Keystone pipeline permit as soon as Friday

Union says it will resume talks with sugar company

BLM puts off Colorado oil and gas sale

Aircastle 1Q profit falls as equipment sales drop

Interoil Sets First Quarter 2012 Conference Call Date

New Issue-U.S. Bancorp sells $1.25 billion notes

Insurer Infinity's 1Q earnings down 58 pct.

Liquidity Services shares up on bright outlook

Teradata's 1Q earnings lift stock to new high

Catalyst Health 1st-qtr earnings fall 5 percent

Health Net shares sink after insurer cuts forecast

Atlas Air 1Q profit beats Wall St. expectations

J.C. Penney names new CFO

Third Point: Yahoo CEO faked educational record

Mohawk Industries, Inc. Announces First Quarter Earnings

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