Monday, December 31, 2012

American Political News for Monday, December 31, 2012

President Barack Obama


Obama touts Hagel, says no decision on defense secretary job

Obama wants gun violence measures passed in 2013

The President Explains His Fiscal Cliff Frustrations

Vice President Joe Biden


Fiscal talks hit major setback as GOP appeals to Biden

Biden returns to White House

Biden May Be the Most Influential Vice President Ever

White House, Congress, Senate, Government Agencies


U.S. Senate confirms Federal Housing Administration chief

US fiscal deal stalls as clock ticks to deadline

Democrats, Republicans apart on key 'fiscal cliff' issues-Reid

US Senate leaders still have no fiscal cliff deal, time running out: senior aide

Republican Senator says chances very good for limited 'fiscal cliff' deal

Governor signs new law for abortion clinics in Michigan

U.S. Republican Senator Kyl cites progress in fiscal cliff talks

Hillary Clinton hospitalized with blood clot

U.S. fiscal cliff talks stuck on spending cut demand-source

Senate should pass tax relief now, McConnell says

Tentative "fiscal cliff" deal emerges in Senate

Other News


Economic Confidence Higher in Canada Than in U.S. and Britain

Senate report faults State Department, intelligence on Benghazi

Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama Most Admired in 2012

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


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US Economy


Dallas Fed Texas December manufacturing activity index 6.8

US: 0.17 FedFunds 2012-12-28 NYFed daily fed funds effective rate

Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs, Treasuries


Prices dip with some optimism 'cliff' can be avoided

U.S. Treasuries, Wednesday, Jan. 2

Commodities


U.S. natural gas futures down on outlook for milder weather

Grain futures mostly fall, beef prices rise

NY copper ends year up 6 pct; rallies on 'fiscal cliff' deal

U.S. crude rallies $1 on hopes for deal to avoid fiscal cliff

Brent crude closes in on record high average for 2012

Cotton sinks 17 pct; third-worst performing commodity

U.S. crude ends 2012 down 7.1 percent for the year

US Dollar, Currency


Dollar rises on hopes for budget deal

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Real Estate Market


Major banks close to big settlement on home loans

Credit/Stock/Company Rating


Fitch rates ConAgra new credit facilities 'BBB-'

US Companies/Industry


Starbucks expands cup campaign aimed at US fiscal deal

Freddie Mac sells $2.0 bln of bills at lower rates

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac 2012, 2013 bill sale calendar

Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and FHLB 2013 note calendar

Procesadora de Productos Marinos Delifish S.A. Recalls Product Because Of Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Risk

Urgent: ADM Alliance Nutrition Recalling MoorMan’s® ShowTec® 18 Elite Lamb Feed Specific lots of product contain high levels of copper, could harm sheep

EQUIPMENT FROM Harsco Rail

EQUIPMENT:MOTORCYCLE:HELMETS FROM Vega Helmet Corporation

Friday, December 28, 2012

American Political News for Friday, December 28, 2012

President Barack Obama


McConnell: Obama to meet Hill leaders on Friday

Vice President Joe Biden


Biden swears in Schatz as new senator for Hawaii

White House, Congress, Senate, Government Agencies


U.S. lawmakers, Obama in last chance talks on 'fiscal cliff'

US House Republicans say resigned to tax hike in fiscal cliff

Lawmakers set up 11th-hour bid on "fiscal cliff"

Jackson to step down as Obama's environmental chief

Obama back from Hawaii, Congress bickers on cliff

Timeline: America's long stumble toward the "fiscal cliff"

Michigan governor signs bill giving local governments fiscal options

Other News


Americans blame Republicans more than Democrats for "fiscal cliff": Reuters/Ipsos poll

NRA Has 54% Favorable Image in U.S.

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


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Wall Street set to open down before latest try at "cliff" deal

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US Economy


US: 0.17 FedFunds 2012-12-27 NYFed daily fed funds effective rate

US: $4.988B CouponPurchase 2012-12-28 NYFed permanent open market operations

Chicago PMI index 51.6 in December

US Dollar, Currency


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US Companies/Industry


Smith & Wesson expands buyback plans by $15M

Meijer Recalls Falls Creek Kids Denim Jeans Due to Choking Hazard

BOLDFACE Group, Inc. Closes a $2 Million Financing

Apple CEO's pay takes big hit vs. record 2011 package

Apple CEO gets modest 2012 pay after big 2011

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EQUIPMENT FROM Jerr-Dan Corporation

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


Apple loses another copyright lawsuit in China: Xinhua

Thursday, December 27, 2012

American Political News for Thursday, December 27, 2012

White House, Congress, Senate, Government Agencies


White House Lashes Out at 'Congressional Stupidity'

If Chuck Hagel Won't Be Secretary of Defense, Who Will Be?

