Archive for April, 2010

Week Ahead: Stocks Could Struggle to Ride Positive Wave

Friday, April 30th, 2010

The question for markets in the week ahead will be whether to ride a wave of better economic and earnings news—or give in to a growing list of worries.

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Week Ahead: Stocks Could Struggle to Ride Positive Wave

United, Continental Get Closer to a Merger Deal

Friday, April 30th, 2010

United Airlines and Continental Airlines are moving closer to announcing as early as Monday that they will merge to form the world’s largest carrier, people familiar with the situation told the AP.

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Greece Aid May Not Be Enough To Avoid a Default: Analysts

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

European policy makers say a Greek debt restructuring is not an option, but economists and some politicians are starting to suggest it may have to be part of the solution to Greece’s debt crisis.

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Greece Aid May Not Be Enough To Avoid a Default: Analysts

Buffett’s Bets—the Good, the Bad and the Unknown

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Warren Buffett may be the world’s most famous investor, but even he doesn’t get everything right.

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Buffett’s Bets—the Good, the Bad and the Unknown

Goldman CEO, Under Siege, Concedes Changes Coming

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs, conceded that Wall Street may finally be changing its behavior as he endured a nearly 11-hour  blistering cross-examination by U.S. lawmakers.

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Will a Hung UK Parliament Choke Stocks?

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Investors in UK bonds and securities are preparing to navigate unfamiliar territory, with the likelihood that the May 6 national election will not result in a clear winner.

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Will a Hung UK Parliament Choke Stocks?

Portugal Credit Default Swaps Hit Record High

Monday, April 26th, 2010

The cost of insuring Portuguese government debt against default jumped to a record high on concern that it could be next to suffer a Greek- style debt crisis.

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Portugal Credit Default Swaps Hit Record High

Financial Reform Deal Elusive as Showdown Looms

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Senate banking committee staffers Sunday entered another day of talks to try to iron out a last-minute compromise over a financial reform bill ahead of a key vote Monday afternoon, as their bosses held their ground.

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Financial Reform Deal Elusive as Showdown Looms

Greece Pushes for Rescue; Some Fear It’s Not Enough

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Greece met top world finance officials on Saturday as the debt-stricken euro zone country raced to get emergency funding ahead of pressing financing deadlines.

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Market Outlook: More Earnings With Wary Eye On Fed, Greece

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Better corporate profits and economic news could keep the market humming, as long as the slow fuse on the Greek debt situation doesn’t end with a bang.

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Market Outlook: More Earnings With Wary Eye On Fed, Greece