Thursday, January 31, 2013

American Political News for Thursday, January 31, 2013

White House, Congress, Senate, Government Agencies


5 Senators to watch in Chuck Hagel’s confirmation hearing

Hagel, McCain clash over Iraq surge

Panetta expected to testify on Libya after senator threatens to hold up nomination

Majority Says the Federal Government Threatens Their Personal Rights

Rubio will vote against Hagel

Hagel regrets words on Jewish lobby

Hagel reaffirms support for gay rights

Other News


Chafee unpopular; Rhode Island voters support gay marriage

Brown/Markey would start out as toss up

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

Stock futures flat as earnings roll in; data on tap

Early Glance: Silver companies

Early Glance: Gold companies

Early Glance: Coal companies

Midday Glance: Silver companies

Midday Glance: Gold companies

Midday Glance: Coal companies

Final Glance: Silver companies

Final Glance: Gold companies

Final Glance: Coal companies

US Economy


U.S. Payroll to Population Rate Drops in January

US consumer spending up slight 0.2 percent

Weekly US jobless aid applications rise to 368K

Personal income posts biggest gain in eight years

Jobless claims point to slow healing in labor market

US Fed continues stimulus to boost employment

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

Federal Reserve Board announces termination of enforcement actions against Oregon Community Bank & Trust, Security Financial Services Corporation, and Security Financial Bank

Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement

US: $1.565B CouponPurchase 2013-01-31 NYFed permanent open market operations

Dallas Fed Dec trimmed mean PCE price index +0.9 pct

Chicago PMI index 55.6 in January

Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs, Treasuries


Whitestone REIT Announces Fourth Quarter 2012 Earnings Release And Conference Call

Health Care REIT, Inc. Announces Date of Fourth Quarter 2012 Earnings Release, Conference Call, and Webcast

U.S. Treasury to sell $85 bln in bills

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

Market Outlook: Corn and beans up, but volatility continues

Milk Prices Poised to Climb?

Gold or Platinum—Which Will Get to $2,000 First?

Canada and US agree on meat and livestock trade when animal disease outbreaks

Brent crude oil edges up with economic sentiment

U.S. natgas futures slip 2.5 pct after EIA storage draw

Grain futures mostly fall, lifestock prices rise

US Dollar, Currency


Foreign Exchange Rates

XE Forex Rates at 2013-01-31 14:00 UTC

XE Forex Rates at 2013-01-31 15:00 UTC

XE Forex Rates at 2013-01-31 16:00 UTC

XE Forex Rates at 2013-01-31 17:00 UTC

XE Forex Rates at 2013-01-31 19:00 UTC

Credit/Stock/Company Rating


Fitch Downgrades Eight Classes of BSCMS 2007-PWR18

Fitch Downgrades 3 Classes of BSCMSI 2004-TOP 16

Fitch Rates Florida Atlantic University's Parking Rev Bonds 'A+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Revises Clarendon Alumina Production's Outlook to Negative; Affirms IDRs at 'B-'

Fitch Affirms St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's (Tennessee) Bonds at 'AAA'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Releases Report on St. Augustine, FL

Fitch Rates Roanoke, VA's GO's 'AA+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Downgrades Lomita, CA Water Rev Bonds to 'A'; Rating Watch Negative

Fitch Releases Report on Emerald Heights, WA

Fitch Downgrades 1 and Affirms 8 Classes of N-Star Real Estate CDO I, Ltd.

Fitch Downgrades 1 and Affirms 12 Classes of G-Force 2005-RR, LLC

Fitch Rates Lennar's Proposed Senior Notes Offering 'BB+'

Fitch Affirms Crest 2002-1, LTD./Corp

Fitch Affirms the Univ of Texas System Revenue Financing System Revs at 'AAA/F1+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Releases Report on Paradise Valley Unified School District No. 69, AZ

Fitch Withdraws Rtgs on Certain Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Auth (FL) Muni Bond Maturities

Fitch Upgrades Unified Govt of Wyandotte Co/Kansas City, KS Sub Lien Rev to 'BBB+'; Outlook Positive

Fitch Downgrades AMD's IDR to 'CCC' from 'B'

A.M. Best Removes From Under Review Ratings of Atlas Financial Holdings, Inc. and Its Subsidiaries

