Wednesday, March 27, 2013

American Political News for Wednesday, March 27, 2013

President Barack Obama


Barack Obama names Julia Pierson as first woman to head US Secret Service

State Political News


Nevada panel Oks lifting mining tax protections

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


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NYSE Market Movers: Most Active

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NYSE Market Movers: Declines

S&P 500

Dow Jones Industrial Average

NASDAQ Composite

Stocks slide, following European markets lower

Wall Street dips on renewed euro zone worries

Early Glance: Silver companies

Early Glance: Gold companies

Early Glance: Coal companies

Midday Glance: Silver companies

Midday Glance: Gold companies

Midday Glance: Coal companies

US Economy


Ben S Bernanke: Monetary policy and the global economy (PDF)

Commodities


Corn Futures

Distillers Dried Grain Futures

Wheat Futures

Soybeans Futures

Soybean Oil Futures

Oats Futures

Rough Rice Futures

Crude Palm Oil Futures

Live Cattle Futures

Lean Hogs Futures

NYMEX Cocoa Futures

NYMEX Coffee Futures

NYMEX Cotton Futures

Nymex No. 11 Sugar Futures

Light Sweet Crude Oil (WTI) Futures

Crude Oil Volatility Index (VIX)

CBOT Denatured Fuel Ethanol Futures

Henry Hub Natural Gas Futures

Heating Oil Futures

RBOB Gasoline Futures

UxC Uranium U3O8 Futures

Oil prices ease back after day of strong gains

Crude Oil, Gold Sink as Eurozone Fears Spark Risk Aversion

Grain futures mixed, beef prices rise

US crude oil supplies rise by 3.3 million barrels

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Real Estate Market


New foreclosures fall to lowest since crisis: report

Lean inventories hold back pending home sales in February

Mortgage applications rebounded last week as rates fell: MBA

Credit/Stock/Company Rating


Fitch Affirms Memorial Health Systems Revs at 'AA-', 'AA-/F1+'; Outlook Stable

A.M. Best Revises ICR Outlook to Positive for Safety Insurance Group, Inc. and Its Subsidiaries

Fitch Affirms Cancer Center of Santa Barbara (CA) at 'BBB'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Releases Report on Lower Colorado River Authority Transmission Services Corp., TX

Fitch Updates Recovery Analyses for U.S. For-Profit Hospital Operators

Fitch Rates Louisiana State University's Ser 2013 Revs 'AA-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Initiates 'BB-' IDR on Forest City; Outlook Stable

Fitch Downgrades Needville ISD, TX ULTs; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates Metro Sewerage Dist of Buncombe Cty, NC Swr Rfdg Revs 'AA+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates GE Capital Credit Card Master Note Trust, Series 2013-1

Fitch Rates Jefferies' Station Place 2013-2 Notes 'BBB-'

Fitch Affirms Atwater Public Financing Auth, CA's Sewer Revs at 'BB'; Removed from Negative Watch

Fitch Affirms Atwater RDA, CA TABs at 'BBB+'; Removed from Negative Watch

Fitch: Airline Merger Neutral for US Credit Card ABS

Fitch Publishes Fourth Quarter 2012 U.S. Power & Utility Stats Quarterly

Fitch: FTC Bid to Rid Pay-to-Delay Could Cost Drug Makers

Fitch Affirms Western & Southern's IFS Ratings at 'AA'; Outlook Stable

Fitch to Rate Oklahoma Student Loan Authority, Series 2013-1; Presale Issued

Fitch Affirms Northrop Grumman at 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Releases Report on CitiMortgage, Inc.

