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Sep 30, 2010

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

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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 pit.

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


CFTC Sanctions Alaron Trading Corporation $260,000 for Supervisory FailuresThu, 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
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September 30, 2010
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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 Guam. (A full state-by-state listing of institutions receiving CDCI investments is included below.)
On February 3, 2010, the Obama Administration announced the creation of the CDCI program under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act's Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). The CDCI program, which is closing today ahead of the October 3 expiration of TARP purchasing authority, invests lower-cost capital in Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). CDFIs are institutions that target at least 60 percent of their lending and other economic development activities in areas underserved by traditional financial institutions.
 "It's a common misconception that TARP funds only went to large Wall Street firms, but the CDCI program is yet another example of how TARP is providing critical assistance to Main Street financial institutions," said Herbert Allison, Treasury Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability. "In communities across our country, CDCI funding is helping to strengthen local financial institutions and deliver credit to small businesses and families."
"Community development financial institutions have been at the forefront of the efforts to fight the economic recession in our nation's low-income communities," said Donna J. Gambrell, Director of Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. "At a time when many financial institutions have pulled back, CDFIs have actually increased their lending and investments in underserved communities. These CDCI investments will enable community banks, thrifts, and credit unions to spur economic development in the communities that have been hit hardest by the economic downturn."
As part of the overall $570 million in CDCI investments made since the inception of that program, Treasury today completed a final round of CDCI investments, which provided $312 million in funds to 38 CDFIs.
CDCI investments are made at a dividend rate of 2 percent. To encourage repayment, while recognizing the unique circumstances facing CDFIs, the dividend rate under CDCI will increase to 9 percent after eight years.
A listing of state-by-state CDCI investments is included below:

REPORTS

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



September 30, 2010

MAWSON RESOURCES LTD.
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.”
Dear Friends:

Mawson’s technical team is continuing its rigorous and diligent exploration work at the Company’s discovery at ‘Rompas’ in Northwest Finland.  To date Rompas has Bonanza Grades and 150 sites identified over a 6km strike-length.  Forty (40) assays produced up to 373 oz/ton gold and 43.6% uranium.  We are looking forward to the full Update on the Rompas project soon.
Stay Tuned - - there is much – much more to come from Mawson!!!
Regards,
Nick L. Nicolaas
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MarketWatch: Gold Is all That Glitters For investors - Mutual Funds Weekly .

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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

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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

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



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

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Personal Finance Daily
SEPTEMBER 30, 2010

Thursday's Personal Finance stories

Don't miss these top stories:

By MarketWatch





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 should know about problem drywall. Also, read more about problem drywall on the Consumer Product Safety's Commission's website.

Meanwhile, don't miss Jennifer Openshaw's column on how to unlock savings by refinancing your car loan. Plus, read the latest news on the struggle to implement the new financial-regulation rules and see how low mortgage rates fell this week.

The IRS announcement is some help, sure, for those unfortunate homeowners, but a tax deduction doesn't really bring back that dream house you bought.

Andrea Coombes , Personal Finance editor

CONSUMERS

Your car may hold key to big savings

When Sandy Mendoza bought her 2009 Toyota Camry, she did what most people do: She took the dealer's financing. Have you been guilty of that? If so, you could be in a position to save some money.
Read more on your car holding a key to big savings.

Fisher-Price recalls toys, tricycles, high chairs

Mattel's Fisher-Price unit is voluntarily recalling more than 11 million toys, including certain Trikes tricycles and high chairs due to reports of injuries.
Read more on Fisher-Price recalls.

INVESTING

Commentary: Famous bear may give up, for now

A famous bear, who hibernated very profitably through the Crash of 2008, could be ready to concede that the market's next move will be up.
Read more on the famous bear.

Commentary: ‘Wall Street' movie frightens Main Street

Tim from Weymouth, Mass., got up as the credits started to roll on "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," turned to his fiancée Nikki and said, "And that's why I'm not investing in the stock market. The whole thing is fixed. Somebody is going to make money, but it's not going to be you and me."
Read more on ‘Wall Street' movie frightening Main Street.

REAL ESTATE

Rates remain low on fixed-rate mortgages

Average interest rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages fell to 4.32% this week, tying a record low, according to Freddie Mac's weekly survey of conforming mortgage rates, released Thursday.
Read more on the latest mortgage rates.

