Thursday, February 28, 2013

American Political News for Thursday, February 28, 2013

President Barack Obama


Obama nears deadline on gay marriage decision

Obama: Budget cuts would cause 'tumble downward'

White House, Congress, Senate, Government Agencies


Senate Dems' bill light on deficit cuts in 2013

Eric Holder: Gay Marriage Is the Next Civil Rights Issue

U.S. Senate approves Lew as Treasury chief

Arkansas House overrides veto of late-term abortion ban

Congress to consider bill to stop abusive patent lawsuits

Other News


U.S. to give Syrian rebels medical, food aid, not arms

Homicide suspected in Miss. candidate's death

GOP Rep. Latham to pass on Iowa Senate bid

Majority in U.S. Says Sequestration Will Harm the Economy

By 45% to 37%, Americans Want to Avert Sequestration

Wisconsin Miscellany

Kansas Miscellany

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

Early Glance: Silver companies

Early Glance: Coal companies

Early Glance: Gold companies

Midday Glance: Coal companies

Midday Glance: Silver companies

Midday Glance: Gold companies

Final Glance: Silver companies

Final Glance: Gold companies

Final Glance: Coal companies

US Economy


U.S. GDP revision shows economy didn't contract after all

US: $1.445B CouponPurchase 2013-02-28 NYFed permanent open market operations

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

Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs, Treasuries


PIMCO High Income Fund Reports Results for the Fiscal Quarter and Nine Months Ended December 31, 2012

CommonWealth REIT Prices Offering of 30,000,000 Common Shares

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

Ahead of the Bell: Natural gas supplies

Gold Prices Seem Unlikely to Hold Lows

Grain futures mostly rise, livestock prices up

US natural gas supplies fell last week

World Grain Harvest Seen Rising 7.2% on Corn, Wheat Crops

US Dollar, Currency


Foreign Exchange Rates

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Credit/Stock/Company Rating


A.M. Best Downgrades Ratings of Workmen’s Auto Insurance Company

Fitch Affirms LBUBS 2007-C7

Fitch Assigns Final Ratings to KVK CLO 2013-1 Ltd.

Fitch Rates Manufacturers Life Insurance Subordinated Debt 'A-'

Fitch Affirms Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold's IDR at 'BBB'; Ratings Removed from Negative Watch

Fitch Affirms Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation 2005-1 Notes

Fitch Affirms EdSouth Indenture No. 2, LLC, Series 2012-1 Senior Note

Fitch Releases Report on Salt Lake City, UT

Fitch Withdraws Ratings on NC Capital Facilities Finance Agency (Elon Univ) Ser 2006 Bonds

Fitch Affirms Chickasaw Health System (OK) Revenue Bonds at 'BBB-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms Cherokee Nation (OK) Healthcare Bonds at 'BBB-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Downgrades 7 Classes of BACM 2004-1

Fitch Withdraws Ratings on Athens-Clarke County Dev Auth, GA Ser 2003, 2005, & 2005B Bonds

Fitch Upgrades 6 & Affirms 9 Classes of 3 Ally Auto Receivables Trusts

Fitch Rates Nevada's $200MM GO Bonds 'AA+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Downgrades Marshall Medical Center (CA) Revs to 'BB+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms Winter Park, FL's Water & Sewer System Revs at 'AA-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates Salt Lake City, Utah GOs 'AAA'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates Fulton County, GA Water and Sewer Revs 'AA-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms CMS Energy and Consumers Energy; CMS Energy Outlook Revised to Positive

Fitch Affirms Monongalia Health System's (Morgantown, WV) Revs at 'A-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms R.E. Repack Trust 2002-1

Fitch: State-Level Online Gaming Momentum Continues

Fitch Affirms LNR CDO 2002-1 Ltd./Corp.

Fitch Affirms Tuality Healthcare (OR) Revenue Bonds at 'BBB'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates CECONY's $700MM Sr. Unsecured Debentures 'A-'

Fitch Releases Report on University of Maryland Medical System, MD

US Companies/Industry


NYSE Euronext Announces Date for First Quarter 2013 Earnings Release and Conference Call

MGE Energy Issues Fourth-Quarter Financial Update

The Coca-Cola Company Announces Timing of Earnings Release and Investor Conference Call

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Reports Fourth Consecutive Year of Strong Results and Increase in Financial Strength

UFP Technologies Announces Record 2012 Results

XO Group Inc. Reschedules Fourth Quarter 2012 Conference Call for March 7th at 8:30 A.M. Eastern

Xerium Technologies Schedules Fourth Quarter 2012 Conference Call

ViryaNet Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2012 Results

Acme United Corporation Reports 23% Sales Increase and 56% Increase in Earnings Per Share for the Fourth Quarter

