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Nov 8, 2010

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Personal Finance Daily
NOVEMBER 08, 2010

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First-time buyers make up a bigger portion of home buyers overall, according to the latest National Association Realtor survey of buyer behavior. That's not all that surprising, given that the survey spanned the time period in which the first-time home-buyer tax credit was available (and of course the first-timers weren't in a position of needing to sell into a down market).

That tax credit could also be at least part of the reason why a growing number of those first-time buyers were able to tap family and friends for money for their down payment: maybe those relatives and friends felt secure about handing over the money, knowing that a payout of up to $8,000 down the road would help the home buyer pay off the debt.

The housing-market bust also is affecting buyer behavior: first-time buyers say they plan to live in their new home for 10 years, and repeat buyers say they'll be there for 15 years. That's quite a bit longer than the typical seven-year average. And the sellers surveyed averaged eight years in their homes.

Read Amy Hoak's Home Economics column for more on the new buyer behavior, plus read Jennifer Openshaw's column for tips on how to use your frequent-flier miles for holiday travel, and Chuck Jaffe on the seven biggest mistakes fund investors make.

Do the home-buyer data signal that we are becoming a less flighty nation? Only until the next housing boom, no doubt.

Andrea Coombes , Personal Finance editor


Housing-market bust is changing buyer behavior

At a time when many Americans are wondering how — and when — the housing market will recover, some people not only are encouraging first-time buyers to jump in to the market, they're also helping them come up with a down payment.
Read more: Housing-market bust is changing buyer behavior.

The jumbo-mortgage comeback

Banks are starting to make "jumbo" mortgages again. When the credit crisis hit more than two years ago, many banks cut back or stopped making loans for more-expensive homes. Now, smaller and regional lenders are issuing more new jumbo loans and doing more refinancings — as are some big banks that never stopped making them.
Read more: The jumbo-mortgage comeback.

Helicopter Ben to housing's rescue?

If the darkest hour comes just before the dawn, could this approaching winter be the bottom of our three-year long home-price nightmare?
Read more: Helicopter Ben to housing's rescue?


What will happen to the federal estate tax?

A reader writes: In reading about what will happen to the Bush tax cuts in 2011, the federal estate tax is never mentioned, in my experience. Why so, and what should we expect?
Read more: What will happen to the federal estate tax?

Tracking your federal tax dollars

Where do your federal tax dollars go? Many people don't know. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey found that 40% thought foreign aid was one of the two largest federal-budget expenses. In reality, Uncle Sam spends $14 on Medicare—itself the second-largest expense—for every dollar spent on foreign aid.
Read more: Tracking your federal tax dollars.


Five tips to tap frequent-flier miles

Like a lot of you, I've been hoping to take a trip during the holidays. But whenever I think of hopping online to use my frequent-flier points, I worry I'll need a whopping 50,000 points to get a flight.
Read more: Five tips to tap frequent-flier miles.


Retailers hiring aggressively for holidays

Retailers appear to be preparing for their best Christmas in years, based on the hiring they did last month in their initial staffing preparations for the holiday season.
Read more: Retailers hiring aggressively for the holidays.


Here come the new, new bank fees

Less than a year after the passage of new laws limiting banks' ability to impose certain fees on credit and debit cards, Bank of America Corp., Discover Financial Services, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and other lenders are using different tactics to boost their fee income.
Read more: Here come the new, new bank fees.

New ways bankers are spying on you

Big Banker is watching you—more closely than ever. With lenders still skittish about making new loans, credit bureaus and others are hawking services that help banks probe deeply into your financial closet.
Read more: New ways bankers are spying on you.


Banks can't make anyone borrow

Blame the banks all you want for the anemic growth in the American economy, but the real culprit seems to be lack of demand, not a lack of supply of credit.
Read more: Banks can't make anyone borrow.

World Bank chief calls for new gold standard

The president of the World Bank said in a newspaper editorial Monday that the Group of 20 leading economies should consider adopting a global reserve currency based on gold as part of structural reforms to the world's foreign-exchange regime.
Read more: World Bank chief calls for new gold standard.

