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CDW Sales A Bad Read for Corporate Spending

By William Trent, CFA of Stock Market BeatWe have written before that bullish investors are hoping that spending by businesses will pick up any slack from a slowing consumer. Well, ...
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Cryolife Gaps Up to Recent Highs on FDA Approval

CryoLife, Inc., (CRY-NYSE) is trading up more than 5% pre-market after it announced that it has received 510(k) marketing approval from the FDA for its ProPatch(TM) Soft Tissue Repair Matrix. ...
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Hematology Meeting to Give Biotechs Boost Today

by H.S. AyoubBioHealthInvestor.comMonday looks to be a great day for biotech stocks as this past weekend saw a flurry of news releases announcing clinical trial data and results at the ...
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Long Straddle Options Strategy- Playing Best Buy (BBY) Earnings

By Yaser Anwar, CSC of Equity Investment IdeaToday I want to talk about a strategy that can help you play earnings and short term moves in stocks (maybe even long- ...
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Media Digest: Reuters, NYTimes, WSJ, FT

Stocks:  (WPO)(T)(LVLT)(TSG)According to Reuters, Home Depot will enter the Chinese market by investing $100 million in Home Way.Reuters writes that Nissan is unveiling new hybrid and green cars Reuters writes ...
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Will The Internet Kill DirecTV?

Stocks:  (DTV)(DISH)(VA)(T)Cable and satellite TV have battled for the American living room for a number of years. Both can offer hundreds of channels and now both offer HD TV.The telecom ...
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Barron’s Digest December 11,2006 Issue

Stocks: (MEL)(STN)(ASCA)(PNK)(PENN)(ISLE)(INTU)(MDT)(NT)(GHS)(TRB)(GCI)(LEE)(JRC)(ACL)(VOD)(PFE)(EDS)(DIS)(AAPL)Mellon and Bank of New York have announced a merger and Barron's had suggested that there needed to be an event to unlock Mellon value. The bank's shares, currently ...
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More Oil Gets Freed Up

Congress has finally passed a bill that will allow oil companies to drill for the 1.26 billion barrels of oil that sit below the Gulf of Mexico south of the ...
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Citi’s M&A Addiction

Stocks: (C)(JPM)(BAC)(PUK)There is no amount of bad press or investor discontent that can keep Citigroup from buying new pieces to add to its empire. Now that the rumors of a ...
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GlaxoSmithKline May Benefit from Weak U.S. Dollar

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a pharmaceutical stock which has outperformed the S&P with less volatility, and which may also benefit if the U.S. Dollar continues to weaken against European currencies. And ...
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Biotech & Medical Venture Deals Roundup

From BioHealth Investorby Adam RubensteinNeoVista, Inc. (Fremont, CA), an ophthalmic device company focused on the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, has raised $41M in Series C funding. Essex Woodlands Health ...
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Toyota Quickens It Pace (TM)(GM)

Like a champion marathon runner trying to put more distance between himself and his pursuers, Toyota is planning to streamline the way it makes cars and builds factories. Woe to ...
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Old Media Goes After YouTube?

Stocks:  (GOOG)(NWS)(VIA)(CBS)(GE)Late word is that News Corp's Fox, CBS, Viacom, and GE's NBC Universal are cooking up a plan to start a video website to compete with Google's YouTube. The ...
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Barclays: No B of A Bid (BAC)(BCS)

The head of Barclays sold shares in the bank to prove that Bank of America had made no bid, nor was it likely to. He could not sell of he ...
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Wal-Mart: Do A Good Job And Get Fired (WMT)(IPG)

Julie Roehm, the recently sacked head of advertising at Wal-Mart, may actually have been doing a good job. She did a good job and DaimlerChrysler, which landed her the Wal-Mart ...
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