Thursday, May 31, 2012

American Political News for Thursday, May 31, 2012

2012 Election


Iowa At Center Stage, Again

Poll: Romney ties Obama in three key states

Elizabeth Warren admits she told schools she was Native American

Wisconsin unions see ranks drop ahead of recall vote

Florida tells 91-year-old World War II veteran he must prove his citizenship to vote

Wisconsin's Walker holds solid lead in poll released ahead of Tuesday’s recall election

First Thoughts: All tied up

NBC-Marist polls: Obama, Romney deadlocked in three key states

Few calls -- and meetings -- between presidential candidates

Black Voters Feel Targeted By Election Restrictions

CEO In Chief? A Business Background Is Rare For Presidents

Colorado Democrats: Obama strategy ‘working quite well’

Republicans: Words failing Democrats on Solyndra

Obama, Romney execute game plans, amid distractions

For Obama and Romney, Syria is no-win situation

MSNBC Produced Its Own Anti-Romney Video in February

Fox exec says criticized Obama video unauthorized

Veep Beat: Rubio's Soaking Up the VP Spotlight

Fla. candidate legally changes name to web address

President Barack Obama 2012 Presidential Campaign


Obama Video Says ‘Robotic’ Romney Repeating Failed Promises

Polish president writes to Obama over ‘death camp' gaffe

Obama confers with European heads before summit

Obama’s Tough Electoral Map

Obamamania is Alive and Well in Canada and Britain

Mitt Romney 2012 Presidential Campaign


Could foreign policy give Romney an opening?

Former Secretary of State Rice to endorse Romney

Mitt's Massachusetts

Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign


Ron Paul's political map

Will Ron Paul Ever Give Up?

Other News


Sex-Selection Abortions Bill Pits Democrats Against Republicans in House

U.S. House rejects sex-selection abortion ban

US special forces head admits North Korea comments 'could have been clearer'

Russia contributing to potential Syria civil war - US

Gov't cracking down on unsafe bus companies

Artur Davis Is Now a Republican

Republicans cheer Davis’s defection to GOP

Fed flood insurance program gets 60-day extension

Two military personnel bills advance to Senate

U.S. Ambassador to U.N. Rice on Syria: This is 'a conflict of a different character'

House, Senate face off over defense bill

Bill would give bank a $300M benefit

US sanctions Syria International Islamic Bank

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


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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

Wall Street to open slightly lower after jobs, GDP data

US Economy


US jobless claims up; May private jobs up 133,000

U.S. jobless claims rise for 4th straight week

US economic growth slower than thought in first quarter

US economy grows at 1.9 pct. annual rate in Q1

US filings for unemployment aid at a 5-week high

Shoppers cautiously pushed up spending in May

Fed's Bullard says more quantitative easing unlikely for now, warns on Europe

Chicago Purchasing Management index 52.7 in May

US: 0.16 FedFunds 2012-05-30 NYFed daily fed funds effective rate

US: $1.833B CouponPurchase 2012-05-31 NYFed permanent open market operations

Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs, Treasuries


Bonds extend price gains after US GDP revised down

U.S. Treasury to sell $57 bln in bills

10-year bonds yields fall to record low

30-year bond yields fall to lowest since Dec 2008

Commodities


Oil near $88 amid European financial turmoil

Midwest cattle farmers complain of government "spying"

Crude Oil, Gold Rise as Risk Appetite Stages Cautious Recovery

Oil dips near $102, eyes worst month in two years

Gold up but set for worst May in 30 years

US natgas futures down for 5th day after EIAs

Crude Oil, Gold Rise as Risk Appetite Stages Cautious Recovery

Crude oil pares losses on report IMF eyes Spain loan

Brent crude ends lower, falls 14.73 percent in May

NY cotton ends up, market down 18 pct on month

Real Estate Market


US sales of foreclosure homes rose in 1Q

Credit/Stock/Company Rating


Moody's assigns the rating of Aa3/VMIG 1 to the J.P. Morgan Securities LLC (munic. deriv.) puttable tax-exempt receipts, series 4203

Moody's comments on General Mills

Moody's revises Kraft Foods outlook

Moody's rates Comstock Resources proposed notes B3

US Companies/Industry


Gaylord to sell hotel brand to Marriott for $210M

Nike to sell 2 brands: Umbro, Cole Haan

Retailers report strong May same-store sales

Exclusive: Ford readies first set of landmark pension buyouts

Apple assembly plant conditions still harsh in China: activists

FTC picks legal sharpshooter for U.S. probe of Google

Fracking at top of Chevron, Exxon meetings

JPMorgan restructures unit that had $2 billion loss: report

Dimon to appear before Senate panel June 13

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS FROM FOREST RIVER, INC.

