Tuesday, March 05, 2013

American Political News for Tuesday, March 5, 2013

President Barack Obama


Obama rounds out Cabinet with EPA, Energy nominees

Exclusive: Obama to name O'Connor new Secret Service chief - source

Vice President Joe Biden


Biden: America's Not Bluffing on Iran

White House, Congress, Senate, Government Agencies


Budget crisis eases as Republicans seek to avoid shutdown

Republicans unveil government funding measure

House Likely to Pass Continuing Resolution on Thursday

Republicans move to avoid government shutdown

House Republicans propose extra $2 billion for embassy security

Ga. House sides with business lobby on labor laws

Repubs in Texas House oppose Medicaid expansion

Kan. lawmakers mull changing school bargaining law

Florida Legislature facing many familiar fights

Wis. gov wants new rent-to-own rules

Okla. legislators take aim at needy Oklahomans

Budget Cuts Come to Congress

Sequestration May Be a Bad Idea Whose Time Has Come

John Kerry Concedes Iran Is Moving Closer to Possessing Nuclear Weapon

Other News


St. Louis mayor favored to win primary; fourth term in sight

U.S. Economic Confidence Falls as Sequester Becomes Reality

As Sequestration Starts, Americans Unsure of Consequences

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

Dow Jones industrial average trades at a new high

CME Announces Reduced Grain, Oilseed Trading Hours

Early Glance: Gold companies

Early Glance: Silver companies

Early Glance: Coal companies

Midday Glance: Coal companies

Midday Glance: Gold companies

Midday Glance: Silver companies

Final Glance: Gold companies

Final Glance: Silver companies

Final Glance: Coal companies

US Economy


Treasury official condemns managed exchange rates

Jerome H Powell: Ending "too big to fail"

US: $3.337B CouponPurchase 2013-03-05 NYFed permanent open market operations

Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs, Treasuries


Merger of Fannie, Freddie's bond units proposed

Using Municipal Bond ETFs To Avoid Tax Hikes

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 above $90 on Chinese growth hopes

Wheat falls as weather outlook improves

Grain futures mostly rise, livestock prices rise

Boost Plant Populations to Reach that 300-Bushel Goal

US Dollar, Currency


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Real Estate Market


US home prices rose by most in nearly 7 years

Home prices rose in January: CoreLogic

Credit/Stock/Company Rating


Fitch: Winter Blues Takes Hold as U.S. Timeshare ABS Delinquencies Rise

Fitch: U.S. Banks Face Risks if LBO, M&A Waves Build

Fitch Places Pittsburg RDA, CA's Non-Hsg Sub TABs on Rating Watch Negative

Fitch Revises California GO Outlook to Positive; Affirms 'A-' Rating

Fitch Expects to Rate Indiana Finance Auth's Proposed PABs 'BBB

Fitch Rates Mattel's $500MM Unsecured Notes 'A-'

Fitch Rates Oklahoma OCIA's $25MM Refunding Bonds 'AA'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates VMTP Shares Issued by Nuveen Intermediate Duration Quality Municipal Term Fund 'AAA'

Fitch Affirms Sanford, FL's Water & Sewer Rfdg Revs at 'A+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Upgrades Pioneer Natural Resources Co. to 'BBB-'; Outlook Revised to Stable

Fitch Downgrades Cheyenne Housing Auth's (WY) Foxcrest II 2004 Housing Revs to 'BBB-'

Fitch Rates FirstEnergy Corporation's Sr. Unsecured Note Issuance 'BBB-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch to Rate American Tower Trust I Secured Tower Revenue Securities, Series 2013-1A & 2013-2A

Fitch Releases Report on Glendale Water & Power, CA

Fitch Rates Dayton City School District, OH's Qualified ULTGO Rfdg Bonds; Outlook Stable

Fitch's View of Mack-Cali's Multifamily Assets & Management Venture Improves Incrementally

Fitch Releases Report on Northwest Independent School District, TX

Fitch Takes Various Actions on GE Equipment Transportation LLC Series 2011-1 and Series 2012-1

Fitch: Leveraged Share Buybacks Ongoing Risk to U.S. Bondholders

Fitch: Auto ABS Performance on Track Despite Economic Headwinds

Fitch Releases Report on Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority, AZ

Fitch Upgrades Leesburg, FL's Util System Revs to 'AA-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates Northwest ISD Texas' ULTs 'AAA' PSF/'AA' Underlying; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms Alleghany's Ratings; Outlook Stable

Fitch: RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Ratings Not Affected by Partial IPO Announcement

Fitch Affirms SL Green's IDR at 'BB+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms Baptist Health Care Corp's (FL) Rev Bonds 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable

US Companies/Industry


ABRA Auto Body & Glass Perfecting the Art of the Deal

Qualcomm raises dividend, increases share repurchase

Ford expects some Europe market recovery in 2013

Medallion Financial Corp. Reports 2012 Fourth Quarter and Record Full Year Results

Metabolix to Conduct a Webcast of Its Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 Earnings Call

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results on March 12, 2013

GameStop Corp. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Webcast

Calavo Growers, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2013 First Quarter Results

Cache Announces Release Date, Conference Call and Webcast for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 Results

Ferro Reports 2012 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results

MCG Capital Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 and Annual Results and Distribution of $0.125 Per Share

Baker Announces 2012 Financial Results; Declares Increased Dividend

Winland Reports Q4 2012 and Full Year Financial Results

Constellation Energy Partners Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results; Alabama Asset Sale Results in Lower Debt

Checkpoint Systems, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Results

WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year 2012 Earnings Results

H&E Equipment Services Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 Results

Lakes Entertainment to Host Conference Call and Webcast on Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012

Stage Stores Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information

Quad/Graphics Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Results

XenoPort to Release Fourth Quarter and Year-End Financial Results on March 11, 2013

CORRECTING and REPLACING Uranium Resources Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2012 Conference Call and Webcast

Alliance Laundry Holdings LLC Reports Financial Results for 2012

Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2012 Results

Cross Country Healthcare Announces Delay on Earnings Release and Conference Call for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012

ABM Industries Announces 2013 First Quarter Financial Results

MPG Office Trust Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 Financial Results

NPC International, Inc. Reports Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results Conference Call Information

Columbia Laboratories to Discuss Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2012 Financial Results on March 14 Conference Call

American Apparel, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results and Provides Initial Outlook for 2013. Operating Income Improves by $24.3 Million.

