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NASDAQ : Latest Forex News.- Profit taking brings crude back under $75.00. July 12th., 2010

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FGC BOLSA - FGC FINANCIAL MARKETS : MarketWatch -n Industry - Financuial services .-China reiterates policy-tightening bias. July 12th., 2010








INDUSTRY- FINANCIAL SERVICES

China reiterates policy-tightening bias  
By Chris Oliver MarketWatch
7/13/2010 12:23:00 AM



HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- Chinese government ministries signaled late Monday there would be no backtracking from the course of policy tightening in the near future, according to reports, dashing hopes that some of the measures rolled out in mid-April to cool the housing sector would be relaxed.  See full story

David Weidner's Writing on the Wall: Deception season on Wall Street

By David Weidner MarketWatch
7/13/2010 12:01:00 AM


Fairy tale season is about to begin on Wall Street, writes David Weidner. See full story



Maria Bartiromos Investor Brief. July 12th., 2010

Maria's Investor Brief July 8, 2010

Mining Interactive : Tasman Joint Ventures Further Iron Ore Projects in Sweden to Beowulf Mining: July 12th., 2010


July 12, 2010


TASMAN METALS LTD.
TSXv - TSM; Frankfurt - T61 (WKN A0Y GN1); Pinksheets – TASXF

"The Tasman Metals Rare Earth Story"

TASMAN JOINT VENTURES (JVs) FURTHER IRON ORE PROJECTS IN SWEDEN TO ‘BEOWULF MINING’ A LONDON AIM (SYMBOL: BEM) LISTED AND SCANDINAVIAN FOCUSED MINERAL EXPLORATION COMPANY, SPECIALIZING IN IRON ORE


  • Tasman shall receive 691,921 ordinary shares in Beowulf and will retain a 1.5% Net Smelter Return (NSR).

Mark Saxon, Tasman Metals President & CEO:
 “Tasman’s exploration focus is on its European REE assets, in particular the Company’s Norra Karr project in south central Sweden where calculation of an independent resource will soon begin”
The Company has chosen to share exploration risk and ensure exploration is advanced on non-core iron ore projects by joining with a partner holding adjacent iron ore claims.  This portfolio reinforces Beowulf’s strong holdings in the Jokkmokk region, and gives potential for further near surface iron ore discoveries.  We look forward to working with Beowulf’s experienced management team, and following the success of the projects.”


Dear Friends:

The Iron Ore JV now with Beowulf Mining as well as the previously announced JV with Scandinavian Resources (June 3, 2010) allows Tasman to continue and focus on its Rare Earth projects while maintaining a substantial interest in its highly prospective Iron Ore projects.

My family and I, as shareholders of Tasman, are very pleased with these latest commercial moves by Tasman’s Management Team.

Please note:
July 12, 2010
GLOBAL MINING NEWS: China cut rare earth export quotas 72% for 2nd half…
Stay Tuned - - for the next Chapter in the Tasman Metals Rare Earth Story!!!
Regards,
Nick L. Nicolaas
Mining Interactive "Ahead of the Pack"
Acronyms used:
REE rare earth elements, lanthanum to lutetium by atomic weight plus yttrium
LREE light rare earth elements, lanthanum to samarium by atomic weight
HREE heavy rare earth elements, europium to lutetium plus yttrium
TREO rare earth elements, calculated as oxides, including lanthanum to
            lutetium plus yttrium
HREO heavy rare earth elements, as per HREE above, calculated as oxides
LREO light rare earth elements, as per LREE above, calculated as oxides
Strategic Metals, Including Rare Earth Elements and their common usage:


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MarketWatch : Personal Finance Daily: Personal Finance Stories. July 12th., 2010

MarketWatch
Personal Finance Daily
JULY 12, 2010

Monday's Personal Finance stories

By MarketWatch



Don't miss these top stories:

Are we headed into the second lurch of a double-dip recession? Plenty of people think so, but how much of that negative outlook is based on rumor versus cold, hard facts?

Read Dave Kansas's column today for a look at some economic data that point to a decidedly more positive outlook than the double-dippers would have you believe. Plus, don't miss our profile of MarketWatch's forecaster of the month -- an economist who says the economic recovery is still on track.