Fitch Upgrades Cornerstone's Primary and Affirms Special CMBS Servicer Ratings

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

Fitch: High Yield Default Rate Remains Range Bound

Fitch Affirms Various Round Rock, TX Ratings; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates the Eagle Tax-Exempt Trust Series 20130004 and 20130005

US Companies/Industry


Wal-Mart says loss likely from bribery probe

Credit Suisse buys Morgan Stanley's European wealth arm

Lehman plans to distribute $14.2 billion to creditors

Energen Announces 1st Quarter 2013 Earnings Release Date, Conference Call

Freedom Group, Inc. Announces Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results Conference Call

Diamond Resorts Corporation Announces a Conference Call to Discuss Operating Results for the Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2012

CSG Systems International Revises 2013 Financial Guidance

Assurant to Announce 2013 First Quarter Financial Results

NovaDel Reports Unaudited Financial Results for the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2012

UniFirst Announces Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Results

PFSweb Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2012 Results

Intellicheck Mobilisa Announces 2012 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results

Accenture to Host Conference Call Tomorrow, Thursday, Mar. 28, to Discuss Second-Quarter Fiscal Year 2013 Results

Lindsay Corporation Reports Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Results

DynCorp International Inc.'s Parent Reports Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012

Saratoga Resources, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and 2012 Financial Results

Verastem Reports Year-End 2012 Financial Results

BRAVADA International to Release its Q1 2013 Financial Results on Tuesday, April 30

Cyalume Technologies Holdings, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results

Kips Bay Medical, Inc. Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Results Conference Call

HollyFrontier Corporation First Quarter 2013 Earnings Release and Conference Webcast

Capital Trust, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Highlights and Operating Results

Luna Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 and Full Year Financial Results

Willdan Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 and Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results

Mattress Firm Announces Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Full Fiscal Year Financial Results

Bacterin Announces Record 2012 Revenue of $33 Million

Metabolix Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results

WellPoint to Hold Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss First Quarter Results on April 24, 2013

Canterbury Park Holding Corporation Reports 2012 Financial Results

Biomet, Inc. Announces Fiscal Year 2013 Third Quarter Conference Call

Interlink Electronics, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2012 Results

CVB Financial Corp. Announces First Quarter 2013 Earnings Release Date, Conference Call and Webcast

Clearwater Paper Announces First Quarter 2013 Conference Call and Audio Webcast

Waste Management Sets Date for First Quarter Earnings Release Conference Call

ASA Gold and Precious Metals Limited Reports Financial Results for the Three Months Ended February 28, 2013

Washington Trust Finances $1.725 Million Acquisition of East Pointe Condominiums in Waterbury, Connecticut

STORE Capital Completes $79 Million Sale-Leaseback in Conjunction with Acquisition of an Applebee’s Franchisee

TriMas Corporation Announces Bolt-On Acquisition in Energy Business

Lamons Announces Acquisition and Continues to Expand Global Footprint and Product Portfolio in Europe

Business Capital Delivers $5M Acquisition Financing for Leveraged Buyout

Ecolab Announces Extension of Champion Close Timing

FleetCor Acquires GE Capital’s Fuel Card Business in Australia

Boston Properties and Hines Close on Record Land Sale for Transbay Transit Tower Parcel

Epoch Holding Corporation Announces Stockholder Approval of Merger Agreement with TD Bank Group

Geronimo Energy Acquires Midwest Wind Energy’s Development Portfolio

American Family Care To Acquire Doctors Express, A National Urgent Care Franchise System

Frontier Communications Commences Cash Tender Offers for Any and All of its 6.625% Senior Notes due 2015 and 7.875% Senior Notes due 2015

Access Midstream Partners, L.P. Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Units

SunLink Announces Final Results for Odd Lot Tender Offer

Superior Industries Board Approves Stock Repurchase Program

First Data Announces Cash Tender Offer for its Outstanding 9.875% Senior Unsecured Notes due 2015

Tumi Holdings, Inc. Announces Secondary Offering of Common Stock

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


Hagens Berman Investigates Tech Data Corp. Following Restatement Announcement

Blue Calypso Announces Litigation Update - Markman Hearing August 27, 2013

Law Offices of Todd M. Garber Announces Investigation of Accretive Health, Inc.

Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit against Harvest Natural Resources Inc.

Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Avid Technology, Inc.

Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP Announces Investigation of Tech Data Corporation

Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Navistar International Corporation

Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Diodes, Inc.

Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Poseidon Concepts Corp.

Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation

The Securities Arbitration Law Firm of Klayman & Toskes Commences Investigation into the Sale of REITs to Ameriprise Financial Customers

Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP Announces Lead Plaintiff Deadline In The Class Action Lawsuit Against VeriFone Systems, Inc.

Peregrine Semiconductor Files Additional Patent Infringement Action Against RF Micro Devices

Law Offices of Todd M. Garber Announces Investigation of AutoInfo Inc.

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Lead Plaintiff Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Against Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

ATTENTION SHAREHOLDERS: Obagi Medical Products, Inc. (OMPI) Board of Directors Investigated by The Young Law Firm for Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

American Political News for Tuesday, March 26, 2013

President Barack Obama


Obama designates five new national monuments

Other News


US Judge Jails Chinese Man Who Exported Military Secrets

Poll: Liberals, conservatives divided over perceived lean of Supreme Court

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


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S&P 500

Dow Jones Industrial Average

NASDAQ Composite

Wall Street gains on data as S&P 500 nears record

Stocks climb following jump in factory orders

Early Glance: Gold companies

Early Glance: Coal companies

Early Glance: Silver companies

Midday Glance: Coal companies

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Final Glance: Coal companies

US Economy


U.S. Economic Confidence Heads Back Down

Consumer confidence falls in March

Durable goods up on transportation, home prices advance

California city of Stockton begins bankruptcy proceedings

Low interest rates to boost trade, Bernanke says

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

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Real Estate Market


Sales of new US homes slip 4.6 percent in February

New home sales take a breather, prices rise

US home prices rise 8.1 pct., most since June 2006

Credit/Stock/Company Rating


Fitch Affirms Danville-Center Township Library Leasing Corp., (IN) Revs at 'AA-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms HCC's Ratings; Outlook Stable

Fitch Expects to Rate Wilton Re's New Sr. Unsecured Notes 'BBB'

Fitch Releases Report on Nationstar Mortgage LLC

Fitch: Mid-Tier Regional Banks Continue Asset Quality Improvement and Prepare for New Challenges

A.M. Best Assigns Ratings to Fidelity & Guaranty Life Holdings, Inc. and Its Senior Unsecured Notes

Fitch Releases Report on JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

Kroll Bond Rating Agency Affirms Morgan Stanley Capital I Trust 2012-C4 Certificate Ratings

Fitch Affirms Fleet Capital Trust V at 'BB'

Fitch Affirms Midland County, Texas GO's at 'AAA'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms Carle Foundation (IL) Revs at 'AA-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates Carlyle's Senior Unsecured Notes 'A-'

Fitch Releases Report on Denver Urban Renewal Authority, CO

Fitch Releases Report on Selene Finance LP

Fitch Rates Marble Falls, TX's LTGO Rfdg Bonds 'A'; Outlook Stable

A.M. Best Revises Outlook to Negative of National Fire and Indemnity Exchange

Fitch Affirms Trimont's CMBS Servicer Ratings

Fitch Affirms Miami Parking System, FL's Revenue Rfdg Bonds at 'A'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms Bowie, MD's GOs at 'AAA'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms San Joaquin Delta CCD, CA's GOs at 'AA-'; Outlook Stable

A.M. Best Assigns Debt Ratings to Assurant, Inc.’s Forthcoming Senior Notes

Fitch Rates Suffolk County, NY's Rev Anticipation Notes & Bond Anticipation Notes; Downgrades GOs

Fitch Rates Novant Health, Inc. System's (NC) 2013 Revs 'AA-'; Affirms Outstanding, Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms American Financial Group's Ratings; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms National Fuel's IDR at 'BBB+'; Outlook Remains Stable