Oskri Corp. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Cashews in “Peach Granola”

Toys R Us Recalls Imaginarium Activity Center Due to Choking Hazard

ECHO Bear Cat Recalls Hydraulic Log Splitters Due to Impact Hazard

Morgan Stanley's Facebook analyst: sober man in world of hype

Lionsgate fourth quarter results hit by costs

Target revenue figure rises 4.4 per cent in May

Valero Houston refinery reports leak-community line

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


FTC settles with Graco to buy Illinois Tool units

Tropicana orange juice lawsuits question 'natural' status

Ecuador plaintiffs file lawsuit in Canada against Chevron

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

American Political News for Wednesday, May 30, 2012

2012 Election


Texas GOP Senate Primary Going to Runoff Between David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz

Dewhurst and Cruz headed for runoff in Texas Senate race

Silvestre Reyes Loses Democratic Primary in Texas's 16th District

Resignation, Retirement, and Reelection: How the 112th Congress Compares With the 111th

Change in the 112th Congress

Campaign worker shot in leg outside South Texas polling location

GOP Michigan Congressman To Run Write-In Campaign

GOP groups plan record $1 billion blitz

Beto O'Rourke, Marijuana Legalization Supporter, Beats Rep. Silvestre Reyes

Toss Up in Missouri

Obama safe in Michigan

Cuban-American US Senator Rubio visits Guantanamo

Obama Congratulates Romney in Rare Personal Call

Cherokees to Elizabeth Warren: ‘We don’t claim you!’

Wisconsin's Walker widens lead in recall election: poll

Missouri a toss up for President

Stabenow leads by double digits

Structure of U.S. Presidential Race Shows Little Change So Far

President Barack Obama 2012 Presidential Campaign


President Obama Causes Outrage with Reference to ‘Polish Death Camp’

Obama 'misspoke' over Nazi death camp says WHouse

Obama set to arm Italy's drones in milestone move

White House defends drone attacks, 'kill list'

Report: Obama embraces disputed definition of 'civilian' in drone wars

President Obama's negative feedback loop

Obama Campaign Mounts New Assault on Romney's Record as Massachusetts Governor

Obama camp questions Romney morals over Trump flap

Obama signs Ex-Im Bank bill into law

Obama team to focus on Romney's record in Mass.

Planned Parenthood campaigns for Obama

Obama Still Crushing Romney in Spanish Media

Mitt Romney 2012 Presidential Campaign


With Texas Win, Romney Clinches the GOP Nomination

Romney Mentions US Birth Requirement Amid Fresh Birther Controversy

Romney Campaign Names Press Secretary for Ann Romney

What do Mormons think of Romney's White House run?

Mitt Romney is the Republican nominee. Now what?

Romney app misspells ‘Amercia’

Romney's birth certificate evokes his father's controversy

In Vegas, Romney fundraises with Trump, woos casino magnate

Mitt Romney's Road to 1,144 Delegates: a Timeline

Other News


Is Congress Getting Dumber? Probably Not, Study Finds

For U.S. Troops, One More Big Push In Afghanistan

Anti-tax crusader assails report on Republican shift

US sanctions Syrian bank to add economic pressure

Rep. Frank offers bill to bar insurance on clawbacks

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Unusual Volume: Up on Unusual Volume