Whichever way the economy goes from here, this has already been a tough year for investors. Read Jonathan Burton's midyear look at our 2010 investment themes, including ideas for how to re-aim your portfolio for the second half of the year.

-- Andrea Coombes , Personal Finance editor

Why the doomsayers are wrong

As the mercury rises, most of us would prefer to hear the word "dip" only in relation to pools, lakes or beaches. Unfortunately, the doom-mongers have hijacked this word and incorporated it into their latest dark scenario: a double-dip recession.
See story on why the doomsayers are wrong.


Positives outweigh the negatives

The U.S. economy has lost some momentum in the past month or two, but the recovery is still on track, according to the best forecaster on the street in June.
See Forecaster of the Month.


INVESTING

2010 investment ideas that hit -- and missed

The old market adage to "sell in May and go away" sure has a nice ring to it nowadays, with U.S. stocks posting double-digit losses since their late April peak.
See story on 2010 investment ideas that hit - and missed.


Commentary: A new aisle for the financial supermarket

Wal-Mart's chain of Sam's Club stores recently announced plans to partner with a lender to offer small-business loans of up to $25,000 for its members. And the move may be a sign of things to come in the financial world -- and for mutual funds.
See Chuck Jaffe.


Absolute-return funds: not always what they seem

So-called absolute-return funds -- portfolios that purport to deliver gains in any market environment -- are hot. But many aren't living up to their billing.
See story on absolute-return funds: not always what they seem.


How you can lose when funds pass the baton

John C. Thompson remembers taking long afternoon drives with his father around his hometown of Madison, Wis., discussing the ups and downs of the stock market.
See story on how you can lose when funds pass the baton.


Get ready for a cataclysmic market crash (or maybe not)

Could the Dow really drop 90%? Earlier this month, in an interview that was widely circulated online, market analyst Robert Prechter predicted that the Dow Jones Industrial Average will fall below 1,000 within the next six years. The Dow promptly surged back above 10,000, but it is worth asking whether Mr. Prechter might be right anyway.
See Jason Zweig.


TRAVEL

Look to smaller airports for cheaper flights

The residents of Bellingham, Wash., may not realize it, but flying out of the international airport there is the cheapest route to almost anywhere in the U.S.
See Travel.


CAREERS

The job switch

Let's get right to the point: After ending the Love & Money column nearly two years ago, I'm now returning. Starting today, I will be doing what I did for more than six years -- focusing on the personal in personal finance, detailing the inner workings of my family's financial life. I'll be writing biweekly, sharing this space with Yoder & Sons.
The job switch.


So you're the new boss

You finally got that promotion and now you're the new boss. Things might not feel much different in the beginning, but managing former peers requires a major adjustment on both ends. How you handle the change at the outset can affect the long-term harmony and productivity of the group.
See story on you're the new boss.


RETIREMENT

Rules on minimum distributions

With stock prices down this year, could we see a one-year suspension of required minimum distributions for 2010?
See story on rules on minimum distributions.


TECHNOLOGY

Consumer Reports says it can't recommend iPhone 4

The iPhone 4 got another black eye on Monday, as Consumer Reports said that it can't recommend purchase of the device until Apple Inc. fixes the reception issue that has marred the launch of the company's latest smart phone.
See story on Consumer Reports says it can't recommend iPhone 4.


Bill Gates invests in low-emissions engine start-up

Bill Gates, chairman and co-founder of Microsoft Corp., has invested in EcoMotors International, a start-up that is developing environmentally friendly car-engine technology.
See story on Bill Gates invests in low-emissions engine start-up.


CARS

2011 Kia Sorento EX

While looking up what a Sorento is (there is no such word in my dictionary) it was discovered that by adding an R to the name a computer search could be diverted to a very high-society hotel along the Sorrento Coast of Italy. It features "prestige and elegance" along with "art fooding" and a budget-busting bill for just a one-night stay.
See Auto Review.


ECONOMY & POLITICS

Good businesses shut by lack of credit: Bernanke

Although there is a debate over the causes of the problem of the lack of credit to small businesses, the bottom line is that some good businesses have been shut as a result, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke said Monday.
See story on good businesses shut by lack of credit: Bernanke.


