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Pre-Market Stock News (August 20, 2007)

(AXP) American Express is selling its private banking unit.
(CFC) Countrywide is laying off loan originators and support staff as applications are down and to cut costs.
(CHINA) CDC Corp. announced a $225 million share stock offering.
(CLWR) Clearwire has insiders from debt conversion selling $369 million in stock.
(CRYP) Cryptologic gets a pact from World Poker Tour.
(EMC) EMC could be worth 20% more in a year according to Barron’s.
(GOOG) Google took a stake in Chinese community Web site Tianya.cn for social networking.
(KFN) KR Financial has shareholders selling 16 million shares; and will have a public rights offering up to $270 million; principals of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts will purchase up to approximately $100 million of common shares at $14.40 if not fully subscribed.
(KNSY) Kensey Nash $0.11 EPS vs $0.15 est.
(LLNW) Limelight Networks announced that MyVideo.de video delivery service in Germany has selected Limelight as its exclusive provider of CDN services.
(LOW) Lowe’s trading up 4% after $0.67 EPS vs. $0.61 estimates; same store sales fell 2.6% for the quarter.
(LYV) Live Nation may win Madonna from Warner Music in a $100 million deal.
(MHP) McGraw Hill down on JPMorgan downgrade.
(NDAQ) NASDAQ is reviewing alternatives to divest its stake in London Stock Exchange; says $1 Billion will be used to retire debt and buyback stock.

Jon C. Ogg
August 20, 2007

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