Fitch Rates Harlingen, TX's COs at 'AA-'; Outlook Stable

US Companies/Industry


Goldman Sachs, Berkshire amend crisis-era warrant deal

Supervalu eliminating about 1,100 positions

Royal Gold Announces Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Earnings Call

Zoetis™ to Host Webcast and Conference Call on First-Quarter 2013 Financial Results

Securities America Ends 2012 with 309% Increase in Recruited GDC Revenue

NYTEX Energy Holdings, Inc. Reports 2012 Year-End Results

OFS Capital Corporation Announces First Quarter 2013 Dividend and Financial Results for Year Ended December 31, 2012

Zep Inc. To Report Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Earnings, Host Conference Call on April 9, 2013

MasterCard Incorporated to Host Conference Call on First-Quarter Financial Results

Grace Announces Release Date for First Quarter 2013 Results

Aradigm Announces Fourth Quarter 2012 and Full Year Financial Results

Easton-Bell Sports, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results

DGSE to Hold Year-End 2012 Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast on March 28, 2013

The Walt Disney Company Executives to Discuss Fiscal Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results via Webcast

Holly Energy Partners First Quarter 2013 Earnings Release and Conference Webcast

StanCorp Financial Group, Inc. to Announce First Quarter 2013 Financial Results on April 23, 2013 and Hold a Conference Call on April 24, 2013

NewMarket Corporation Schedules Conference Call and Webcast to Review First Quarter 2013 Financial Results

Concho Resources Inc. Schedules First Quarter 2013 Conference Call for May 2, 2013

American Campus Communities Announces First Quarter 2013 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Cognex Announces First Quarter Earnings Release Date and Conference Call

American Shared Hospital Services Announces Fourth Quarter 2012 and Year End Results Earnings Conference Call

Intcomex, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2012 Results

Sonic Doubles Earnings Per Share for Second Fiscal Quarter 2013

First Potomac Realty Trust Sets Dates for First Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call

Pinnacle Bancshares Announces Results for Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2012

Colt Defense LLC to Host Investor Conference Call on 2012 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results

Brightstar Corp. Reports Full Fiscal 2012 Financial Results

Hasbro to Webcast First Quarter 2013 Earnings Conference Call

Employer Flexible Sells Temporary Staffing Services to VIP Staffing

Mary’s Gone Crackers Announces Acquisition by Kameda USA, Inc.

Collaborative Consulting Completes Acquisition of Maxiom Group

Sollensys Corp.’s Largest Shareholder Cancels Shares for Acquisition to Increase Share Value

Probe Manufacturing Closes Acquisition of Utah Based Trident Manufacturing

LifeApps® Digital Media Announces Acquisition of Today’s New Deal

Agio Technology Acquires Secure Enterprise Computing

Investor Group Led by Wood Creek Capital Acquires Concord Music Group

Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. Announces Proposed $300 Million Senior Notes Offering

Sallie Mae Announces Successful Results of its $1.2 Billion Cash Tender Offers

Evans Bancorp, Inc. Announces Common Stock Repurchase Program

Exelon’s PECO Announces Redemption of Preferred Stock

Green Automotive Company Secures $3 Million Equity Line from Kodiak Capital Group, LLC

New Mountain Finance Corporation Announces Completion of Primary Offering of 2,000,000 Shares of Common Stock and Secondary Offering of 4,900,000 Shares of Common Stock on Behalf of Selling Stockholder

American Express Board Authorizes Repurchase of Up to 150 Million Shares, Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


Exclusive: Open software group files complaint against Microsoft to EU

Law Firm Brower Piven Announces Investigation of San Diego Trust Bank Proposed Buyout

Solid 21, Inc. Announces That Chris Aire Wins Major Ruling in Red Gold Trademark Infringement Case

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces Investigation Of San Diego Trust Bank Buyout

Hagens Berman Notifies Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. Investors of Pending Class Action; Alerts Investors to May 21, 2013 Lead Plaintiff Deadline

InSite Vision Wins Appeal of Patent Interference Litigation Against the University of California, San Francisco

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Lead Plaintiff Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Against Maxwell Technologies, Inc.

