Thursday, March 07, 2013

American Political News for Thursday, March 7, 2013

President Barack Obama


Obama continues outreach on budget, to meet with more lawmakers

Obama to release more details on drone policy

White House, Congress, Senate, Government Agencies


Efforts to avoid gov't shutdown move to Senate

Gun-control drive to get first votes in Congress

Senator ends filibuster of Brennan CIA nomination

Bill would require justices to draw straws for job

Speaker Boehner Pledges 2013 Farm Bill

Boehner warns Senate Democrats on government funding bill

Boehner says Obama outreach is hopeful sign

Other News


In U.S., 71% Back Raising Minimum Wage

Venezuela-US Relations Unlikely to Change After Chavez

US Officials Expected to Attend Chavez Funeral

Pilots start F-35 training flights as Pentagon report pans jet

Poll: Hillary Clinton tops 2016 field

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

Wall Street extends climb, helped by jobs data

Stocks open higher after unemployment claims fall

Midday Glance: Silver companies

Midday Glance: Coal companies

Midday Glance: Gold companies

Final Glance: Silver companies

Final Glance: Gold companies

Final Glance: Coal companies

US Economy


Weekly US unemployment claims fall to 340,000

Retailers report modest sales gains for February

US trade gap widens to $44.4B as oil imports rise

US worker productivity falls 1.9 percent in Q4

U.S. Payroll to Population Rate Falls Further in February

James McAndrews: The economy and the household debt and credit report

Simon M Potter: The implementation of current asset purchases

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

US: $3.677B CouponPurchase 2013-03-07 NYFed permanent open market operations

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, January 2013

Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs, Treasuries


Macquarie Global Infrastructure Total Return Fund Inc. Commences Tender Offer

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

Oil price rises as US economy seen strengthening

Crude Oil, Gold to Advance if Draghi Hints at Stimulus Ahead

Ahead of the Bell: Natural gas supplies

Sustainability Standard Needed to Support Soybean Exports

Grain futures, livestock prices mixed

US natural gas supplies shrank last week

US Dollar, Currency


Foreign Exchange Rates

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Real Estate Market


US rate on 30-year mortgage ticks up to 3.52 pct.

Credit/Stock/Company Rating


Fitch Rates Howard County, MD GO Bonds & Metro District Bonds 'AAA'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms American Family's Ratings; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms Con-Way's IDR at 'BBB-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates AT&T's Sr. Unsecured Notes Offering 'A'; Outlook Negative

A.M. Best Assigns Debt Ratings to ACE INA Holdings, Inc.’s Senior Notes

Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Long-Term AA Rating with a Stable Outlook to State of Connecticut’s General Obligation Bonds (2013 Series A & B)

Fitch Rates Galveston, TX Comb Tax and Rev Rfdg Bonds 'AA-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms J.P. Morgan Series 2000-C9

Fitch Releases Report on Nebo School District, UT

Fitch Affirms Manchester/Ballas CID, MO Sales Tax Revs at 'BBB'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Downgrades LB-UBS 2006-C1; Affirms Super Sr. & Mezzanine 'AAA' Classes

Fitch Affirms All Classes of 7 World Trade Center

Fitch Rates Bank of America's Secured Asset Finance Company B.V.'s Issuance 'A'

Fitch Affirms BALL 2006-BIX1; Revises Class K Outlook to Negative

Fitch Rates the County of Brunswick, NC's $19.1MM GOs 'AA'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates McGraw-Hill Global Education Initial IDR 'B+' & Sr Secured Credit Facility 'BB/RR2'

Fitch Rates New York City Muni Water Finance Authority's $517MM Revs 'AA+'

Fitch Affirms All Non-Distressed Classes of BSCMSI 2005-PWR8

A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of BNZ Life Insurance Limited

Fitch Rates Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority, NY's Sales Tax & State Aid Secured Bonds 'AA+'

A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of XL Life Ltd.

