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March 31, 2014
07:29 EDTMTU, FMitsubishi purchases ex-Ford plant in Philippines, Reuters says
Mitsubishi (MTU) purchased the site of a former vehicle plant in the Philippines from Ford (F) in an effort to boost production as the Japanese company looks to increase sales by 50% in Southeast Asia markets, according to Reuters, citing a company statement from Mitsubishi. Reference Link
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December 1, 2015
16:58 EDTFOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Tuesday
Stocks on Wall Street started the day higher following manufacturing data from China and Europe. The averages briefly stalled and appeared set to lose their momentum when a reading on U.S. manufacturing came in a well below expectations, but the market gathered itself up quickly and spent the rest of the first day of December, a historically strong month for equities, in the green. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., Markit's manufacturing purchasing managers index for November came in at 52.8, slightly higher than the 52.6 consensus forecast. ISM's manufacturing index, however, was unexpectedly weak, falling to its worst levels since the summer of 2009 and dropping into contraction territory. The ISM measure for November came in at 48.6, well below expectations for a reading of 50.5. Construction spending in the U.S. grew 1.0% in October, beating the 0.6% growth estimate. In China, the official purchasing managers index fell to its lowest level since the summer of 2012, hitting 49.6 in November. This is down from the prior 49.8 reading, where economists had projected for it to remain. The non-manufacturing PMI rose to 53.6 from 53.1 a month earlier. In Europe, the purchasing managers index for the euro area rose to 52.8 in November from 52.3 the previous month, in-line with expectations. COMPANY NEWS: Vehicle sales kept up their torrid pace last month, with Autodata estimating that November's U.S. Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate, or SAAR, was 18.19M units, marking the first time that the measure held above 18M for three straight months. The strength in today's sales reports from the automakers wasn't necessarily reflected in their shares, however, as Ford (F) closed the session with a gain of just 1.64% while General Motors (GM) added 0.2%. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was TerraForm Power (TERP), which surged $2.25, or 32.6%, to $9.15 after David Tepper's Appaloosa Management disclosed holdings of TerraForm common equity and senior notes and called on the company to make "substantial further disclosures" regarding its relationship with its "Sponsor", SunEdison (SUNE). SunEdison, which backed out of a deal to purchase a 15.87% stake in Renova and reportedly is arranging financing for a portfolio of solar projects while simultaneously exploring the sale of some assets, rose 9.1% today as well. Also higher was Infoblox (BLOX), which gained 22% to $18.35 after the company reported stronger than expected results and authorized a $100M stock repurchase plan.. Among the noteworthy losers was NQ Mobile (NQ), which fell 17.42%, to $3.48 after reporting earnings and announcing it will temporarily suspend the practice of providing revenue guidance. Also lower were shares of Joy Global (JOY) and Cummins (CMI), which dropped 13.16% and 7.9%, respectively, after Bank of America Merrill Lynch downgraded both stocks to sell-equivalent ratings, citing another expected devaluation of China's Renminbi along with the continued tough commodity environment. INDEXES: The Dow rose 168.43, or 0.95%, to 17,888.35, the Nasdaq gained 47.64, or 0.93%, to 5,156.31, and the S&P 500 advanced 22.22, or 1.07%, to 2,102.63.
12:28 EDTFOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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10:22 EDTFFord sees 'strong' demand for pickups continuing into 2016
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10:18 EDTFFord estimates total November industry SAAR roughly in mid-18M vehicle range
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10:02 EDTFFord names Raj Nair as EVP, Product Development and Chief Technical Officer
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09:37 EDTFActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open: AAPL MU BABA FB NFLX AMZN F WMT BAC
09:20 EDTFFord reports November U.S. sales up 0.4% to 187,794 vehicles
Ford Motor reported November U.S. sales of 187,794 vehicles, up 0.4% versus last November. Through November, overall Ford sales are up 5% versus the same period a year ago.
05:23 EDTFFord invests $1.3B in F-Series Super Duty, adds 2,000 jobs to Kentucky plant
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November 30, 2015
08:01 EDTFFord CEO says UAW agreement 'enables us to further strengthen our business'
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November 27, 2015
13:10 EDTFFord ending 'Friends and Neighbors' sales promotion, WSJ says
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12:02 EDTFFord ending Friends and Neighbors sales promotion early, DJ says
According to Dow Jones the car company will be launching new pricing scheme December 1.
November 25, 2015
06:29 EDTFTakata manipulated air bag testing data as early as 2000, NY Times reports
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November 24, 2015
14:19 EDTFFord to host sales conference call
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14:14 EDTFFord to hold a conference call
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November 23, 2015
10:37 EDTFFord no longer using Takata air bag inflators in future cars, AP reports
Ford (F) will stop using air bag inflators manufactured by Takata (TKTDY) in future vehicles, the Associated Press reports. The company joins Honda (HMC), Toyota (TM), and Nissan (NSANY) in choosing not to put the inflators in vehicles currently under development, the report says. Reference Link
10:33 EDTFFord recalls roughly 451,000 midsize vehicles in NA for potential fuel leak
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November 22, 2015
18:32 EDTFUAW union members ratify Ford agreement
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November 19, 2015
08:32 EDTFFord to hold a discussion
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06:11 EDTFFord-UAW contract headed for rejection, Reuters says
A proposed four-year labor deal between Ford and the United Auto Workers union seems headed for rejection after Chicago plant workers voted against the deal by a margin of over 2-to-1, Reuters reports. UAW leaders warned other members that rejecting the contract could jeopardize investments that would maintain U.S. factory jobs and believe that the proposed pact with Ford would be the richest in history, the report says. Reference Link
November 18, 2015
16:01 EDTFOptions Update; November 18, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 1.39 to 19.44. Option volume leaders: AAPL NBG TGT NFLX F FB QCOM SUNE GPRO MSFT

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