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August 3, 2012
14:42 EDTGM, KCG, CMCSAMarket set to end week higher after economic data cheers investors
Stocks fell early in the week after central bankers in the U.S. and Europe disappointed investors, but today's better than expected economic data has left stocks poised to finish the week higher... MARKET NEWS: After holding a two-day meeting, the Fed on Wednesday didn't indicate that it was launching another round of stimulus. On the other side of the Atlantic, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi indicated that his central bank may buy sovereign bonds in the future, but did not outline concrete plans for doing so. However, stocks look set to end the week on a positive note after the U.S. reported that its economy had added 163,000 net new nonfarm jobs in July, versus the consensus estimate of 100,000. Meanwhile, an index of non-manufacturing activity for July came in at 52.6, versus the consensus estimate of 52.0... COMPANY NEWS: Knight Capital (KCG) on Wednesday announced that it had lost $440M due to erroneous trades triggered by a software glitch. The brokerage firm is looking to obtain funds in order to stay afloat... GM (GM) yesterday morning reported higher than expected EPS but lower than expected revenue. The automaker's European operations generated a Q2 EBIT-adjusted loss of $0.4B... Comcast (CMCSA) reported higher than expected Q2 EPS and in-line revenue.
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February 22, 2015
14:20 EDTGMUAW chief says GM buyback proposal too much, premature, Reuters says
Dennis Williams, the president of the UAW, said that an investor group’s proposal that GM buy back $8B of its stock is premature, and the amount too high for the company’s long-term health, says Reuters. The UAW indirectly controls the largest single block of General Motors shares, added Reuters. Reference Link
February 20, 2015
12:02 EDTCMCSAComcast management to meet with Jefferies
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08:11 EDTGMAlly CEO exploring subprime lending, sees loss of GM business, Detroit News says
Ally (ALLY) CEO Jeffrey Brown stated in a Thursday interview with The Detroit News that the company may return to offering credit cards and home mortgages, and currently plans to expand auto lending to subprime customers. The CEO said he expects to decide within 30-60 days whether Ally will consolidate its five locations to a single headquarters in the Detroit suburbs. Brown added that he expects GM (GM) to shift its $4.1B subsidized leasing program for Chevrolet from Ally to GM Financial, which the Ally CEO wants to offset by increasing subprime lending from 9% of total lending to 12%-15%. Reference Link
07:18 EDTCMCSAComcast volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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07:04 EDTGMAlly CEO assuming company will lose all of GM's leasing business, Reuters says
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06:49 EDTCMCSAMSNBC cancels two talk shows, Politico says
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06:41 EDTGMApple pushing for 2020 production of its electric car, Bloomberg says
Apple (AAPL) is pushing to begin production of its electric vehicle as soon as 2020, reports Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Bloomberg notes that the move could put Apple into direct competition with Tesla (TSLA) and General Motors (GM), both of which are targeting a 2017 release for next-generation electric vehicles. Apple may still cancel the project if it becomes unhappy with progress, the sources said, though its vehicle team is already 200-people strong. Reference Link
06:06 EDTGMGeneral Motors names Craig Glidden as new general counsel
General Motors (GM) announced yesterday that Craig B. Glidden has been appointed executive VP and general counsel, effective March 1. Glidden will lead a team of staff attorneys who are integrated into all of GM’s regional and functional teams in more than 30 countries. Glidden succeeds Michael Millikin, who is retiring in July after a nearly four-decade legal career, including five years as GM’s general counsel. Before joining GM, Glidden was executive VP and chief legal officer for LyondellBasell Industries (LYB).
February 19, 2015
07:30 EDTCMCSANBC 'Nightly News' sees drop in ratings post-Brian Williams, WSJ says
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February 18, 2015
07:13 EDTCMCSANational Association of Regulatory Utility Commission to hold a meeting
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06:38 EDTGMCar sales rose in Europe last month, NY Times says
European car sales increased 6.7% in January, versus the same period a year earlier, data from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association indicates, according to The New York Times. January was the 17th straight month that European car sales have increased, but they remain well below the levels they reached before the financial crisis, the newspaper stated. Publicly traded companies in the space include Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), Fiat S.p.A. (FIATY), Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Honda (HMC), Nissan (NSANY), Toyota (TM) and Volkswagen (VLKAY). Reference Link
06:33 EDTCMCSAJAKKS Pacific signs licensing agreement for Universal Pictures franchise
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February 17, 2015
17:13 EDTGMPoint72 gives quarterly update on stakes
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12:56 EDTCMCSADecline of TV viewing accelerated, NY Post reports
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07:15 EDTCMCSA'Fifty Shades' opens to $94.4M, WSJ says
Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK) subsidiary Universal's "Fifty Shades of Grey" earned roughly $94.4M in its opening weekend, reports the Wall Street Journal. The film earned an additional $172M overseas. Fox' (FOX, FOX.A) "Kingsman: The Secret Service" debuted in second place with $42M, and Viacom (VIA, VIA.B) subsidiary Paramount's "SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge Out of Water" took $40M in its second week. Reference Link
06:57 EDTGMGM in court Tuesday over bankruptcy shield, WSJ says
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05:58 EDTGMGeneral Motors recalls 81,000 Malibus, Pontiacs due to power steering issue
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February 16, 2015
19:13 EDTCMCSALiberty Global may become takeover target, NY Times says
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12:50 EDTGMGM claims for ignition switch defects rises to 4,312, Reuters says
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February 15, 2015
14:18 EDTGMGM recalls 69,633 U.S. vehicles on concerns about their electric power steering
General Motors is recalling certain model year 2006-2007 Chevrolet Malibu and Malibu Maxx vehicles manufactured April 1, 2006, to June 30, 2006, and 2006-2007 Pontiac G6 vehicles manufactured April 18, 2006, to June 30, 2006. In the affected vehicles, there may be a sudden loss of electric power steering, EPS, assist that could occur at any time while driving. Reference Link
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