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Analysis Topic: Companies Analysis

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Companies

Saturday, April 04, 2009

GM's Opel to be Rescued by the Russians / Companies / US Auto's

By: Pravda

Auto giant General Motors Corp which includes its German unit Opel is on the brink of bankruptcy. Some experts say that GM may become bankrupt already in May.

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Companies

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Deflationary Depression Hits News Print Mainstream Media / Companies / Mainstream Media

By: Mike_Shedlock

Deflationary news continues to hit the newsprint industry. Please consider New York Times threatens to shut Boston Globe . The New York Times Co has threatened to shut The Boston Globe unless the newspaper's unions quickly agree to $20 million in concessions, the Globe reported on Friday, quoting union leaders.

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Companies

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Citibank to Investors: We Suggest You Bet Against Us / Companies / Banking Stocks

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn a statement that ought to scare the hell out of the bears Citigroup Says Buy Bank Puts Because Rally Will Fade .
March 31 (Bloomberg)

Investors should buy put options on financial companies because derivatives-market trading suggests the industry will retreat after a 43 percent surge since March 6, Citigroup Inc. said.


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Companies

Thursday, April 02, 2009

General Motors has Two Months Left Before Bankruptcy / Companies / US Auto's

By: Pravda

The White House keeps the promise to wait for another plan to reorganize General Motors until June of this year. However, it seems that the US government already has a solution for the problems of the automaker. President Obama believes that an efficient bankruptcy would be the most desirable alternative for GM, Bloomberg reports. Many officials of Obama's administration also believe that a quick and surgical bankruptcy of the huge corporation is inevitable.

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Companies

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Slow Death of General Motors / Companies / US Auto's

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMartin Hutchinson writes: U.S. President Barack Obama's firing of General Motors Corp. ( GM ) Chief Executive Officer G. Richard Wagoner Jr. may be the beginning of the final act of a long and sad drama - the slow death of GM. The company nameplate may soldier on in some form, but it seems increasingly likely that unless Ford Motor Co. ( F ) can forever avoid government intervention, the once-unique capabilities of the U.S. automotive industry will be forever lost.

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Companies

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

IBM's Secret Formula for Offshoring Jobs and Maximising Tax Breaks / Companies / Corporate News

By: Mike_Shedlock

Inquiring minds are noting IBM files for patent on offshoring jobs .
As IBM was firing thousands of American workers last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published Big Blue's application to copyright a computerized system that calculates how to offshore jobs while maximizing government tax breaks.

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Companies

Monday, March 30, 2009

U.S. Banks Operating Without Reserve Requirements / Companies / Credit Crisis 2009

By: Eric_deCarbonnel

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBanks typically have 3% of their assets in cash in order to meet customer needs. Since 1960, banks have been allowed to use this “vault cash” to satisfy their reserve requirements. Today, bank reserve requirements have fallen to the point where they are now exceeded by vault cash, which means lowering reserve requirements to zero would have virtually no impact on the banking system. US banks are already operating free of any reserve constraints. The graph below shows reserve requirements falling to zero over the last fifty years.

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Companies

Monday, March 30, 2009

Nationwide Buys Up Dunfermline Best Assets, Leaving Toxic Assets for the Tax Payer / Companies / Credit Crisis 2009

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Nationwide building society stepped in to buy the profitable assets of the 140 year old Dunfermline building society, as Scotland's biggest building society effectively went bust under the weight of bad loans primarily made to the commercial and buy to let real estate sectors, with toxic debts estimated at some £1.5 billion now dumped onto the British tax payers.

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Companies

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Profit From Obama's Next Campaign- Energy / Companies / Renewable Energy

By: Q1_Publishing

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePresident Obama promised change. Now he's delivering it.

Some of us are getting the change we want to believe in. Others are getting change we don't want to believe at all.

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Companies

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Grandmother Scores Huge Victory over Monsanto / Companies / Agricultural Commodities

By: Robert_Singer

We are having trouble figuring out why Monsanto made Percy Schmeiser a hero for the growing movement against GMOs, but we don't have to look very far to find out why Monsanto director of public affairs Brad Mitchell is debating Linn Cohen-Cole, a Grandmother on Opednews.

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Companies

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

IBM's Continued Path of Expansion / Companies / Tech Stocks

By: Oxbury_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOn Wednesday, shareholders of Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: JAVA) saw their investment surge more than 75% as reports surfaced that the company is in talks to potentially be acquired by International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM). Shares of IBM moved up 2.8% on the news.