American Vanguard Reports Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2012 Results

CPI Aerostructures to Report 2012 Fourth Quarter Financial Results and Conduct Conference Call on Tuesday, March 12th

WWE® Reports 2012 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

WWE® Announces Business Plan and Potential Path to Significant Earnings Growth

Granite Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2012 Results

Orbit International Corp. to Report 2012 Fourth Quarter Results and Conduct Conference Call on Thursday, March 7th

Berry Petroleum Reports 2012 Results

Trans World Corporation Schedules 2012 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results and Conference Call for Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Hudson Technologies Reports Record Revenues and Profitability for 2012

Schnitzer Provides Market Outlook for Second Quarter of Fiscal 2013

Ambac Financial Group, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2012 Results

ModusLink Global Solutions to Report Fiscal Year 2013 Second Quarter Financial Results

BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P. Reports Fourth Quarter and Record Full Year Production and EBITDA Results; Provides Full Year 2013 Guidance

Global Partners LP to Host Fourth-Quarter and Year-End 2012 Financial Results Conference Call on March 14

Barnes & Noble Reports Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Financial Results

Cablevision Systems Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

Materion Corporation Reports on Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Results

Mediacom Broadband LLC and Mediacom LLC Report Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012

Lifetime Brands to Report Fourth Quarter 2012 Financial Results on Thursday, March 14, 2013

Cytori to Webcast Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results on March 7

American States Announces Earnings for the Fourth Quarter and the Year 2012

Cowen Group, Inc. Announces 2012 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results

Quiksilver to Report Fiscal 2013 First Quarter Financial Results on March 7

LIN TV Corp. Announces Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

WPX Energy Reports 2012 Results

Kohl's Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter Financial Results

Natus Medical Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

Lumos Networks Corp. Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year of 2012

CIRCOR Reports Fourth-Quarter and Year-End 2012 Financial Results

Magellan Health Services Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results

Newcastle Announces Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2012 Results

NTELOS Holdings Corp. Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2012 Operating Results

Iron Mountain Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Financial Results

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

Nash Finch Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2012 Results

T-Mobile USA Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 Operating Results

T-Mobile USA Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 Financial Results

EpiCept Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Operating and Financial Results

Maui Land & Pineapple Reports 2012 Net Loss of $4.6 Million

Employers Holdings, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Earnings and Declares First Quarter 2013 Dividend

Republic Airways Holdings Reports Quarterly and Full Year 2012 Net Income

Saehan Bancorp Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results

Copart Reports Second Quarter Financial Results

Cal Dive Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End 2012 Results

Masonite International Corporation Reports 2012 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

Impac Mortgage Holdings, Inc. Announces a 173% Increase in Originations to $2.4 Billion in 2012 from $885 Million in 2011

Craft Brew Alliance Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Earnings Conference Call

Pall Corporation Reports Second Quarter Results

VSE Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Year End 2012

AFC Enterprises Reports Fiscal 2012 Results; Provides Fiscal 2013 Guidance

Excel Trust Announces Fourth Quarter and Year Ended 2012 Results, Increases Dividend

Western Gas Announces Marcellus Acquisitions and Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Results Provides Outlook for 2013

RLJ Lodging Trust Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. Reports 2012 Fully Diluted Earnings of $3.60 Per Share and Declares Dividend of 40.4¢ Per Share

HFF Conference Call to Discuss Year End 2012 Financial Results Scheduled for Wednesday, March 6th

United Insurance Holdings Corp. Reports Financial Results for Its Fourth Quarter and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2012

Anika Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results

GT Advanced Technologies Inc. Announces Results for Quarter and Year Ending December 31, 2012

CB&I Reports 2012 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results

Marchex Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results

MCG Capital Schedules Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2012 Earnings Investor Call for March 5, 2013

ATSG Reports Results for Fourth Quarter 2012

Career Education Corporation Reports Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012

Globus Medical Reports Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2012 Results

ICF International Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

Deltic Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter and Year of 2012 Results

WebMediaBrands Inc. Reports Financial Results For Its Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2012

Universal Display Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results

Indiana Business Bancorp Reports Results of Operations for the Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2012

Jones Soda Announces Fiscal 2012 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Earnings Conference Call

Babcock & Wilcox Announces Fourth Quarter 2012 Results

Insignia Systems, Inc. Announces a Profitable Fourth Quarter

Interval Leisure Group Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

American Software Reports Preliminary Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2013 Results

Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Operating Results

Shoe Carnival to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results on April 1, 2013

