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Who Controls Interest Rates? The Fed or The Market?

“Davidson” submits: There is always great consternation that higher rates will hurt economic activity and the belief that the Fed controls rates is widespread. Looking...

Pfizer’s Vet Business Zoetis Plans $2.2 Billion IPO

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), the world's largest drug maker, announced that its animal medicine unit Zoetis Inc. aims to raise approximately $2.2 billion in an...
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Apax And KKR Join Forces For Vivendi’s GVT

Private equity firms, Apax Partners LLP and KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) teamed up in bidding against DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) to purchase Vivendi SA (EPA:VIV)’s...
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Twitter Is Back After Going Down For Hours

On Thursday, Twitter users started experiencing a rolling outage on the website. The social media website recently updated their status service page in which...
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Wilbur Ross on TARP Losses and Shale Gas Revolution

Wilbur Ross spoke with FOX Business Network (FBN) about economic growth opportunities for the United States through the production of shale gas. Ross stated...
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Apple Inc. (AAPL) & Facebook Inc (FB) Delay Orders For Fusion

Fusion-IO, Inc. (NYSE:FIO) has just cut its guidance for its 2013 fiscal year after two of its key customers delayed their orders. Thursday's cut...
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Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) Future Uncertain As CEO Retires

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) CEO, Aubrey McClendon's imminent departure will see a new board appointed to take charge at the financially distressed Oil and...
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Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Increased Debt Causes Concern [REPORT]

Analysts at Wedbush Equity Research raised concerns over Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)'s $300 million addition to the company’s debt and $100 million increase in principal...

European Banks Earnings Preview: Barclays, UBS AG, Credit Suisse

Deutsche Bank AG (ETR:DBK) (FRA:DBK) (NYSE:DB) posted a loss this morning for the last three months of 2012. In the wake of that report,...

Stocks To Watch: Qualcomm, RIMM, Facebook, Citrix, Align Tech, Concur

Companies whose shares are expected to trade actively in today's session are QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), Research In Motion Limited (NASDAQ:RIMM) (TSE:RIM) (Renamed BlackBerry), Facebook...
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Kim Dotcom’s Mega Powers A 3rd Party Search Engine

Kim Dotcom's Mega, the cloud storage service launched two weeks ago, could be facing its first big hurdle in relation to a recent "collaborative"...

BlackRock Acquires An 8.2 Percent Stake in Manchester United

Private equity firm, BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) acquired 8.2 percent stake in Manchester United (NYSE:MANU), the British soccer club with a record of winning 19...
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AstraZeneca Stock Tanks Over Expiring Patents & Weak Results

The stock price of AstraZeneca (ADR) (NYSE:AZN) declined by more than 5 percent in pre-market trading Thursday after the Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company warned investors...
Tom Russo - Is The Internet A Threat To Consumer Brands

Tom Russo Buys AIG, CIT Group, Heineken; Sells KeyCorp, Baudi

Gardner Russo & Garner, the fund managed by famous value investor, Tom Russo, bought shares of American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG), Heineken N.V. (AMS:HEIA)...
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Fairholme and Double Line To Close Funds To New Investors

Famous money fund managers, Bruce Berkowitz of Fairholme Capital Management and Jeffrey Gundlach of Doubleline Capital are closing their flagship funds to new investors. Q4...