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Nasdaq Flees London

The Nasdaq Stock Exchange (NDAQ) appears ready to dump its 31% holding in the London Stock Exchange and has hired JP Morgan (JPM) and UBS to find a buyer. According ...
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Media Digest 8/20/2007 Reuters, WSJ, NYTimes, FT, Barron’s

According to Reuters, the spotlight in an investigation of Dell's (DELL) accounting practices will fall on whether company founder and CEO Michael Dell had any role in the restatement of ...
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A New York Times Digital IPO

The New York Times Company (NYT) has done poorly in the stock market over the last couple of years. That does not make it different from any other large newspaper ...
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The NYSE CEO IQ Test

If you want to make CEOs look like buffoons, ask them questions with obvious answers and see if the get them wrong.According to Reuters: "Chief executive officers of companies listed ...
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Hurricane Dean And $100 Oil

Everyone from the President of Venezuela to one of the big oil think tanks believes that oil could spike well above $70 and remain there. The elements that would contribute ...
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Taking Issue With Barron’s Cramer Cover Story (Aug 19, 2007)

It was a bit surprising to see Barron's used Jim Cramer for the cover story.  The article points out that Jim Cramer's picks have lagged the market.  For starters, Cramer ...
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This Week on StockHouse August 13 to 17

The story of the week was the meltdown in the markets as various sources cited the credit crunch for selling that, at times took the major North American indices down ...
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Is Target Still Killing Wal-Mart? (TGT, WMT)

Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT) reports earnings on Tuesday, and it traded up with the broader market today.  Shares closed up 2.3% at $61.18.  First Call is expecting EPS to be $0.80 ...
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Cramer Puzzled on EMC/VMware (EMC, VMW, TXN, GOOG, CSCO, INTC, SLB)

On today's STOP TRADING on CNBC Jim Cramer said investors can now focus on what is cheap again and he was positive on Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) with it to go back ...
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IPO Filing: Chimera, A Vulture Fund With Annaly (CIM, NLY)

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY) announced the filing for an IPO of Chimera Investment Corporation under the NYSE tick "CIM."  Chimera is a newly-formed specialty finance company that will invest ...
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Top Financial Gappers on Discount Rate Cut (GS, BSC, LEND, ETFC, TMA, NLY, WM, WFC, CFC, MBI, PMI)

These intra-meeting cuts like the 50-basis point discount rate cut this morning, even if this one is the discount rate rather than the funds rate, do act as stabilizers and ...
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Cramer’s Bank Winner For After The Meltdown (WB, WFC, BAC)

On tonight's MAD MONEY on CNBC, Jim Cramer discussed why Wachovia (WB), Wells Fargo (WFC), and Bank of America (BAC) were all up big today; and some even higher than ...
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Schwab Up Despite Service Outage (SCHW, AMTD, ETFC, BAC, JPM)

If someone told you that Charles Schwab Corp. (NASDAQ:SCHW) was back in positive territory on the day the market fell 300 points in the DJIA AND on a day that ...
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Can A New Dungeons & Dragons Version Insulate Hasbro From Current Toy Industry Woes? (HAS, MAT)

Mattel's (NYSE:MAT) recalls are quite well known now.  We know that Chinese toys are being checked and tested and complained about across the board, and rightfully so.  Chinese suppliers have ...
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More Evidence Of US Bandwidth Shortage

According to The Inquirer, ABI Research has issued a report that US cable companies are heading for a crisis because they do not have the bandwidth or switching capacity to ...
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