U.S. administration urges Republicans not to block "fiscal cliff" deal

AP: Hanabusa, Schatz, Kiaaina HI Senate finalists

Hawaii lieutenant gov. picked to fill Senate seat

Some urge Boehner: let Dems pass fiscal cliff bill

Obama returns to Washington on edge of fiscal cliff

U.S. poised to go off 'fiscal cliff' -Senator Reid

Obama spoke with Congress leaders on fiscal cliff talks

Other News


Americans Want Stricter Gun Laws, Still Oppose Bans

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


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US Economy


The U.S. Will Hit the Debt Ceiling on Monday

US retail sales down in week before Christmas - ShopperTrak

U.S. jobless claims fall to almost 5-year low

Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs, Treasuries


U.S. Treasury to sell $60 bln in bills

Commodities


Commodities: Gold, Crude Oil Look to Fiscal Cliff Talks for Direction

Oil prices fall on 'fiscal cliff' concerns

US Dollar, Currency


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Real Estate Market


U.S. home prices rise at fastest pace in 29 months

US Companies/Industry


Chevron says two discoveries offshore Western Australia expand natural gas potential in Carnarvon basin

Haig's Delicacies Announces Voluntary Recall of Tzatziki, Falafel, Spanakopita and Tyropita due to Undeclared Allergens

Four Retailers Agree to Stop Sale and Voluntarily Recall Nap Nanny Recliners Due to Five Infant Deaths

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FROM Airstream, Inc.

EQUIPMENT FROM Champion Bus, Inc.

American Honda Expands Recall of FourTrax ATVs Due to Crash Hazard

Bethlehem Lights Recalls Christmas Trees Sold Exclusively by QVC Due to Fire Hazard

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


Wells Fargo doesn't have to pay clients $203 mln -court

Finra sanctions Citigroup, Goldman, JPMorgan, Merrill, Morgan Stanley for using municipal/state bond funds to pay lobbyists

Monday, December 24, 2012

American Political News for Monday, December 24, 2012

President Barack Obama


Obama tries to rescue fiscal talks for post-Christmas deal

Obama pushes smaller-scale budget deal as fiscal cliff looms

White House, Congress, Senate, Government Agencies


In Kerry, Obama picks foreign policy leader, loyal stalwart

Why Boehner Needs House Democrats

Congress completes $633B defense bill

Anti-tax conservatives say no to tax-increase deal

Former SC Gov. Sanford eyes US House bid

Senate requires $3.4 billion spending offsets for Sandy aid bill

Senators: Hagel would face tough confirmation

Anti-tax conservatives say no to tax-increase deal

Other News


Edward Kennedy's son considering US senate bid

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


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Wall Street edges lower in thin trade

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US Economy


US: 0.17 FedFunds 2012-12-20 NYFed daily fed funds effective rate

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Commodities


Oil prices fall in absence of 'fiscal cliff' deal

FDA clears way for genetically modified salmon

Brent extends losses, below $109, on US budget uncertainty

Iron ore steadies at 5-1/2 high, rebar weaker

Oil prices lower as US 'fiscal cliff' approaches

U.S. natural gas futures slip 2 pct ahead of holiday

US Dollar, Currency


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Credit/Stock/Company Rating


Marathon Petroleum Cut to Neutral

US Companies/Industry


MF Global trustee announces settlement deals key to cash payouts

Pacts in MF Global liquidation could free up cash

Xinergy Ltd. Closes US $20 Million Senior Secured Financing

WHEELS FROM AUTOCAR, LLC

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STRUCTURE FROM New Flyer Industries Ltd.