Morgan's Gorman: Reckless banks should fail

Institutions that are failing because of their own recklessness or mismanagement should be allowed to fail no matter what size they are, Morgan Stanley Chief Executive James Gorman said in a wide-ranging discussion Monday.
Read more: Reckless banks should fail.

Bernanke: Not trying to increase inflation

The chairman of the Federal Reserve denied Saturday that he's trying to increase inflation as a means to help the U.S. economy grow.
Read more: Bernanke says increasing inflation is not the goal.

President Obama, the new Nixon

"We are not amused." The frosty words forever on the pursed lips of Queen Victoria 150 years ago seem to match the mood of German Chancellor Angela "Ironsides" Merkel as she contemplates renewed U.S. monetary adventurism after last week's much-heralded QE2 announcement.
Read more: President Obama, the new Nixon.

Incoming freshmen helping GOP transition

Four newly elected Republicans, including two backed by the tea-party movement, are helping to plan the Republican Party's transition to power in the House of Representatives.
Read more: Incoming freshmen helping GOP transition.


The 7 biggest mistakes fund investors make

There's a difference between trying to do the right thing and actually getting it done.The biggest mistakes mutual-fund investors make fall right in the middle, where an investor trips over the fine line that separates good investing habits from bad.
Read more: The 7 biggest mistakes fund investors make.

SEC looks to avoid future ‘flash crash'

In the aftermath of the "flash crash" that rattled the markets worldwide on May 6, the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission said she is looking at whether new restrictions should be placed on traders that use mathematical algorithms.
Read more: SEC looks to avoid future ‘flash crash.'

Gold breezes past $1,400, hits record high

Gold futures went from retreat to record Monday, scaling $1,400 an ounce to settle at a new best.
Read more: Gold breezes past $1,400, hits record high.

Not just inflation fears boosting gold

Gold goes onwards and upwards. And key letters say there are reasons beyond looming inflation.
Read more: Not just inflation fears boosting gold.

Investors sue over mortgage-backed securities

Growing numbers of mortgage-backed securities investors are taking a legal cudgel to banks that sold them souring investments.
Read more: Investors sue over mortgage-backed securities.


Zenyatta falls a head short of perfection

Zenyatta, the mare whose quest for a record-breaking 20-win and undefeated career captured the imagination of horse-racing fans around the world, fell a head short in her bid for perfection Saturday, losing the Breeders's Cup Classic to a colt named Blame at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
Read more: Zenyatta falls a head short of perfection.

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Ford: Rebuilding An American Icon
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From the brink of collapse to the fast track of success…CNBC’s Phil LeBeau takes you behind the scenes to tell the inside story of Ford’s astonishing comeback. Plus, see how the company plans to stay on top both domestically and overseas, in the brutally competitive automotive industry.
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    Two of the top investors in India, Punita Kumar Sinha of the Blackstone Group's India Fund, and Luciano Siracusano of the WisdomTree Indian Earnings ETF, discuss opportunities in the region with CNBC.
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  • SEC's Schapiro at SIFMA
    SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro discusses writing new rules and some of the main concerns she's hearing from the financial industry, with CNBC's Mary Thompson.
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  • Future of FinReg
    Top regulators and CEOs are meeting at the annual meeting of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, with Timothy Ryan, SIFMA president & CEO.
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  • QE2 Will Do More Harm Than Good: Economist
    The Fed's move to pump another $600 billion to prop up the economy is not going to work, says Uwe Parpart, chief economist & strategist, Asia at Cantor Fitzgerald. He tells CNBC's Bernard Lo, Oriel Morrison & Adam Bakhtiar why this move will backfire.
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Stocks End Mostly Lower Amid Light Economic Calendar - U.S. Commentary | RTTMews- Evening Market Wrap

Evening Market Wrap Mon Nov 8 17:06 2010


Nov 8, 2010 Stocks End Mostly Lower Amid Light Economic Calendar - U.S. Commentary Stocks saw a lackluster session to open the week on Monday, ending mostly lower as the lack of any significant economic news gave traders a chance to take some profits after the major averages rose to their best levels since 2008 last week. Nonetheless, some economic optimism left over after last week's strong October jobs number may have limited the pullback. Full Article

