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February 18, 2014
08:46 EDTTWC, GS, LVS, MU, AAPL, CMCSA, ECA, UTX, GLRE, SINA, GOOG, BCS, BX, GE, YHOOOn the Fly: Periodicals Wrap
WSJ: Greenlight (GLRE) wants to identify who leaked Micron (MU) stake online...REUTERS: GE (GE), Pratt (UTX) fight over billions in jet engine orders...BLOOMBERG: Las Vegas Sands (LVS) restored websites following hacker attack...OTHER NEWS: Blackstone (BX) in talks to buy Encana (ECA) assets, NY Post reports...Goldman Sachs (GS) halts development of bond trading platform, FT reports...Barclays (BCS) pressured over investment bank turnaround, FT reports...Comcast (CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (TWC) deal could spur wave of consolidation, NY Times reports...Google Plus a key to Google's (GOOG) future, NY Times reports...Google (GOOG), Apple (AAPL) in talks with health tracking watch maker, TechCrunch reports...Alibaba (YHOO) to raise stake in SINA (SINA) Weibo unit, Marbridge Daily reports.
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March 18, 2015
07:54 EDTCMCSA, AAPLComcast may be forced to put content on Apple TV, NY Post says
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07:30 EDTTWC, CMCSAAT&T-DirecTV getting less attention than Comcast-Time Warner Cable, Reuters says
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07:27 EDTBX, BCS, GSFreeport seeks funding from Blackstone, Apollo, Reuters says
Freeport McMoRan (FCX) has hired Goldman Sachs (GS) and Barclays (BCS) to find private equity firms willing to finance certain of its energy projects and asset developments, reports Reuters, citing people familiar with the matter. Freeport is in talks with Blackstone (BX), Apollo (APO), and Warburg Pincus about a potential partnership. The sources say the firm may be seeking "several billion dollars," though discussions are in "very early" stages. Reference Link
07:27 EDTAAPLApple iPhone growth to decelerate further in Q3, says Jefferies
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07:24 EDTAAPLApple iPhone growth should support earnings expectations, says UBS
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07:20 EDTBCSU.S. considers 'tearing up' non-prosecution deals with banks, Bloomberg says
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07:08 EDTBXSome senior Blackstone execs may leave due to spin-off with PJT, Reuters says
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07:04 EDTECAEncana upgraded to Buy from Hold at Desjardins
07:02 EDTGEExterran nominates five new directors to board
Exterran Holdings (EXH) announced that its Board of Directors has nominated the following individuals for election to the Exterran Holdings Board at the Company’s 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on April 28: Anne-Marie N. Ainsworth – former President and CEO of the general partner of Oiltanking Partners, L.P. (OILT); Frances Powell Hawes – independent financial consultant and former CFO of NCI Building Systems (NCS); James H. Lytal – independent energy consultant and former President of Gulfterra Energy Partners LP; Richard R. Stewart- former President and CEO of GE Aero Energy (GE); and Ieda Gomes Yell – Managing Director of Energix Strategy Ltd. and former President of BP Brazil (BP). “In November 2014, we announced a plan to separate Exterran’s international contract operations, international aftermarket services and global fabrication businesses into an independent, publicly traded company in the second half of 2015,” said Mark Sotir, Executive Chairman of the Board. “Our Board has nominated these additional well qualified director candidates in anticipation of certain of Exterran’s directors resigning from the Board at the time of the separation in order to join the board of directors of the new publicly traded company. We have not yet reached a final determination regarding which directors will remain on Exterran’s Board and which directors will join the board of directors of SpinCo at the time of the separation.”
06:43 EDTGEMarket convinced GE is dead money, Reuters columnist says
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06:36 EDTGEBoeing turns to cargo jets to overcome West coast port disruptions, WSJ says
Boeing (GE) and its suppliers -- including General Electric (GE) -- have turned to using large Ukrainian "Antonov" cargo jets to overcome supply disruptions at U.S. West coast ports, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing statements by Boeing Commercial CEO Ray Conner, who said disruptions continued even after the ports reached a deal earlier in March. "We’re still dealing with the congestion of all the things that are stuck in those ports right now," added Conner. A Boeing spokesperson said there had been "no effect" on deliveries to airlines. Reference Link
06:31 EDTAAPLDiscovery, Viacom in talks to be on Apple TV service, WSJ reports
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06:16 EDTCMCSAAmerican Express to launch Plenti loyalty program this spring, WSJ reports
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06:09 EDTGSGoldman Sachs prices 6M shares of specialty lending arm, WSJ reports
According to a source, late yesterday, Goldman Sachs priced 6M shares of Goldman Sachs BDC, its specialty lending arm, at $20 per share with the shares set to begin trading today, The Wall Street Journal reports. Shares of Goldman Sachs BDC will trade under the ticker symbol "GSBD." Reference Link
06:04 EDTGOOGGoogle's initial drone design failed, company working on new drone, WSJ reports
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05:59 EDTGOOGGoogle sees self-driving car on market within five years, Re/code says
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05:55 EDTGOOG, AAPLApple has small team working on augmented reality, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster says that following talks with industry contacts, he believes Apple (AAPL) has a small team working and exploring the augmented reality space. Munster believes augmented reality has the potential to "be as profound a technology platform as the smartphone today," but admits broader consumer adoption is likely 10 years away. He views Apple's involvement in the space as an indication the company is preparing for the next evolution of computing. Munster has an Overweight rating on Apple with a $160 price target. He describes augmented reality as the "overlay of digital information on the physical world," with Google (GOOG) Glass given as an example.
05:52 EDTAAPL12-inch MacBook to make up 15%-20% of all MacBook shipments, DigiTimes says
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05:52 EDTAAPLReport: iPhone 6 shipments expected to reach 53M, DigiTimes reports
Apple is expected to ship 53M iPhone 6 devices in Q1, reports DigiTimes, citing a Chinese-language Commercial Times report. Citing data from Morgan Stanley, the guidance is up from the previously expected 51M shipments. All iPhone devices will reach 54.5M units during the quarter. Reference Link
05:43 EDTGOOGGoogle introduces new app approval process
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