‘Robo-signer' controversy spreads

Controversy about so-called "robo-signers" in the foreclosure process, during which staffers sign thousands of mortgage-related documents a month, is spreading across the U.S. banking industry.
Read more on spreading ‘robo-signer' controversy.

ECONOMY & POLITICS

U.S. second-quarter growth slows to 1.7%

U.S. economic growth slowed to an annual rate of 1.7% in the second quarter, compared with 3.7% in the first quarter, the Commerce Department said Thursday, reporting a slight upward revision to its prior second-quarter estimate.
Read more on U.S. gross domestic product.

U.S. jobless claims post surprise drop

The number of people who signed up for state unemployment benefits fell 16,000 to a total of 453,000 in the latest week, the Labor Department reported Thursday, leaving the level of new claims back where they were at the start of 2010.
Read more on U.S. jobless claims.

Commentary: Bailout blitz won't sway jobless voters

With midterm elections looming and the economy still stubbornly lifeless, the Obama Administration's bailout defense squad has suddenly leaped into action.
Read more on bailout blitz.

Commentary: The hidden tax from a yuan appreciation

Proponents of a bill trying to make it easier to impose sanctions on China over manipulating its currency say a stronger yuan is a way to bolster the economy without any cost.
Read more on the hidden tax from a yuan appreciation.

House approves China currency bill

The House of Representatives ramped up pressure on China to boost the value of its currency, with U.S. lawmakers approving legislation that could lead to duties on Chinese exports considered unfairly cheap because of undervalued currency.
Read more on China currency bill approved in House.

Commentary: Regulatory squabbles threaten financial reform

It started civilly, but the politeness didn't last long. The initial confrontation before the Senate Banking Committee didn't come from the expected parties, Sheila Bair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. or Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. It was between Geithner's deputy Neal Wolin and the committee chairman.
Read more on regulatory squabbles threatening financial reform.

Fed: No controversy on Dodd-Frank rules

Despite concerns that bank and security regulators may clash in adopting hundreds of rules based on the Dodd-Frank Act, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and other regulators said they will work well together in response to the financial crisis that shook the economy to the brink in September 2008.
Read more on Fed: No controversy on Dodd-Frank rules.

Oversight panel to eye risky financial firms

The Financial Stability Oversight Council is poised to begin the process of identifying institutions that could pose a risk to the financial system and should be subject to expanded supervision by the Fed, a key Obama administration official said Thursday.
Read more on oversight panel eying risky financial firms.

AIG unveils government exit plan

American International Group Inc. unveiled a plan to extricate itself from a massive U.S. government bailout that saved the insurer at the height of the financial crisis.
Read more on AIG's government exit plan.

German unemployment sees sharp drop

Germany's labor market continued to strengthen in September, with the seasonally adjusted number of unemployed workers declining by a steeper-than-expected 40,000, according to the Federal Labor Office.
Read more on steep drop in German unemployment.

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





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.
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 previous week. Full Article
Sep 30, 2010 U.S. Economy Expanded Slightly Faster Than Estimated In Q2 With consumer spending and private inventory investment increasing by more than previously estimated, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing an unexpected upward revision to its estimate for second quarter GDP growth. The Commerce Department said that second quarter GDP increased at an annual rate of 1.7 percent compared to the 1.6 percent growth estimated last month. The upward revision came as a surprise to economists, who had expected GDP growth to remain unchanged. Full Article
Sep 30, 2010 Chicago Business Barometer Unexpectedly Indicates Accelerated Expansion After releasing a fairly weak report on Chicago-area business activity in August, the Institute for Supply Management - Chicago released a separate report on Thursday showing an unexpected acceleration in the pace of growth in Chicago-area business activity in September. The ISM - Chicago said its Chicago business barometer rose to 60.4 in September from 56.7 in August, with a reading above 50 indicating an expansion in activity. Full Article

Corporate News

Sep 30, 2010 Mattel Recalls Millions Of Fisher-Price Toys Over Safety Concerns - Update Toy manufacturer Mattel, Inc. (MAT) announced Thursday the voluntary recalling of millions of toys manufactured by its unit Fisher-Price, Inc., including toddler tricycles, high chairs, toy vehicle play set, and certain infant toys, over safety concerns. Full Article
Sep 30, 2010 Covance, Sanofi-aventis Agree For 10-Year R&D Alliance Worth Up To $2.2 Bln - Update Drug development services company Covance Inc. (CVD) said Thursday that it has signed definitive agreements with French diversified pharmaceutical company sanofi-aventis (SNY) to become sanofi-aventis' Research & Development partner. The company expects the transaction to be completed before the end of this year. Full Article

