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Jun 17, 2010

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ABC News: Australia: Analyst says Asciano success not the end for QR..June 17th.2010

 Analyst says Asciano success not the end for QR

A senior resources analyst says the success of Asciano in Queensland's coal haulage market is likely to force QR National to review its pricing.

Last minute tech rally boosts Wall Street

Stocks in the United States closed slightly higher overnight because of a late rally in the industrial and technology sectors.

US congressional panel roasts BP chief
BP's embattled chief executive Tony Hayward has received a tongue-lashing from angry US politicians who berated him about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.


Finance body to strengthen ethical standards Audio Photo

Posted Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:12pm AEST
Updated Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:28pm AEST
There are moves to revamp ethical and professional standards within Australia's financial services industry.

berated him about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

fgc bolsa -fgc financial markets : MarketWatch.- Financial Services: The pros and cons of leveraged ETFs. June 17th., 2010


Mutual Funds Weekly: The pros and cons of leveraged ETFs
By MarketWatch
6/17/2010 6:28:00 PM

As Frank Sinatra might have crooned about leveraged investments, "You're riding high in April/Shot down in May." See full story



 FOX BUSINESS    :Reports the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 24.71 points, or 0.24%, to 10434.17, the Standard & Poor's 500 added 1.43 points, or 0.13%, to 1116.04 and the Nasdaq Composite picked up 1.23 points, or 0.05%, to 2307.16. The FOX 50 gained 1.83 points, or 0.23%, to 815.17. To read full story :

 NASDAQ  Reports:
6/17/2010 4:30:00 PM ET DJ30 PointChange: +24.71 Level: 10434.17 NASDAQ PointChange: +1.23 Level: 2307.16 NQ100 PercentChange: +0.3 R2K PercentChange: +0.0 SP400 PercentChange: -0.2 SP500 PointChange: +1.43 Level: 1116.04 NASDAQ-Adv:1316 Dec: 1284 NYSE-Adv:1489 Dec: 1506
[BRIEFING.COM] Disappointing economic data distracted market participants from renewed strength in the euro, but stocks were able to stage a late climb and eke out a slight gain.
The euro made its way above $1.240 for the first time since May after Spain held a successful debt offering, which proved that the country can still attract investors in the face of lingering concerns about its fiscal condition. Though the euro backed off of that mark to trade at $1.239, it still ended the day with a 0.6% gain.

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Commodities Finish Mixed; Gold Closes at a Record Higher; Oil Succumbs to Economic Worries 

CNBC's Evening Brief: Lawmaker Tells BP CEO: 'You Are Not Taking Responsibility'


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Auto Survey Shows Big Win for Domestics
Ford breaks the top five when it comes to new vehicle quality, according to a new JD Power study. Michael Ward, an auto analyst at Soleil Securities, and CNBC's Phil LeBeau discuss.
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Hayward Delivers Remarks
BP CEO Tony Hayward delivers remarks at the House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing on "The Role of BP in the Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill."
» Watch Video 

Conflict of Interest?
Congress is grilling BP today but lots of its members of Congress own oil and energy investments and have taken campaign contributions from the industry, with CNBC's Eamon Javers.
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 Legendary Explorer Speaks Out
Endorsing "ecosphere" technology, with Jean-Michel Cousteau, Ocean Futures Society president & founder.
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MarketWatch Personal Finance Daily. June 17tn., 2010


Personal Finance Daily
JUNE 17, 2010

Thursday's Personal Finance stories

By MarketWatch

Don't miss these top stories:

Debit or credit? That's what cashiers often ask when you pull out your debit card. Your response to that question doesn't have huge repercussions for you -- you may get more rewards if you sign for your purchase, and using your PIN might be slightly safer -- but the store owners and credit-card issuers care. A lot.

Merchants pay higher fees if you use your debit card like a credit card; that is, if you choose to sign. In fact, that's one reason some card issuers tie bigger rewards to your signature-purchases -- because they make more money off the merchant if you sign rather than give a PIN to complete the transaction.

And now, to really liven things up, lawmakers are considering putting a cap on those fees. Their aim is to protect the merchants, but the unintended consequence, if that fee cap is put in place, could be higher costs for consumers, and fewer rewards.

Do you ever feel like everything eventually comes down to more money coming out of our pockets?