Down on Unusual Volume

Facebook's stock falls below $30 for the first time

Deere & Company Announces Quarterly Dividend

US Economy


US: 0.16 FedFunds 2012-05-29 NYFed daily fed funds effective rate

Federal Reserve Events

Dallas Fed Texas service sector survey

US: $4.740B CouponPurchase 2012-05-30 NYFed permanent open market operations

Fed to consider Basel III rules next week

Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs, Treasuries


Mass. Bay Transportation Auth to sell $416 mln bonds

U.S. corporate bond new issues

Europe worries drive U.S. bond yields to 60-year low

Commodities


Oil falls to below $90 as Europe's economy falters

Gold falls for second day as Spain fears dent euro

Brent slips below $106, heads for worst month in 2 years

Commodities Sink as Market-Wide Risk Appetite Unravels Anew

U.S. copper futures fall to lowest this year

Copper falls on weak euro, China stimulus in focus

Oil falls 3 pct on worries over euro zone, China

Oil prices drop below $88

Gold prices fall 1.5 pct as euro extends losses

Real Estate Market


U.S. pending homes sales fall 5.5 pct in April

Credit/Stock/Company Rating


S&P on U.S. telecom cos' high dividend payouts

S&P raises IBM ratings

US Companies/Industry


Facebook shares dip below $29 to new low

Apple CEO sees TV as area of "intense interest"

Morgan Stanley gets India central bank nod for banking license

Chesapeake to meet with major lenders this week: sources

Bank of America whistleblower receives $14.5 million in mortgage case

Apple head Tim Cook says he is not the next Steve Jobs

Fannie Mae sells $1 bln bills at mixed rates

PennyMac Mortgage says entered master repurchase agreement with Citibank

Chesapeake vulnerable as investors ratchet up pressure

Charles Schwab sells $425 mln in notes

Bain to seek $6 billion for new buyout fund: sources

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


United Airlines pilots file race bias suit

Wells Fargo spending $432 million to end lending suit

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

VIDEO: How Mitt Romney Came to Be the GOP Nominee

American Political News for Tuesday, May 29, 2012

2012 Election


Texas GOP Senate Primary: Big Spending, Big Fight for Conservative Crown

Texas Primary: What to Watch

Wisconsin recall: Scott Walker enters final week with edge

Bitter primaries undercut GOP hopes in 3 states

Texas Senate Hopefuls Woo Republicans Of All Stripes

Intrigue in House primaries in Texas

Where Texas puts its money

Romney, Obama and the white working-class vote

Why Are There So Few Latino Libertarians?

After Years of Texas Wins, Perry Relegated to Also-Ran in Primary

Bitter primaries undercut GOP hopes in 3 states

President Barack Obama 2012 Presidential Campaign


Obama says Vietnam veterans too often 'denigrated'

Barack Obama condemns America's treatment of Vietnam veterans as 'national shame'

GOP Strategist: We Will Make Obama Play Defense in Battleground States

Obama Campaign Targets Romney Over Trump 'Birther' Conspiracies

Secret ‘Kill List' Proves a Test of Obama's Principles and Will

Mitt Romney 2012 Presidential Campaign


Mitt Romney Says He Needs Donald Trump’s Support Despite Views on Obama’s Birth Certificate

Democratic Strategist: Demographics Work Against Romney in Some Battlegrounds

Can Romney 'connect'? Poised to clinch nomination, GOP candidate faces next test

Romney warns of perils of shrinking military at Memorial Day event

Mitt Romney camp to attack the stimulus

Romney's Mormon faith in spotlight

Romney promises to maintain US military power

Romney promises world's strongest military

Donald Trump: The Company Mitt Keeps

Romney ready to claim GOP nomination after Texas

Romney’s Texas Coronation

Romney Campaign Hits Obama on Solyndra

Why Mitt Romney only does Fox News interviews: 5 theories

A Tale of Two Economies: Mitt Romney vs. Republican Governors

Texas primary will be 'big day' for Romney

Report: Mitt Romney Holds Private Meeting With Rand Paul

Other News


US special forces 'parachuted into North Korea'

US denies reports it parachuted soldiers into North Korea

U.S. reportedly plans to arm Italy's drones

Drone Strikes Continue Thanks to Obama's 'Kill List'

