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Dow Stocks Down, Out of 30 Only Four Including General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) Trading Up

July 20, 2012 at 4:22 pm 0 comments

Dow stocks are down today with only four out of 30 components managing gains. At last check, Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI) was down 0.61% to 12,864.54. Shares of the Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) are leading decliners today after failingRead More

General Electric Declared Results of Second Quarter, – AT&T & CHK

General Electric Declared Results of Second Quarter, – AT&T & CHK

July 20, 2012 at 4:05 pm 0 comments

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) reported that in second-quarter, operating earnings were $4.0 billion, up 7% from second quarter 2011 and operating EPS was $0.38, up 12% from $0.34 in the second quarter of last year.  Second quarter revenues increased 2%Read More

U.S. Stocks Down, Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) Among The S&P 500’s Top Losers

U.S. Stocks Down, Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) Among The S&P 500’s Top Losers

July 20, 2012 at 3:15 pm 0 comments

The U.S. financial sector is facing a decline on Friday, with many companies, including Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C), First Horizon National Corporation (NYSE:FHN) and E TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC), among the S&P 500’s top losers. Overall, stocks are down today endangeringRead More

New Study Finds Green-Certified Houses Increase the Selling Value – (BAM, JOE, INN)

New Study Finds Green-Certified Houses Increase the Selling Value – (BAM, JOE, INN)

July 20, 2012 at 1:31 pm 0 comments

Some studies suggest that consumers’ motivation toward paying extra for Energy Star and other green-rated homes is likely to diminish during difficult economic situations. Others have shown that green-certified houses sell for a modest premium as compared to similar butRead More

Home-Loan Issues Could Remain For Years, Only Financial Sector Declines – (BAC, AXP, WFC, MS, JPM)

Home-Loan Issues Could Remain For Years, Only Financial Sector Declines – (BAC, AXP, WFC, MS, JPM)

July 20, 2012 at 1:25 pm 0 comments

The U.S. financial sector was unable to keep momentum with the overall stock market on Thursday, led down by shares of Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Corp., and American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) as investors got worried by disappointing second-quarter results,Read More

Citigroup (NYSE:C) and Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) Among the Banks Raising Mortgage Rates – (CIT, IVR, NSM)

Citigroup (NYSE:C) and Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) Among the Banks Raising Mortgage Rates – (CIT, IVR, NSM)

July 20, 2012 at 1:19 pm 0 comments

Mortgage interest rates jumped today as capital markets moved back into equities. Many banks are raising their loan rates including Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) and Citigroup (NYSE:C).  A small uptrend took place as U.S. stock markets continued to moveRead More

Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) Finally Settles Fee Dispute With DirecTV Group – (WAG, EDU, SIRI)

Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) Finally Settles Fee Dispute With DirecTV Group – (WAG, EDU, SIRI)

July 20, 2012 at 1:10 pm 0 comments

Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) and DirecTV Group Inc. have finally reached a long-term agreement, after a nine-day blackout,  to restore different Viacom channels including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV and many more to DirecTV’s satellite systems. The companies kept the financial termsRead More

The U.S. Weight Loss Market Expected to be Worth More Than $60 Billion Annually – (PFE, VVUS, ARNA)

The U.S. Weight Loss Market Expected to be Worth More Than $60 Billion Annually – (PFE, VVUS, ARNA)

July 20, 2012 at 12:53 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, after a 13-year dry spell, recently provided an approval for two new drugs including Belviq and Qsymia. The question will be about how to get a prescription for them. The answer may perhaps dependRead More

Top Five U.S. Banks Mark the Worst First-Half Since 2008 – VALE, CHK, FCX

Top Five U.S. Banks Mark the Worst First-Half Since 2008 – VALE, CHK, FCX

July 20, 2012 at 12:49 pm 0 comments

The five leading U.S. banks witnessed the worst start to a year since 2008 and shockingly they are still telling investors to be patient. The combined revenue of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM), Citigroup (NYSE:C), Bank ofRead More

Financial Results: Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), SanDisk (NASDAQ:SNDK) and Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD)

Financial Results: Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), SanDisk (NASDAQ:SNDK) and Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD)

July 20, 2012 at 12:44 pm 0 comments

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) both appear up today after quarterly adjusted profits from the search engine and the software marker each came in ahead of projection. For the second-quarter 2012, Google’s adjusted profit was $10.12 a share,Read More