US Companies/Industry


Exxon Mobil predicts lower production this year

Utah lawmaker wants to crack down on e-cigarettes

Alteryx Drives Deeper Insight into Customer Analytics

Tri Global Energy, LLC Announces Renewable Energy Advisory Board Member

Enerlabs Signs Agreement to Purchase 1st Laboratory

Mattamy Homes purchases Tapestry site for $15 million

Erickson Air-Crane Announces Date for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 Results

Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated Signs Binding Term Sheet Regarding Its Acquisition of the HRT Air Services Business

TCP Capital Corp. Announces December 31, 2012 Financial Results; Fourth Quarter 2012 Net Investment Income of $0.59 Per Share; and Declares First Quarter 2013 Dividend of $0.35 Per Share and Special Dividend of $0.05 Per Share

Primoris Services Corporation Announces 2012 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results

Orbit International Corp. Reports 2012 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results

ArQule to Report Fiscal 2012 Financial Results on March 14, 2013

Tutor Perini Provides 2013 Guidance

SuperMedia to Report 2012 Earnings on March 21

U. S. Physical Therapy Reports 2012 Results

BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation Generates Net Investment Income Adjusted for Pro-Forma Incentive Management Fees of $0.27 Per Share and $1.08 Per Share for the Three Months and Year Ended December 31, 2012

Journal Communications Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

Perficient Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

MOCON Fourth Quarter 2012 Revenue Increases 57 Percent

The Buckle, Inc. Reports February 2013 Net Sales and Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call

Verso Paper Corp. Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2012 Results

Ciena Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2013 Financial Results

Hi-Tech Pharmacal Reports Sales of $64.3 Million and EPS of $0.43 for the Third Quarter Ended January 31, 2013

LRR Energy, L.P. Announces 2012 Year End Results

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2013 Results

Nexstar Broadcasting Fourth Quarter Net Revenue Rises 34.8% to a Record $116.2 Million

The Dolan Company To Report Fourth Quarter & Year-End 2012 Financial Results on March 8, 2013

FXCM Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2012 and Full Year 2012 Results

Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports 2012 Financial Results

Nationstar Mortgage Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results

Safeguard Scientifics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results

Stellus Capital Investment Corporation to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results and Hold Conference Call

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. Announces 2013 Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Sales and Fourth Quarter Expected Earnings Per Share

Delek US Holdings Reports Record Net Income for Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2012

Ulta Beauty Announces Earnings Release Date, Conference Call and Webcast for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 Results

New Mountain Finance Corporation Announces Financial Results for the Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2012 and Declares First Quarter 2013 Dividend of $0.34 Per Share

CLARCOR to Release First Quarter Financial Results on Wednesday, March 20, 2013

National Oilwell Varco Announces First Quarter 2013 Earnings Conference Call

Accuride Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 Results in Line With Guidance

Colony Financial Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results

Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. Reports First Quarter Operating Results for Fiscal 2013

Alliance HealthCare Services Schedules Conference Call and Webcast to Review Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results and Announce 2013 Financial Guidance

Capital Senior Living Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results; Fourth Quarter CFFO Increases 56% to $0.49 Per Share

Jabil’s Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2013 Earnings Date Set

Semtech Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2013 Results

ADMA Biologics Reports 2012 Year End Financial and Operational Results

Navidea Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Results

Alamo Group Announces 2012 Fourth Quarter and Year End Results

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated Reports Fiscal Year and Fourth Quarter 2012 Results

Furiex Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results

Nortech Systems Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

Shoe Carnival Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Unaudited Sales and Earnings

PetSmart Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012

HFF, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial and Transaction Production Results

Tumi Holdings, Inc. Announces Reporting Date for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results

SolarCity Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results

Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2012 Financial Results

iParty Corp. Reports Fiscal 2012 and Fourth Quarter Financial Results

Applied Systems to Acquire IVANS Property & Casualty Data Exchange Business

IVANS to Join the ABILITY Network

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. Completes Sale of $6.5 Billion of Senior Notes in a Private Placement

