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December 7, 2012
13:41 EDTT, AAPL, AKAM, CMarket poised to end week little changed as fiscal cliff fears continue
Stocks are set to end the week little changed as continued fears over the fiscal cliff kept the market range bound. MACRO NEWS: House Speaker John Boehner said earlier today that little progress had been made on fiscal cliff negotiations, even though some Republicans earlier in the week signaled that they could be open to tax rate increases demanded by President Obama... More jobs than expected were added to the economy in November, and the unemployment rate dipped to 7.7% from 7.9%, but investors seemed unimpressed by the data. One reason for the skepticism was that declines in the labor participation rate were the main cause of the drop in unemployment. COMPANY NEWS: Citigroup (C) said it would lay off 11,000 people, and, as a result, take a $1B pre-tax charge this quarter. The bank expects to save $900M in 2013 and $1.1B each year beginning in 2014 due to the layoffs... Apple's (AAPL) stock is set to finish much lower again this week. A number of hypotheses were made in an attempt to explain the weakness. Weak smartphone sales by AT&T (T) in October and November and technical milestones reached by the shares were two of the more popular explanations... On a positive note, Internet content delivery company Akamai (AKAM) jumped after announcing an alliance with AT&T.
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14:09 EDTTBoehner strongly opposes net neutrality
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13:14 EDTTAT&T not entering Inflight Connectivity space, RGN reports
AT&T (T) decided not to enter the inflight connectivity after deeming the space too risky, RGN reports, citing sources. AT&T confirmed in a statement to the website, "After a thorough review of our investment portfolio, the company decided to no longer pursue entry into the Inflight Connectivity industry." AT&T's entrance into the space was seen as possibly competitive threat to Gogo (GOGO). Reference Link
12:45 EDTTFullscreen to acquire Rooster Teeth, terms not disclosed, Reuters reports
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12:43 EDTTAT&T issues statement on White House Title II announcement
AT&T issued the following statement in response to the White House's announcement regarding Title II. AT&T executive VP Jim Cicconi said, "Today’s announcement by the White House, if acted upon by the FCC, would be a mistake that will do tremendous harm to the Internet and to U.S. national interests. It is a complete reversal of a bipartisan policy that has been in place since the Clinton Administration—namely, to treat Internet access as an information service subject to light-touch regulation. This classification of Internet service has been upheld by the Supreme Court and has enjoyed strong Congressional support for nearly a generation. Now, with one statement, the White House is telling the FCC to ignore this precedent and to instead impose on the entire Internet—from end to end—onerous government regulation designed in the 1930s for a Bell phone monopoly that no longer exists, not for a 21st century technology. This will have a negative impact not only on investment and innovation, but also on our economy overall. For a generation, the Internet has been an American success story. Light-touch regulation has encouraged levels of investment unprecedented by any industry and spawned incredible innovation. Today’s action puts all of that at risk—and puts it at risk not to remedy any specific harm that has occurred. Instead, this action is designed to deal with a hypothetical problem posed by certain political groups whose objective all along has been to bring about government control of the Internet. The White House is proposing to put the Internet and our economy at risk as a result of such political pressures. We feel the actions called for by the White House are inconsistent with decades of legal precedent as well as Congressional intent. Moreover, if the government were going to make such a momentous decision as regulating the entire Internet like a public utility, that decision is more properly made by the Congress and not by unelected regulators without any public record to support the change in regulation. If the FCC puts such rules in place, we would expect to participate in a legal challenge to such action.”
12:42 EDTAAPLFireEye details hack attack found on Apple operating system
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12:39 EDTAAPLFireEye has uncovered iOS flaw that leaves devices vulnerable, CNBC reports
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10:30 EDTAKAMFireEye advances after JPMorgan adds to Focus List
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09:45 EDTTObama urges FCC to enact 'strongest possible rules' to protect net neutrality
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09:43 EDTTObama urges FCC to enact 'strongest possible rules' to protect net neutrality
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09:35 EDTAAPLActive equity options trading
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08:22 EDTTNetwork equipment makers slip after AT&T projects lower 2015 capital spending
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08:12 EDTTAT&T 2015 capex reduction negative for select stocks, says JPMorgan
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07:34 EDTAAPLApple Pay seen making up 1% of Whole Foods transactions since launch, Dudas says
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07:30 EDTAKAMFireEye added to Focus List, Akamai removed at JPMorgan
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06:46 EDTCRegulators set new capital buffer rule for banks, Reuters reports
Global banks should have buffers of bonds or equity worth 16%-20% of their risk-weighted assets, beginning in January 2019, The Financial Stability Board decided, according to Reuters. The board said the buffer would prevent the need for government bailouts, the news service explained. Publicly traded global banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) Wells Fargo (WFC), Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), RBS (RBS) and UBS (UBS). Reference Link
06:37 EDTCSumitomo Mitsui in lead for Citigroup's Japan retail operations, WSJ reports
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06:27 EDTAAPLGT Advanced accuses Apple of 'bait-and-switch' in unsealed documents, WSJ says
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06:18 EDTCUBS to settle misconduct allegations at precious metals trading unit, FT reports
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06:00 EDTAAPLApple implied volatility of 19 at lower end of index mean range
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