Corporate News

Nov 8, 2010 Ball Corp. Names John Hayes CEO; David Hoover RetiresMetal packaging supplier Ball Corp. (BLL) Monday named John Hayes, currently its president and chief operating officer, as CEO, effective January 2011. The move follows incumbent David Hoover's decision to retire after more than 40 years with Ball. Hoover, Ball's CEO since 2001 and a member of Ball's board of directors since 1996, would remain its chairman. Ball Corp credited the outgoing CEO with a 500% return to shareholders during his ten years at the helm. Sales for the year that Hoover took over were at $3.66 billion while 2010 sales are expected to approach $8 billion. Full Article
Nov 8, 2010 Sysco Q1 Profit Declines Food-distribution giant Sysco Corp. (SYY) reported Monday a 8% year-over-year decline in profit for the first quarter, despite quarterly revenue growth, reflecting lower gross margins, higher pension costs, and an increase in tax expenses. Earnings per share for the quarter decreased 7.3%, but came in line with analysts' expectations, while revenues topped their estimates. Full Article
Nov 8, 2010 Amazon To Buy Quidsi For $500 Mln CashWeb retailer, Inc. (AMZN) Monday announced a deal to acquire Quidsi, Inc., which operates online baby care specialty site and online everyday essentials site The acquisition is expected to close next month. Under the terms of the deal, Seattle, Washington-based Amazon will acquire Quidsi for about $500 million in cash, as adjusted for the assumption of options and warrants. The company will also assume approximately $45 million in debt and similar obligations. Full Article
Nov 8, 2010 Chrysler Posts Loss In Q3; Revises Full-Year ForecastAutomobile manufacturer Chrysler Group LLC, which has emerged from bankruptcy in last June, reported Monday a sequentially narrower net loss in its third quarter, mainly reflecting higher revenues from the launch of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee. Further, the company, which is run by Italian automaker Fiat SpA (FIATY.PK), updated its fiscal 2010 operating profit and revenue forecast. Full Article
Nov 8, 2010 McDonald's October Comparable Sales Rise 6.5%Food service retailer McDonald's Corp. (MCD) said Monday that for the month of October, global comparable sales - a measure of sales at all restaurants in operation for at least thirteen months - grew 6.5%, driven by growth across all markets. Meanwhile, the company's system-wide sales for the month rose 7.4%, and in constant currencies, grew 7.8%. Full Article

Currency Alerts

Nov 8, 2010 Dollar Gains Traction As European Sovereign Debt ResurfacesThe dollar pushed ahead versus the euro and held its ground against other major currencies on Monday, as concerns about the European sovereign debt situation raised risk aversion. Ireland and Portugal have seen borrowing costs soar, a reminder that Europe will struggle to restore fiscal sanity and promote economic growth at the same time. Full Article

Political News

Nov 8, 2010 Sanders To Attempt To Block NBC-Comcast Merger After Olbermann SuspensionCiting liberal anchor Keith Olbermann's suspension from MSNBC last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said Monday that he would seek to block the merger of NBC Universal with cable giant Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) in an effort to preserve media diversity. Olbermann was suspended last week after admitting that he donated money to several Democratic political candidates, although he has since been reinstated and will return to the air Tuesday night. Full Article
Nov 8, 2010 Sessions To Stay At NRCC, Won't Run For Majority WhipAfter helping Republicans to regain control of the U.S. House of Representatives in last week's midterm elections, Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, announced Monday that he is seeking another term as Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, the campaign arm of the House GOP. With the move, House Republicans will likely avoid a potential battle over the position of House Majority Whip, with Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., now widely expected to win the job. Full Article
Nov 8, 2010 New York Times Says Dems Should Not Choose Pelosi As Minority LeaderHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi's, D-Calif., decision to run for House Minority Leader in the next Congress has led to some division among Democrats, with some suggesting that the House Democratic Caucus should choose a more moderate leader following the party's crushing defeat in the midterm elections. Full Article
Nov 8, 2010 Obama Backs India's Bid For Permanent UN Security Council SeatThe United States will support India's bid for permanent membership in the U.N. Security Council (UNSC). The pledge was made by visiting U.S. President Barack Obama while addressing a joint sitting of the Indian parliament in New Delhi on Monday. Full Article
Nov 8, 2010 India, U.S. To Strengthen TiesIndian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and visiting US President Barrack Obama pledged Monday to expand and strengthen the strategic global partnership between their countries in a joint statement issued in New Delhi on the third and final day of the US President's India visit. Full Article