Fitch to Rate IMSCI Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2013-3; Presale Issued

Fitch Affirms Wachovia 2006-WHALE 7

Fitch: U.S. Nonbank Financial Retail Bond Volumes To Increase

Fitch Affirms South San Antonio ISD, TX's ULT Bonds at 'AA-' Underlying; Outlook Negative

Fitch Rates Oregon's $171MM GOs 'AA+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms Chase Education Loan Trust 2007-A Notes

Fitch Downgrades Various Distressed U.S. RMBS Bonds to 'Dsf'

Fitch Rates Wisconsin's $246MM Transportation Revs 'AA+'

Fitch Affirms Arkansas Electric Cooperative's Ratings at 'A+/F1'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Lowers IDRs of EFH & EFIH to 'RD'; Simultaneously Upgrades IDRs to 'CCC' on Debt Exchange

Fitch Rates Sequoia Mortgage Trust 2013-2

Fitch Releases Report on George School, PA

Fitch Rates First Data's Proposed Senior Unsecured Note Offering 'CCC+/RR6'

Fitch Affirms Nordstrom's IDR at 'A-'; Outlook Stable

A.M. Best Comments on the Ratings of Merced Mutual Insurance Company

Fitch: Private Lenders Unlikely to Fill U.S. Student Funding Gap

Fitch Rates D.R. Horton's Proposed $700MM Sr. Notes Offering 'BB'

Fitch Releases Report on Appalachian Christian Village, TN

US Companies/Industry


Dreamliner: Boeing defends 787 batteries

GM taps VW exec to run troubled Opel unit

Global growth boosts MasterCard 4Q net income

MasterCard beats estimates as card payments grow, shares rise

Pension charge pushes UPS 4Q results into the red

Viacom adjusted profit falls in 1Q, beats Street

Dow Chemical sees deterioration in China in 4Q

Facebook slumps as mobile ad growth fails to impress

Chesapeake's McClendon to get $11.7 million in cash compensation

Demandware Sets Date to Announce Fourth Quarter and Year End 2012 Financial Results

DataArt Announces 2012 Year-End Results; Reports Record Revenue and Global Expansion

CU Bancorp Announces Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012

LNB Bancorp, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

ExactTarget Announces Timing of Fourth Quarter And Full-Year 2012 Financial Results

Record Annual Earnings at Annapolis Bancorp in 2012

AmeriGas Partners Reports Significant Increase in First Quarter Earnings

U.S. Silica Announces Timing of Earnings Release and Investor Call

UGI First Quarter Earnings Increase 18%; Adjusted Earnings Increase 26%

Ultratech Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2012 Results

RTI Biologics Schedules 2012 Fourth Quarter, Year End Earnings and Conference Call for February 7, 2013

Charles River Associates (CRA) Announces Fourth-Quarter Fiscal 2012 Financial Results Conference Call

Applied Materials to Hold Q1 FY2013 Earnings Call on February 13, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. ET

Tenneco Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Financial Results

PACCAR Announces Fourth Quarter Revenues and Profits

Royal Gold Reports Results for Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2013

Blackstone Reports Record Full Year Revenue, Assets Under Management, and Public Company Earnings

Carpenter Technology Reports Second Quarter Results

First Internet Bancorp Reports Record Earnings in 2012

Ryder Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Results and Provides 2013 Forecast

UPS Achieves Record Earnings Per Share

Mead Johnson Reports Strong Fourth Quarter and Full Year Constant Dollar Sales Growth of 7 Percent; Delivers Non-GAAP EPS Growth of 10 Percent; Provides 2013 Guidance

Hillshire Brands Delivers Strong Second Quarter

Local Corporation to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results

True Religion to Report Fourth Quarter and Year End 2012 Results on February 6, 2013

Occidental Petroleum Announces 4th Quarter and 12 Months of 2012 Income

HARMAN Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2013 Results

hhgregg Announces Third Fiscal Quarter Operating Results

Bemis Company Reports 2012 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

Elizabeth Arden, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results

Colgate Announces 4th Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

Dow Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results

Xcel Energy 2012 Year End Earnings Report

SCBT Reports Record Operating Results for 4Q 2012 of $0.72 per share; Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

Penn National Gaming Reports Fourth Quarter Revenue of $743.8 Million and Adjusted EBITDA of $152.3 Million, Inclusive of $14.5 Million of Corporate Overhead