Groupon Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 Results

Culp Announces Results for Third Quarter Fiscal 2013

MBIA Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results

Codexis Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

Regional Management Corp. Announces Fourth Quarter 2012 Results

MTR Gaming Group to Report Fourth Quarter 2012 Results on Thursday, March 7, 2013

MarkWest Energy Partners Reports Record Distributable Cash Flow and Full-Year Distribution Growth of 12.6 Percent

Liberty Interactive Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End 2012 Financial Results

Liberty Media Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End 2012 Financial Results

Whiting Petroleum Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Financial and Operating Results

DXP Enterprises Announces 2012 Fourth Quarter and Year End Results

Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd. to Announce 2012 Fourth Quarter and Year End Results on March 5, 2013

Ballantyne Strong to Report Q4 2012 Results March 11 and Host Conference Call/Webcast at 10:00 AM ET

Winmark Corporation Announces Year End Results

AxoGen, Inc. Announces Release Date of 2012 Fourth Quarter & Year End Results and Conference Call

Variant Acquires 3,709 Unit Babcock & Brown Portfolio Through Receivership Sale

Thomas Kesoglou of McCarter & English Appointed Chairman of the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors Summer Conference

HARMAN Completes Acquisition of Entertainment Lighting Company Martin Professional

State of the Art: AKHAN Tech Announces Acquisition of Key Argonne Nat’l Lab IP and Publication of Miraj Diamond™ Data

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. Announces Proposed Private Placement of Senior Notes

WCG Acquires Partners for Medical Education, Inc. to Deepen Patient Advocacy and Education Offering for Healthcare Clients

API Heat Transfer Restructures Business Units After ThermaSys Merger

Energy Transfer Affiliate to Contribute Southern Union Gas Services to Regency Energy Partners for $1.5 Billion

Regency Energy Partners to Acquire Southern Union Gathering Company, LLC for $1.5 Billion

Morgan Stanley Announces Sale of EMEA-Based Global Stock Plan Services Business

AvalonBay Completes Archstone Acquisition

Equity Residential Announces Closing of $9 Billion Archstone Acquisition

Dex One to Appeal Delisting Notice From NYSE

finalsite Acquires Silverpoint

Radian Announces Underwriters’ Exercise of Options to Purchase Additional Securities for Concurrent Offerings of Common Stock and Convertible Senior Notes

Praxair Prices $500 Million of 1.20% Notes Due 2018

NanoViricides Announces Retirement of Its Series C Convertible Preferred Stock Held by Seaside 88, LP - Company Reports Having More Than Two Years of Cash on Hand

Equinix Announces Proposed $1 Billion Public Offering of Senior Notes

Nordstrom Board of Directors Authorizes $800 Million Share Repurchase Program and Increases Its Regular Quarterly Dividend

LaSalle Hotel Properties Announces Public Offering of 6.375% Series I Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares

TriMas Corporation Announces Sale of 1,500,000 Shares of Common Stock by Stockholder

Limoneira Announces Closing of Over-Allotment Option

Boeing reports 787 battery fix to Japanese regulators

Boeing touts fighter jet to rival F-35 — at half the price

New Jersey Firm Recalls Chicken Sausage Product That May Contain Foreign Materials

Zachary Confections, Inc. Announces Recall of Zachary Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs due to Possible Contamination and Possible Health Risk

United Pet Group Inc., Voluntarily Withdraws "Ultra Blend Gourmet Food for Parakeets," "ēCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Parakeets," "ēCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Canaries and Finches," and "ēCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Cockatiels" Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Files Class Action Suit Against Affymax, Inc.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Announces Investigation Of Affymax, Inc.

Tessera and AMD Settle Pending Litigation

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Investigation On Behalf of Shareholders of Avid Technology, Inc.

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces Investigation into Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by the Board of Atlantic Coast Financial in Connection with the Sale of the Company to Bond Street Holdings, Inc.

Holzer Holzer & Fistel, LLC Announces Investigation into Accretive Health, Inc.

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces Investigation Of Artio Global Investors Inc. Buyout

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces Investigation Of Berry Petroleum Company Buyout

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Launches An Investigation Against SYNNEX Corporation (SNX) For Potential Breaches Of Fiduciary Duties By Its Board Of Directors

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Launches An Investigation Against API Technologies Corp. (ATNY) For Potential Breaches Of Fiduciary Duties By Its Board Of Directors

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

American Political News for Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Vice President Joe Biden