Russia rebukes "undiplomatic" U.S. envoy

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Most Active Stocks

Unusual Volume: Up on Unusual Volume

Down on Unusual Volume

Stock futures rise on China stimulus hopes; data eyed

US Economy


Fed's Plosser says U.S. to withstand euro fallout: WSJ

U.S. consumer confidence cools in May

Dallas Fed Texas May manufacturing activity index -5.1

US: 0.15 FedFunds 2012-05-25 NYFed daily fed funds effective rate

US: $8.640B CouponSale 2012-05-29 NYFed permanent open market operations

Bank Releases April’s Leading Indexes

Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs, Treasuries


NY pension fund urges no vote Chesapeake directors

Prices hold gains after confidence data

Fed selling Treasuries maturing 7/2014 thru 5/2015

10-year prices touch session high

Commodities


Oil falls towards $106 on weak euro

OPEC output hits new high in May: Reuters survey

Gold retreats as euro surrenders early gains

Oil price edges above $91 in Europe as traders eye Iran nuclear tensions

U.S. refinery margins slip 3 pct-Credit Suisse

Saudi boosts OPEC output despite price drop

Oil holding overnight gains

US gas futures down 2 pct midday, pre June expiry

US Dollar, Currency


US Dollar Sells Off After Disappointing May US Consumer Confidence

Real Estate Market


Home prices rise in most major US cities for first time since last August

Credit/Stock/Company Rating


Moody's upgrades Dairy Farmers of America to Baa1

Fitch rates Whirlpool's proposed notes 'BBB'

US Companies/Industry


Samsung Galaxy S3 gets head start on rival iPhone

Opera would cost Facebook over $1 billion: analysts

Exclusive: Japan insider probe reaches JP Morgan

Citi taps Morgan Stanley's Davey for Asia prime unit

Apollo's head of real estate could change role: WSJ

Freddie Mac to sell $2 billion bills on Tuesday

Sprint Nextel to retire $1 bln of 2013 debt maturities

Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and FHLB 2012 note calendar

American Apparel launches Japanese mobile store

Monday, May 28, 2012

American Political News for Monday, May 28, 2012

2012 Election


Campaigns mine online data to target voters

Veterans Give Romney Big Lead Over Obama

Democratic leaders back Obama’s Bain strategy vs. Romney, acknowledge risks

Scott Brown-Elizabeth Warren Senate race: Boston dailies duke it out

GOP Ties Class Of 2012's Student Loan Debt To Obama In New Hampshire

Hispanic boom may not shift Texas face in Congress

President Barack Obama 2012 Presidential Campaign


Obama to honor fallen troops on Memorial Day

Obama Fires Back On Spending Accusations

Obama on Memorial Day Recalls the Fallen, Winding Down of Wars in Iraq, Afghanistan

Obama honors fallen troops at Arlington Cemetery

Obama pledges no more wars unless "absolutely necessary"

Obama's Memorial Day message: troops are coming home

Will Obama's attacks hurt himself as much as Romney?

Mitt Romney 2012 Presidential Campaign


Bain Capital by the Numbers

5 reasons the GOP thinks Romney can win

Other News


US steps up drone attacks in Pakistan after convoy talks fail

US drone 'kills six' in Pakistan's tribal north-west

Texas-style redistricting vexes voters, puts map boundaries in perpetual motion

Top NH lawmaker to resign amid accusations of false college records

U.S. Efforts Fail To Curtail Trade In Afghan Opium

Top Pentagon officer urges non-military pressure on Assad

Yemen: US drone strike kills 5 militants

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NYSE Market Movers: Most Active

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NYSE Market Movers: Declines

Most Active Stocks

Unusual Volume: Up on Unusual Volume

Down on Unusual Volume

US Economy


US GDP on Thursday, ISM Manufacturing and NFPs on Friday Highlight Week

Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs, Treasuries


Insight: U.S. hedge funds find ways to trade euro misery

Commodities


Oil up to near $92 on Greece vote optimism, Iran

Crude Oil, Gold Rise on Risk Appetite Rebound and Dollar Weakness

Brent crude rises above $107; Greece, Iran eyed

Gold demand tepid as prices climb

London gold 1500 fix - May 28 - 1574.60 dlrs

Gold Focus Still on 1600 Before Next Bear Leg

Crude Resistance Now above 9300

US Companies/Industry


Microsoft appoints first official Iraq distributor

JPMorgan injects $400 million into China unit, eyes expansion

JPMorgan replaces prime brokerage head: source

Teralys Capital,Eli Lilly invest in new $150 mln fund

Vector challenges JPMorgan for Technicolor stake

Netflix Expands Ultimate Fighting Championship® Content Offering In Canada

Gale Force announces Great Gulfcan deal to proceed

Oil India eyes stake in ConocoPhillips' Canada oil sands

Saturday, May 26, 2012

VIDEO: Weekly Republican Address 5/26/12: Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS)