Hershey Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Results; Updates Outlook for 2013

Altria Reports 2012 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results; Delivers 2012 Full-Year Adjusted EPS Growth of 7.8%

Hardinge Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results Release and Conference Call

Liquidity Services, Inc. Announces First Quarter Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Results

Pitney Bowes Announces Fourth Quarter and Annual Results for 2012

AVEO Oncology Announces Timing for Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2012 Financial Results Conference Call

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. Reports Continued Positive Trends in Top and Bottom-Line Growth for Its Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter

SBT Bancorp, Inc. Reports Record Earnings

MEDNAX Earns $1.32 Per Share for 2012 Fourth Quarter

Thermo Fisher Scientific Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

Enterprise Reports Record Results for 2012

Regis Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

Time Warner Cable Reports 2012 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results

B/E Aerospace Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results; Fourth Quarter 2012 EPS Up 30%; Full Year 2012 EPS Up 26% Excluding Debt Prepayment Costs; Raises 2013 Guidance

First Northern Community Bancorp – Fourth Quarter Earnings Report

ConocoPhillips Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Results

SJW Corp. Announces Dividend Increase and Sets Date for 2012 Full-Year and Fourth Quarter Results Announcement

Vanguard Health Systems Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results

SL Green Realty Corp. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 FFO of $1.16 and $5.35 Per Share before Transaction Costs and EPS of $0.22 and $1.74 Per Share

Deltagen Reports 2012 Third Quarter Financial Results

Freedom Bank Reports Third Consecutive Year of Profitability in 2012

Brookline Bancorp Announces Fourth Quarter Net Income of $11.9 Million, EPS of $0.17

Triumph Group Reports Strong Third Quarter Fiscal 2013 Earnings; Raises Fiscal Year 2013 Guidance

Premier Service Bank Announces Earnings for the Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2012

Capstead Mortgage Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter 2012 Results

U.S. Global Investors Announces Earnings Webcast

EverBank Financial Corp Announces Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2012 Financial Results

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. Announces 2012 Operating Results, Dividend Increase and Initial 2013 Financial Outlook

Kilroy Realty Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter Financial Results

Community 1st Bank Reports Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2012

Regal Entertainment Group Announces Timing of Fiscal Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Community Bank of Bergen County, NJ Reports Fourth Quarter Earnings

SunGard to Announce Fourth Quarter and 2012 Results on February 7, 2013

Murphy Oil Announces Preliminary Quarterly and Annual Financial Results

Regency Centers Reports Fourth Quarter Results

West Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results and Provides 2013 Guidance

Titan International Inc. Announces Earnings Conference Call

State Auto Financial Announces Fourth Quarter and Year 2012 Earnings Conference Call

Smith Micro Software Schedules Teleconference to Discuss Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Financial Results

Ocean Shore Holding Co. Reports 4th Quarter 2012 and Year-End Results

Skyworks Exceeds Q1 FY13 Revenue and EPS Guidance

Tetra Tech Reports First Quarter Results

New Jersey Resources First-Quarter Earnings Teleconference to Be Broadcast Live on the Web

John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. Net Income for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2013 was $8.3 million

Cabot Corporation Reports First Quarter EPS of $0.31, Adjusted EPS of $0.66

ServiceNow Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012

Acxiom Announces Third Quarter Results

Virtusa Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2013 Consolidated Financial Results

Citrix Reports 2012 Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Financial Results

CACI Reports Results for its Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter and Revises Fiscal Year 2013 Guidance

Ameriprise Financial Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 Results

Cohu Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 Operating Results

Washington Trust Announces Record Earnings for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012

Griffon Corporation Announces First Quarter Results

Knight Transportation Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual 2012 Revenue and Earnings

Urologix to Host Its Fiscal Year 2013 Second Quarter Conference Call

SurModics Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results

Electronic Arts Reports Q3 FY13 Financial Results

Wright Medical Group, Inc. to Host Fourth Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Cal

Cardiovascular Systems Reports Fiscal 2013 Second-Quarter Financial Results

Porter Bancorp, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and 2012 Results

pSivida Corp. Announces Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results Release Date and Conference Call Information

Bay Commercial Bank Reports Operating 2012 Results

Ocean Bank Reports Full-Year Profit

Columbia Sportswear Company to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results on Thursday, February 7, 2013

