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Will Comcast Finally Do Blockbuster In?

Stocks:  (BBY)(CMCSA)Comcast is testing a program that allows consumers to see a movie on cable VOD that same day it is available in DVD form at stores. The time period ...
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Cramer’s Retail Picks Today

On today's STOP TRADING segment on CNBC Cramer went back over Under Armour (UARM) as it becomes (UA) on NYSE.The company already said that it didn't go into football cleats ...
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Someone Finally Slaps Home Depot (HD)

A proxy fight at Home Depot? Could be. Rational Investors wants an independent committee of the household retailer's board to do a strategic review and look at management performance. After ...
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Cramer Makes 2 Big Buyout Predictions

Jim Cramer made 2 significant company buyout calls on CNBC just a few minutes ago: He noted that Alcoa (AA) will not be public this time next year, as he ...
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Poor Holiday Spending Trends Could Hurt E-commerce And Retail Alike

Stocks:  (WMT)(TGT)(FD)MasterCard Advisors says that holiday spending is growing at about half of last year's 8% increase. The news is not exactly a bright spot for companies like Wal-Mart, Target, ...
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Wal-Mart: Are You A Member Of The Communist Party? (WMT)

It is not enough that Chinese unions set up shop at Wal-Mart stores in the Asian country. Now the Communist Party has set up a branch for Wal-Mart employess. It ...
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Media Digest 12/18/2006 Reuters, NYTimes, WSJ, FT

Stocks: (ESRX)((CMX)(CVS)(HET)(VZ)(T)(WMT)(BMET)(LLC)(SNE)(GE)(GOOG)(VIA)(CMCSA)According to Reuters, Express Scripts offered to buy Caremark RX for $26 billion, threatening a bid by CVS.Reuters writes that Casino firm Harrah's is close to a $16.7 billion ...
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Barron’s Digest December 18, 2006

Pressure from investors is likely to keep Citigroup's (C) stock moving up. The company is cutting investment spending.Many Gulf Coast companies recommended to bu after Katrina are up sharply. These ...
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California Gets More Nutty (GM)(F)(TM)

The big car companies being sued by the Attorney General of Califonia for causing global warming, which harms state citizens and damages the infrastructure. Apparently no other states have followed ...
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Detroit Loses More Ground (GM)(DCX)(F)

The average price of a new car from the Big Three dropped, again. Reuters quotes that Labor Department as reporting that new vehicle prices dropped .7% in November, the largest ...
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Chrysler Needs A Salesman (DCX)(TM)

Tom LaSorda, the CEO of Chrysler, says he will be his own sales and marketing director. The fellow who held the job until recently was sacked. LaSorda says he will ...
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Cable Companies Lobby For Mercy (CMCSA)(VZ)

Cable companies are getting very nervous that the FCC will make it much easier for the telecom companies to compete for home video subscription. And, the argument against cable may ...
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Will Lowe’s Come Back? Bear Stearns’ Nutty Theory

Stocks:  (LOW)(HD)According to Barron's, the analysts at Bear Stearns think that things are about to get much better at household goods retailer Lowe's.  Bear Stearns has put a new target ...
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China Versus OPEC

The Chinese decided to invite all of the big energy consuming nations to Beijing. The idea behind the conference is to set up a common set of goals like conserving ...
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Eli Lilly’s Picking On Schizophrenics (LLY)

Picking on people with schizophrenia would seem to be very unfair. If it is a large corporation, the odds against prople with serious mental illness would really seem to be ...
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