VIDEO: Weekly Address: Honoring Our Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day

American Political News for Saturday, May 26, 2012

2012 Election


Arizona miscellaneous poll

Obama, Romney try to play it safe in 2012 gamble

Romney has tighter state path as Obama takes aim

Wisconsin governor recall election debate shows sharp divide

Tea Party takes on establishment Republican in Texas Senate race

President Barack Obama 2012 Presidential Campaign


FACT CHECK: Obama off on thrifty spending claim

Obama to host Philippine president at White House

Obama honors veterans during Memorial Day weekend

Obama's Weekly Address: Honor Our Fallen Heroes

Mitt Romney 2012 Presidential Campaign


Romney accepts 'Obama's birthplace not an issue in Presidential race'

Romney's CEO Experience: Asset or Liability?

Past Gaffes? Romney Should Worry More About Past Statements

Other News


Pakistan: US missile attack kills 4 in northwest

Afghan parliament approves US partnership

Virgin Islands governor denies rumor he was ‘arrested’ in DC this week

Who's an American Indian? Warren case stirs query

US lawmakers to vote before August on Bush tax cuts

Wis. officials unknowingly break law with Facebook

Kansas governor signs bill banning Islamic law

Ohio legislature OKs bill on energy fracking rules

Senators admonish Oklahoma GOP senator

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NYSE Market Movers: Declines

Most Active Stocks

Unusual Volume: Up on Unusual Volume

Down on Unusual Volume

Insight: Minute by minute, Nasdaq chaos engulfed Facebook IPO

Why that flat Facebook IPO isn't so bad after all

NASDAQ OMX board elects interim chairman

NYSE stocks posting largest volume increases

US Economy


EU says China, U.S. also have economic work to do

May consumer sentiment highest in more than four years

Chinese WTO suit strikes back at U.S. duties

US Companies/Industry


Icahn buys Chesapeake stake, seeks board changes

U.S. Postal Service offers buyouts to 45,000 workers

Exclusive: Merrill misstep may hurt battle vs. broker claims

Friday, May 25, 2012

American Political News for Friday, May 25, 2012

2012 Election


In Ratings on Economic Interests the 2012 Battle Lines are Drawn

Professionals Pick Obama; Execs and Business Owners, Romney

House Democratic "Super PAC" raised $1 million since March

Pennsylvania miscellaneous

Dewhurst close to 50%

Maryland Polling Memo

Poll: Racial Divide Hurts Obama

Only a Quarter of Latino Voters Like Romney and His Party

Texas Senate race a new test for GOP establishment

President Barack Obama 2012 Presidential Campaign


Obama calls for Congress to enact 'green' tax credits

President Obama Touts Clean Energy Agenda in Iowa

Obama reaffirmed revival of Pak-U.S. relations: White House official

Obama: Romney claims 'a cowpie of distortions'

Obama Campaign Gets Wise to GOP Twitter Tricks

Obama campaign targeting Romney's record as governor

Obama strikes at Romney in Iowa, seeks 2008 energy

Mitt Romney 2012 Presidential Campaign


Romney Slow to Engage in the Battle for the Hispanic Vote

On Education, Romney Seeks Distance from Obama -- and Bush

Other News


Sen. Murkowski's fresh energy plan to look beyond 2012

SC congressional candidate arrested for drunk driving with co-ed in the car

Visa change for Beijing-sent teachers upsets China

Bin Laden film got no Special Ops help: U.S. admiral

Top US negotiator on Iran to visit Israel

Senate panel backs $631 billion in defense spending

Senate rejects GOP, Dem plans on student loans

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Unusual Volume: Up on Unusual Volume

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Stock index futures signal higher open