Biden says Chicago vote a sign that voters want action on guns

White House, Congress, Senate, Government Agencies


Kerry says time is now for Syria's Assad to quit

Kerry, in France, looks at next steps on Syria

AP sources: US weighs direct aid to Syrian rebels

Kerry, Russian counterpart Lavrov talk about Syria

Kerry Says African Solution Needed for Mali

Senate approves Hagel as new secretary of defense

Chuck Hagel Sworn in as Defense Secretary

Chuck Hagel criticised for India-Afghanistan remarks

Other News


Voting Rights Law Gets Supreme Court Challenge

Republicans Put More Emphasis on U.S. Being No. 1 Militarily

In U.S., Majority Still Names China as Top Economic Power

Pentagon F-35 program chief lashes Lockheed, Pratt

New Jersey legalizes online gambling

Brownback numbers in the dumps

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

Stocks up on Wall Street; led by retailers

Wall Street rises on Bernanke, Italian bond auction

Indexes rise on retail gains, home sale surge

Early Glance: Silver companies

Early Glance: Gold companies

Early Glance: Coal companies

Midday Glance: Coal companies

Midday Glance: Silver companies

Midday Glance: Gold companies

Final Glance: Silver companies

Final Glance: Gold companies

Final Glance: Coal companies

US Economy


US durable goods orders fall in January

Florida consumer confidence down slightly in Feb.

US: $5.016B CouponPurchase 2013-02-27 NYFed permanent open market operations

Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs, Treasuries


PCM Fund, Inc. Reports Results for the Fiscal Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2012

PIMCO Municipal Income Fund III Reports Results for the Fiscal Quarter Ended December 31, 2012

PZC and PYN Report Results for the Fiscal Quarter Ended December 31, 2012

Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund Announces a New Share Repurchase Plan

Macquarie Global Infrastructure Total Return Fund Inc. Announces 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

Soybeans Lead Winter Market Rallies

Grain futures mostly rise, pork prices fall

US Dollar, Currency


Foreign Exchange Rates

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Real Estate Market


US pending home sales rise to highest since 2010

Credit/Stock/Company Rating


Fitch: TDS's Purchase of Baja Broadband Neutral to Credit Profile

Fitch Releases New Issue Report on WFRBS 2013-C11

Fitch Rates Hinsdale Village, IL's ULTGOs 'AAA'; Outlook Stable

A.M. Best Revises Outlook of Life Insurance Company of Alabama

Fitch Rates Meritage's Proposed $150MM Sr. Unsecured Notes Offering 'BB-/RR3'

Fitch Downgrades 2 Classes of First Union National Bank Commercial Mortgage Trust 2001-C3

Fitch Affirms 3 Classes of AEP Texas Central Transition Funding III, LLC

Fitch Affirms Port of San Francisco, CA's Revs at 'A', Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms Duke Realty Corp.'s IDR at BBB-; Outlook Stable

Fitch Amends Servicer Report on Hudson Americas LLC

Fitch Upgrades JetBlue's IDR to 'B'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms Florida's GO Bonds at 'AAA'

Fitch Withdraws Ratings of Roanoke, VA Series 2013C GO Public Improvement Rfdg Bonds

Fitch: Easing US Auto Loan Terms May Signal Return to Normalcy

Fitch Releases Report on Port of Seattle, WA

Fitch Releases Report on Lewisville Independent School District, TX

Fitch Downgrades Avon's IDRs to 'BB+/B'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms San Rafael Redevelopment Agency, CA's TABs at 'AA-'; Removes Negative Watch

Fitch Affirms Coppell ISD, Texas' ULT 'AA+' Underlying; Outlook Stable

Fitch Assigns Final Ratings to LCM XIII Limited Partnership

Fitch Publishes New Issue Report on Extended Stay America Trust 2013-ESH Commercial Mtge P-T Certs

Fitch Withdraws Certain Cook County (IL) Bond Maturities

Fitch Rates Chase Issuance Trust, Class A (2013-2); Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates Lewisville ISD, Texas' Ser 2013D ULTs 'AAA'/TX PSF; 'AA+' Underlying; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms Brookfield Asset Management's IDR at 'BBB'; Outlook Stable

Fitch: No Respite for RadioShack following 4Q12 Report

Fitch Rates Glendale Water and Power, CA's Electric Rev Rfdg Bonds 'A+'; Outlook Revised to Negative

A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services, Inc. and Its Subsidiaries

Fitch Releases Report on Wilmington, DE

Fitch Affirms Southwestern Energy Company's Ratings at 'BBB-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Releases Updated Report on 'U.S. Municipal Structured Finance Criteria'

Fitch Withdraws Ratings on Arizona Sports & Tourism Authority (AZ) Tax Revenue Bond Series 2003A

US Companies/Industry


SFX Agrees to Acquire Beatport

Rackspace Acquires ObjectRocket to Help Customers Scale MongoDB in the Cloud

Stanley Black & Decker Completes Previously Announced Acquisition Of Infastech

CCG Announces Staged Acquisition of Copper Beech Townhome Communities; Initial Investment of $262 Million in Entity with a Total Enterprise Value of $970 Million