Forex Commentary

Sep 30, 2010 Dollar Steadies As Jobless Claims Drop The dollar snapped out of its funk on Thursday, helped by a batch of encouraging economic reports that signaled the US may avert a double-dip recession. The Federal Reserve has vowed it is ready to support the economy with additional easing measures, driving the dollar sharply lower of late. However, if the economy can sustain growth without further support, the dollar should recover this month's losses. Full Article

Political News

Sep 30, 2010 Paladino Gets Into Scuffle With, Threatens Reporter Apparently Republican businessman Carl Paladino's anger is not limited to New York state politicians, as the GOP's nominee for Governor of New York got into a scuffle with New York Post State Editor Fred Dicker Wednesday night. The angry confrontation reportedly began when Dicker asked Paladino if he had any proof to back up allegations that Democratic nominee Andrew Cuomo cheated on his former wife during their marriage. Full Article
Sep 30, 2010 Poll Shows Romney And Palin As Front-Runners For GOP Nod In 2012Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin have the strongest support among potential candidates for the Republican party's presidential nomination in 2012, according to the results of a Gallup poll released on Thursday, with strong showings also turned in by Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich. Full Article

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 another solar system that has the most basic and essential conditions needed to support extraterrestrial life.

6) It's a bird! It's a plane! And a super hit man, ready to save the day!

Michael J. Begier is a mild-mannered government official who loves his job. He makes troublesome birds go away.

7) Streaming sex video linked to NJ student's suicide

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The death of a Rutgers University freshman stirred outrage and remorse on campus from classmates who wished they could have stopped the teen from jumping off a bridge last week after a recording of him having a sexual encounter with a man was broadcast online.

8) Tony Curtis, star of 'Some Like It Hot' and 'Sweet Smell of Success,' dies at 85

Tony Curtis, an actor who gave compelling dramatic performances in "Sweet Smell of Success" and "The Defiant Ones" and became a comic icon as a cross-dressing Jazz Age musician in "Some Like It Hot," died at his Las Vegas area home Wednesday. He was 85.

9) Postal Service close to going broke

Americans can still send and receive mail, but the U.S. Postal Service may not have much left in the bank after this week, as it's set to announce billions of dollars in losses as early as Thursday.

10) For many with stake in Alaska native corporations, promise of better life remains unfulfilled

When Congress established more than 200 Alaska native corporations 40 years ago to provide land and money for indigenous people who had long been mired in deprivation and dislocation, each of the 75,000 original Alaska native shareholders received a stake in one of the new corporations, which held out the promise of economic development and a better life. But the original promise remains largely unfulfilled.
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F & F I N : FOX BUSINESS .- September the 9th Month Ends Red . Sept 30th., 2010





Federal Reserve Building
Agencies Look to Beef UpThe Federal Reserve and other federal agencies are planning to add hundreds of employees as a result of the financial regulatory overhaul.
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.

Red-Hot Month Ends Red

The markets ended lower on the last day of Wall Street's best September in more than 70 years.

Is McDonald's the First of Many?

WATCH Former HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt explains the challenges facing employers and employees as they weigh health-care costs.
 

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
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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

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SPECIAL FINANCIAL SERVICES
 
By Benjamin Pimentel MarketWatch


VeriFone offers to buy Hypercom for $5.25 a share. 

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


FROM 


Bureau of Transportation Statistics



BTS 46-10
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Contact: Dave Smallen
Tel:  202-366-5568
 
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 freight value fell 12.3 percent in July 2010 from June 2010 (Table 2).  Month-to-month changes can be affected by seasonal variations and other factors.   
            Surface transportation consists largely of freight movements by truck, rail and pipeline. In July, 84.6 percent of U.S. trade by value with Canada and Mexico moved on land.
            The value of U.S. surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico in July was up 23.3 percent compared to July 2005, and up 45.6 percent compared to July 2000, a period of 10 years (Table 3).  Imports in July were up 34.5 percent compared to July 2000, while exports were up 60.7 percent. 
U.S. Surface Transportation Trade with Canada
U.S.–Canada surface transportation trade totaled $36.3 billion in July, up 17.1 percent compared to July 2009 (Table 4).  The value of imports carried by truck was 12.6 percent higher in July 2010 compared to July 2009, while the value of exports carried by truck was 20.8 percent higher during this period.
           Michigan led all states in surface trade with Canada in July with $3.5 billion (Table 5).