-- Andrea Coombes , Personal Finance editor

Debit-card fee debate could cost consumers

Most shoppers don't realize they are in the middle of a heated debate over the fees merchants pay to banks on debit-card transactions, but the outcome may bring steeper costs and fewer rewards for consumers.
See Jennifer Waters's Consumer Confidential.


Health insurers fight an image problem

Health insurers may deny it, but as a group they have a serious image problem. Some of it is deserved, as anyone who's ever tried to buy their products on the individual market and been turned down or socked with huge costs because of a preexisting condition might attest. But those rules are about to change.
See Kristen Gerencher's Health Matters.

Five tips to protect new dads' health

Attention, expectant dads: Moms aren't the only ones who experience health risks before or after birth. Even though fathers-to-be don't go through the physical changes of carrying a child, some have insomnia, nausea, irritability or even labor pains, a condition called Couvade syndrome, or sympathetic pregnancy.
See story on five tips to protect new dads' health.


Rates on 5-year ARM hit record low

Mortgage rates changed little this week, but the 5-year adjustable-rate mortgage managed to slide enough to break its record low, according to Freddie Mac's weekly survey of conforming mortgage rates, released on Thursday.
See Mortgages.


Senate trims massive jobs, tax bill

Senators voted against moving forward with a scaled-down Republican package of extended jobless benefits and tax breaks Thursday, a day after Democrats introduced their own slimmer version of the bill.
See story on Senate trims massive jobs, tax bill.

May leading indicators rise; slower growth seen

Slower economic growth is expected for the rest of the year, with the index of leading economic indicators rising 0.4% in May, following no growth in April, the Conference Board reported Thursday.
See Economic Report.

Jobless claims rise

First-time applications for state unemployment benefits rose by 12,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 472,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday, providing further evidence that U.S. labor markets remain very weak.
See Economic Report.

U.S. economy is doing penance for past sins

More manufactured goods, fewer homes. It's a positive combination as the U.S. economy is still doing penance for past sins.
See story on U.S. economy is doing penance for past sins.

FCC takes next step in Internet regulation

Federal regulators on Thursday launched what's likely to become a long legal and political fight over how to police the Internet.
See story on FCC takes next step in Internet regulation.

Congressman traded on firms they oversaw: WSJ

Several prominent members of Congress made personal bets on stocks of the companies whose industries they called the shots on through oversight committees, according to a story in Thursday's edition of The Wall Street Journal.
See story on congressmen traded on firms they oversaw: WSJ.

Commentary: Did your congressman short you?

Is your congressman selling you out with inside information? That's the question posed by a Wall Street Journal investigation of trades made by lawmakers in the height of the financial crisis. Powerful members of Congress, their staffers and families, armed with the power to shape policy over the financial industry, sold financials short on multiple occasions, pocketing varying amounts of profit.
See MarketWatch First Take.


Brokerages face hit to profits under new rules

A lot of attention has been given to the impact new financial rules could have on banks, but at least one analyst argues that brokerages' profitability would suffer under the proposed regulations.
See story on brokerages face hit to profits under new rules.

SEC proposes new disclosure rules for target-date funds

On the heels of the turmoil caused by the financial crisis, regulators are proposing new rules governing how target-date funds are named and marketed.
See story on SEC proposes new disclosure rules for target-date funds.


Freddie Mac starts mortgage relief for Gulf owners

Freddie Mac said Thursday it was invoking a mortgage-relief policy for borrowers hurt by the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, echoing similar moves by sister company Fannie Mae a day earlier.
See story on Freddie Mac starts mortgage relief for Gulf owners.

Cause of spill still unknown, BP says

BP PLC Chief Executive Tony Hayward told a congressional panel Thursday that it's still too early to determine the exact cause of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion on April 20 and subsequent oil leak, now in its 59th day.
See story on cause of spill still unknown, BP says.


San Francisco students attend World Cup

Eleven-year-old J.B. Young started playing soccer at age 3. He speaks fluent French and played soccer at an international competition in France last year. That made him a perfect candidate to represent the United States at the 2010 International French Schools World Cup.
See story on San Francisco students attend World Cup.


Swiss parliament agrees on transfer of UBS customer data

Swiss lawmakers on Thursday reached a last-minute deal that will allow the names of nearly 4,500 UBS clients and suspected tax-evaders to be handed to U.S. authorities and should help the bank avoid further sanctions.
See story on Swiss parliament agrees on transfer of UBS customer data.