SED International Holdings Announces Date of Earnings Release and Conference Call for Second Quarter 2013

Digiplex to Report Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Financial Results and Host Conference Call and Webcast on Thursday, February 14

Macquarie Infrastructure Company to Conduct Conference Call and Webcast Covering Fourth Quarter 2012 Financial Results on Thursday, February 21, 2013

Westfield Financial, Inc. Reports Results for the Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2012

TriMas Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Earnings Conference Call Date

Alexion Pharmaceuticals to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results on Thursday, February 14, 2013

RES Software Shatters Multiple Sales and Performance Benchmarks in 2012

ADDING and REPLACING FIS Advances Leadership Position in Mobile Financial Services through Acquisition of mFoundry

Focus Strengthens New York Presence with Addition of The Portfolio Strategy Group

Autodesk Completes Acquisition of Allpoint Systems Technology

Record Annual Earnings at Annapolis Bancorp in 2012

Allergan Commences Cash Tender Offer for All Outstanding Shares of MAP Pharmaceuticals

Santa Fe Gold Provides Update on Merger with International Goldfields Ltd and on Precious Metals Projects in New Mexico

Corporate Resource Services, Inc. Agrees to Acquire Summit Software

ITT Exelis completes acquisition of C4i Pty. Ltd.

Aggregate Knowledge Acquires Quantivo to Accelerate Platform Innovation

CreXus Investment Corp. Signs Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by Annaly Capital Management for $13.00 Per Share

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. Announces Agreement to Acquire CreXus Investment Corp.

Netformx Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire VARcompliance

ACI Worldwide to Strengthen Leadership in Online Banking and Payments with Acquisition of Online Resources

Backstage Acquires Sonicbids

Gibraltar Industries Announces Results and Settlement of Early Tender for 8% Senior Notes Due 2015

Vanguard Natural Resources Announces Pricing of Its Public Offering of 8,000,000 Common Units

BlackRock Municipal Target Term Trust Announces Issuance of Additional Remarketable Variable Rate Muni Term Preferred Shares in a Private Offering

Vanguard Natural Resources Announces Public Offering of Common Units

SurModics Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results

Griffon Corporation Announces First Quarter Results

Westfield Financial, Inc. Reports Results for the Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2012

Exclusive: Ocwen in lead to buy Ally mortgage servicing rights - sources

GM recalls 13,680 cars for possible bolt, airbag issues

General Motors names former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Michael Mullen to board

Whole Foods Market Expands Its Recall Of Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Because Of Possible Health Risk From Listeria

California Firm Recalls Veal Trimmings Due to Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination

AIR BAGS FROM General Motors LLC, TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION

SUSPENSION:REAR FROM General Motors LLC

VISIBILITY/WIPER FROM TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING FROM Navistar, Inc.

EXTERIOR LIGHTING FROM PREVOST CAR, INCORPORATED, Prevost Cars, Inc.

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


Aetna profit falls on costs and legal settlement

Vringo Subsidiary I/P Engine Files Lawsuit Against Microsoft Corporation

Play Beverages/CirTran Beverage/CirTran Corporation Win over Playboy Corporation in California District Court

The Shuman Law Firm Investigates Bazaarvoice, Inc.

Copano Energy LLC Board of Directors Under Investigation for Potential Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP

WeissLaw LLP Investigates Virginia Commerce Bancorp, Inc. Acquisition

WeissLaw LLP Investigates Copano Energy, L.L.C. Acquisition

Law Firm Kirby McInerney LLP Investigating Potential Claims on Behalf of BioClinica, Inc. Shareholders

WeissLaw LLP Investigates BioClinica, Inc. Acquisition

Aerohive Files Action to Invalidate Competitor Patent and For Declaration of Non-Infringement

NRF Says Merchants Unlikely to Surcharge for Credit Card Use

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Announces Investigation of BioClinica, Inc.

Women’s Health News: Alleged Complications of Mirena IUD and Mirena Lawsuits Summarized by Injury Attorney Wendy Fleishman

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Announces Investigation of Copano Energy LLC

Shareholder Rights Law Firm Johnson & Weaver, LLP Announces Investigation of Copano Energy’s Proposed Acquisition by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.

