Monday, October 14, 2013

American Political News for Monday, October 14, 2013

President Barack Obama


Obama Shoots Down House Proposal: Senate Up To Bat

Obama says no good reason to continue shutdown

Obama to host top lawmakers as default looms

Obama: Without deal 'good chance of default'

White House, Congress, Senate, Government Agencies


White House urges Congress 'do its job,' find solution to end fiscal impasse

As Senate wrestles over debt ceiling, Obama stays out of sight

Sen. Lindsey Graham discusses negotiations over the government shutdown and debt ceiling

Senate seeks deal to avoid U.S. default as time runs short

Obama, Biden to meet congressional leaders on fiscal impasse

Southern Democrats mostly careful on shutdown

Window for Iran diplomacy 'cracking open': Kerry

Kerry says calls for 'urgent' conference on Syria

Kerry: Diplomatic Window 'Cracking Open' on Iran

State Political News


Kan. gov.'s legacy clouded by school funding case

Other News


Pakistan Taliban commander 'seized in US operation'

US ship detained by Venezuela in Guyana disputed waters

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 inches up on bipartisan talks; energy shares rise

Stocks drop as shutdown hits day 14, debt deadline looms; Vix up 12%

U.S. markets fall as default worries grow

US Economy


Cleveland Fed delays release of median CPI

World Bank warning over US shutdown

World Bank President: US default would be 'disaster'

US stalemate overshadows IMF-World Bank meeting

IMF chief warns a US default could spark recession

US Shutdown: Lagarde Issues Recession Warning

Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs, Treasuries


BlackRock Announces Shareholder Approval of the Reorganization of Six Taxable Fixed Income Closed-End Funds

BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund, Inc. Announces Upcoming Repurchase Offer

Nuveen Closed-End Funds’ Board Approves Fund Mergers

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

ICE cotton ekes out gain, posts biggest weekly loss since August

U.S. Default Could Create Surge in Gold Demand

US Dollar, Currency


Foreign Exchange Rates

US Dollar Unscathed by a Nine Month Low in Consumer Confidence

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Credit/Stock/Bond/Company Rating


Fitch Downgrades Philadelphia School District Underlying Rating to 'BB'; Outlook Remains Negative

Fitch Affirms Riverside Military Academy (GA) Rev Bonds at 'BB+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare (IL) Series 2013 Revs 'BBB'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms Wyoming Student Loan Corporation - 2008 Indenture 2010A

Fitch Affirms CNL Funding 1999-1 LP; Negative Outlook Remains on 3

Fitch Revises Outlook for Emblem Finance Company No. 2; Affirms Rtg

Fitch Rates Hawaii's $861MM GOs 'AA'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms Senior Notes of State Board of Regents of the State of Utah 2012-1

Fitch Rates $2.2B California GOs 'A'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Releases Report on North Slope Borough, AK

Fitch Affirms JPMorgan Chase Ratings at 'A+/F1' Despite Legal Reserve; Outlook Stable

Fitch Publishes CLO Indenture Abstract for Magnetite VI, Limited/Corp.

Fitch Takes Various Rating Actions on 21 classes from 6 SF CDOs

Fitch Affirms FM Global's IFS Ratings at 'AA'

Fitch Assigns Short-Term 'F1+' Rating to Catholic Health Initiatives, KY's 2011B Rev Bonds

Fitch Rates Pendergast ESD No. 92, AZ Bonds 'AA-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch: Wells Fargo 3Q'13 Results: Mortgage Revenues Decline As Expected, Net Income Still Strong

Fitch Affirms Wells Fargo's Primary RMBS Servicer Ratings

Fitch Affirms Empresas Copec at 'BBB'

Fitch Rates Alliant Techsystems's Proposed Senior Secured Bank Facility 'BBB-(EXP)'

Fitch Affirms Pierce Joint USD, CA's GO Bonds at 'AA-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Downgrades Florida Muni Loan Council's Rev Bonds (Hialeah), Ser 2012A to 'A-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch to Confirm 'F1+' Ratings on NYC Municipal Water Fin Auth 2011 Series DD 3A & 3B

Fitch Updates Criteria for Reviewing Unique or Complex Transactions

Fitch Downgrades 2 Distressed Classes of BACM 2007-3

Fitch Affirms Manatee County, FL's Pub Utility Revs at 'AA+'