Byrd seat at issue in special West Virginia meeting

With Democrats in Washington seeking all the votes they can get for a financial-reform bill and an extension of unemployment benefits, members of the West Virginia legislature will meet Thursday to clarify how a successor to the late Sen. Robert Byrd will be decided
See story on Byrd seat at issue in special West Virginia meeting.


White House to try another oil-drilling moratorium

The Obama administration will again try to impose a moratorium on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf Coast after losing legal fights over the controversial drilling halt.
See story on White House to try another oil-drilling moratorium.


Bank of America trades hid billions: WSJ

Bank of America Corp. has told federal regulators that it made six trades from 2007 to early 2009 that led to it hiding billions of dollars of debt, according to a media report Saturday.
See story on Bank of America trades hid billions.

CNBC Evening Brief. Latest Stories. Profits Expected to Be Strong Even as US Recovery Lags . Julyb 12th., 2010



Latest Stories



NYT : Selected Afternoon Headlines .- Slected afternoon Business Update. July 12th., 2010







Top Stories


In BP's Record, a History of Boldness and Costly Blunders

In pursuit of growth and profits, BP has taken monumental risks and suffered the consequences. But its record shows that it has been unable or unwilling to learn from its expensive mistakes.

Tests to Determine if Well Cap Will Halt Oil Flow

By HENRY FOUNTAIN
BP said on Monday that the installation was going smoothly and that the new cap could effectively end the gusher in the gulf.

Swiss Reject U.S. Request to Extradite Polanski

By NICK CUMMING-BRUCE
The film director won't be extradited to face charges of unlawful sex with a minor because of a possible fault in the American extradition application, an official said.

Islamist Militants Claim Responsibility for Uganda Attack

By JOSH KRON and MOHAMMED IBRAHIM
The Shabab, a Somali insurgent group, claimed responsibility Monday for the coordinated bombings that killed more than 70 people in Kampala.

Israeli Military Finds Flotilla Killings Justified

By ETHAN BRONNER
The takeover was plagued by errors of planning, but the killings were justified, the investigation concluded.

 

BUSINESS:

With a Broad Product Line, Panasonic Bucks Trend

By HIROKO TABUCHI
Critics say the Japanese manufacturer is losing markets to more focused and agile companies.

On Wall Street, a Market Without Clear Direction

By CHRISTINE HAUSER
Alcoa will kick off the earnings reports later on Monday, and investors will try to glean information about the economy.
Itineraries

Social Networking Takes Flight

By BARBARA S. PETERSON
As passengers increasingly use mobile devices to contact fellow travelers, airlines and social media providers are scrambling to catch up.
Prescriptions Blog

Johnson & Johnson to Acquire Micrus, a Stroke Treatment Company

By NATASHA SINGER
The deal, for about $480 million in cash, is the second announcement of a major merger in the neurovascular market this summer.
DealBook

Hefner Offers to Take Playboy Private

 


By DEALBOOK
Playboy Enterprises said on Monday that it has received a take-private proposal by Hugh M. Hefner, its founder and biggest shareholder, and Rizvi Traverse Management.

 

Standards and Poors Selected Reports.- Juliy 12th., 2010

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Selected Reports

Industry Report Card: Global Project Finance Sector Still Resisting Economic Pressure

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services believes that well-structured creditworthy project finance transactions will be ...

Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF)

The ratings on Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF) reflect unsurpassed shareholder support, manifested ...


Rating News

Colombia

Standard & Poor's revisa perspectiva de Colombia a positiva de estable; confirma calificaciones soberanas

Nueva York, 7 de julio de 2010.- Standard & Poor's Ratings Services revisó su perspectiva de ...

Research Update: Ecopetrol, Centragas, Transgas Outlooks Revised To Positive, Following Revision Of Foreign Currency Outlook On Colombia

MEXICO CITY (Standard & Poor's) July 9, 2010--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that it ...

Research Update: Banco de Comercio Exterior de Colombia S.A. Outlook Revised To Positive; 'BB+' Foreign Currency Rating Affirmed

NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) July 9, 2010--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today said it ...