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Companies

Thursday, March 19, 2009

GE and Berkshire Credit Rating Downgrades / Companies / Credit Crisis 2009

By: Money_and_Markets

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleNilus Mattive writes: Last week saw two publicly-traded companies lose their AAA credit ratings. That might not sound like a lot … until you realize that there were only seven to start with!

First, Standard & Poor's downgraded General Electric on March 12. Then, later the same day, Fitch took Berkshire Hathaway down a notch, too.

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Companies

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Two Bank Stocks to Buy Right Now / Companies / Banking Stocks

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMartin Hutchinson writes: Although we're still in the middle of the worst financial crisis in decades, a few select banks are positioned to make a boatload of profits. And if you pick the right ones, gains of 100% or more are easily within reach.

The U.S. Federal Reserve's actions in cutting short-term interest rates to almost zero - together with a gentle rise in U.S. Treasury bond yields since the start of the year - have given us a steeply sloping yield curve, where long-term rates are about 3% above short-term rates.

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Companies

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

GM, Toyota, Honda, and Grocery Store Price Wars / Companies / Recession 2008 - 2010

By: Mike_Shedlock

With inventories stacking up and nowhere to put production (See Unsold Car Images From Around The World ), price wars on autos were only a matter of time. That time has arrived, and GM to cut prices to lure back US buyers .

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Companies

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

AIG Bonuses: Legalized Theft Has Found Its New Champion / Companies / Credit Crisis Bailouts

By: Oxbury_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhatever happened to being paid for performance and rewarding competence? Have corporations and the present day slime that runs them become so corrupt that all hope for some kind of decency and moral leadership has become lost?

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Companies

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Banking Crisis, What Really Happened from 2001 to 2007 / Companies / Credit Crisis Bailouts

By: Submissions

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMJ writes: All magic tricks have at there core simple devices to perform the illusion; mirrors, sleight of hand and misdirection. Money is a store of wealth or its worthless paper. In an electronic world it's a byte. The wealth was spent and the money gone well before late 2007 and it was spent by bankers on themselves. The rest is misdirection. The idea that Bankers create wealth or can bring productivity to the economic cycle is an illusion.

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Companies

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Healthcare System Overhaul, Buy or Sell Biotechnology Stocks / Companies / Healthcare Sector

By: Hans_Wagner

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe tidal wave of changes driven by initiatives from the Obama administration and Congress is causing investors to abandon well thought out strategies. On Thursday, February 26, 2009, the Obama released more details of their 2010 budget proposal calling for access to cheaper generic versions of biotechnology drugs as a way to pay for an overhaul of healthcare. Investors reacted to the news by aggressively selling the biotechnology sector, with the S&P SPDR Biotechnology ETF (XBI) falling $5.07 from $51.35 to $46.28 in two days. Is this a sign of further weakness in the sector, or is it a buying opportunity for the biotechnology firms and the generic firms?

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Companies

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Citigroup Reports Profits Whilst Banks Continue to Go Bankrupt / Companies / Credit Crisis 2009

By: John_Browne

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThis week Citigroup shocked Wall Street by announcing that the company would be profitable in the current quarter. At the same time, the Obama Administration indicated that it would be unlikely to nationalize American banks, preferring to provide low cost funding to encourage the private sector to buy distressed assets from the banks. The two developments sparked a vigorous rally in financial stocks, which had been drifting downward for weeks, caught in what appeared to be an unending death spiral. But have the good times really returned?

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Companies

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Baron's Top 10 Stock Picks- A Lesson on Sheepherding / Companies / Investing 2009

By: Mike_Stathis

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe following piece is a response to SA Editor, Racheal Granby's wrap-up of a recent Barron's article titled "Ten Stocks to Hold Long-Term."

Granby writes, "With the Dow off more than 50% from its October 2007 peak, there's rarely been a better time for long-term investors to pick up stocks on the cheap. Barron's puts together a list of ten great stocks to hold for five years or longer."

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Companies

Monday, March 09, 2009

What the Citigroup Share Conversion Might Really Mean / Companies / Credit Crisis Bailouts

By: Michael_Pento

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWe learned on February 27 th of the Treasury's plan to convert up to $25 billion of their $45 billion preferred Citigroup shares to common equity. According to the company, the existing shareholders would be diluted by 74%. Thus, the taxpayers will cease collecting dividends on their holdings and they'll slide down the capital structure in Citigroup to the lowest rung on the ladder. Ostensibly, it looks like a good deal for the bank and not such a great deal for the government/taxpayer.

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