Fitch Assigns Initial L-T IDR of 'BBB+' to Dominion Gas; Affirms Dominion Ratings

Fitch Takes Various Actions on ARMSS 2006-1

Fitch Affirms Apache Junction USD No. 43, AZ's GO ULT Bonds at 'A+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Publishes New Issue Reports for Several U.S. Asset-Backed Securities

Fitch Places Regency Energy Partners, LP on Rating Watch Negative

EPR Properties Announces Acquisition of Camelback Mountain Resort

Intertek Acquires US-Based Vehicle Technology Testing Lab ETEC

Activision Blizzard and Investor Group Complete Purchase of Company Shares from Vivendi

DC Capital Partners, LLC Increases Engineering Capabilities with Completion of Integrated Mission Solutions, LLC and Michael Baker Corporation Merger

AFS Acquires Parcel Audit Firm TracBack Solutions

Consolidated Container Company Sells Mexico Facilities

Channel Technologies Group Acquires H.C. Materials

Michael Baker Corporation and Integrated Mission Solutions, LLC Announce Successful Completion of Merger; IMS to Change Name to Michael Baker International, LLC

CytRx Announces Exercise of Underwriters’ Over-Allotment Option

BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund, Inc. Announces Upcoming Repurchase Offer

CEL-SCI Corporation Announces Closing of Public Stock Offering

Stock Upgrades: Liberty Interactive Is Open for Business

Stock Downgrades: Expedia Isn't Sailing the Ocean Blue

Monsanto Retained at Neutral

US Companies/Industry


Nexstar Broadcasting to Report 2013 Third Quarter Financial Results, Host Conference Call and Webcast on November 5

Rexnord Corporation Conference Call to Report Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 Financial Results

KKR & Co. L.P. to Announce Third Quarter 2013 Results

NuStar Energy L.P. and NuStar GP Holdings, LLC to Announce Third Quarter 2013 Earnings Results November 12, 2013

PC Connection, Inc. (PCCC) to Release Third Quarter Results–2013

QEP Resources Announces Third Quarter Financial and Operational Results Release Date and Conference Call

Heartland Payment Systems Announces Conference Call to Discuss Third Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results

Regal Entertainment Group Announces Timing of Fiscal Third Quarter 2013 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Penn National Gaming to Report Third Quarter Results on October 17

LifePoint Hospitals to Broadcast Its Third Quarter 2013 Conference Call Live on the Internet

Teradyne to Announce Third Quarter 2013 Results

Oshkosh Corporation to Announce Fourth Quarter Earnings October 31, 2013

Career Education Corporation Announces Third-Quarter 2013 Earnings and Conference Call Time

Atlas Financial Holdings Schedules 2013 Third Quarter and Nine Month Financial Results and Conference Call

Materion Corporation Conference Call Scheduled

Capstead Mortgage Corporation Schedules Third Quarter 2013 Earnings Release and Conference Call

ICF International Announces Timing of Third Quarter of 2013 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Albany International Announces Earnings Release Date

Sungevity Appoints Ken Schwarz Chief Financial Officer

Platinum Energy Solutions, Inc. Announces Successful Completion of its Financial Restructuring

QEP Midstream Partners, LP Announces Third Quarter Financial And Operational Results Release Date And Conference Call

Kirby Corporation To Announce 2013 Third Quarter Results And Hold Its Conference Call On October 28, 2013

CONSOL Energy Issues Statement in Response to Speculation Regarding Corporate Developments

National Trench Safety Announces New Branch Manager for Anaheim Location

Ameren Corporation Directors Declare Quarterly Dividend

CyberOptics Third Quarter 2013 Conference Call Scheduled for October 24

Seychelle Reports Earnings Increased 21 Fold for Second Qtr ended 8-31-13 Vs Prior Year and is the 2nd Consecutive Qtr With Multiple Digit Gains Vs Prior Year

KMG Provides Preliminary Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2013 Financial Results and Reschedules Fiscal Fourth Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call

Charles River Associates (CRA) to Host Third-Quarter 2013 Financial Results Conference Call on October 24

ATI Restructures Engineered Products Segment and Comments on Third Quarter 2013

Enterprise Declares Distribution; 37th Consecutive Quarterly Distribution Increase

ScanSource to Announce First Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 Results on October 24, 2013

DineEquity, Inc. to Host Third Quarter 2013 Earnings Conference Call on October 29th

Evercore to Announce Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results and Host Conference Call on October 23, 2013