Research Update: Financiera Energetica Nacional 'BB+' Foreign Currency Rating Affirmed; Outlook Remains Stable

On July 9, 2010, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its 'BB+' long-term foreign currency rating on ...

Argentina

Fideicomiso Financiero Cédulas Hipotecarias Argentinas Serie XII 2010-1

Standard & Poor's calificó ‘raA+’ a los valores de deuda fiduciarios CHA del Fideicomiso Financiero Cédulas ...

Brazil

Standard & Poor's atribui ratings ‘brA+' na Escala Nacional Brasil à Hypermarcas S.A. e à sua futura emissão de debêntures de R$ 500 milhões

Em 23 de junho de 2010, a Standard & Poor's Ratings Services atribuiu os ratings ‘brA+' na Escala Nacional ...

Ratings da Iguatemi Empresa de Shopping Centers S.A. elevados de ‘brAA-' para ‘brAA'; Perspectiva “Estável”

Em 29 de junho de 2010, a Standard & Poor's Ratings Services elevou os ratings, incluindo o rating ...

Ratings da Multiplan Empreendimentos Imobiliários S.A. elevados na Escala Nacional Brasil e reafirmados na escala global; Perspectiva “Estável”

Em 1º de julho de 2010, a Standard & Poor's Ratings Services elevou os ratings de crédito corporativo na ...

Standard & Poor's eleva ratings da Elektro Eletricidade e Serviços S.A. para ‘brAAA'; Perspectiva “Estável”

Em 1º de julho de 2010, a Standard & Poor's Ratings Services elevou os ratings atribuídos na Escala Nacional ...

Chile

Standard & Poor's Afirmó la Clasificación ‘BBB' de Petropower Energia Ltda. y La Removió de Revisión Especial (“CreditWatch”) con Implicancias Negativas

El 8 de julio de 2010, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services afirmó su clasificación ‘BBB' de la deuda senior emitida ...

Research Update: Petropower Energia 'BBB' Secured Debt Rating Affirmed And Off CreditWatch Following Earthquake Damage Review

On July 8, 2010, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its 'BBB' senior secured debt rating on Chile-based ...

Mexico

Corporación Geo S.A.B. de C.V.'s Recovery Rating Profile

As of March 31, 2010, Corporación Geo S.A.B. de C.V.'s debt structure was composed mainly of $250 ...

Panamá

Summary: Panama Canal Railway Co.

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' ratings on Panama Canal Railway Co. (PCRC) reflects: its highly ...

Selected Reports

Industry Report Card: Global Project Finance Sector Still Resisting Economic Pressure

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services believes that well-structured creditworthy project finance transactions will be ...

Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF)

The ratings on Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF) reflect unsurpassed shareholder support, manifested ...


Rating News

Colombia

Standard & Poor's revisa perspectiva de Colombia a positiva de estable; confirma calificaciones soberanas

Nueva York, 7 de julio de 2010.- Standard & Poor's Ratings Services revisó su perspectiva de ...

Research Update: Ecopetrol, Centragas, Transgas Outlooks Revised To Positive, Following Revision Of Foreign Currency Outlook On Colombia

MEXICO CITY (Standard & Poor's) July 9, 2010--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that it ...

Research Update: Banco de Comercio Exterior de Colombia S.A. Outlook Revised To Positive; 'BB+' Foreign Currency Rating Affirmed

NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) July 9, 2010--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today said it ...

Research Update: Financiera Energetica Nacional 'BB+' Foreign Currency Rating Affirmed; Outlook Remains Stable

On July 9, 2010, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its 'BB+' long-term foreign currency rating on ...

Argentina

Fideicomiso Financiero Cédulas Hipotecarias Argentinas Serie XII 2010-1

Standard & Poor's calificó ‘raA+’ a los valores de deuda fiduciarios CHA del Fideicomiso Financiero Cédulas ...

Brazil

Standard & Poor's atribui ratings ‘brA+' na Escala Nacional Brasil à Hypermarcas S.A. e à sua futura emissão de debêntures de R$ 500 milhões

Em 23 de junho de 2010, a Standard & Poor's Ratings Services atribuiu os ratings ‘brA+' na Escala Nacional ...