Alabama Firm Recalls Bbq Chicken Wing Products Due To Misbranding And Undeclared Allergen

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P&J Trading Issues a Voluntary Recall of All Lots of the Dietary Supplements Slimdia Revolution

S&M INTERNATIONAL INC. Recalls Yang Sheng Cooked Salted Duck Eggs Because of Possible Health Risk

Michigan Firm Recalls Pigs in the Blanket Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

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EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS FROM Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD

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STEERING FROM Taylor-Dunn Manufacturing Company

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Freddie Mac to sell $2.0 bln in bills on Monday

Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and FHLB 2013 note calendar

Chevron Subsidiary Acquires Operating Interest in Western Canada LNG Project

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


Accounting board trustee Stone resigns following US SEC charges

Wells Fargo agrees to proposed settlement on shareholder actions

Ex-SAC fund manager indicted in insider trading scheme

T-Mobile appeal could derail Austria telecom merger-source

SEC delays ruling on BlackRock copper ETF until February

Friday, December 21, 2012

American Political News for Friday, December 21, 2012

President Barack Obama


Obama Replies to Gun Control Petitions with YouTube Address

White House, Congress, Senate, Government Agencies


Fiscal Cliff Chaos as Lawmakers Leave for Christmas

Way forward on "fiscal cliff" uncertain after Republican plan fails

Boehner to hold press conference, likely on "fiscal cliff"

White House defends Hagel as Obama mulls Pentagon choice

Trouble for Boehner's Speakership?

Boehner says Congress, Obama must keep working on US fiscal deal

Other News


Obama Approval at 56%, Highest Since October 2009

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US budget negotiations setback drives stocks down

Wall Street drops 1 percent, fiscal deal unlikely before 2013

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US Economy


US durable goods orders up 0.7 percent

Ahead of the Bell: US consumer spending

Ahead of the Bell: US durable goods

Fiscal cliff drag on US economy less than feared so far

Dallas Fed Nov trimmed mean PCE price index +1.3 pct

Federal Reserve Events

U.S. economic growth gauge eased modestly last week-ECRI

U.S. Unemployment Ticks Down to 7.6% in Mid-December

Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs, Treasuries


3 ETF Sectors Facing Tax Uncertainty

International Bond ETFs for Yield, Diversification

4 types of municipal bonds you should avoid

Commodities


U.S. crude oil drops $2 on U.S. budget worries

In-state gas pipeline planners revise project

Gold near 4-month low on US budget talks standoff

Brent slips towards $109 as US fiscal talks stall

US Dollar, Currency


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Real Estate Market


U.S. mortgage quality improves, but homeowners still struggle

Credit/Stock/Company Rating


S&P:GE rating unaffected by purchase Of Avio SpA

US Companies/Industry


GE to buy aviation business of Italy's Avio for $4.3 billion

Vista Gold Corp. Announces Closing of Public Offering of Units

Oracle Purchasing Eloqua

Voluntary Product Recall Initiated by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Impacts Three Lots of Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets, USP 10 mg/500 mg Repackaged and Distributed by Mylan Institutional

Sassy and Carter's-branded Hug N' Tug Baby Toys Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

PAPYRUS Signature Collection Ornaments Recalled Due to Risk of Exposure to Mold

PAPYRUS Signature Collection Red 17-Inch Decorative Trees Recalled Due to Risk of Exposure to Mold

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EQUIPMENT FROM Creative Bus Sales, Inc.

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


Partial Settlement Proposed in Class Action Involving Hedge Funds Operated By The Fairfield Greenwich Group

Madoff brother sentenced to 10 years

Thursday, December 20, 2012

American Political News for Thursday, December 20, 2012

President Barack Obama


Obama promises gun control action early next year

Obama Optimistic About Fiscal Deal

White House, Congress, Senate, Government Agencies


Fiscal cliff sniping ramps up in Washington

Conservatives blast Boehner's Plan B

Obama, Boehner clash on fiscal cliff talks as deadline nears

Clinton deputy says State Department has begun to fix security problems

Other News


State department resignations over Benghazi attack

U.S. soldier could face death penalty for Afghan killings

Levin up big on potential GOP foes

Economy Still Top Problem in U.S. but Less So Than in Past

Mass. poll: Scott Brown for John Kerry's seat

Poll: Republicans too extreme

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


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IntercontinentalExchange to buy NYSE for $8.2B