F & F I N | Reuters - Daily Investor Update.- Banks and strong dollar pull stocks lower


Banks and strong dollar pull stocks lower
Fed divided on bond buying risks/benefits
Wall Street pleas for patience on recovery
Chrysler boosts 2010 outlook, vows to "fight harder"
SAP grills Oracle as Apotheker absent from trial
Obama returns fire after China slams Fed's move
World Bank chief surprises with gold proposal
Goldman, Natixis to clash in court over credit deal
Rolls says progress made in Qantas A380 engine probe
Palin tells Bernanke "cease and desist": report

Shell sale puts Woodside in play. | The Australian Business BriefingBusiness Briefing

Shell sale puts Woodside in play
Woodside Petroleum Andrew Burrell WOODSIDE Petroleum is suddenly in play after Shell stunned the market by offloading a $3.3 billion stake.
Wall St falls on European debt worries
Aus Bus Pix Wall St 101109 Kristina Peterson US stocks weakened today as concerns over European sovereign debt added to worries about the effects of the Federal Reserve's recent moves.
Gold price sets record above $US1400
gold bullion Rhiannon Hoyle GOLD has climbed to a record high, breaking above $US1400 a troy ounce amid renewed concerns over European sovereign debt.
Money didn't trump safety in BP spill
BP oil spill Siobhan Hughes THE chief counsel of a probe into causes of the BP oil spill says so far he hasn't found evidence that anyone put money ahead of safety.
Ten deal on Packer board bid imminent
Lachlan Murdoch, James Packer James Chessell and Damon Kitney THE Ten Network Holdings board is moving closer to striking a compromise deal with dissident shareholders James Packer and Lachlan Murdoch.
Rio, Sinosteel in new deal on joint venture
iron ore Michael Sainsbury, China correspondent RIO Tinto is finalising the renegotiation of its $1.65 billion a year iron ore joint venture with troubled Chinese group Sinosteel.
Orica's explosive profit lifts shares
Graeme Liebelt Tracy Lee EXPLOSIVES and mining services provider Orica has almost $2 billion in its war chest and is looking at offshore targets.
AOL explores deeper ties with Yahoo
The Hub - Yahoo sign Alexandra Frean AOL may be preparing the way for a partnership with Yahoo that would bolster efforts in their fight against the might of Google.
Financial Markets
Wall St falls on European debt worries
Aus Bus Pix Wall St 101109 Kristina Peterson US stocks weakened today as concerns over European sovereign debt added to worries about the effects of the Federal Reserve's recent moves.
Gold price sets record above $US1400
Shell sale puts Woodside in play
Financial Markets Coverage
Mining & Energy
Money didn't trump safety in BP spill
BP oil spill Siobhan Hughes THE chief counsel of a probe into causes of the BP oil spill says so far he hasn't found evidence that anyone put money ahead of safety.
Gold price sets record above $US1400
Shell sale puts Woodside in play
More Mining & Energy Coverage

The Australian Capital Circle: More tha Constitution Lite

Capital Circle Newsletter
More than constitution lite
Treasurer Wayne Swan is going all out to ensure a surplus is delivered.