Ratings da Iguatemi Empresa de Shopping Centers S.A. elevados de ‘brAA-' para ‘brAA'; Perspectiva “Estável”

Em 29 de junho de 2010, a Standard & Poor's Ratings Services elevou os ratings, incluindo o rating ...

Ratings da Multiplan Empreendimentos Imobiliários S.A. elevados na Escala Nacional Brasil e reafirmados na escala global; Perspectiva “Estável”

Em 1º de julho de 2010, a Standard & Poor's Ratings Services elevou os ratings de crédito corporativo na ...

Standard & Poor's eleva ratings da Elektro Eletricidade e Serviços S.A. para ‘brAAA'; Perspectiva “Estável”

Em 1º de julho de 2010, a Standard & Poor's Ratings Services elevou os ratings atribuídos na Escala Nacional ...

Chile

Standard & Poor's Afirmó la Clasificación ‘BBB' de Petropower Energia Ltda. y La Removió de Revisión Especial (“CreditWatch”) con Implicancias Negativas

El 8 de julio de 2010, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services afirmó su clasificación ‘BBB' de la deuda senior emitida ...

Research Update: Petropower Energia 'BBB' Secured Debt Rating Affirmed And Off CreditWatch Following Earthquake Damage Review

On July 8, 2010, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its 'BBB' senior secured debt rating on Chile-based ...

Mexico

Corporación Geo S.A.B. de C.V.'s Recovery Rating Profile

As of March 31, 2010, Corporación Geo S.A.B. de C.V.'s debt structure was composed mainly of $250 ...

Panamá

Summary: Panama Canal Railway Co.

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' ratings on Panama Canal Railway Co. (PCRC) reflects: its highly ...

Selected Reports

Industry Report Card: Global Project Finance Sector Still Resisting Economic Pressure

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services believes that well-structured creditworthy project finance transactions will be ...

Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF)

The ratings on Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF) reflect unsurpassed shareholder support, manifested ...


Rating News

Colombia

Standard & Poor's revisa perspectiva de Colombia a positiva de estable; confirma calificaciones soberanas

Nueva York, 7 de julio de 2010.- Standard & Poor's Ratings Services revisó su perspectiva de ...

Research Update: Ecopetrol, Centragas, Transgas Outlooks Revised To Positive, Following Revision Of Foreign Currency Outlook On Colombia

MEXICO CITY (Standard & Poor's) July 9, 2010--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that it ...

Research Update: Banco de Comercio Exterior de Colombia S.A. Outlook Revised To Positive; 'BB+' Foreign Currency Rating Affirmed

NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) July 9, 2010--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today said it ...

Research Update: Financiera Energetica Nacional 'BB+' Foreign Currency Rating Affirmed; Outlook Remains Stable

On July 9, 2010, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its 'BB+' long-term foreign currency rating on ...

Argentina

Fideicomiso Financiero Cédulas Hipotecarias Argentinas Serie XII 2010-1

Standard & Poor's calificó ‘raA+’ a los valores de deuda fiduciarios CHA del Fideicomiso Financiero Cédulas ...

Brazil

Standard & Poor's atribui ratings ‘brA+' na Escala Nacional Brasil à Hypermarcas S.A. e à sua futura emissão de debêntures de R$ 500 milhões

Em 23 de junho de 2010, a Standard & Poor's Ratings Services atribuiu os ratings ‘brA+' na Escala Nacional ...

Ratings da Iguatemi Empresa de Shopping Centers S.A. elevados de ‘brAA-' para ‘brAA'; Perspectiva “Estável”

Em 29 de junho de 2010, a Standard & Poor's Ratings Services elevou os ratings, incluindo o rating ...

Ratings da Multiplan Empreendimentos Imobiliários S.A. elevados na Escala Nacional Brasil e reafirmados na escala global; Perspectiva “Estável”

Em 1º de julho de 2010, a Standard & Poor's Ratings Services elevou os ratings de crédito corporativo na ...

Standard & Poor's eleva ratings da Elektro Eletricidade e Serviços S.A. para ‘brAAA'; Perspectiva “Estável”

Em 1º de julho de 2010, a Standard & Poor's Ratings Services elevou os ratings atribuídos na Escala Nacional ...