BioClinica, Inc. Board of Directors Under Investigation for Potential Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC Announces the Investigation of magicJack VocalTec, Ltd.

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Launches An Investigation Against The Toro Company (TTC) For Potential Breaches Of Fiduciary Duties By Its Board Of Directors

The Law Firm of Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces Investigation into Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by the Board of Copano Energy in Connection with the Sale of the Company to Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.

The Law Firm of Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces Investigation into Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by the Board of BioClinica, Inc. in Connection with the Sale of the Company to JLL Partners, Inc.

The Law Firm of Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Launches an Investigation into Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by the Board of Virginia Commerce Bancorp Inc. in Connection with the Sale of the Company to United Bankshares Inc.

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP is Seeking More Cash for the Shareholders of MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MAPP)

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Is Seeking More Cash For The Shareholders Of Telanetix, Inc. (TNIX)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

American Political News for Wednesday, January 30, 2013

President Barack Obama


Barack Obama: it's time to fix the US immigration system

Obama hosting Italian president Friday

White House, Congress, Senate, Government Agencies


Hillary Clinton Stands by Benghazi Testimony

Massachusetts Senate vacancy to be filled this morning

Patrick appoints former chief of staff interim senator; first time there will be two black senators

White House accuses Republicans of brinkmanship on spending cuts

Other News


Niger agrees to US drones on its territory

In the U.S., Blue States Outnumber Red States, 20 to 12

US-Indonesia Expand Defense Partnership

President Obama’s popularity surges to three-year high

U.S. May Build Base For Drones In Northwest Africa

Texans support assault weapons ban, mixed on Cornyn

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

Futures slide on meager growth figures

Early Glance: Coal companies

Early Glance: Silver companies

Early Glance: Gold companies

Midday Glance: Silver companies

Midday Glance: Coal companies

Midday Glance: Gold companies

US Economy


US economy shrinks a surprise 0.1% in fourth quarter

Private sector adds more jobs than expected in January

US Department of Labor's ERISA Advisory Council to hold 165th public meeting March 1

National Income and Product Accounts Gross Domestic Product, 4th quarter and annual 2012 (advance estimate)

Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs, Treasuries


Managed High Yield Plus Fund Inc. – Reports Earnings

Strategic Global Income Fund, Inc. – Reports Earnings

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust Announces 2013 Strategic Initiatives, Expected CEO Retirement at End of 2013 and 2013 Guidance

Prices slip ahead of Fed decision

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

USDA will keep new mid-day release time for crop-related reports

Oil rises as economic optimism overshadows weak US data

Brent, U.S. crude seesaw in volatile trade after EIA data

Grain futures mostly rise, lifestock prices mixed

US crude oil supplies grow by 5.9 million barrels

US Dollar, Currency


Foreign Exchange Rates

XE Forex Rates at 2013-01-30 14:00 UTC

XE Forex Rates at 2013-01-30 15:00 UTC

XE Forex Rates at 2013-01-30 16:00 UTC

XE Forex Rates at 2013-01-30 18:00 UTC

XE Forex Rates at 2013-01-30 19:00 UTC

Credit/Stock/Company Rating


Fitch Affirms Yuba City, CA Water Rev COPs at 'AA-'; Outlook Stable

Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Preliminary Ratings to RBS 2013-SMV Trust

Kroll Bond Rating Agency Preliminary Ratings to MSBAM 2013-C8

Fitch Expects to Rate Schahin Oil and Gas' USD685 MM Proposed Issuance 'BB-'

Fitch Downgrades Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare (IL) Revs to 'BBB'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Takes Various Actions on Morgan Stanley 2007-XLC1

Fitch Updates U.S. Private Student Loan ABS Criteria

Fitch Rates El Paso ISD, Texas' ULT Rfdg Bonds 'AAA' PSF; 'AA' Underlying; Outlook Stable

Fitch to Rate MSBAM 2013-C8 Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates; Presale Issued

Fitch Assigns Final Rtgs to Queens Center Mortgage Trust 2013-QC, Comm'l Mtg P-T Certs, Ser 2013-QC

Fitch Rates Beazer's Proposed $200MM Sr. Notes Offering 'CCC+/RR5'