K-Swiss Reports Fourth Quarter Results

WashingtonFirst Bankshares Inc. Announces Earnings for the Fourth Quarter 2012

Accelrys Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

American Eagle Outfitters Invites You to Listen to Its Fourth Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call

Global Cash Access Sets Date for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Earnings Conference Call

The TJX Companies, Inc. Reports 28% Adjusted EPS Growth on $25.9 Billion in Sales in Fiscal 2013; Announces New $1.5 Billion Stock Repurchase Program; Plans 26% Increase in Dividend

Staples, Inc. To Broadcast Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2012 Earnings Conference Call Via Live Webcast

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. News Release

StarTek, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

MicroVision Announces 2012 Results and 2013 Objectives

DineEquity, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2012 Results

Ares Capital Corporation Declares First Quarter 2013 Dividend of $0.38 Per Share and Announces December 31, 2012 Financial Results

Dollar Tree, Inc. Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012

Target Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2012 Earnings

Christopher & Banks Corporation Announces Reporting Date for Fiscal 2012 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

FAB Universal Announces Strong Podcast Network Growth

ITT Reports Strong 2012 Results, Solid 2013 Guidance

Broadwind Energy Announces Q4 and Full-Year 2012 Results

NRG Energy, Inc. Reports Full-Year and Fourth Quarter Results; Increases Merger Synergies; Increases Dividend and Announces Share Buyback Program

Fortress Reports Fourth Quarter & Year End 2012 Results

Cincinnati Bell Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

Carter's, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2012 Results

Daegis to Announce Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Results on March 7, 2013

Joy Global Inc. Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2013 Operating Results

AES Reports 22% Increase in Adjusted Earnings Per Share to $1.24 for Full Year 2012; Announces 2013 Adjusted Earnings Per Share Guidance of $1.24 to $1.32

The Middleby Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

WashingtonFirst Bankshares Inc. Announces Earnings for the Fourth Quarter 2012

Papa John’s Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

Kingstone Companies Announces Filing of Form 10-Q/A

Range Reports Outstanding 2012 Results

TeleTech Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results

Vornado Announces Fourth Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Accretive Health Postpones Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Earnings Release

Impac Mortgage Holdings, Inc. Announces Upcoming Release of 2012 Results and Conference Call

IFMI Sets Release Date for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. to Report 2012 Results and File Annual Report on Form 10-K on Wednesday, February 27

Ferro Schedules Conference Call for 2012 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results

Summit Hotel Properties Reports 2012 Results

Intersections Inc. Announces Year End Earnings and Business Update Conference Call on March 18, 2013 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time

CCG Reports 2012 FFOA at Top of Guidance Range at $0.75/Dil. Share

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

Kadant Reports 2012 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results

Liquidmetal Technologies Reports Fiscal Year 2012 Results

HealthStream Announces Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2012 Results

Vector Group Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results

American Water Reports 2012 Year-End and Fourth Quarter Results

Exactech 2012 Revenue Up 9% to $224.3M, Net Income Up 44% to $12.7M, EPS $0.96

GigOptix Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2012 Financial Results

Ascent Capital Group Announces Financial Results for the Three and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2012

Accelrys Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

EPR Properties Reports Fourth Quarter and 2012 Year-End Results

Rimage Reports 56% Sequential Increase in Qumu Fourth Quarter 2012 Revenues

First Solar, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Financial Results

Guidewire Software Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Financial Results

Edison International Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

CapLease Announces Pricing of $20 Million of Series C Preferred Stock

Nordson Corporation Activates Previously Authorized Share Repurchase Program

The TJX Companies, Inc. Reports 28% Adjusted EPS Growth on $25.9 Billion in Sales in Fiscal 2013; Announces New $1.5 Billion Stock Repurchase Program; Plans 26% Increase in Dividend

Campus Crest Communities, Inc. Announces Public Offering of Common Stock

Radian Increases Size and Announces Pricing of Concurrent Offerings of Common Stock and Convertible Senior Notes

Exclusive: Flowers Foods set to buy Wonder bread - source

Miller to end licensing deal with Molson Coors Canada

Budweiser sued for watering down beer

Lion Pavilion Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Grassplot Ginger Slices

Domega NY International Co., Ltd Issues an Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Green Day Brand White Melon Seeds

VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY FROM Hyundai Motor Company

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSE, ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING FROM LOTUS CARS LTD

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


Mediacom Communications Issues Statement Regarding Cablevision’s Federal Antitrust Lawsuit Against Viacom

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Investigation on Behalf of Shareholders of Accretive Health, Inc.

