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March 23, 2012
14:28 EDTBA, ORCL, CAT, FDXMarket poised for losing week as China, Europe data pulls down shares
Stocks are set to end the week lower after weak economic data from China and Europe made many investors more pessimistic about the global economy. MACRO NEWS: A Chinese purchasing managers' index for March compiled by HSBC fell to 48.1, the lowest level since last November, HSBC reported. Any level below 50 indicates that the country's manufacturing sector contracted... The euro zone's manufacturing base also appears to have contracted, as a March purchasing managers' index for the bloc came in at 48.7, down from 49.3 in February... Also disappointing investors was U.S. housing data, as 313,000 new homes were sold last month, versus the consensus estimate of 325,000. An index of home prices for January and existing home sales for February also came in below expectations. COMPANY NEWS: Industrial companies, including Caterpillar (CAT) and Boeing (BA), saw their stocks decline this week in the wake of the weaker economic reports... FedEx (FDX) reported higher than expected adjusted Q3 EPS but lowered its 2012 EPS guidance... Oracle (ORCL) posted stronger than expected results, but its stock is poised to decline significantly for the week.
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August 25, 2015
19:16 EDTORCLTV service Hulu to feature programmatic ads powered by Facebook, Oracle
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08:45 EDTBAGoldman continues to believe Boeing shares should be sold
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07:24 EDTORCLRentrak weakness a buying opportunity, says Brean Capital
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05:25 EDTBABoeing sees demand in China for 6,330 airplanes valued at almost $950B
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August 24, 2015
18:10 EDTBABoeing considers 'several hundred' layoffs in satellite division, Reuters says
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09:26 EDTCATCaterpillar set to open near 4-year lows
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August 23, 2015
18:06 EDTBABoeing loses $85M contract over Ex-Im Bank uncertainty, WSJ says
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17:40 EDTFDXJudge sends FedEx driver lawsuit back to trial court, Bloomberg says
A federal appeals court has sent a dispute over the employment status of FedEx drivers back to trial court, saying a jury must decide whether the drivers are independent contractors or full-fledged employees, reports Bloomberg. The verdict gives FedEx another chance to defend its practices, according to the report. Reference Link
14:41 EDTBABoeing delivers next-generation 737-800 to Nok Air
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August 21, 2015
17:46 EDTBABoeing on schedule to meet 737 MAX production targets, Reuters says
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13:02 EDTCATChanos says heavy equipment companies 'have the wind in their face'
Jim Chanos of Kynikos Associates said on CNBC that the companies selling heavy equipment will "have the wind in their face" for years as inventory is worked though. Chanos added that he remains short shares of Caterpillar (CAT), pointing out the company acquired Bucyrus at the top of the market. Peers of Caterpillar include Deere (DE) and AGCO (AGCO).
12:56 EDTCATChanos says still short shares of Caterpillar
Jim Chanos of Kynikos Associates said on CNBC .
06:34 EDTFDXFedEx to launch EUR 8.00 bid for TNT Express on Aug. 24
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06:07 EDTBABoeing, GKN grapple to produce critical component for 737 Max, WSJ reports
Boeing (BA) and GKN PLC (GKNLY), a key supplier, are grappling to produce a critical component for the updated version of its 737 jet, The Wall Street Journal reports. Boeing has plans to quickly boost production of the 737 Max, but difficulty consistently manufacturing part of the engine thrust reverser, industry executives and engineers are concerned that a shortage of the part could derail Boeing's ambitious plans, the report says. Reference Link
August 20, 2015
17:52 EDTFDXUPS pilots President issues statement on FedEx/ALPA tentative agreement
The following statement is from Captain Robert Travis, President of the Independent Pilots Association regarding the tentative pilot labor agreement between FedEx (FDX) and ALPA: "We congratulate our pilot peers and FedEx on reaching a new tentative collective bargaining agreement. While we have not seen the details, the IPA will refrain from commenting on the merits of the tentative agreement until the ALPA ratification process has been completed. If approved, however, the FedEx pilot contract will bring labor peace to our largest competitor. In sharp contrast, UPS (UPS) management has created a bitter standoff with its pilot employees, unnecessarily dragging out contract talks for four years. UPS must not allow itself to be left behind by FedEx. The IPA calls on UPS management to work with its pilots to expeditiously achieve an agreement."
17:33 EDTFDXFedEx reaches tentative agreement with Air Line Pilots Association
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12:05 EDTFDX, BABoeing reports eight new orders in weekly update
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11:49 EDTORCLOptions with increasing implied volatility
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08:32 EDTORCLOracle agrees to acquire Maxymiser
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05:47 EDTBABoeing says Qantas intends to purchase eight 787-9 Dreamliners
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