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Would an Alliance Work for Bank of America and Countrywide?

Countrywide (CFC) may be in alliance talks with Bank of America (BAC), at least that is what the Financial Times has everyone scrambling about late on a Friday in earnings ...
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Would Nixon Take MySpace to China? Murdoch Is.

MySpace is apparently close to launching a MySpace.com venture in China.  Private equity firm IDG looks to be a partner and News Corp. (NWS-NYSE) is expected to own less than ...
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MRV Communications Wins on Buyout and IPO Strategy

MRV Communications (MRVC-NASDAQ) is trading up 9% pre-market around $4.15 on more than 400,000 shares.  The company made two key announcements.  They are paying $131 million in cash and stock ...
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Halliburton Finds Gold In The Oil Business

Halliburton's (HAL) numbers were good. Very good. The company, which provides products and services to big energy companies had an increase in operating income of 36% to $1.04 billion Revenue ...
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Media Digest 1/26/2007 Reuters, WSJ, NYTimes, Barron’s, FT

According to Reuters, Microsoft (MSFT) net revenue beat Wall St. forecasts lead by sales of server software and Xbox game consoles.Reuters writes that the New York Stock Exchange (NYX) will ...
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Thursday’s Top Biotech and Medical Stocks

From BioHealth InvestorBiotechnologyFERMAVIR PHARMACEUTL [FMVR.OB] +17.60% OBAGI MEDICAL [OMPI] +8.72% XTL BIOPHARMACEUTICA [XTLB] +7.31% CYTORI THERAPEUTICS [CYTX] +7.16% MEMORY PHARMACEUTICA [MEMY] +4.64% Diagnostic SubstancesAVALON PHARMACEUTIC [AVRX] +4.60% ICAGEN, INC. [ICGN] ...
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Why Does Proctor & Gamble Need a Dental Laser?

From BioHealth Investorby H.S. AyoubBioHealth Investor.comBioLase Technology (BLTI) announced early Thursday that the company had signed a definitive agreement with Proctor & Gamble (PG). Under the terms of the agreement ...
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Cramer’s Sell Block (JAN 25, 2007)

Stock Tickers: GS, RAD, BBI, EBAY, STZCramer featured another SELL BLOCK on CNBC tonight.  Here is where he reviews some of his past buy stocks and says to take profits ...
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Cramer Likes Toyota as the Best Foreign Stock

Tonight Cramer on his MAD MONEY show on CNBC added his last of his foreign legion picks for US investors.  Toyota Motor (TM-NYSE/ADR) is his favorite foreign stock.  He also ...
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Cramer Defends Bruswick (BC)

On today's STOP TRADING segment on CNBC, Jim Cramer has a was talking about the drop today.  On Polaris (PII) with it up almost 2% on its buybacks, on Bronswick ...
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American Stock Exchange May Soon Be Public

Stock Tickers: NYX, NDAQ, NMX, ICE, CMEThe American Stock Exchange has been a laggard in the close nit exchange circles for longer than most could think of and it hasn't ...
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Oil vs. Interest Rates

From Ticker SenseSome of our readers have asked us if there is any relationship between the price of oil and short term interest rates. Namely, do declines in the price ...
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Equity Office Bid Hike Makes Office Values Reach the Sky

Equity Office Property (EOP) is up another 3% at $54.35 on an even higher bid of $54.00 cash from the Blackstone Group.  Blackstone is raising its bid by 11% from ...
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Fort Apache Detroit

Edmunds, the car research firm, comes out with projections of US monthly vehicle sales a few days before the car companies announce. The numbers are usually pretty good.Domestic sales are ...
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Goldman Sachs Research Summary (JAN 25, 2007) (part 1)

Earnings estimates raised on AngloGold (AU), Newmont Mining (NEM), Paraxel (PRXL), Affiliated Managers (AMG), Unisys (UIS), Air Products (APD), Praxair (PX), Ethan Allen (ETH), ConocoPhillips (COP), Tidewater (TDW), AllianceBernstein (AB), ...
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