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Media Digest (3/20/2012) Reuters, WSJ, NYT, FT, Bloomberg

Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) begins staff cuts as part of an annual review process. (Reuters) The Obama Administration is expected to help U.S. solar panel makers in a trade war ...
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China Sees Explosive Growth in Shale Gas Production (RDS-A, PTR, CVX, TOT, BP)

Under a new development plan released today, China forecasts production growth of natural gas from its shale deposits of around 230 billion cubic feet by 2015, up from zero today. ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (BRCD, CAB, CHK, CEO, EXM, HPQ, JNPR, LVLT, ERIC, MELI, PTR, POOL, TJX, VVUS)

These are some of this Thursday's top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen in Wall Street research calls. Brocade Communications Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCD) Reiterated Hold at Argus. Cabela's, Inc. ...
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Media Digest (2/9/2012) Reuters, WSJ, NYT, Bloomberg

Greek ministers will go to Brussels to meet with EU officials about restructuring of debt, but several details have not been resolved. (Reuters) Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) posts earnings that trouble Wall ...
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Media Digest (2/3/2012) Reuters, WSJ, NYT, FT, Bloomberg

The U.S. indicts Swiss bank Wegelin on tax evasion charges. (Reuters) Fed president Richard Fisher says there is no need for QE3. (Reuters) Panasonic posts a quarterly loss of $2.6 ...
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Shell Reports Profit, But Outlook is Not So Pretty (RDS-A, RDS-B, XOM, CVX, PTR)

Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE: RDS-A; RDS-B) reported quarterly earnings early this morning and like counterparts Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) and Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) piles of profit are ...
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2012’s Most Profitable American Companies

Each January, 24/7 Wall St. forecasts the publicly traded U.S. companies that will have the highest profits in the year ahead. This year, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is likely to pass ...
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Media Digest (1/4/2012) Reuters, WSJ, NYT, FT, Bloomberg

  Bill Gross’s PIMCO Total Return Fund has $1.4 billion in outflows in December, according to Morningstar. (Reuters) MF Global sold some assets to Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) before its collapsed. ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (AFFX, AMCX, BRCM, CSIQ, CSCO, DECK, DANG, ELN, EL, FSLR, IVR, IPG, JNPR, OMC, OVTI, ONXX, PTR, RENN, RVBD, SI, YOKU)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls this Thursday morning. Affymetrix Inc. (NASDAQ: AFFX) Raised to Neutral from Sell with a ...
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Shell Strikes Shale Gas in China (RDS-A, PTR, LNG)

Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE: RDS-A) has found shale gas in two vertical wells in China that were drilled in conjunction with Shell’s partner, Petrochina Co. Ltd. (NYSE: PTR), a ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (AGU, AEM, AXP, AMR, BHP, COF, CMG, SNP, CEO, JNY, ERIC, PTR, RVBD, SODA, SON, SWC, WRB)

These are some of this Tuesday's top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen having an impact from Wall Street research calls.  Despite the weakness, there are still upgrades taking place. ...
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The Great Shale Gas Opportunity in China For Outsiders (BHI, HAL, SLB, NOV, CHK, DVN, SNP, CEO, PTR, RDS-A, CVX, BP)

The boom in US natural gas drilling resulting from the technological advances of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing is beginning to spread to the rest of the world. In some ...
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81st Birthday for Buffett… Remembering His Greatest Investments (BRK-B, BAC, KO, AXP, PG, DOW, PTR)

Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-B) is 81 years old today and many are paying tribute.  Earlier this year, we gave a breakdown of his greatest investments in ...
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China to Begin Serious Hunt for Shale Gas (SNP, PTR, CEO, RDS-A, CVX, BP, STO, HAL, SLB, BHI, NOV, DVN, CHK)

None of China's three largest oil companies is having a particularly good year as far as refining profits go. China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NYSE: SNP) -- known as Sinopec ...
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Another Oil Sands Producer Acquired by China (CEO, SNP, COP, TOT, PTR, CHK)

Another day, another energy acquisition by a Chinese firm. This time its Cnooc Ltd. (NYSE: CEO) putting out about $2.1 billion for Toronto-traded Canadian oil sands developer Opti Canada. In ...
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