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Investigation of Assisted Living Concepts Inc.

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 A Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Poseidon Concepts Corp.

Finkelstein Thompson LLP Announces Investigation Of Avid Technology, Inc.

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

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Investigation on Behalf of Investors of Poseidon Concepts Corp.

Newman Ferrara LLP Announces Investigation of Avid Technology, Inc.

US Labor Department recovers more than $43 million for Madoff victims

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

American Political News for Tuesday, February 26, 2013

President Barack Obama


Obama to meet leading Republicans McCain, Graham on Tuesday

Obama: Flexibility won't help with spending cuts

White House, Congress, Senate, Government Agencies


White House will soon revive cybersecurity legislation push

Kerry defends liberties, says Americans have "right to be stupid"

Obama plans to "listen," not present Mideast peace plan: Kerry

Wisconsin budget panel approves mining bill

Pain From Sequester Could Make Voters Angry At Both Parties

Boehner Hopes Senate 'Gets Off Their Ass'

Bernanke on Sequester Cuts: Too Much, Too Soon

Military leaders say Congress must stop sequester

Some Republicans Come Out in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

Other News


Voters head to polls in ex-Rep. Jackson's district

Russia wants U.S. to help foster dialogue in Syria

Chicago votes in House race dominated by gun control issue

Democrats Enjoy 2-1 Advantage Over GOP Among Hispanics

GOP Seen as Principled, But Out of Touch and Too Extreme

Most Say Spending Cuts Would Have Major Impact on Economy, Military

Walker leads all but Feingold

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


CBOE Most Actives & Gainers/Losers - Equity Options

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CBOE Most Actives & Gainers/Losers

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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 up as Bernanke defends policy, warns on cuts

Home Depot leads Dow average higher

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US Economy


U.S. Economic Confidence Wobbly as Sequester Approaches

Bernanke says Fed stimulus benefits clear, budget cuts a risk

Bernanke signals continued support for low rates

Bernanke signals continued support for low rates

Bernanke defends stimulus; confidence, housing up

Minutes of the Board's discount rates meetings from January 14 and January 28, 2013

Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress

US: $1.445B CouponPurchase 2013-02-26 NYFed permanent open market operations

Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs, Treasuries


Health Care REIT, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End 2012 Results

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

Grain futures, livestock prices mixed

W.Va. coal exports up 40 percent over last year

US Dollar, Currency


Foreign Exchange Rates

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Real Estate Market


New home sales jump to 4-1/2-year high in January

Credit/Stock/Company Rating


Fitch Withdraws Ratings on Certain Municipal Bond Maturities

Fitch Maintains Chico Redevelopment Agency, CA's TABs on Rating Watch Negative

Fitch Affirms Kayne Anderson Funds' Notes at 'AAA' & MRPS at 'AA'

Fitch Publishes Criteria on Rating U.S. Mortgage REITs and Similar Finance Companies

Fitch Publishes Criteria for Rating U.S. Equity REITs and REOCs

Fitch Rates PepsiCo's $2.5B Sr. Note Issuance 'A'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Expects to Rate UnitedHealth Group's Planned Senior Notes Offering 'A-'

Fitch to Rate WFRBS 2013-C12 Commercial Mortgage Trust Pass-Through Certificates; Presale Issued

Fitch Rates Dare County, NC's LOBs 'AA-'; Stable Outlook

Fitch Rates $1 Billion State of Maryland GOs 'AAA' Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms 2 Classes of Tobacco-Related Litigation Settlement Bonds

Fitch Releases Report on Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, MA

Fitch Releases Report on Plano, TX

Fitch Rates Spectra Energy Capital LLC's Proposed Offering 'BBB'

Fitch Rates Hawaii Housing Fin & Devel Corp.'s 2013 Series A Bonds 'AAA'; Outlook Negative

Fitch Downgrades St. George, UT Water Revs to 'A+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Downgrades Utah Water Finance Agency, UT Revs to 'AA-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates Motorola Solutions' Senior Notes 'BBB'

Fitch Affirms SLC Private Student Loan Trusts, Series 2006-A; Series 2009-A Placed on Watch Negative

Fitch Rates Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska's 2013A&B Power Revs 'A'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Takes Various Rating Actions on Enhanced Municipal Bonds and TOBs

Fitch Affirms Hannibal Regional Hospital (Missouri) at 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms Inter-American Investment Corporation at 'AAA'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms Azle, TX GOLT Bonds at 'AA-'; Outlook Stable

Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Preliminary Ratings to WFRBS 2013-C12

Fitch to Confirm 'F1+' Rating on San Jose Fin Auth Lease Rev CP Notes, Tax-Exempt & Taxable Series