US Economy


China counter-challenges U.S. over subsidies at WTO

Commodities


Brent crude gains, outlook still negative

US Companies/Industry


Bank of America, Barclays sell Archstone stake

Lehman to buy remaining Archstone stake for $1.58 billion

Typical CEO made $9.6M last year, AP study finds

Facebook market makers' losses total at least $100 million

Lockheed uses temporary workers at striking Texas plant

Apple CEO gives up $75 million in dividend income

Icahn buys stake in Chesapeake: report

NBC may buy Microsoft's MSNBC.com stake

Urgent: Compounded Prescription Recall

North Carolina Firm Recalls Chicken Breast Product Due To Misbranding And An Undeclared Allergen

Oregon Firm Recalls Smoked Bratwurst Product Due To Misbranding And Undeclared Allergen

Select Brands Recalls Kitchen Selectives Blender Due to Laceration Hazard

Kitchen Table and Chair Set Recalled by Stoneberry Due to Fall Hazard

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Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


Dish, TV networks take fight over ad zapper to judges

SEC unlikely to file charges in Lehman case: memo

Thursday, May 24, 2012

American Political News for Thursday, May 24, 2012

2012 Election


Can Romney, Obama Learn to Share on Education?

GOP Govs, Potential VP Picks Swoop In to Help Wis. Gov. Scott Walker

Would Boehner Rule a Romney Presidency?, Ornstein Lays Blame, Rubio’s Lament, a QWIKI with Jon Karl (PM Note)

Rubio Laments Divisive Politics

Ten Key Insights Into the U.S. Presidential Election

Americans' Views of Biden Remain Divided

Republicans’ Hispanic problem — in 2 charts

Radtke begins airing radio ads across Virginia

'Independent' candidate for Maine Senate donated to DNC, Obama

NBC-Marist polls: Dems have slight edge in three key Senate races

NBC polls: Obama edges Romney in three key battleground states

Heidi Heitkamp, Democratic Senate candidate, knocks Obama

Republican freshmen thrive in primaries

Poll: Elizabeth Warren unscathed by Cherokee flap

Has recall election made Scott Walker a GOP hero?

Marco Rubio: Dems’ immigration politics

Connie Mack Leads Florida GOP Field, Ties Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson

Obama trails in Arizona

Veep Beat: Portman's 'Boring' Factor, Rubio on Divisive Politics, Trump Wants In?

President Barack Obama 2012 Presidential Campaign


President Obama Denounces Republican ‘Wild Debts’: I’m Not an Over-Spender

Obama to campaign in Iowa, promote energy plan

Obama Seeks To Gain Support Among Military Voters

Obama: We need five more years

Channeling Reagan, Obama Offers Robust Defense of Foreign Policy

Why Hasn't Obama Governed the Way He Promised in 2008?

Obama defends foreign policy record against Republicans

Mitt Romney 2012 Presidential Campaign


Romney Declares National Education Emergency

Mitt Romney in Massachusetts.: The lost years

Mitt Romney Search For A Vice President Enters Audition Phase

Romney 'Day One' Ad Promises To End 'Obama Era Of Big Government'

Romney challenges Obama on business, economy

Romney: Obama doesn't get free enterprise system

Romney opens new front vs Obama: schools are failing

Other News


Hillary Clinton boasts of US cyberwar against al-Qaeda

US hacked Yemeni Al Qaeda sites to reverse propaganda, Clinton says

Britain may not be able to afford 'special relationship' with US, General Sir David Richards warns

US threatens to cut Pakistan aid following jailing of Osama bin Laden doctor

US drone 'kills 8' in Pakistan

Gov't taking new steps to combat food stamp fraud

"Pro choice" stance on U.S. abortions at record low: poll

Remember The Debt Ceiling Debate? It's Back

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Key Senate Democrat Joins Bipartisan Trade Revolt Against Obama

Secret Service agents accused of 64 acts of sexual misconduct

US rules out apology to Pakistan for NATO strike

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Unusual Volume: Up on Unusual Volume

Down on Unusual Volume

Stock futures up ahead of durable goods, jobless data

Facebook shares stabilizing, but probes mount

US Economy


US trade rep: Euro struggles weigh on trade talks

April durable goods orders edge up as machinery drags

Jobless claims little changed last week

US unemployment aid applications essentially unchanged at 370,000, sign of modest job growth.

