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INVESTOPEDIA : STOCK WATCH WEEKLY. Sept. 30th., 2010

3 Companies You Can't Live Without   No Zing In Bling   Brewers Looking Bullish   Is It Time For REITs?

CFTC Imposes Permanent Trading Ban on Kevin McCormick for Submitting Trading Cards with Fictitious Commodity Futures Trades. Sept. 30th., 2010

CFTC Imposes Permanent Trading Ban on Kevin McCormick for Submitting Trading Cards with Fictitious Commodity Futures Trades   Thu, 30 Sep 2010 15:08:00 -0500 The CFTC simultaneously filed and settled charges against Kevin McCormick, a former member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and a former floor trader in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Stock Price Index futures pi t.

CFTC Sanctions Alaron Trading Corporation $260,000 for Supervisory Failures. Sept. 30th., 2010

CFTC Sanctions Alaron Trading Corporation $260,000 for Supervisory Failures Thu, 30 Sep 2010 14:52:00 -0500   The CFTC filed and simultaneously settled charges against Alaron Trading Corporation, a Chicago-based futures commission merchant and commodity trading advisor.

U.S. Department Of The Treasury : Treasury Announces Special Financial Stabilization Initiative Investments. Sept 30th., 2010

Treasury Announces Special Financial Stabilization Initiative Investments To view or print the PDF content on this page, download the free Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® . September 30, 2010 TG-885 Treasury Announces Special Financial Stabilization Initiative Investments of $570 Million in 84 Community Development Financial Institutions in Underserved Areas Funds Strengthen Main Street Financial Institutions in 26 States, the District of Columbia, and Guam, Help Deliver Credit to Small Businesses and Families WASHINGTON – Following through on a commitment to provide support to Main Street banks, thrifts, and credit unions that lend to small businesses and families in underserved communities, the U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced the completion of funding under its Community Development Capital Initiative (CDCI). Overall, that program has invested $570 million in 84 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) in 26 states, the District of Columbia, and Gua

Mining Interactive: Mawson Completes Heliborne Geophysical Survey Rompas Gold-Uranium Project in Finland.Sept. 30th., 2010

September 30, 2010 MAWSON RESOURCES LTD. TSX - MAW Frankfurt - MRY (WKN# A0B 8YJ) Pinksheets - MWSNF ROMPAS GOLD-URANIUM PROJECT HELIBORNE RADIOMETRIC-MAGNETIC-VLF GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY COMPLETED Results of this detailed 3,279 line-km Heliborne Survey are being processed and integrated with the extensive soil and geological exploration programs that are ongoing on the property. States Michael Hudson, Mawson President & CEO:  “A high quality geophysical survey was necessary for a prospect that shows such promise at this stage of exploration. Preliminary results show the survey was successful in defining both the structural setting for gold-uranium mineralization and radiometric targets for immediate follow-up. We are encouraged that field programs at Rompas are being executed as planned and the Company will provide a full exploration update shortly.” Click here for the Mawson News Release Dear Friends: Mawson’s technical team is continuing its rigorous and di

MarketWatch: Gold Is all That Glitters For investors - Mutual Funds Weekly .

SPECIAL FINANCIAL SERVICES Mutual Funds Weekly: Gold is all that glitters for investors   By MarketWatch It seems gold is all that glitters for investors nowadays, but the funny thing about gold’s headline-hogging performance is that the hottest investments going are U.S. and international stocks.  See full story

WSJ :This Week's Most Popular Articles.Sept. 30th., 2010

THIS WEEK'S MOST POPULAR from The Wall Street Journal Online WSJ.COM 'S MOST EMAILED ARTICLES Researchers have been investigating how people's view of the world affects their lives, and how they might be able to make better decisions. - Audio: Indecisive Much? You're Not Alone http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703694204575518200704692936.html#mod=djemWMP_t

CNBC EVENING BRIEF : Hewlett-Packard Names Tech Veteran Apotheker as CEO. Sept.30th., 2010

LATEST STORIES Hewlett-Packard Names Tech Veteran Apotheker as CEO Foreclosure Delays at Big Banks Signal Big Trouble Are Ex-Fed Members Profiting From Inside Scoops? US States with the Most Millionaires 2010 Water Shortage Means Big Money for Small Alaska Town »click here to see the latest top stories from CNBC.com Liquid Assets: The Big Business of Water Premieres Tonight 9:00 PM ET WATER…close to a billion people around the world can’t get it. And, in just fifteen years experts say 48 nations simply won’t have enough of it. It’s our most precious natural resource and it’s in the midst of a full-blown crisis… Tonight, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes viewers across America and abroad going inside this deadly crisis threatening our future. Many believe this crisis could be the cause of wars, while others believe it is the business opportunity of a lifetime. With only 3% of the world’s water existing as fresh water, nearly every contin