Mr Swan will release the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook just after 9am today. Contained in the document will be $3.4 billion in savings that the Treasurer has found as a booming dollar has taken a bite out of the bottom line.
"MYEFO will confirm that despite the big hit to revenue caused by the higher Aussie dollar, our budget will still be back in the black in 2012-13,"
David Uren says there will also be cuts to the public sector information technology program, passport-fee increases and an increase in the efficiency dividend required annually from the public service.
It will also bring to account some of the government's election spending promises. Remaining election promises will be included in next year's full budget.
Talking picture: The PM and the pup.
After three days of AUSMIN talks, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discussed the US view of China's blanket claim to sovereignty over the South China Sea, its reaction to Japan arresting a Chinese fishing captain who rammed a Japanese naval vessel and its demand that the US not send an aircraft carrier to exercise in the Yellow Sea near South Korea with Greg Sheridan.
"We think it is part of the testing process that countries go through," the Secretary of State said. "When the Chinese first told us at a meeting (in China) of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue that they view the South China Sea as a core interest, I immediately responded and said, 'We don't agree with that'." "So they (the Chinese) were on notice that if they were in the process of extending their efforts to claim and control to the detriment of international law, freedom of navigation, maritime security, and the claims of their neighbours, that was a concerning matter," Mrs Clinton said.
US Defence Secretary Robert Gates on China (

NYT: Afternoon Business News.- Obama Presses to Finish Trade Deal With South Korea.


Obama Presses to Finish Trade Deal With South Korea

New terms for Korean imports of autos and beef are sought to help its passage through Congress early next year.

U.S. Tightens Security Rules for Air Cargo

The rules require additional screening on packages from outside the country and ban some printer cartridges.

Fed Action Gets an Unexpected Endorsement From India

A plan to buy $600 billion in Treasury quickly came under attack from Germany, Brazil and China, which said America was trying to devalue the dollar.

Chrysler Reports a Loss but Says It Is Making Progress

The automaker lost $84 million in the third quarter, less than half as much as in the previous quarter.

Irish Debt Woes Revive Concern About Europe

Recent jitters in the bond market are a forceful reminder that investors remain wary of European sovereign debt.

SEC : New Rules Prohibiting Market Makers Stub Quotes.

The Securities and Exchange Commission approved new rules proposed by the exchanges and FINRA to strengthen the minimum quoting standards for market makers and effectively prohibit "stub quotes" in the U.S. equity markets.

SEC Approves New Rules Prohibiting Market Maker Stub Quotes
Mon, 08 Nov 2010 10:00:38 -0600

Profit Taking Likely Amid Overbought Levels | Daily Markets analysis| RttNews

Daily Market Analysis Mon Nov 8 09:21 2010
Nov 8, 2010 Profit Taking Likely Amid Overbought Levels The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a lower opening on Monday, with sentiment likely to reflect indecision among traders, especially after the strong advances in the previous week. The absence of any major catalysts should lead traders to take some profits on recent gains. Commodity prices are seeing a small retreat, as the dollar is showing some resurgence. Risky bets such as the equities are most likely to see a retreat, given caution among investors, as the markets trade at overbought levels. Full Article

Cobra Electronics returns to profit in Q3 – Stocks To Watch | RttNews

Stocks To Watch

Nov 8, 2010 Cobra Electronics returns to profit in Q3 – Stocks To Watch Cobra Electronics Corp. (COBR), a maker of mobile communications and navigation products, swung to a profit in the third-quarter, citing higher sales, improved gross margins and lower operating expens Full Article
Nov 8, 2010 Introducing RTT Growth & Value StocksThe Growth & Value Stocks service is designed with a disciplined approach of extensive fundamental analysis to cater swing traders and investors. The service identifies growth stocks that are generally overlooked and value stocks that are usually undervalued by the market. The growth and value stocks we select have significantly outperformed the broader market indices. Full Article

German Exports Rebound Strongly | Morning Market Briefing | RTTNews

Morning Market Briefing Mon Nov 8 09:01 2010

Economic News

Nov 8, 2010 German Exports Rebound StronglyGerman exports staged a strong rebound in September after two months of decline, official figures showed on Monday. Full Article
Nov 8, 2010 German Industrial Output Logs Unexpected Fall Pulled down by intermediate and consumer goods production, German industrial output fell unexpectedly in September, official figures showed Monday. Full Article
Nov 8, 2010 Stimulatory Prop And Renewed Growth HopesThe employment report for October and the national manufacturing sector survey released last week confounded the economic picture even further. Full Article