Renewable Energy Group Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results

Santarus Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results

Ducommun Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2012

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

Apollo Group Announces Timing of Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Earnings Release

Liberty Tax Service to Report Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Results on March 12

Nautilus, Inc. Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012

Zumiez Inc. to Broadcast Review of Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2012 Financial Results over the Internet

Navidea Biopharmaceuticals to Announce Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Financial Results on Wednesday, March 6, 2013

FXCM Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Earnings Conference Call

Dynegy to Announce 2012 Results on March 14, 2013

Tax Credit Co. Acquires Incentives Advisors

Lexington Technology Group, Inc. Makes an Equity Investment in VirtualAgility, Inc., a Collaborative Applications Developer

MarineMax Expands in Florida

Penske Automotive Expands Hertz Franchising Network

Insurity Acquires AQS

Azia Corporation Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Axxess Unlimited

SemiSouth Laboratories Late Model Silicon Carbide Semiconductor Manufacturing and Test Equipment to be Sold by Heritage Global Partners and The Branford Group via Major Global Webcast Auction April 4

Massive Dynamics to Acquire Hong-Kong Based Developer of 3D Printers

3Gtms and Transite Technology Join Forces to Offer Innovative TMS for Mid-Market Shippers, 3PLs, and Carriers

Premier Business Centers Acquires Location in Pacific Corporate Towers, El Segundo from Esquire Executive Suites Business Center

Nexstar Broadcasting and Mission Broadcasting Complete Acquisition of Two Vermont Stations for $16.9 Million

OPKO Health Completes Acquisition of Two Phase 3 Products

ARCA biopharma, Inc. Announces Reverse Stock Split

Williams Partners L.P. Prices Public Offering of Common Units and Concurrent Private Placement of Common Units

AIG Announces Early Participation Results of Its Tender Offers

XenoPort Announces New Employment Inducement Awards

Range Announces Pricing of Senior Subordinated Notes

Fidelity® Nasdaq Composite Index®Tracking Stock Fund to Declare Distribution

Trulia Files Registration Statement For Proposed Follow-On Offering

Radian Announces Completion of Concurrent Offerings of Common Stock and Convertible Senior Notes

International Bancshares Corporation Announces Cash Dividend and Extension of Stock Repurchase Program

Ferro Confirms Prior Receipt and Rejection of Unsolicited Proposal from A. Schulman

Amway visit to help boost revenue in Taiwan

Frito-Lay loses suit over bowl-shaped tortilla chips

Heinz CEO could see $56 million golden parachute

NextGxDx Raises $1 Million to Accelerate Growth

Lockheed Martin Receives $71 Million Long Range Anti-Ship Missile Contract From DARPA

Kroger Recalls Select Wheat Bread Products in Idaho, Oregon and Washington States

Michigan Firm Recalls Ham Products That Were Produced Without A HACCP Plan

See’s Candies, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on 1.7oz Divinity Egg with Walnuts, code L.A.D. 102/13

Food For Life issues Recall - Allergy Alert - Undeclared Allergen in Food For Life Ezekiel 4:9 Cereal

EQUIPMENT FROM Chrysler Group LLC, Quadratec, Inc.

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


Martha Stewart to testify in trial over her brand

Macy's grills Martha Stewart over J.C. Penney deal

The Securities Arbitration Law Firm of Klayman & Toskes Files Claim Against Berthel Fisher As It Continues To Investigate Claims On Behalf of Inland Western REIT n/k/a Retail Properties of America Investors

INVESTOR ALERT: Former Attorney General of Louisiana and Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigate Impax Laboratories Inc. Following Announcement of the FDA’s Negative Review of Hayward Plant and Trading Halt

Academic Performance and Educational Quality Claims in Securities Class Action Against K12 Inc. to Be Voluntarily Dismissed

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces Investigation Of iParty Corp. Buyout

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Launches An Investigation Against WageWorks, Inc. (WAGE) For Potential Breaches Of Fiduciary Duties By Its Board Of Directors

Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP Investigates Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. Board of Directors for Potential Breaches of Fiduciary Duty

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.

iParty Corp. Shareholder Alert: Briscoe Law Firm and Powers Taylor, LLP Investigate Sale to Party City

AutoInfo Shareholder Alert: Briscoe Law Firm and Powers Taylor, LLP Investigate Sale to AutoInfo Holdings

Sauer-Danfoss Shareholder Alert: Briscoe Law Firm and Powers Taylor, LLP Investigate Sale to Danfoss

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces Investigation Of Sauer-Danfoss Inc. Buyout

DEADLINE ALERT: Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Reminds Shareholders of magicJack VocalTec Ltd. of Upcoming Deadline

DEADLINE ALERT: Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Reminds Shareholders of VeriSign, Inc. of Upcoming Deadline

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces Investigation Of Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation Buyout

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

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces Investigation Of Assisted Living Concepts, Inc. Buyout

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

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

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