MarketWatch: Personal Finance Daily.- Tax relief for homeowners with problem drywall. Sept. 30th., 2010

Personal Finance Daily SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 Thursday's Personal Finance stories Don't miss these top stories: By MarketWatch Your car may hold key to big savings Fisher-Price recalls toys, tricycles, high chairs Famous bear is about ready to give up Rates on 30-year-fixed mortgages are at record low ‘Robo-signer' controversy spreads Here's some good news for homeowners who had the misfortune to buy homes constructed with defective drywall — the stuff that corrodes copper electrical wiring and the copper components of household appliances. The Internal Revenue Service said Thursday that those homeowners can write off the cost of repairs as a casualty loss. The IRS said it's received numerous queries from taxpayers wondering whether the expense of repairing drywall problems qualifies as a deductible casualty loss. Apparently, the IRS decided to side with the homeowners. Read the IRS ruling here (PDF). Read more on what homeowners shoul

F & F I N : Reuters - Daily Investor Update Wall Street dips but best month since April 2009. Sept. 30th., 2010

FINANCIAL & FOREX INFO NEWS FROM : REUTERS - DAILY INVESTOR UPDATE Wall Street dips but best month since April 2009 AIG, U.S. set faster, riskier exit path HP names ex-SAP chief Apotheker as CEO Data supports modest third-quarter growth hopes Lawmakers urge regulators to avoid infighting SEC charges 2 ex-State Street workers over subprime Boeing delays first delivery of 747-8 Freighter White House keeps pressure on China over yuan Goldman's Tourre says SEC suit should be dismissed Special Report: The ties that bind at the Federal Reserve

NYT: Afternoon Business News.U.S. Issues New Rules on Offshore Drilling

BUSINESS: Wall Street Nears End of an Upbeat Quarter By CHRISTINE HAUSER The broader market was on track to end the third quarter with one of its strongest three-month performances in a year. U.S. Issues New Rules on Offshore Drilling By JOHN M. BRODER The Interior Department issued new safety and spill-response rules, but wouldn't discuss ending a moratorium. Ireland Takes Over 2nd Bank as Bailout Bill Rises By LANDON THOMAS Jr. The Irish government said it expects to inject as much as 40 billion euros into two banks. Moody's Joins Others in Downgrading Spanish Debt 5:10 AM ET Prescriptions Blog Novartis Pays $422.5 Million in Settlement By DUFF WILSON The company joins a list of drug companies that have been accused of promoting drugs for off-label purposes. U.S. Growth in Second Quarter Revised Slightly Higher By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Commerce Department said the economy in the April-to-June period grew at a pace of 1.7 percent, revised from 1.6 percent

RTTNews : Evening Market Wrap. Stocks End Modestly Lower Despite Improved Economic Data - U.S. Commentary . Sept. 30th., 2010

Evening Market Wrapv Thu Sep 30 17:01 2010     Commentary Sep 30, 2010 Stocks End Modestly Lower Despite Improved Economic Data - U.S. Commentary Stocks ended Thursday's session modestly lower, as an initial rally fizzled as traders cashed in on recent gains despite some upbeat economic news. The light selling came despite improvements in Chicago area manufacturing activity, jobless claims and second quarter GDP. Full Article Economic News Sep 30, 2010 Weekly Jobless Claims Fall By More Than Expected First-time claims for unemployment benefits showed a modest decrease in the week ended September 25th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday, with claims falling by a little more than economists had been expecting. The report showed that initial jobless claims fell to 453,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 469,000. Economists had expected jobless claims to edge down to 457,000 from the 465,000 originally reported for

The Washington Post : Afternoon edition .- Today's Most Read Articles. Sept. 30th., 2010

Most Viewed Articles on washingtonpost.com 1) McNabb admits there will be emotion in facing Philly, but says focus is on Redskins Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb says he's still friends with Eagles coach Andy Reid and quarterbacks Michael Vick and Kevin Kolb, and might be emotional in his return to Philadelphia. But at the same time, he's moved on, and his 1-2 Washington team needs a win. 2) Drivers texting despite laws, report shows It's been almost 150 years since the first speeding law took effect, yet people speed all the time, and even strict enforcement has limited impact. 3) Democrats' diversion Some anti-Tea Party 'moderates' exemplify repulsive politics this year. 4) A socialist's good advice That Bernie Sanders will do all he can to help Dems win, illustrates a paradox for progressives. 5) First 'habitable zone' planet found outside solar system For the first time, astronomers have detected a rocky planet in anoth