Federal Reserve Events

US factory growth off in May

Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs, Treasuries


Prices fall before 7-year note auction

U.S. Treasury to sell $82 bln in bills

Commodities


Oil up to near $92 on snag in Iran nuclear talks

Oil rises slightly off 7-month lows near $90

Oil near 7-month lows as Chinese economy ebbs

US natgas futures still down after storage build

Oil climbs to $106 as Iran talks stall

US Dollar, Currency


Weaker euro zone economy sends dollar higher

Credit/Stock/Company Rating


Fitch to rate Tyco International's ADT NA American Residential Business

Moody's rates United Technologies notes

S&P summary: Isola U.S. Corp.

US Companies/Industry


KFC 'using wood from rainforest trees' for food boxes

Did Ben & Jerry's change Unilever?

Hewlett-Packard to cut 27,000 jobs by the end of 2014

Computer firm Hewlett-Packard to lay off 27,000 jobs

GM recalls 4,300 cars in U.S. for airbag issue

GM Korea says it won't shift production to Europe

Tiffany's profit essentially flat, cuts outlook

Costco's 3Q net income rises, sales climb

Yahoo seeks to shake up search, Web browsing

MasterCard loses challenge against EU fees ruling

Congressional panels reviewing Facebook IPO issues

Harris Teeter is Recalling 5 Flavors of Sorbet Due to Possible Undeclared Milk Allergen

IndonesianFoodMart.com Recalls "Tempeh Starter Yeast" because of Health Risk of Salmonella

Honeyville Honey Farm Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Anchovy in Honeyville Honey Barbecue Sauce

Chicago Century Furniture Corp. Recalls Mattresses for Violation of Federal Mattress Flammability Standard Sold Exclusively at Chicago Century Furniture

Cooper Lighting Recalls Commercial Reflector Assembly with Glass Lens Due to Injury Hazard

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Wesco Aircraft to buy Canadian fastener supplier

Google clears key mapping software for Syria

U.S. coal company shares fall on Patriot's woes

Freddie Mac sells $1 bln 5-year notes in reopening

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac 2012 bill sale calendar

Visa Europe says wants commercially acceptable card fees

Tesoro says Calif. refinery workers accept contract offer

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


Shareholders sue Facebook, NYSE comes calling

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

VIDEO: Kentucky Primary Spells Trouble For Obama, Romney?

VIDEO: Sacred Trust - Obama for America 2012 Television Ad

VIDEO: Personal - Obama for America 2012 Television Ad

American Political News for Wednesday, May 23, 2012

2012 Election


Wisconsin Democrats Face Hurdles Ahead Of Recall

Paul Ryan Says Mitt Romney Will ‘Save This Country’

What the Kentucky and Arkansas primaries tell us (and what they don’t)

Biden: Romney’s Bain experience ‘no more qualifies you to be president than being a plumber’

Away from presidential race's glare, battles for Congress rage

Polls show US presidential battle tightening

Potential VP pick Paul Ryan calls Obama 'a failed president'

NBC/WSJ poll: Obama, Romney locked in tight contest

Primary Protests: 4 In 10 Say No To Obama; 3 In 10 Say No To Romney

Presidential Campaign Tops Public's News Interest

Republicans target Biden over gaffes

House incumbents win in Kentucky, Arkansas

Mitch McConnell rips Obama ad campaign

Paul Ryan: I expect mandate for GOP

Quinnipiac poll: Mitt Romney leads in Florida

Heidi Heitkamp vs. Rick Berg: North Dakota Senate Race Heats Up

Churches Tread Lightly On Politics In 2012 Election

Romney addresses Latino coalition in D.C. and Obama goes to Co., Calif. | Campaign schedules

Independent groups launch dueling campaign ads

Ad aimed at women takes on Obama's economic record

Anatomy of a campaign ad: 'Day One'

QWIKI: 2012 Republican Veepstakes

President Barack Obama 2012 Presidential Campaign


‘Uncommitted' and unknown score points against Obama

In Memoriam: The Old Obama, Who Wanted to Bring People Together

Obama takes break from Bain in two new ads

Obama challenged in Arkansas primary

Obama loses 40 percent of the primary vote in Arkansas, Kentucky

First Thoughts: Obama unloads on Romney

Obama spokesman warily welcomes reported nuclear deal with Iran

Ad aimed at women takes on Obama's economic record

Obama airing ads on veterans, seniors

Reward for Obama documents grows to $20,000

Obama's Southern Discomfort (The Note)