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. and Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. Announce Third Quarter 2013 Earnings Conference Call

WWE® to Report 2013 Third Quarter Results

Natus Medical to Hold 2013 Third Quarter Financial Results Conference Call on October 24th

Rentech, Inc. Schedules 2013 Third Quarter Conference Call

Perficient Acquires CoreMatrix

Northview Hotel Group and an Affiliate of Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. Acquire the Bethesda Marriott

FERC Approves Illinois Power Holdings Acquisition of Ameren Energy Resources

Limoneira Acquires 760 Acres of Agriculture Property

St. Jude Medical Announces Acquisition and CE Mark Approval of World's First Leadless Pacemaker

Acacia Subsidiary Acquires Over 20 US Patents and Applications Relating to Post Market Data Sales, Multiple Coordinated Viewing Devices, and Progression Deletion Technology

Arrowhead Closes Private Offering with Net Proceeds of $60 Million

Crestview Partners Completes Acquisition Of Stackpole International

UL Selected as Lead Lab by the Power Matters Alliance

LeoNovus Announces proposed Warrant Extension

Why Wal-Mart and Merck Led the Dow Down This Morning

Netflix in talks with U.S. cable companies: WSJ

Goodyear Announces New Senior Leadership Roles

Natural Resource Group LLC Establishes Roots in the Marcellus Region

Kinder Morgan Announces Third Quarter '13 Earnings Webcast

Magellan Midstream Extends Open Season for Potential Little Rock Pipeline to Nov. 4

EE3 LLC Completes Record Niobrara Horizontal Well in North Park Basin

Echelon Announces Next-Generation Multi-Application Control Node to Accelerate Utilities' Grid Modernization Efforts

Richfield Oil & Gas Provides Operations Update

ScottsMiracle-Gro Expands Controls Category with Purchase of Tomcat Consumer Business

FieldPoint Petroleum Reports Status Of Drilling Program In Lea County, New Mexico

Intralinks Announces Date of Earnings Release and Conference Call for its Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results

Art's Way Manufacturing Announces Third Quarter and Nine Months 2013 Financial Results

Affinia Group Names Steve Klueg Chief Financial Officer As Veteran CFO Tom Madden Announces Retirement

Earnings schedule for the week of 10/14/2013

Boeing's JAL Loss May Bring Work Back to US

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


AMRN SHAREHOLDER ALERT: The Law Firm of Wohl & Fruchter LLP Is Investigating Amarin Corporation plc.

FURNITURE BRANDS 96 HOUR DEADLINE ALERT: Approximately 96 Hours Remain; Former Louisiana Attorney General and Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Remind Investors of Deadline in Securities Class Action Lawsuit against Furniture Brands International Inc.

Law Offices of Todd M. Garber Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Lead Plaintiff Deadline In The Class Action Lawsuit Against L&L Energy, Inc.

Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP Announces Investigation of ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Glancy Binkow & Goldberg Announces Lead Plaintiff Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Against Furniture Brands International, Inc.

Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP Encourages Investors of Bankrate, Inc. With Losses of $750,000 or More to Contact the Firm

UPCOMING DEADLINE: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces Class Action Against Orthofix International N.V. and Its Board of Directors and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of October 14, 2013 -- OFIX

ALERT: The Rosen Law Firm Announces Filing of Securities Class Action Lawsuit On Behalf of Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. Investors - ARIA

Kirby McInerney LLP Investigates Potential Claims on Behalf of JCPenney Company, Inc. Investors

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Files Class Action Suit against Urban Outfitters, Inc.

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces Investigation Of Camco Financial Corporation Buyout

CAMCO FINANCIAL CORPORATION SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Investigates Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by Board of Camco Financial Corporation in Connection with Sale of Company to Huntington Bancshares

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces Investigation into Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by Board of Brazil Fast Food Corp. In Connection With a Going Private Transaction

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Law Office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC Announces Investigation of Home Federal Bancorp, Inc.

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Law Office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC Announces Investigation of Chemed Corporation

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Law Office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC Announces Investigation of PVR Partners LP

PVR Partners Shareholder Alert: Former SEC Attorney Willie Briscoe and Powers Taylor LLP Investigate Acquisition by Regency Energy

Camco Financial Shareholder Alert: Former SEC Attorney Willie Briscoe and Powers Taylor LLP Investigate Merger with Huntington Bancshares

Chevron goes to trial in New York over $18 billion Ecuador award

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