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January 11, 2013
14:39 EDTAA, BA, WFC, FBMarket set to finish week higher as China trade data lifts shares
Stocks are set to finish slightly higher for the week after stronger than expected Chinese trade data made investors more optimistic about the outlook for the global economy... MACRO NEWS: China reported that its imports and exports for December increased more than expected. Inflation in China, however, also rose more than expected last month, leading to concerns that increasing prices may limit the government's ability to stimulate the economy... Here in the U.S. new jobless claims were slightly higher than expected... President Obama nominated Jack Lew, his current chief of staff, as Treasury secretary. A former budget director and longtime civil servant, Lew's nomination was criticized by some Republicans... COMPANY NEWS: Boeing (BA) and the FAA launched a joint review of the company's 787 aircraft after several of the planes experienced problems this week... Facebook's (FB) stock rallied after the company on Wednesday issued invitations to journalists for a press conference next week. The company didn't disclose what it plans to announce at the press conference, but some on the Street speculated that the company could unveil a smartphone or an improved search engine... Wells Fargo (WFC) announced slightly stronger than expected Q4 results but shares declined following its report... Alcoa (AA) reported in-line fourth quarter EPS, but higher than expected revenue. The company also said that it expects global aluminum demand to jump 7% in 2013.
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08:55 EDTFBFacebook purchase of Instagram proving to be a steal, says BofA/Merrill
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06:59 EDTBABoeing to hit 737 production targets by 2018, Reuters says
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06:11 EDTFBFacebook implied volatility of 25 at lower end of index mean range
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March 13, 2015
17:43 EDTBABoeing awarded $713.9M government contract modification
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16:42 EDTAAStocks end week lower amid euro slide, Fed rate hike worries
Stocks finished the week lower as worries about the impact of the euro's fall against the dollar, along with continued anticipation of an upcoming rate hike by the Fed and concerns about deflation, weighed on shares. MACRO NEWS: The euro's slide against the dollar continued, causing investors to worry that the trend could have a significant negative impact on the results of U.S. based, multinational companies... Anticipation of an impending interest rate hike continued to impact the market. On Tuesday, outgoing Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher said the central bank should begin to gradually raise rates before the economy reaches full employment to avoid triggering a recession. On Thursday, stocks rose as investors speculated that weak February retail sales data could cause the central bank to delay raising interest rates... An unexpected decline in the producer price index, which was reported on Friday, may have rekindled fears about deflation taking hold in the U.S., weighing on stocks... In China, the government said that industrial production rose less than expected in the first two months of the year. China's exports were reported to surge 15% in the first two months of the year versus the same period a year earlier, but data also indicated that China's imports sank 20% in the first two months of 2015. COMPANY NEWS: Apple (AAPL) provided additional information about its upcoming Apple Watch at a product launch event. Apple Watch will be available on Friday, April 24 to customers in nine countries, including the U.S., with pre-orders beginning April 10. The lowest priced Apple Watch, the 38 mm Apple Watch Sport, will be priced at $349, while the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition will be priced starting at $10,000... Embattled floor retailer Lumber Liquidators (LL) updated investors on the impact of a recent critical report from 60 Minutes. In the nine days following the report, same-store sales fell 12.7% versus the same period a year earlier, it reported. The company added that it was not able to provide full-year guidance until it has more time to gauge the impact of consumers' reaction to the report... GM (GM) settled a potential proxy battle with an investment group led by Harry Wilson by agreeing to return more cash to shareholders... Alcoa (AA) agreed to buy RTI International Metals (RTI), which supplies specialty metals and services for several sectors, including aerospace and defense... Credit Suisse (CS) appointed Tidjane Thiam, who is currently Group Chief Executive of Prudential (PUK), as its new CEO... The shares of several chicken producers fell after a possible case of bird flu was identified in Arkansas. Among the chicken producers that declined were Tyson (TSN), which is based in Arkansas, Pilgrim's Pride (PPC), Sanderson Farms (SAFM), and Hormel (HRL)... GNC Holdings (GNC) sank after New York's Attorney General announced that he and three of his colleagues would further investigate the business practices of the herbal supplement industry. INDEXES: For the week, the Dow was down 0.57% to 17,749.31, the Nasdaq fell 1.12% to 4,871.76, and the S&P 500 dropped 0.87% to 2,053.40.
16:24 EDTFBFacebook acquires TheFind
According to TheFind's website: "We are now starting our next chapter by combining forces with Facebook to do even more for consumers. Facebook's resources and platform give us the opportunity to scale our expertise in product sourcing to the over 1B people that use the platform. Key members of our team are joining the company and will be working hard to integrate our technology to make the ads you see on Facebook every day better and more relevant to you. Unfortunately, this means we will be taking our search engine offline in the next few weeks." Reference Link
16:01 EDTAA, FBOptions Update; March 13, 2015
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11:17 EDTFBStocks with call strike movement; TSLA FB
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10:34 EDTFBApple joins data center group with Facebook, Microsoft, The Information says
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09:50 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
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06:34 EDTBAKawasaki Heavy Industries factory may boost Boeing 787 production, Reuters says
Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KWHIY) opened a plant Friday with an oversized kiln that may allow Boeing (BA) to exceed its 14-per-month production target for the 787, reports Reuters, citing statements by Kawasaki deputy director of 787 production Akira Inomata. The $288.18M factory will produce the forward fuselage, main landing gear, and wing components for the plane. Reference Link
06:16 EDTBAEmails show huge level of cooperation between Ex-Im Bank, Boeing, WSJ says
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06:05 EDTFBFacebook implied volatility of 25 at lower end of index mean range
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March 12, 2015
19:59 EDTFBFacebook, Teamster shuttle drivers approve contract
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12:59 EDTBABoeing reports Swiss International Air Lines commitment for three 777-300ERs
Boeing reported that Swiss International Air Lines has announced a commitment to purchase three additional 777-300ER airplanes. The order, valued at $990M at list prices, will be posted on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website when finalized, the company noted, adding that the new commitment follows SWISS’ previous order for six 777-300ERs in 2013.
07:51 EDTFBAlibaba hiring for cloud computing in Seattle, Silicon Valley, Reuters says
Alibaba (BABA) has begun hiring cloud computing professionals in Seattle and Silicon Valley, reports Reuters, citing postings on LinkedIn. Reuters notes that recruiters in the region suggested Alibaba is "eyeing staff," particularly developers, at Amazon (AMZN), Microsoft (MSFT), and Facebook (FB). According to LinkedIn data, Alibaba has already hired 20 former Microsoft employees. Reference Link
07:40 EDTFBFacebook to face class-action over online refunds for minors, Reuters says
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07:18 EDTAAAlcoa April volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
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06:21 EDTBABoeing delivers 50th airplane to EL AL
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