Chile

Standard & Poor's Afirmó la Clasificación ‘BBB' de Petropower Energia Ltda. y La Removió de Revisión Especial (“CreditWatch”) con Implicancias Negativas

El 8 de julio de 2010, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services afirmó su clasificación ‘BBB' de la deuda senior emitida ...

Research Update: Petropower Energia 'BBB' Secured Debt Rating Affirmed And Off CreditWatch Following Earthquake Damage Review

On July 8, 2010, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its 'BBB' senior secured debt rating on Chile-based ...

Mexico

Corporación Geo S.A.B. de C.V.'s Recovery Rating Profile

As of March 31, 2010, Corporación Geo S.A.B. de C.V.'s debt structure was composed mainly of $250 ...

Panamá

Summary: Panama Canal Railway Co.

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' ratings on Panama Canal Railway Co. (PCRC) reflects: its highly ...

RTTNews: Market Wrap.- Stocks Eke Out Modest Gains Ahead Of Earnings Kickoff - U.S. Commentary .

Evening Market Wrap Mon Jul 12 17:01 2010 

Commentary

Jul?12,?2010 Stocks Eke Out Modest Gains Ahead Of Earnings Kickoff - U.S. Commentary Stocks inched higher on Monday, with traders making only small adjustments ahead of the start of earnings season. A lack of first-tier economic data on the day also contributed to the choppy trading. With the modest advance, however, the major averages all ended higher for a fifth straight session. Full Article

Economic News

Jul?12,?2010 Bernanke: Credit For Small Businesses Vital To RecoveryFederal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Monday that making credit accessible to small businesses is the key to spurring the nation's economic recovery. Full Article
Jul?12,?2010 Treasury Highlights Hiring Tax Credit, Report Shows 4.5 Million Workers EligibleThe Treasury Department Monday estimated that businesses that hired some 4.5 million workers over the last three months are already eligible for a newly enacted tax credit aimed at boosting hiring. Full Article

Corporate News

Jul?12,?2010 Shaw Group Q3 Profit Surges, Backs FY10 ViewShaw Group Inc. (SHAW) reported Monday a significantly higher profit for the third quarter, reflecting a turnaround to profit in Westinghouse segment, despite decline in revenues. Full Article
Jul?12,?2010 Kier Sees FY10 Underlying Pre-tax Profit Towards High End Of Market Forecast - UpdateConstruction and property services group Kier Group plc (KIE.L) Monday said it expects underlying pre-tax profit for the year ended on June 30, 2010 towards the upper end of current market expectations and higher than last year. Full Article
Jul?12,?2010 Domino's Pizza H1 Profit Rises In UK & IRLDomino's Pizza UK & IRL plc (DOM.L), a pizza delivery company in the UK and Ireland, reported Monday a higher profit in its first six months of fiscal 2010, mainly reflecting strong growth in like-for-like and UK sales. Full Article
Jul?12,?2010 Significant Progress In Containing Oil Spill, BP Costs Rise To $3.5 BillionIn a significant progress in containing the gush of crude oil from the ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, oil giant BP plc's (BP, BP.L) underwater robots are steadily assembling a tighter Capping Stack to the Deepwater Horizon blowout preventer after removing a defective cap. Full Article
Jul?12,?2010 Aon To Acquire Hewitt Associates In $4.9 Bln Cash, Stock DealInsurance brokerage and consulting services provider Aon Corp. (AON) Monday announced a definitive agreement to merge HR consulting and outsourcing firm Hewitt Associates, Inc. (HEW) with a subsidiary of Aon for $50 per Hewitt share in cash and stock. Full Article

Forex Top Story

Jul?12,?2010 Dollar Sits Still As Markets Gear Up For EarningsThe currency markets took a rest on Monday, as a lack of meaningful economic data gave traders little reason to establish new positions. Earnings season for corporations gets underway after the closing bell on Wall Street. Full Article