Diodes Incorporated Increases First Quarter 2013 Guidance After Completing BCD Semiconductor Acquisition

Telerik Acquires EQATEC and Adds Application Analytics to Development Stack

Sycamore Partners to Acquire Hot Topic, Inc. for $14.00 Per Share in Cash

Aurora Networks Completes Asset Acquisition of Harmonic’s Optical Transmission Equipment Business

Pernix Therapeutics Completes Acquisition of Somaxon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

The Hartford Commences Debt Reduction Component Of Capital Management Plan

RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces $16.4 Million Placement of Common Stock

FleetCor Announces Commencement of Secondary Offering by Selling Stockholders

Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Company Prices Public Follow-On Offering of Common Stock

FIS Announces Sale of Stock by Warburg Pincus

Colony Financial Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results

FleetCor Announces Secondary Offering by Selling Stockholders

Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Company Announces Public Offering of Common Stock

Gap revenue rises; transcript leaks early

Chesapeake audit committee chair resigns board

Navistar appoints new CEO as turnaround gains momentum

Ford recalls 230,000 minivans to fix rust problem

Facebook getting ready to change News Feed

Chrysler invites IPO pitches, leaves door open to Fiat buyout

Time Warner to spin off Time Magazine

Talenti® Unveils New Branding And Four New Flavors

Robert L. Joss Joins SRI International's Board of Directors

Owens Corning announces purchase of bushing facility in China

Tri-Union Seafood Issues Voluntary Recall on Select 5-Ounce Chunk White Albacore Tuna in Water

Ohio Firm Recalls Bolognese Sauce Products Due to Undeclared Allergens and Misbranding

Bumble Bee Foods Issues Voluntary Recall On Specific Codes Of 5-Ounce Chunk White Albacore And Chunk Light Tuna Products Due To Loose Seals

LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES FROM Pierce Manufacturing

EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS FROM Northwood Manufacturing, LLC

EQUIPMENT, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FROM Subaru of America, Inc.

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


Hot Topic Shareholder Alert: Briscoe Law Firm and Powers Taylor, LLP Investigate Sale to Sycamore Partners

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Launches an Investigation into Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by the Board of Hot Topic Inc. in Connection with the Sale of the Company to Sycamore Partners

Law Firm Brower Piven Announces Investigation of Hot Topic, Inc. Going Private Transaction

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Launches an Investigation into Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by the Board of iParty Corp. in Connection with the Sale of the Company to Party City Holdings Inc.

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Notifies Investors of Claims of Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by the Board of Asset Acceptance Capital Corp. in Connection with Sale of Company to Encore Capital Group Inc.

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces Investigation into Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by the Board of Newport Bancorp, Inc. in Connection with the Sale of the Company to SI Financial Group, Inc.

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: The Law Firm of Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Launches an Investigation into Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by Impax Laboratories Inc.

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: The Law Firm of Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Launches an Investigation into Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by Atlantic Power Corporation, Inc.

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Files Class Action Suit Against Incyte Corporation

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces Investigation Of Newport Bancorp, Inc. Buyout

Rosen Law Firm Announces Investigation of Asset Acceptance Capital Corp. in Connection with its Sale to Encore Capital Group, Inc. – AACC

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: The Law Firm of Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces Investigation into Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by the Board of AutoInfo, Inc. in Connection with a Going Private Transaction

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces Investigation Of Asset Acceptance Capital Corp. Buyout

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Investigation of Bazaarvoice Inc.

Law Firm Brower Piven Announces Investigation of Asset Acceptance Capital Corp. Proposed Acquisition

Abraham, Fruchter & Twersky, LLP Announces Investigation of Impax Laboratories, Inc.

Law Firm Brower Piven Announces Investigation of Newport Bancorp, Inc. Proposed Buyout

WeissLaw LLP Investigates Asset Acceptance Capital Corp. Acquisition

San Diego Trust Bank Board of Directors Under Investigation by Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP for Potential Breaches of Fiduciary Duty

S&P seeks to move 16 ratings lawsuits to federal court

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