Fitch Upgrades $1.8MM of Senior ABS Repack Trust 2002-1

Fitch Upgrades 1 & Affirms 4 Classes of E*Trade ABS CDO I

Fitch: Hess Sale Shows Pressure on Smaller, Integrated Models

Fitch Affirms Mohawk LSD (OH) ULTGOs at 'AA-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms Modesto City High School District, CA's GOs at 'AA-'; Outlook Revised to Stable

Fitch Affirms GS Mortgage Securities Trust, Series 2011-ALF

Fitch: Citrus County Local Governments Manage Tax Challenge

Fitch Affirms Modesto City School District, California's GOs at 'AA-'; Outlook Revised to Stable

Fitch Rates Kentucky ALCo's $153MM Funding Notes 'A+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms Health Care Service Corp's Debt at 'A'; Stable Outlook

Fitch Affirms Central Iowa Power Cooperative's Sr. Secured Rating at 'A'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms HealthEast Rev Bonds at 'BBB-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates Deaconess Health System Series 2013A Bonds 'A+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch: U.S. ABL Facilities Demonstrate Full Recovery in Bankruptcy

Fitch Places Life Technologies' Ratings on Evolving Watch

Fitch Affirms Hollywood, FL's CRA Bonds at 'A-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch to Rate GS Mortgage Securities Corp. Trust 2013-KYO P-T Ctfs; Presale Issued

Fitch: Index Fund, ETF Price Competition Rising for U.S. Banks

Fitch Affirms Terrebonne Parish, LA's Bonds at 'AA-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates the Eagle Tax-Exempt Trust Series 20130001 to 20130003

Fitch Affirms Islip, NY's GOs at 'AAA'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms TIAA's IFS at 'AAA'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Releases Report on William S. Hart Union High School District, CA

Fitch Takes Various Actions on SLM Student Loan Trust 2007-2, 2006-10 and 2007-3 Notes

Fitch Publishes Updated Sector Credit Factors Report for U.S. Health Insurers

US Companies/Industry


Ford shares tumble on Europe's woes

Boeing revenues hit record before Dreamliner grounding

Chrysler profit jumps on higher sales

US investigators ask Boeing for battery history

First Keystone Announces 2012 Earnings

The WhiteWave Foods Company Announces Upcoming Webcast of Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Earnings Conference Call

iRobot Schedules Fourth-Quarter and Full Year 2012 Earnings Call

Dendreon to Host Conference Call on February 25 to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results and Webcast Presentations at Upcoming Conferences

Health Net Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 GAAP Net Income of $5.1 Million, or $0.06 Per Diluted Share

Spartan Stores to Webcast Third Quarter Fiscal 2013 Earnings Conference Call

Phillips 66 Reports Fourth-Quarter Earnings of $708 Million or $1.11 Per Share

Piper Jaffray Companies Announces 2012 Fourth Quarter and Year-end Results

Unitil Reports Year-End Earnings

Suffolk Bancorp Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

New York Community Bancorp, Inc. Reports 4th Quarter 2012 Diluted Non-GAAP Cash EPS of $0.30 (1) and Diluted GAAP EPS of $0.28

BOK Financial Reports Record Earnings of $351 Million for 2012 Fourth Quarter Earnings Total $83 Million

Alnylam and Collaborators Publish Results from Phase I Clinical Trial and Extension Study with ALN-VSP, an RNAi Therapeutic for the Treatment of Liver Cancer

TCF Reports Quarterly Net Income of $23.6 Million, or 15 Cents Per Share

Avery Dennison Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Results

Silicon Labs Reports Record Revenue

Liberty Interactive Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call

Liberty Media Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call

Hess Reports Estimated Results for the Fourth Quarter of 2012

MWV Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Results

Booz Allen Hamilton Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results

CBRE Group, Inc. Announces Fourth-Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

Rockwell Automation Reports First Quarter 2013 Results

L-3 Announces Fourth Quarter 2012 Results

Multimedia Games’ First Quarter Revenue Increases 27% to $44.3 Million; EBITDA Rises 31% to $21.4 Million

World Acceptance Corporation Reports Third Quarter

MarketAxess Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 Revenues of $50.4 Million, Pre-Tax Income of $21.5 Million and Diluted EPS of $0.54, or $0.36 Excluding an $0.18 Favorable Income Tax Adjustment