Fitch Affirms Genesis Solar LLC's $852MM Total Trust Certificate and Bank Facilities Ratings

Fitch Affirms Canton, MI's GOs at 'AAA'; Outlook Negative

Fitch: PEPCO Holdings Tax Payment Manageable

Fitch Takes Various Rating Actions on SLM Private Credit Student Loan Trusts

Fitch Affirms Illinois Institute of Technology Rev Bonds at 'BB-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates TRW's Proposed Notes 'BBB-'

Fitch to Rate Cabela's Credit Card Master Note Trust 2013-I; Presale Issued

Fitch Affirms Fort Bragg USD, CA's GO Bonds at 'AA-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms Flagler County School Board COPs at 'A+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch: U.S. Auto Asset Sector Credit Metrics Beginning to Normalize After Historic Levels

US Companies/Industry


GM says did not request 2013 pay bump for CEO Akerson

Baker to Release 2012 Financial Results; Will Hold Earnings Call and Webcast

IMS Health to Issue Full-Year 2012 Financial Results on March 4, Conference Call for Note Holders Scheduled for March 8

Apriso Completes Seventh Consecutive Year of Growth

Copart, Inc. to Webcast Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results

Alexander’s Announces Fourth Quarter FFO of $4.84 Per Share

IDT Corporation to Report Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results

Expeditors Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 EPS of $.40 Per Share

Vector Group to Host Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Conference Call

PhotoMedex to Hold Fourth Quarter 2012 Conference Call on March 13th

Neiman Marcus, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Earnings

Charles & Colvard Reports Fourth Quarter Sales Increase 13% as Full Year Sales Increase 40% over Prior-Year

Ecolab Delivers Strong Fourth Quarter

Target Corporation to Webcast 4th Quarter Earnings Conference Call

Trimas Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

Saks Incorporated Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Ended February 2, 2013

Macy’s, Inc. Reports Its Fourth Consecutive Year of Double-Digit Growth in Earnings Per Share

PURE Bioscience Reports 2013 Second Fiscal Quarter Financial Results

Full House Resorts to Announce Fourth Quarter Results on Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Tenet Reports Fourth Quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $336 Million, an Increase of 16.7%

EMCOR Group, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

HollyFrontier Corporation Reports Quarterly Net Income

GrafTech Reports Fourth Quarter and Year Ended 2012 Results

Steve Madden Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

Amedisys Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call Date

CTPartners Executive Search Inc. Comments on Expected Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. Announces Financial Guidance and Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2012 Results

Cobalt International Energy, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2012 Results and Provides Operational Update on its Gulf of Mexico and West Africa Drilling Operations

Cracker Barrel Reports Results for Second Quarter Fiscal 2013

Exterran Partners Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Results

American Tower Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results

Akorn Reports 2012 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Financial Results

Exterran Holdings Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Results

IHS Reaffirms 2013 Financial Guidance; Will Release First Quarter 2013 Earnings on March 21, 2013

UNS Energy Reports 2012 Earnings, Declares Dividend

ImmunoCellular Therapeutics to Report Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 on March 5, 2013

Tri-Valley Bank Announces Fourth Quarter 2012 Earnings

Tower Group Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

Aegion Reports Full Year Non-Gaap Results of $1.40 Per Share, a 50 Percent Increase over Full Year 2011

PREIT Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

Kindred Healthcare Announces Fourth Quarter Results

Getty Realty Corp. Announces Earnings Release Date and Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call

PCM to Release Q4 2012 Results February 28, 2013

Titan International Announces Record Year 2012

Otelco Reports Fourth Quarter and Year 2012 Results

Chemtura Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results

Kaman Reports 2012 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

Solar Senior Capital Ltd. Announces Quarter and Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2012 Financial Results; Declares Monthly Dividend of $0.1175 per Share for March 2013

USA Compression Partners, LP Achieves Record Revenues and Adjusted EBITDA; Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results and 2013 Outlook

Solar Capital Ltd. Announces Quarter and Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2012 Financial Results; Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.60 Per Share for First Fiscal Quarter 2013

Greatbatch, Inc. Reports 2012 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

URS Corporation Reports Fiscal Year 2012 Results

Dealertrack Technologies, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results

Autodesk Reports Record Fourth Quarter Revenue

Chuy’s Holdings, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Impax Laboratories Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results

CyberOptics Reports Fourth Quarter Operating Results

AmSurg Reports Fourth-Quarter Net Earnings from Continuing Operations of $0.49 Per Diluted Share

Leucadia National Corporation Announces 2012 Results

The Marcus Corporation Announces Third Quarter Conference Call

Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. Schedules Fourth Quarter 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Time Change: Hospitality Properties Trust Fourth Quarter and Year End 2012 Conference Call Rescheduled from Wednesday, February 27th at 1:00 p.m. to Friday, March 1st at 10:00 a.m.