Obama, Dems redoubling money efforts to keep edge

Mitt Romney 2012 Presidential Campaign


New Romney video argues election is about Obama's economy, not Bain Capital

Romney Looks to Make Inroads With Latinos With D.C. Speech

Romney adds to delegate lead with win in Kentucky

Romney moves closer to GOP nomination with primary wins in Kentucky, Arkansas

Romney And GOP-Linked Committees Close Fundraising Gap

GOP discovers that Mitt Romney could win

Mitt Romney Shifting Policy Focus From Economy To Education

Harold Hamm, Romney Oil Adviser, Also A Big Donor To Super PAC Restore Our Future

Romney: American kids get 'third-world education'

Other News


Hawaii verifies Obama birth records to Arizona

Ken Bennett, Arizona Secretary Of State, Backs Away From Birther Request

US drone 'kills four' in Pakistan's North Waziristan

U.S. Secret Service chief: no security breach from scandal

Secret service prostitution scandal - US Senate hearings live

Secret Service boss to defend agency

Secret Service boss: 'I apologize'

Bill introduced to reform sales of scarce medicine

Senate panel votes to extend government’s broader surveillance authority

U.S. Politicians See Opposite Messages In Euro Crisis

Jaczko exit may smooth way to bipartisan NRC deal

Congressional Battles Rage Away From Presidential Spolight

White House Gave Hollywood Filmmaker Access To Team That Killed Bin Laden, Records Show

Rep. King slams White House for sharing bin Laden secrets with Hollywood

State Corruption Study Shows Isolation Of Capitals May Feed Problem

U.S. Drone Strikes: White House Takes Lead On Drone Process

Congress slow to act on 9/11 memorial in Pennsylvania

GOP senators question judicial conference on Maui

Senate panel votes to cut aid for Pakistan, Egypt

Obama Jobs Council Has Buyout Execs Despite Bain Attacks

Military leaders, Clinton push for sea treaty

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

US futures follow Europe and Asia downward

Stock futures hit by euro zone, Dell concerns

Dell's weak forecast draws price target cuts

Facebook shares sink as investors 'un-friend' stock

US Economy


Guessing game begins over next Treasury chief

CBO Report: U.S. Economy Could Slide Into Recession

Geithner talks up Obama but don’t call it stumping

US: 0.16 FedFunds 2012-05-22 NYFed daily fed funds effective rate

US: $4.739B CouponPurchase 2012-05-23 NYFed permanent open market operations

Miami International Trading Center Preps for U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

Commodities


Oil falls below $91 as Iran allows nuclear probe

Brent slips towards $107 on potential Iran deal, economy concern

US Dollar, Currency


U.S. Dollar Extends Gain after April New Home Sales Exceed Forecast

Real Estate Market


Realtors launch Capitol Hill lobbying blitz

New home sales, prices rise in April

Americans bought 3.3 per cent more homes in April led by strong gains in Midwest and West.

US Companies/Industry


Morgan Stanley defends Facebook IPO procedure

Regulators, investors turn up heat over Facebook IPO

Facebook told analysts to cut forecasts before IPO

The numbers on the Facebook earnings revisions

Dell looks to future tablets as consumer sales slump

Regulators probe bank's role in Facebook IPO

SAP to buy Ariba, boosts cloud bet

MetLife to outline growth plan, eyes emerging markets

Ford gets second investment-grade nod from Moody's

Google girds for war

STEERING FROM TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION

Clip-on Desk Lamps Sold At Lowe’s Stores Recalled Due to Shock Hazard; Made by He Shan Lide

Pacific Coast Fruit Company Recalls Single Side Serving Processed Salads for Potential Listeria monocytogenes Contamination

Nevada Firm Recalls Lasagna Product Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

Salinas Firm Initiates A Voluntary Recall Because Of Possible Health Risk

Key stats of Facebook, Apple, Google

Zale quarterly loss narrows; same-store sales jump

Ford gets its logo back

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


SEC dealt blow in financial-crisis case

Shareholders sue Facebook over botched IPO