Bank of Hawaii Corporation 2012 Financial Results

Evercore Partners Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

ADT Reports First Quarter 2013 Results

TrueBlue to Announce 2012 Fourth Quarter Results

MB Financial, Inc. Reports Loan Growth, Strong Fee Income, and Fourth Quarter Net Income of $24.0 Million

Pacific Alliance Bank Announces Period Ending December 31, 2012 Results

Boston Properties Announces Fourth Quarter 2012 Results

Buckeye’s Second Quarter FY 2013 Results

DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. Schedules 4th Quarter 2012 Investor Conference Call

GigOptix to Announce Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results on February 26, 2013

Silgan Announces 2012 Earnings with Record Adjusted Net Income and Free Cash Flow Per Share

American Tower Plans Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Mad Catz® to Report Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Results, Host Conference Call and Webcast on February 5

Rubicon Technology Will Report Fourth Quarter Results on February 20, 2013

Chatham Lodging Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings Call to be Held on Wednesday, February 20, 2013

NewBridge Bancorp Announces Net Income Increases 230% to $4.8 Million in the Fourth Quarter

IXYS Announces Results for the Third Fiscal Quarter Ended December 31, 2012

Campbell Soup Company Announces the Webcast of Its Second-Quarter 2013 Results

ESB Financial Corporation Announces Record Earnings for 2012

Novatel Wireless to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results on February 21, 2013

Ryland Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter of 2012

CSS Industries, Inc. Reports Results of Operations for the Three and Nine Months Ended December 31, 2012

Beazer Homes USA, Inc. Makes Presentation Slides Available Ahead of its Thursday, January 31, 2013 Earnings Call

Markel Announces Conference Call Date and Time

Aspen Technology Announces Financial Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2013

Furiex Pharmaceuticals Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Black Box Corporation Reports Third Quarter of Fiscal 2013 Results

StanCorp Financial Group, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Earnings

Keynote Reports First Fiscal Quarter 2013 Results

Dolby Laboratories Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2013 Financial Results

Freescale Semiconductor Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Results

Intevac Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results

Wesco Aircraft Holdings Reports Results for Fiscal First Quarter 2013

Vertex Reports Full-Year and Fourth Quarter 2012 Financial Results and Provides Updates on Key Development Programs

Plantronics Announces Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2013 Results

Radian to Webcast Fourth Quarter Conference Call on February 11, 2013

Key Tronic Corporation Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2013

Amazon.com Announces Fourth Quarter Sales up 22% to $21.27 Billion

RESCHEDULED: Teletouch 2013 Second Quarter Earnings Call; NOW: February 6, 2013 at 4:15 P.M. Eastern Time

National Research Corporation to Broadcast Its 2012 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Conference Call Live on the Internet

Community Bank Shares of Indiana, Inc. Reports 4th Quarter Net Income Available to Common Shareholders of $1.8 Million and Full Year Net Income Available to Common Shareholders of $6.9 Million, or $2.06 Per Diluted Common Share

California Bank of Commerce More Than Doubles Net Income in 2012

NCR Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Earnings Conference Call

IASIS Healthcare to Broadcast Its Fiscal First Quarter 2013 Conference Call Live on the Internet

Cornerstone Community Bank Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended December 31, 2012

City Holding Company Announces 2012 Earnings

Media Advisory: ExxonMobil Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Earnings Conference Call

Marchex to Report Fourth Quarter 2012 Results on February 27

KS Bancorp, Inc. (KSBI) Announces Fourth Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Sparton Corporation To Provide An Update On The Acquisition Of Onyx

United Bankshares to Acquire Virginia Commerce Bancorp

United Bankshares to Acquire Virginia Commerce Bancorp

JLL Partners to Acquire BioClinica and CoreLab Partners

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Acquires the Embassy Suites San Diego Bay – Downtown

UPS Announces Withdrawal of Offer for TNT Express

KMP to Acquire Copano for Approximately $5 Billion in Unit for Unit Transaction

ConAgra Foods, Inc. Announces Final Results of Tender Offers

MSCI Completes Acquisition of InvestorForce

MCG Capital Provides $23.7 Million in Financing to Oceans Healthcare as part of General Catalyst Partners’ Acquisition

Leucadia National Corporation and Jefferies Group, Inc. Announce Record Dates and Meeting Dates for Special Meetings of Shareholders to Vote on the Proposed Merger of the Companies