Political News

Jul?12,?2010 Poll Shows Most Americans Unsure About Using "Progressive" LabelA new Gallup poll released Monday showed that most Americans are unsure about using the term "progressive" to describe their political beliefs. Full Article
Jul?12,?2010 Brown Says He Will Support Financial Regulatory Reform BillSenate Democrats received a huge boost in their attempts to pass financial regulatory reform Monday, as Senator Scott Brown, R-Mass., announced that he expects to support passage of the reform bill when it comes up for a final vote. Full Article
Jul?12,?2010 Rubio Campaign Raises Over $4.5 Million In Second QuarterThe campaign for Marco Rubio, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Florida, announced Monday that it raised over $4.5 million during the second quarter of 2010. Full Article
Jul?12,?2010 Palin's Political Action Committee Has Best Fundraising Quarter Since LaunchAccording to a report filed with the Federal Election Commission, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's political action committee - SarahPAC - raised $866,000 in the second quarter, more than any quarter since it was first launched in January 2009. Full Article

FGC BOLSA - FGC FINANCIAL MARKETS : U.S. Markets at Closed. July 12., 2010



U.S. MARKETS AT CLOSE

Market Snapshot
Index Last Change %Change
DJIA 10,216.27 +18.24 0.18% Hilighted
Nasdaq 2,198.36 +1.91 0.09%
S&P 500 1,077.52 -0.44 0.04%
FOX 50 787.23 +3.18 0.41%
DIJA Chart

FGC BOLSA - FGC FINANCIAL MARKETS : MarketWatch - Industry - Financial services.- AON stock drops 7% weighing on Financial Sector. June 12th., 2010





INDUSTRY-FINANCIAL SERVICES


Financial Stocks: AON stock drops 7%, weighing on financial sector  
By April H. Lee MarketWatch
7/12/2010 10:32:00 AM



U.S. financial stocks struggle to hold onto modest gains Monday as investors prepared for banks’ second-quarter earnings, looking for any hint on how upcoming financial legislation will affect firms’ profitability and growth prospects. 


 
By MarketWatch
7/12/2010 10:31:00 AM



Scott Moritz of TheStreet and Cody Willard of MarketWatch return to the mat to flaunt their stock-picking prowess and settle old scores. 

The Fed: Good businesses shut by lack of credit: Bernanke

 
By Greg Robb MarketWatch
7/12/2010 10:23:00 AM


Although there is a debate over the causes of the problem of the lack of credit to small businesses, the bottom line is that some good businesses have been shut as a result, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke says. 



 
By Deborah Levine MarketWatch
7/12/2010 9:14:00 AM



Treasury prices rise, pushing down yields, before the government sells $35 billion in 3-year notes, the smallest amount in a year. 




Real Clear Politics. July 12th., 2010

Real Clear Politics Monday

The Great Stranglehold - Robert Samuelson, Newsweek
As Congress Returns, a Series of Tests Awaits - John Harwood, NY Times
Obama Economy Sends Public to Its Mattresses - Michael Barone, Examiner
How Obama Can Turn It Around for Dems - E.J. Dionne, The New Republic
Democrats' Math Problem Complicates Agenda - Rick Klein, ABC News
The Govt Stimulus Machine is a Failure - Stephen Spruiell, National Review
Obama's Phoenix Act - John Heilemann, New York Magazine
Pure Politics Behind Lawsuit Against Arizona - Kris Kobach, New York Post
Dem Govs Voice Grave Concerns on Immigration - Abby Goodnough, NYT
Health Care Rationing Obama Believes In - Nat Hentoff, Cato Institute
Why Obama Disappoints the Left - Peter Beinart, The Daily Beast
Putting the Left's Obama "Despair" in Perspective - Steve Kornacki, Salon
Is Palin Cranking Up Her 2012 Campaign? - John Ellis, RealClearPolitics
Giving Power Back to the People - David Cameron and Nick Clegg, Telegraph
Climategate Whitewash Continues - Patrick Michaels, Wall Street Journal
Fox's Hemmer Looks to be Straight Arrow - Howard Kurtz, Washington Post
Dutch Fail to Ruin Spain's Beautiful Game - James Lawton, Independent

Editorials

Expanding PTSD Benefits is the Right Call - Washington Post
Obama is Pro-Growth - Of Government - Washington Examiner
Big Oil's Good Deal - New York Times
Kagan Hearings Were Pointless - Chicago Tribune