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November 30, 2012
12:31 EDTZNGA, S, NTLS, FIVE, CBK, RGC, FIZZ, ENZN, TLAB, WFM, YUM, FB, VRSNOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower at midday as negotiations in Washington to avert automatic spending cuts and tax hikes by the end of the year continue to dominate the headlines and move the market. With President Obama speaking at an event at midday and House Speaker Boehner scheduling a press conference for this afternoon, the volatility that has dominated recent days is likely to continue... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., consumer spending fell 0.2% in October, versus expectations for a flat reading. Incomes were unchanged last month, versus expectations of a 0.2% gain. The Chicago PMI reading for November came in at 50.4, about in-line with forecasts for a 50.5 reading and indicating expansion after being below 50 last month. In Europe, the annual rate of consumer price growth in the shared currency nations fell to 2.2% in November from 2.5% in October, while unemployment in the euro zone rose to 11.7% from 11.6% in September. Also, German lawmakers approved the new aid deal struck for Greece. In Asia, Japanese industrial production unexpectedly rose 1.8% while unemployment came in as expected at 4.2%... COMPANY NEWS: Facebook (FB) and Zynga (ZNGA) disclosed that they have changed the terms of their partnership, meaning Facebook will now be able to develop its own games and Zynga won't have to use Facebook ad units or payments on its outside sites. Zynga shares fell 8% after the changes were publicized... Yum! Brands (YUM) provided guidance, including a softer outlook on China, and was downgraded by at least three firms. Shares fell over 9% following the announcement and the corresponding analyst notes... Several more companies announced special one-time dividends, including Whole Foods (WFM), Tellabs (TLAB), Enzon Pharmaceuticals (ENZN), National Beverage (FIZZ) and Regal Entertainment (RGC)... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were Christoper & Banks (CBK), up 23%, and Five Below (FIVE), up 15% following their quarterly reports. Among the noteworthy losers was NTELOS (NTLS), which fell 22% after FBR predicted its deal with Sprint (S) will not be renewed. Also lower were shares of VeriSign (VRSN), down 13% after it announced a revised .com agreement that limits its ability to increase prices... INDICES: Near noon, the Dow was down 13.60, or 0.10%, to 13,008.22; the Nasdaq was down 6.88, or 0.23%, to 3,005.15; and the S&P 500 was down 2.06, or 0.15%, to 1,413.89.
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09:40 EDTFBFacebook polishing micro-sharing app 'Moments', TechCrunch reports
Facebook is polishing a new app codenamed "Moments" for micro-sharing for a select group of friends, reports TechCrunch. According to multiple sources, including who has seen a live internal version of the app, the design features a grid with a few tiles, each representing a set of close family or friends. The goal is to make selective sharing much faster than the main Facebook app. Reference Link
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