ConAgra Foods Completes Acquisition of Ralcorp

Leucadia National Corporation and Jefferies Group, Inc. Announce Record Dates and Meeting Dates for Special Meetings of Shareholders to Vote on the Proposed Merger of the Companies

Boston Area Logistics Firm RoadOne Becomes Leading Force in Intermodal Transportation

Energy Future Holdings Corp. Announces Final Results and Settlement of Exchange Offers

Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Announces Underwritten Sale of Common Stock

ConAgra Foods, Inc. Announces Final Results of Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations

Revlon Announces Launch of Cash Tender Offer for Outstanding 9¾% Senior Secured Notes due 2015

Air Lease Corporation Announces Pricing of Public Offering of $400.0 Million of 4.750% Senior Unsecured Notes due 2020

Atlas Commences Public Offering

United Rentals Announces Partial Redemption of Convertible Quarterly Income Preferred Securities and Convertible Subordinated Debentures

ARIAD Announces Completion of Public Offering

Southern California Edison Announces Redemption of Series B and Series C Preference Stock

Georgetown Bancorp, Inc. Announces Stock Repurchase Program and Initial Quarterly Cash Dividend

JPMorgan Bet Against Itself in 'Whale' Trade

Time Inc. 'restructuring' begins: 500 axed

EQUIPMENT FROM Ricon Corporation

WHEELS FROM Maxion Wheels/Hayes Lemmerz

TIRES FROM Continental Tire the Americas, LLC.

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FROM BMW of North America, LLC

EQUIPMENT FROM Prevost Cars, Inc.

Kazakhstan buys ConocoPhillips stake in offshore oil block

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


Judge rejects Apple's demand for higher Samsung damages

Copano Energy Shareholder Alert: Briscoe Law Firm and Powers Taylor, LLP Investigate Sale to Kinder Morgan

Virginia Commerce Bancorp Shareholder Alert: Briscoe Law Firm and Powers Taylor, LLP Investigate Sale to United Bankshares

Somerset Hills Shareholder Alert: Briscoe Law Firm and Powers Taylor, LLP Investigate Sale to Lakeland Bancorp

BioClinica Shareholder Alert: Briscoe Law Firm and Powers Taylor, LLP Investigate Sale to JLL Partners

Mercantile Court in Spain Rules in ZELTIQ® Aesthetics Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Clinipro

Court Sets Trial Date: Gigoptix Lawsuit Against M/A-COM Scheduled For Trial In August 2013

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Law Firm of Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces Investigation into Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by the Board of Pervasive Software Inc. in Connection with the Sale of the Company to Actian Corporation

The Law Firm of Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Notifies Investors of Claims of Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by the Board of Somerset Hills Bancorp in Connection with the Sale of the Company to Lakeland Bancorp, Inc.

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Is Seeking More Cash For The Shareholders Of Somerset Hills Bancorp (SOMH)

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Investigation of SandRidge Energy, Inc.

Court Denies Attempt to Pull Intuit’s TurboTax Ad

Law Firm Kirby McInerney LLP Investigating Potential Claims on Behalf of Pervasive Software Inc. Shareholders

The Law Firm of Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Notifies Investors of Claims of Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by the Board of Somerset Hills Bancorp in Connection with the Sale of the Company to Lakeland Bancorp, Inc.

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces Investigation Of Pervasive Software Inc. Buyout

Branham Law, LLP Launches Investigation Of Bazaarvoice, Inc. Following DOJ Suit

Branham Law, LLP Announces Investigation of Tellabs, Inc. for Alleged False and Misleading Statements

Rosen Law Firm Announces Investigation of Somerset Hills Bancorp in Connection with its Sale to Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. – SOMH

Pervasive Software Shareholder Alert: The Briscoe Law Firm and Powers Taylor, LLP Investigate Sale to Actian Corp.

Trial Date Set for Patent Infringement Suit Against Realauction

Law Office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC Announces Investigation of K-Swiss, Inc.

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Law Firm of Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces Investigation into Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by the Board of Pervasive Software Inc. in Connection with the Sale of the Company to Actian Corporation

Gold Bennett Cera & Sidener LLP Announces Notice of Hearing to Determine Approval of Proposed Settlement of Class Action

Maplewood Software of Spokane, Washington, Slapped With Temporary Restraining Order by Texas Court