Seitel Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2012 Results

IBC Announces 2012 Earnings

ABM Schedules First Quarter Fiscal 2013 Earnings Announcement and Investor Webcast

Semtech Announces Fiscal Year 2013 Fourth Quarter Conference Call

American Vanguard Schedules 2012 Fourth Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call for Thursday, February 28th

NanoViricides, Inc. Announces that Renovation for its cGMP Clinical Drug Facility has Begun; also Addresses Shareholder Concern - Knows No Reason for the Price Drop Yesterday

Markel and Alterra Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Acquisition

Xerox Strengthens Leadership in Production Color Printing Through Acquisition of Industrial Inkjet Provider, Impika

Terra Tech Corp.: Issues Corporate Update on GroRite and NB Plants Merger

JDA Users Group Adds Special Interest Groups, Users Group Vice President

Leading Independent Proxy Advisory Firm ISS Joins Egan-Jones in Recommending “FOR” BioSante/ANI Merger

Retail M&A Activity Will Continue to Rebound in 2013, BDO USA Survey Finds

Genesys to Acquire Leading Cloud-Based Self-Service Contact Center Provider, Angel, from parent MicroStrategy

Photronics Announces Intent to Acquire Outstanding Shares of its Majority Owned Taiwan Subsidiary, PSMC

Jacobson and ejsSearch Merger Creates Leading International Insurance Search and Staffing Firm

Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation Signs Definitive Merger Agreement with Bond Street Holdings, Inc., the Fifth Largest Independent Banking Organization Headquartered in Florida

Assisted Living Concepts Enters into Definitive Agreement to Be Acquired by TPG

Stream Acquires United Kingdom-Based LBM Holdings Ltd.

Multi-Pack Solutions Expands with the Acquisition of GreenSeed’s PVA Business Division

Pitney Bowes Announces Cash Tender Offers for Notes

Sallie Mae Announces Offers to Purchase up to $1.2 Billion in Securities

Hersha Hospitality Trust Prices Public Offering of 6.875% Series C Preferred Shares

Radian Announces Concurrent Offerings of Common Stock and Convertible Senior Notes

iRobot Announces Stock Repurchase Program

JP Morgan Chase takes job cuts up to 19,000

February auto sales data expected to show sustained recovery

E.W. Scripps posts higher 4Q earnings, revenue

MGE Energy Reports Fourth-Quarter Earnings

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Financial Results Conference Call on Monday, March 4, 2013

HP sells webOS technology to LG Electronics

EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS FROM Keystone RV Company

TIRES:TREAD/BELT FROM Hercules Tire & Rubber Company

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces Investigation into Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by the Board of Atlantic Coast Financial in Connection with the Sale of the Company to Bond Street Holdings, Inc.

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Launches an Investigation into Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by the Board of Assisted Living Concepts Inc. in Connection with the Sale of the Company to TPG

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: The Law Firm of Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Launches Investigation in Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by the Board of Cornerstone Therapeutics, Inc. in Connection with a Going Private Proposal

Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP Announces Investigation of VeriFone Systems, Inc.

Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP Announces Investigation of Ebix, Inc.

Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP Announces Investigation of Affymax, Inc.

The Law Firm of Berman DeValerio announce a Summary Notice of Pendency of Class Action and Proposed Settlement to All Persons or Entities Who Purchased or Otherwise Acquired the Securities of Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc.

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces A Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Netflix, Inc.

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces A Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Family Dollar Stores, Inc.

Shareholder Rights Law Firm Johnson & Weaver, LLP Announces Investigation of Affymax, Inc.

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Launches Investigation into Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by the Board of PVF Capital Corp. in Connection with Sale of Company to F.N.B. Corporation

Law Firm Kirby McInerney LLP Investigating Potential Claims on Behalf of Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. Shareholders

Apple to hand out iTunes credits in settlement

U.S. appeals court voids Encore debt settlement

Law Firm Brower Piven Announces Investigation of Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation Proposed Buyout

Law Firm Brower Piven Announces Investigation of Assisted Living Concepts, Inc. Proposed Buyout

Law Firm Brower Piven Announces Investigation of Berry Petroleum Company Proposed Acquisition

Atlantic Coast Financial Shareholder Alert: Briscoe Law Firm and Powers Taylor, LLP Investigate Merger with Bond Street Holdings

Assisted Living Concepts Shareholder Alert: Briscoe Law Firm and Powers Taylor, LLP Investigate Sale to TPG