Futures heading higher ahead of housing data

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US Economy


US grows faster in third quarter

Americans seeking unemployment aid rises by 17,000

US economy grew at 3.1 percent in summer

Exports, government spending buoy third-quarter growth

Jobless claims up, but at the lower end of pre-storm range

US: 0.17 FedFunds 2012-12-19 NYFed daily fed funds effective rate

Philly Fed factory activity rebounds in Dec

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Commodities


News Summary: Corn drops on ethanol supply gain

Ahead of the Bell: Natural gas supplies

Oil prices drop as US 'fiscal cliff' talks stall

Grain futures mostly drop, livestock prices fall

US Dollar, Currency


US Mint testing new metals to make coins cheaper

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Real Estate Market


U.S. home prices up 0.5 pct in October -- FHFA

U.S. Nov existing home sales rose 5.9 pct

Credit/Stock/Company Rating


S&P cuts 6 GE Commercial Mortgage 2005-C1 ratings

US Companies/Industry


GWR Global Water Resources Corp. announces new board member to Global Water Resources, Inc.

Canada unlikely to sell GM stake soon, experts

Oracle to buy software maker Eloqua for $810 million

Darden profit falls despite Olive Garden revamp

Bed Bath & Beyond 3Q revenue falls short

Muddy Outdoors Recalls Climbing Sticks Due to Risk of Serious Injury or Death

Canon Recalls for Repair Wireless File Transmitter Due to Risk of Allergic Reaction

Arctic Cat Recalls Bearcat Snowmobiles Due to Fire Hazard

Udi’s Healthy Foods, LLC Issues Allergy Alert for Undeclared Almonds in 12-ounce "Udi’s Gluten Free Au Naturel Granola"

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE FROM Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH FROM General Motors LLC

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP FROM Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.

FCC approves Nextwave merger with AT&T

China the frontrunner to buy Exxon out of Iraq oil

Crowe Horwath International Announces Leadership Changes

American Greetings Announces Third Quarter Earnings

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


Court approves American Airlines' labor deal with pilots

EU ends Thomson Reuters codes probe after concessions

Bernie Madoff brother to face victims in N.Y. court

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

American Political News for Wednesday, December 19, 2012

President Barack Obama


Obama Taps Biden for Post-Newtown Action Plan

Obama to press for policy changes after shooting

Obama Says He'll Veto Boehner's Plan B

Vice President Joe Biden


Biden No Joke on Gun Control

White House, Congress, Senate, Government Agencies


Republicans put squeeze on Obama in "fiscal cliff" talks

Eric Cantor plays loyal lieutenant to Boehner

Michigan governor vetoes concealed weapons bill

White House threatens veto of GOP budget plan

Other News


'Systemic Failure' by State Department in Benghazi Attack, Report Finds

Congress Approval Remains at 18% During Fiscal Cliff Debate

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


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US Economy


Geithner Was Told of Libor Fears in 2008

US: 0.17 FedFunds 2012-12-18 NYFed daily fed funds effective rate

US: $1.889B CouponPurchase 2012-12-19 NYFed permanent open market operations

Real Estate Market


US housing starts slowed to 861K in November

Home building permits near four-and-half year high

Credit/Stock/Company Rating


Fitch warns fiscal cliff could cost U.S. its AAA rating

US Companies/Industry


Kodak to receive $525M from patent sale

GM to buy stake from Treasury, government plans full exit

GM to buy back 200M shares as part of gov't exit

Getco to buy Knight Capital in $1.4 billion deal

SAC Capital's top consumer trader draws U.S. scrutiny

FedEx 2Q earnings fall on weak air segment, Sandy

FedEx profit drops less than investors feared

Far East Energy Announces Extension of Facility Agreement

Intermap Announces $450,000 NEXTMap Licensing Contract

OncoGenex Announces Initiation of Randomized Phase 2 "PACIFIC" Study of OGX-427 in combination with Zytiga® in Men with Metastatic Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Protiviti Expands SharePoint Business Consulting Services with Asset Acquisition of SusQtech

Oracle sees third-quarter profit of 64 to 68 cents per share

Oracle 2Q earnings rise 18 pct as tech spending up

True Taste, LLC RECALLS, "Hot Smoked Rainbow Trout, Hot Smoked Whitefish, Hot Smoked Herring, Hot Smoked Mackerel, Hot Smoked Salmon Steak, Cold Smoked Mackerel, and Cold Smoked Whitefish" Because of Possible Health Risk

Matrixx Initiatives Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall of One Lot of Zicam® Extreme Congestion Relief Due to Contamination With Burkholderia Cepacia