U.S. Surface Transportation Trade with Mexico
U.S.–Mexico surface transportation trade totaled $24.9 billion in July, up 21.5 percent compared to July 2009 (Table 6).  The value of imports carried by truck was 22.4 percent higher in July 2010 than July 2009 while the value of exports carried by truck was 22.8 percent higher.
Texas led all states in surface trade with Mexico in July with $9.2 billion                          
The TransBorder Freight Data are a unique subset of official U.S. foreign trade statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau.  New data are tabulated monthly and historical data are not adjusted for inflation.  July TransBorder numbers include data received by BTS as of
Sept. 10.
The news release and summary tables can be found at www.bts.gov.  More information on TransBorder Freight Data and data from previous months are posted on the BTS website at http://www.bts.gov/programs/international/transborder/.  BTS will release August TransBorder numbers on Nov. 3.

For data tables, see BTS Transborder Data Release

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

MarketWatch
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. 


 
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.  


 
By Rex Crum MarketWatch


Strong video game orders, possible executive departures lead sector. 



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 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)

D.C. area unemployment up from year ago, remains lowest among large metro areas
(By V. Dion Haynes, The Washington Post)

More Nation

WORLD
New focus on Europeans who have traveled to Pakistan to train at militant camps
The detention in Afghanistan of a German citizen of Afghan descent, reportedly a source of information about potential terrorist plots against targets in Europe and possibly the United States, has renewed focus on a stream of Europeans who have traveled to Pakistan in recent years for training at mi
(By Peter Finn and Greg Miller, 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)

Central American leaders plead for more U.S. anti-drug help
(By Mary Beth Sheridan, The Washington Post)

China goes all-out to out-green the rest of the world
Country surpasses U.S., rest of G-20 with push to develop clean energy sources
(By Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post)

More World

METRO
D.C. restaurant owners pushing for tighter restrictions on food trucks
It took two or three years before Arianne Bennett felt as if she was on solid ground, but her Amsterdam Falafelshop finally emerged as a popular snack stop for late-night partyers in Adams Morgan. She was able to pay off loans and even began a drive to franchise her concept.
(By Naomi Nix, The Washington Post)

More Metro

BUSINESS
The challenge of green energy
President Obama has pledged to end America's dependence on foreign oil, and his administration is spending billions on greener energy initiatives. Washington Post photographers captured the impact of energy production on communities around the area and the world.
(The Washington Post)

From panelists, many calls to action
"Energy Is Urgent," a forum on the future of energy, was held Sept. 23 at The Washington Post. The event was organized by Washington Post Live, the division of The Post that brings together top policymakers, industry leaders, academics and other experts to discuss critical issues of the day. The following are excerpts of remarks made during that daylong forum.
(The Washington Post)

+44%
(The Washington Post)

From the editor
(The Washington Post)

INSIDE
(The Washington Post)

More Business

TECHNOLOGY
Are U.S. homes more energy efficient? Not exactly.
The amount of energy that the average American requires at home has changed little since the early 1970s -- despite advances in technology that have made many home appliances far more energy efficient.
(By David A. Fahrenthold, The Washington Post)

crime report
(The Washington Post)

A sheriff's officer's message to students: Drop your iPod
Workshops aim to help parents fight digital distractions in schools
(By Daniel Leaderman, The Washington Post)

Crime Report
(The Washington Post)

More Technology


SPORTS
Lincecum fans 11 as Giants maintain two-game in NL West
SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants have put themselves in the ideal position with four games left: They don't have to count on anybody's help to win their division.
(By JANIE McCAULEY, AP)

Mickelson says McIlroy-Woods spat overblown
(By DOUG FERGUSON, AP)

Lewis: Roethlisberger wishes he could play vs. Ravens
(By ALAN ROBINSON, AP)

Caps' penalty kill improves in 4-1 preseason win over Bruins
(By Katie Carrera, The Washington Post)

Contador suspended for positive steroid test during Tour de France
(By JOHN LEICESTER, AP)

More Sports

STYLE
Tragically wed to a literary genius
THE DIARIES OF SOFIA TOLSTOY Translated from the Russian by Cathy Porter
(By Michael Dirda, The Washington Post)

'Rise and Fall' tests bounds of cultural memory, identity
(By Blake Gopnik, The Washington Post)

A welcome splash of subtlety
Demure designs endear Dolce & Gabbana, Brioni, Armani
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