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

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against ITT Educational Services, Inc.

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Lead Plaintiff Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Against Atlantic Power Corporation

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Lead Plaintiff Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit against Incyte Corporation

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Lead Plaintiff Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Against Impax Laboratories Inc.

Berman DeValerio Files Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Avid Technology, Inc.

Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Affymax, Inc.

Grace Files Flash Chromatography Patent Infringement Suit against Teledyne Isco

Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against YPF Sociedad Anonima

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Lead Plaintiff Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Against Cirrus Logic, Inc.

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces Investigation into Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by the Board of San Diego Trust Bank in Connection with the Sale of the Company to Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc.

Investor Alert: Hagens Berman Continues Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp. Investigation

Monday, March 25, 2013

American Political News for Monday, March 25, 2013

President Barack Obama


Obama urges lawmakers' vote on assault weapons ban

Obama calls for April debate on immigration bill

White House, Congress, Senate, Government Agencies


Kerry chides Iraq over Iran flights to Syria

Kerry arrives in Afghanistan on unannounced visit

Other News


US and South Korea sign military plan against North Korea aggression

Americans Happier with Health Care System Now Than in 2011

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


CBOE Most Actives & Gainers/Losers - Equity Options

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NYSE Market Movers: Declines

S&P 500

Dow Jones Industrial Average

NASDAQ Composite

Stock futures up after Cyprus deal, S&P record in sight

Early Glance: Gold companies

Early Glance: Coal companies

Early Glance: Silver companies

US Economy


IMF draft cuts 2013 U.S. growth forecast: report

Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETFs, Treasuries


CommonWealth REIT Announces Final Tender Results

CommonWealth REIT Announces the Filing of a Registration Statement for Possible Sale of Select Income REIT 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

Crude Oil, Gold May Struggle to Further Post-Cyprus Deal Trends

Corn and soybean futures fall, livestock mixed

US Dollar, Currency


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Credit/Stock/Company Rating


Fitch Releases Report on Collier County, FL

Fitch Rates Oklahoma $30MM GO Refunding Bonds 'AA+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms Southern Ute Indian Tribe (CO) at 'AAA'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affs Brownsville Util Sys & Southmost Reg'l Water Auth, TX Bonds at 'A+'; Outlook to Negative

Fitch Rates Golden State Tobacco Securitization Corp., CA $372MM Bonds 'BBB+' Outlook Positive

Fitch Affirms GFNorte & Subs at 'BBB'/'AA+(mex)', Outlook Stable; Takes Various Actions on Subs

Fitch Rates $800MM Illinois GO Bonds 'A'; Ratings Remain on Watch Negative

Fitch Affirms Palm Coast, FL's Utilities System Revs at 'A+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch: Heinz's Ratings Unaffected by Change in Buyout Funding; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates Nashua, NH's GO Bonds 'AAA'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates Healthcare Realty's $250MM Sr. Unsecured Notes Due 2023 'BBB-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Withdraws Rating on Delaware River Port Authority (NJ) Series 2010B Bonds

A.M. Best Upgrades Ratings of Zale Life Insurance Company; Affirms Ratings of Zale Indemnity Company

Fitch Affirms Saks' IDR at 'BB''; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates Westar's $250MM First Mortgage Bond Issuance 'A-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms New Jersey Higher Ed Student Assistance Auth 2009 Indenture Revs; Outlook Negative

Fitch Affirms LA Fire Safety Dist No. 1 Notes

Fitch Rates DTE Electric Co.'s $375MM General & Refunding Mtge Bonds 'A'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms New Jersey Higher Ed Student Assistance Auth 2010-2 Indenture Revs; Outlook Negative

