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February 25, 2013
06:07 EDTJCP, WFC, BAC, MS, C, YUM, BBRY, AAPL, VLKAY, TM, FIATY, F, GM, IVZOn the Fly: Periodicals Wrap-Up
WALL STREET JOURNAL: J.C. Penney (JCP) CEO Ron Johnson has seen sales fall by double-digits. By the end of 2012, analysts were warning the company could run short on cash. Penney's stock finished last year down more than 40%. Johnson was viewed as something of a savior when he was hired from Apple in 2011 but sources say he ignored conventional industry wisdom and moved too abruptly to impose practices inspired by his time at Apple. On Wednesday Penney reports results for the all important holiday quarter, the Wall Street Journal reports...An uptick in the housing market and rising consumer confidence resulted in another month of strong U.S. car and pickup sales that will be evident on Friday when auto makers post their February sales. Over 1.2M new vehicles were estimated to have been sold in the month, a 4.3% increase over a year earlier and a 15% increase over January, the Wall Street Journal reports...REUTERS: Apple (AAPL) faces new competition in India from BlackBerry (BBRY) and is now aggressively pushing the iPhone through installment payment plans that make it more affordable, a new distribution model and a heavy marketing blitz. The new-found interest there suggests a subtle strategy shift for Apple, which has moved tentatively in emerging markets, Reuters reports...Yum Brands (YUM) will step up its monitoring of suppliers and improve testing of poultry as it looks to reverse a steep drop in business at its KFC restaurants in China after a chicken safety scare, Reuters reports...BLOOMBERG: U.S. banks want to capitalize on a dearth of financing for Europeís commercial property market thatís driven lending margins to five times the level prior to the 2008 crisis. Citigroup (C), Morgan Stanley (MS), Bank of America (BAC) and Wells Fargo (WFC) are following insurers and distressed investors allocating capital to the region as local banks, which overextended during the last boom, are forced to contract amid new regulations, Bloomberg reports...As the bond market expects inflation to stay at about the past decadeís average, the biggest buyers of government debt say they need protection from rising consumer prices as central banks focus on growth. Pacific Investment Management Co. and Invesco (IVZ) say growing central-bank tolerance of inflation means securities with interest or principal tied to consumer prices are the ones to own, Bloomberg reports.
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After dealing with a food scandal, OSI China, parent company of Shanghai Husi Food, announced the withdrawal of products produced in Shanghai. The company said, "Husi is the subject of company and government investigations and it is proceeding smoothly. While there have been no reported illnesses linked to any Shanghai Husi products, recovering this production is an important step in facilitating the investigations and rebuilding the respect and trust of our customers, the government and the people of China. With assistances and guidance provided by Shanghai FDA, we have started the recovery process of products in question in a comprehensive and orderly." Worldwide brands such Yum! Brands (YUM) McDonald's (MCD) and Starbucks (SBUX) were affected by the scandal in China. Reference Link
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Facebook (FB) has hired Andrew Bocking to run its new Internet.org mobile app, reports Re/code. Bocking was previously head of BlackBerry Messenger (BBRY). Reference Link
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