Recall - Performance Plus Marketing Press Release

Norco Recalls Havoc Bicycles Due to Risk of Injury

EQUIPMENT FROM Winnebago Industries, Inc

FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS FROM Daimler Trucks North America

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


Google given EU anti-trust deadline

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

American Political News for Tuesday, December 18, 2012

President Barack Obama


Obama held talks with Biden, Cabinet members on Newtown response

What Obama Can Do On Guns Right Now, Without Congress

White House, Congress, Senate, Government Agencies


Obama Holds Most Cards in Cliff Talks, But With No Mandate – and Risks Aplenty

Who Is Chuck Hagel? Meet Obama’s Top Defense Secretary Candidate

House Republicans eye limited fiscal cliff bill

Boehner to pursue 2nd legislative track on taxes

Michigan Gov. Snyder considering veto of concealed weapons measure

Some Republicans say gun control should be debated

White House rejects Boehner’s ‘fiscal cliff’ ‘Plan B’

Other News


Electoral College affirms Obama's re-election

Rep. Scott to replace DeMint, will be only black in U.S. Senate

Sen. Daniel Inouye Dies At 88, As Senate Loses Its Most Senior Member

Hillary Clinton Recovering at Home, Reviewing Benghazi Report

Obama Rated Best for Handling Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

'We must restore the bond': Japan's new PM vows tighter ties with US

Patrick Leahy now third in line to presidency

Poll: 69% disapprove of GOP on fiscal cliff

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Wall Street edges up on hopes "fiscal cliff" deal nearer

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US Economy


U.S. Economic Confidence Steady Amid Fiscal Uncertainty

U.S. current account deficit smallest in nearly two years

Economists forecasting moderate 2013 growth

US: 0.16 FedFunds 2012-12-17 NYFed daily fed funds effective rate

US: $7.600B CouponSale 2012-12-18 NYFed permanent open market operations

Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs, Treasuries


Rates fall at weekly US Treasury bill auction

Treasury plans to sell bulk of TARP stakes

Commodities


Grain futures mostly fall, livestock prices rise

Maine heating oil prices unchanged in past week

Real Estate Market


US homebuilder confidence at 6 1/2-year high

US Companies/Industry


Dunecraft Recalls Water Balz, Skulls, Orbs and Flower Toys Due to Serious Ingestion Hazard

Clearwire, Sprint set $120 million breakup fee

State Street quits bidding for Credit Suisse ETF unit

Nielsen to buy Arbitron for about $1.26 billion

Unisex Easy-Bake oven on the way

GM boosts pickup truck deals to shed inventory

McDonald's COO urges franchisees to open on Christmas: Ad Age

Chrysler wins initial approval for Indiana transmission plant

Tropicana uses the carrot to squeeze juice sales

Diet Pepsi quietly changes sweetener

Johnson & Johnson may be poised for growth: Barron's

Hillman agrees to acquire H. Paulin & Co., Limited

SAMY Increases Merchant Footprint 38% In European Region

Catalina Outdoor Fireplace Recalled by Christmas Tree Shops Due to Burn and Laceration Hazard

LG Recalls Top-Loading Washing Machines Due to Risk of Injury

Polaris Recalls Pro-RMK Snowmobiles Due to Injury, Death Hazard

Bicycles Recalled by Wilier Triestina Due to Fall Hazard; Bicycle Fork's Steerer Tube Can Break

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL FROM Daimler Trucks North America

SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:WHEEL SPEED SENSOR, SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS, SUSPENSION:FRONT FROM Spartan Chassis, Inc.

EQUIPMENT FROM COACH & EQUIP SALES CORP.

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL FROM Daimler Trucks North America

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


Morgan Stanley is fined $5m for Facebook IPO disclosure

Toyota fined $17.4m in US over safety report delay

Samsung drops Apple sales case in Europe

Apple v Samsung: Judge rejects Apple plea for sales ban

Two former fund managers guilty of insider trading

Monday, December 17, 2012

American Political News for Monday, December 17, 2012

President Barack Obama


Obama signs Russian trade and human rights bill

White House, Congress, Senate, Government Agencies


Boehner opens door to tax hikes, shifts US fiscal cliff talks

Lieberman, Democrats want ban on assault weapons

Movement seen in 'fiscal cliff' talks

Boehner Gives In a Little on Millionaire Taxes

Boehner plan would bring top U.S. income tax rate to 39.6 percent: source

On foreign policy, Kerry is Obama's good soldier

Obama expected to nominate Kerry to head State Department

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to Name Jim DeMint Replacement in Senate