Fitch Affirms San Jose-Santa Clara Clean Water Fin Auth, CA Sewer Revs at 'AAA'; Outlook Stable

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

Fitch Rates St. Louis County, Missouri ULTGOs 'AAA'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms Livingston Union School District, CA ULTGOs at 'AA-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms Red Oak ISD, TX ULTs at 'A+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Takes Various Rating Actions on Enhanced Municipal Bonds

Fitch: Pinnacle/Ameristar Merger Highlights Emerging Trends in Regional Gaming Markets

Fitch Affirms TECO Energy and Tampa Electric's Ratings; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates Public Service Co. of Colorado's $500MM Sr. Secured Notes 'A'; Outlook Positive

Fitch Affirms Carroll Hospital Center (Maryland) Revs at 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Publishes U.S. CMBS Focus Report on GCCFC 2007-GG11

Fitch Affirms W.R. Berkley's Ratings; Outlook Stable

US Companies/Industry


Dell board expected to announce offer details

Dell confirms offers from Blackstone, Icahn

Safeguard Scientifics to Release First Quarter 2013 Financial Results on Thursday, April 25th

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Year Ended 2012 Conference Call

Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Year Ended 2012 Earnings Conference Call

Rite Aid to Release Fourth Quarter Results on April 11

Apollo Group, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

Dollar General Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results

Dataram Reports Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Financial Results

Mannatech Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End Results

Discover Financial Services Announces First Quarter 2013 Earnings Release and Conference Call

International Wire Announces Fourth Quarter and Record Full Year 2012 Results

Accellent Inc. Announces Timing of Fourth Quarter 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call

InfuSystem Holdings, Inc. to Issue Fourth Quarter 2012 Financial Results on Thursday, March 28, 2013

Alaska Pacific Bancshares, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual Earnings for 2012

Statement from Dell Inc. on ‘Go Shop’ Process

Dell Special Committee Receives Two Alternative Acquisition Proposals in “Go-Shop” Process

Citation Global, Inc. Acquires EHS Compliance Suite and All Regulatory Content from Citation Technologies

Coupons.com Announces Acquisition of Startup KitchMe; Debuts Meal Planning and Savings Application

Woodridge Capital Acquires Loch Lomond Marina

NewMarket Corporation Announces Exchange Offer for its 4.100% Senior Notes due 2022

Harbinger Group Inc. Announces Pricing of Fidelity & Guaranty Life Holdings, Inc.’s $300 Million Senior Notes

Two Harbors Investment Corp. Completes Public Offering of Common Stock

Contango ORE Announces Private Placement of Common Stock

H&Q Healthcare Investors Announces Renewal of Share Repurchase Program

H&Q Life Sciences Investors Announces Renewal of Share Repurchase Program

Exterran Partners, L.P. Prices Private Offering of $350 Million of 6% Senior Notes

Apple Shuts Down Password Reset System

First Bank Completes Acquisition of Rockingham and Southern Pines Branches from Four Oaks Bank

RECALL Subject : Shift Lever may Indicate Incorrect Gear

RECALL Subject : Access Door Cracks/Seat Belt Anchor Detachment

RECALL Subject : Inadvertent Application of Brakes , 1 INVESTIGATION(S)

Jones Natural Chews Co Recalls Woofers Dog Treats Because Of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

RECALL Subject : Engine Stall due to ECU Corrosion

J&J recalls all OneTouch Verio blood sugar meters

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


Shapiro Haber & Urmy LLP and Milberg LLP announce the proposed settlement of a securities class action lawsuit involving Actrade Financial Technologies Ltd. common stock purchased between March 11, 1999 and August 22, 2002

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky Notifies Investors with Losses on Their Investment in Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. of Class Action Lawsuit and the Deadline of April 2, 2013 to Seek a Lead Plaintiff Position

Law Office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC Announces Investigation of San Diego Trust Bank

Law Office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC Announces Investigation of Hot Topic, Inc.

Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP Announces Significant Victory by Investors in Lawsuit against Puda Coal, Inc.

Judge Sets Date for Key Hearing in Bascom Research’s Case Against Facebook, LinkedIn and Others

UPCOMING DEADLINE: Levi & Korsinsky Notifies Investors with Losses on Their Investment in Cirrus Logic, Inc. of Class Action Lawsuit and the Deadline of April 5, 2013 to Seek a Lead Plaintiff Position

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: The Law Firm of Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Launches an Investigation into Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by Tech Data Corp.

Cytori Provides Update in 510(k) Appeal Decision

CORRECTING and REPLACING Abraham, Fruchter & Twersky, LLP Announces That a Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed against Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

SEC approves Nasdaq plan to pay $62M to reimburse firms hurt by botched Facebook IPO

Friday, March 22, 2013

American Political News for Friday, March 22, 2013

President Barack Obama


Obama flies to Jordan after symbolic stops in Israel

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


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S&P 500

Dow Jones Industrial Average

NASDAQ Composite

Wall Street inches up as concerns ease on Cyprus

Stocks rise on Wall Street aided by earnings

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Commodities


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Live Cattle Futures

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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

US Dollar, Currency


Foreign Exchange Rates

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Credit/Stock/Company Rating


Fitch Affirms Vanderburgh County Redev Dist, Indiana's TIF Revs at 'BBB+; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates Prudential Financial Inc.'s Hybrid Debt 'BBB-'

Fitch Affirms Odessa Junior College District, TX Ltd Tax Bonds at 'AA-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch: Fannie Mae's DTA Reversal May Reduce Funding Availability

A.M. Best Assigns Debt Rating to Prudential Financial, Inc.’s Junior Subordinated Notes

Fitch Downgrades 8 Classes of WBCMT 2005-C21; Affirms 'AAA' Classes

Fitch Rates Florida Gulf Coast University Financing Corp. Housing Project Revs 'A+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms College Station ISD, Texas GOs at 'AA+' Underlying; Outlook Stable

Fitch Downgrades 52 Bonds in 42 U.S. CMBS Transactions

Fitch Affirm's Teck's IDR at BBB; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms San Angelo, TX's GOs and COs at 'AA+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Assigns Final Ratings to COMM 2013-GAM Mortgage Trust

Fitch Rates The Hanover Insurance Group's $175MM Subordinated Debentures 'BB'

Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Final Ratings to COMM 2013-GAM

Fitch Rates American Express Issuance Trust II, Series 2013-1

Fitch Rates Carteret County, NC's GOs 'AA+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates CMS Energy's $250MM Senior Unsecured Note Issuance 'BB+'; Outlook Positive

Fitch Rates Host Hotels & Resorts, L.P.'s 3.75% Series D Notes 'BB+'

Fitch Rates Virginia Beach, VA GO's 'AAA'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates CoxHealth's (MO) 2013A Revs at 'A'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Releases Amended Report on Prince William County, VA

Fitch Rates Disney's 364-Day Revolver 'A'; Outlook Stable

Fitch: Issuance of New Series Will Not Impact Outstanding Ratings on FCFMOT A Transactions

Fitch Affirms Scripps Health (CA) Revs at 'AA-', 'AA-/F1+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates Denver Urban Renewal Auth (Colorado) Sr. Tax Increment Bonds 'A-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates Sierra Timeshare 2013-1 Receivables Funding LLC

Fitch Rates Correction Corp.'s Prop'd $675MM Sr Unsecured Notes 'BB+'; Credit Facility 'BBB-'

Fitch Releases Report on Greenville County, SC

Fitch Rates St. Jude Medical's Notes Offering 'A'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Rates Wells Fargo Stage Trust, Series II 2013P3-E Floater & Residual Ctfs

Fitch Rates Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated Trust Floater & Residual Certificates Series 2008-3318