Earnings News

Nov 8, 2010 Quicksilver Q3 net profit risesMonday, Quicksilver Resources Inc. (KWK) reported a significant rise in profit for the third quarter, reflecting a 15% growth in revenue as well as income from earnings of BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P, in which the firm owns a 31% stake. Adjusted profit dropped 33%, yet came a penny above the Street view. Revenue grew on higher production and easily surpassed the Street view. Full Article
Nov 8, 2010 Warner Chilcott Q3 profit declines; lifts FY10 EPS viewMonday, Warner Chilcott plc (WCRX) said its third-quarter profit dropped from last year, hurt by the absence of a huge gain on sale of assets that benefited year-ago results. Revenue for the quarter nearly trebled, helped by products acquired from Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) in the previous year. Looking ahead to the full year, the company lifted its adjusted earnings outlook, but trimmed its revenue guidance. Full Article
Nov 8, 2010 Sysco Corp. Q1 profit slides 8%Monday, Sysco Corp. (SYY) reported an 8.3% decline in profit for the first quarter, hurt by higher tax expenses due to an IRS settlement gain. Sales for the quarter grew 7.4% on food cost inflation and higher volumes and came in well above the Street view. Full Article
Nov 8, 2010 Leucadia National Q3 profit slides 22%Friday, Leucadia National Corp. (LUK) reported a 22% drop in its profit for the third quarter, despite a 29.6% growth in revenue, hurt by lower incomes from its associate companies, as well as the absence or year-ago security gains. Full Article
Nov 8, 2010 Berkshire Q3 net profit declines 8%Friday, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-A) reported an 8% decline in its third-quarter net profit, despite a 21% rise in revenue, reflecting the absence of huge derivative gains that propelled prior-year results. The firm's operating earnings for the quarter advanced 36%, helped by its acquisition of Burlington Northern Santa Fe and also better results from its NetJets corporate jet unit. Full Article
Nov 8, 2010 Frontier Communications Q3 net profit slides on acquisition costsMonday, Frontier Communications Corp. (FTR) reported a 44.4% decline in net profit for the third quarter. Excluding acquisition and integration costs, profit rose about 50%, but decreased on a per share basis on higher share count. Adjusted earnings per share also came in below the Street view. Revenue surged but just missed the estimates. Full Article

Corporate News

Nov 8, 2010 Ashland to sell distribution unit for $930 mlnMonday, Ashland Inc. (ASH) said it agreed to sell its global distribution unit to private equity firm TPG Capital for $930 million. The company expects to sell the business, which employs around 2,000 people, to close before the end of the March quarter. Full Article

Broker Ratings Changes

Nov 8, 2010 FBR Capital Markets Cuts Advance Auto Parts (AAP) To Outperform From Market Perform With $70 Up From $64 Price Target

Todays WS Events

Nov 8, 2010 Priceline.Com Q3 10 Earnings Conference Call At 4:30 PM ET Priceline.Com Inc. (PCLN) will host a conference call at 4:30 PM ET, November 8, 2010, to discuss its Q3 10 earnings results. To access the webcast, log on at
Nov 8, 2010 Frontier Communications Q3 10 Earnings Conference Call At 9:00 AM ET Frontier Communications Corporation (FTR) will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET, November 8, 2010, to discuss its Q3 10 earnings results. To access the live webcast, log on at A replay of the call can be heard by dialing 888-203-1112 (US) or 719-457-0820 (International) with passcode 7326674.
Nov 8, 2010 Sysco Q1 11 Earnings Conference Call At 10:00 AM ET Sysco Corporation (SYY) will host a conference call at 10:00 AM ET, to discuss Q1 11 earnings results, on November 8, 2010. To access the live webcast, log on at

F & F I N | Reuters Before the Bell

Stock index futures dip as dollar rises
Chrysler reports net loss, boosts 2010 outlook
Obama fires back after China slates Fed's QE2
G20 finds common ground opposing U.S.
Citigroup debt funds probed by SEC: report
Adidas sets targets to overtake Nike
AOL hires advisers for options as it eyes Yahoo: report
Shell puts Woodside in play with $3 billion stake sale
Qantas extends A380 grounding as it probes oil leaks
World Bank chief surprises with gold standard idea