U.S. Congress could act quickly to pass any 'fiscal cliff' deal

Other News


Venezuela furious at Obama's comments on ailing Chavez

Section 3: Views of Economic Conditions

Section 2: The Deficit, Taxes and Awareness of Fiscal Cliff

Section 1: Views of Obama, Congress, the Parties

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


CBOE Most Actives & Gainers/Losers - Equity Options

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Early Glance: Gold companies

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Midday Glance: Coal companies

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Midday Glance: Gold companies

Final Glance: Gold companies

Final Glance: Silver companies

Final Glance: Coal companies

US Economy


U.S. unemployment rate could stall despite job growth

Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs, Treasuries


JPMorgan copper ETF, first in US, gets green light

Commodities


Crude extends gains to about $87 on China hopes

Brent rises above $108 as China data points to economic recovery

Oil near $108, U.S. fiscal talks eyed

U.S. natgas futures edge higher after 7 straight losses

Grain futures mixed, beef prices rise

U.S. crude rises 47 cents to settle at $87.20 a barrel

US Dollar, Currency


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US Companies/Industry


AIG to raise up to $6.5 bln through AIA share sale-source

Boeing delivers first new jet to Iraq in decades

Virginia Firm Recalls Mortadella Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Nut Allergen

Hospira Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Three Lots of Carboplatin Injection Due to Visible Particulate Matter

Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC Recalls “Nathan’s Brand Cold Smoked Atlantic Salmon 3 oz” and “LASCCO Cold Smoked Atlantic Salmon 4 oz”

EQUIPMENT FROM Prevost Cars, Inc.

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER FROM LAND ROVER

WHEELS FROM Daimler Trucks North America

Salinas Firm Conducts Precautionary Recall On A Select Salad Product Due To Possible Health Risk

EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS FROM Automobili Lamborghini

EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS, SEATS FROM Chrysler Group LLC

Claudia’s Canine Cuisine® Voluntarily Recalls it’s Dogcandy® Brand of Holiday Hound Cake (7.5 Oz.) and Blueberry Hound Cake (7.5 Oz) Manufactured for, Distributed, and Sold in Approximately 130 Petsmart Stores Because of The Possibility of Mold

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH FROM Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB, SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:SPINDLE FROM Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL FROM Phenix Enterprises, Inc.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS FROM Winnebago Industries, Inc

Porto Energy Corp. Reports Results for Fiscal Year End 2012

Sigue Corporation Introduces New Logo

Freddie Mac sells $2.5 bln bills at lower rates

JPMorgan Chase credit card charge-off and delinquency rate for Nov

Freddie Mac to sell $2.5 bln bills on Monday

Bank of America gives November delinquency details

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


Aladdin Capital to pay $1.6 mln to resolve SEC charges

Friday, December 14, 2012

American Political News for Friday, December 14, 2012

White House, Congress, Senate, Government Agencies


Republicans losing public opinion wars in "fiscal cliff" talks

Clinton to testify on Benghazi report on December 20

Other News


Russia's Putin calls US trade bill 'unfriendly'

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

Midday Glance: Coal companies

Midday Glance: Silver companies

Midday Glance: Gold companies

Final Glance: Gold companies

Final Glance: Silver companies

Final Glance: Coal companies

US Companies/Industry


Walmart in talks to buy stake in Turkish retailer: FT

American Airlines rolls out new fare structure

Graphic Packaging Holding Company Announces Increase in Size and Pricing of Secondary Common Stock Offering by Selling Stockholders

Tempur-Pedic Announces Pricing of $375 Million Senior Notes Offering and Entering Into New $1.77 Billion Credit Facilities

iTunes Africa Launch Promises Change in Music Market

Best Buy founder to make $5-$6 billion bid: report

GM gives its pickups a much-needed makeover

New Chevy, GMC pickups are GM's biggest test since bankruptcy

Sprint to pay $2.1B for the rest of Clearwire

Atlantic Power Corporation Announces December 2012 Common Share Dividend

Vista Gold Corp. Prices Public Offering of Units

Eddie Bauer LLC Announces New Vice President of Distribution, North America

Lakeland Industries, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Financial Results

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


Google settles Belgian papers' copyright dispute

Amazon wins EU e-book pricing battle with Apple