US Companies/Industry


Tiffany 4Q net income rises less than 1 pct

BlackBerry CEO Says iPhone Is ‘Passe’

Kimco Realty Invites You to Join its First Quarter Earnings Conference Call

Magellan Health Services Announces First Quarter 2013 Earnings Conference Call

USG Corporation First Quarter 2013 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

KCS Announces First Quarter 2013 Earnings Release and Conference Call Time

AT&T to Release First-Quarter 2013 Earnings April 23

The Hartford To Webcast Investor Presentation On Talcott Resolution On April 11

NTS Reports Record 2012 EBITDAS of $11.9 Million

UnitedHealth Group Schedules First Quarter Results Earnings Release and Conference Call for April 18, 2013

Command Center Announces 2012 Results

Southcross Energy Partners, L.P. Announces Timing of Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial and Operating Results Conference Call and Availability of Schedule K-1s

Liberty Bell Bank Reports 2012 Fourth Quarter and Annual Results of Operations

The National Security Group, Inc. Releases Earnings

Ventas Announces First Quarter 2013 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call

Badger Meter Announces First Quarter Conference Call

Franklin Covey to Report Fiscal 2013 Second-Quarter Results

IDEX Corporation to Webcast First Quarter 2013 Earnings Call

Interleukin Genetics, Inc. Announces Conference Call to Discuss Fourth Quarter 2012 Results

NIKE, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Results

Universal Power Group Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Steel Partners Holdings L.P. Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End 2012 Financial Results

KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals Announces 2012 Operating Results

Mechanical Technology Announces Fiscal Year 2012 Operating and Financial Results

The Wet Seal, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2012 Financial Results

New York & Company, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 Results

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

Thomas Properties Group, Inc. Announces Date for First Quarter 2013 Earnings Conference Call

Weingarten Realty Investors Announces First Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call Dates

Comcast to Host First Quarter 2013 Earnings Conference Call

InterGen to Host Fourth Quarter 2012 Results Call

Trio Merger Corp. and SAExploration Holdings, Inc. File Preliminary Proxy Statement

Fund Affiliated with Apollo Global Management Announces Agreement to Acquire Spanish Auto and Consumer Loan Unit of Bankia

CCG Provides Update to Its Staged Acquisition of Copper Beech Townhome Communities

Dillard’s, Inc. Announces New $250 Million Share Repurchase Program

The Hartford Announces Pricing For Its Cash Tender Offers

St. Jude Medical Announces Public Offering of Senior Notes

Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc. Announces Pricing of Preferred Stock Offering

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


Raj Rajaratnam brother charged with insider trading

Shareholder Law Firm Finkelstein Thompson LLP Investigates Potential Claims by Tech Data Corporation Shareholders

Hagens Berman Notifies Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Investors of Pending Class-Action Lawsuit and May 13, 2013, Lead Plaintiff Deadline

Investor Alert: Former Attorney General of Louisiana and Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigate Tech Data Corp. Following Restatement of Financial Results

Rosen Law Firm Investigates Securities Fraud Claims Against Tech Data – TECD

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces Investigation Of Obagi Medical Products, Inc. Buyout

Lawsuit: ConAgra Misled Consumers about Health Benefits of Parkay Spray

BearingPoint, Inc. Director and Officer Litigation Settlement Announced

Illumina Announces Favorable Outcome of Its Patent Litigation Against Life Technologies, Inc.

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Launches an Investigation into Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by the Board of Obagi Medical Products, Inc. in Connection with the Sale of the Company to Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces A Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces A Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Navistar International Corporation

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

ITT Educational Shareholder Alert: Briscoe Law Firm and Powers Taylor, LLP Announce Investigation of Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty

Maxwell Technologies Shareholder Alert: Briscoe Law and Powers Taylor Investigate Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by Officers and Directors

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Shareholder Alert: Briscoe Law and Powers Taylor Investigate Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by Officers and Directors