F & F I N : FOX BUSINESS .- September the 9th Month Ends Red . Sept 30th., 2010

FINANCIAL & FOREX INFO NEWS FROM : FOX BUSINESS Agencies Look to Beef Up The Federal Reserve and other federal agencies are planning to add hundreds of employees as a result of the financial regulatory overhaul. WATCH Cut Federal Salaries 15%, Save $40B GDP for 2Q Revised Up to 1.7% | WATCH WATCH Rhode Island Gov. Talks Taxes Stossel Not Surprised by McDonald's FOX Business: THE POWER TO PROSPER Hewlett-Packard Names New CEO Hewlett-Packard appointed former SAP executive Leo Apotheker to replace ousted CEO Mark Hurd. Whirlpool and Panasonic to Pay $141M Fine EMac Unions Push for Tax and Spending Increases BidClerk: Competitor to Blame for Cyber Attacks Fisher-Price Recalls Millions of Products Red-Hot Month Ends Red The markets ended lower on the last day of Wall Street's best September in more than 70 years. EU Plans to Conduct Bank Stress Tests Regularly Caterpillar Sees 2% Global

The Washington Post Breaking News Alert : Scientists overcome hurdles to stem cell alternatives . Sept. 30th., 2010.

Breaking News Alert: Scientists overcome hurdles to stem cell alternatives September 30, 2010 12:08:08 PM ---------------------------------------- Scientists reported Thursday they had developed a technique that can quickly convert ordinary skin cells into cells that are virtually identical to embryonic stem cells, a major advance toward developing a less controversial approach for treating a host of medical problems. http://link.email.washingtonpost.com/r/KYNZS9/WLTCHW/TBD9DY/O0DA7K/E3OES/9A/h

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission: Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs   Thu, 30 Sep 2010 Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs  

MarketWatch: Special Financial Services.- Hypercom shares surge on VeriFone bid

SPECIAL FINANCIAL SERVICES Hypercom shares surge on VeriFone bid   By Benjamin Pimentel MarketWatch VeriFone offers to buy Hypercom for $5.25 a share.  See full story

F & F I N : BTS Releases North American Surface Trade Numbers for July. Sept 30th., 2010.

FINANCIAL & FOREX INFO NEWS FROM  BTS 46-10 Thursday, September 30, 2010 Contact: Dave Smallen Tel:   202-366-5568   BTS Releases North American Surface Trade Numbers for July: July 2010 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 18.8 Percent from July 2009 (State Rankings in Tables 5 and 7)   For data tables, see BTS Transborder Data Release             Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was 18.8 percent higher in July 2010 than in July 2009, reaching $61.3 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation ( Table 1) .   BTS, a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, reported that the value of U.S. surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico in July 2010 remained 14.5 percent below the July 2008 level despite the 2009-2010 increase ( Table 3 ). North American surface fr

MarketWatch : Special Financial Services.- AIG powers financial stocks’ gains /Reports execs are leaving tip Yahoo shares /EA, Yahoo in tech spotlight. Sept. 30th., 2010

SPECIAL FINANCIAL SERVICES   Financial Stocks: AIG powers financial stocks’ gains   By Sam Mamudi MarketWatch 9/30/2010 11:30:52 AM Shares of American International Group Inc. rise as high as 6% as investors welcome signs that the troubled insurer is getting back on track.  See full story Reports execs are leaving tip Yahoo shares   By John Letzing MarketWatch Shares of Yahoo lose more than 1%, playing off reports that top executives Hilary Schneider and David Ko are leaving the Internet portal.   See full story EA, Yahoo in tech spotlight   By Rex Crum MarketWatch Strong video game orders, possible executive departures lead sector.  See full story

The Washington Post: Today's Headlines & Columnists. Sept. 30th., 2010

  TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS President Obama takes his attack on Republicans to Eric Cantor's district RICHMOND - President Obama walked into the back yard of one of his chief congressional critics on Wednesday to continue his blunt assault on Republicans and their policies. (By Anne E. Kornblut and Rosalind S. Helderman, The Washington Post) Pakistan blocks NATO's Afghan-bound supply trucks after airstrike that officials say killed 3 soldiers (By Karin Brulliard, The Washington Post) More Today's Highlights POLITICS President Obama takes his attack on Republicans to Eric Cantor's district RICHMOND - President Obama walked into the back yard of one of his chief congressional critics on Wednesday to continue his blunt assault on Republicans and their policies. (By Anne E. Kornblut and Rosalind S. Helderman, The Washington Post) More Politics NATION President Obama takes his attack on Republicans to Eric Cantor's dist