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Mar 1, 2011

XZERES Wind News Release:

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XZERES Wind News Release:
 

XZERES Signs Two, Multi-Billion Dollar National Distributors to Begin Selling its Wind Turbine Systems
 
WILSONVILLE, OR -- 3/01/11 -- XZERES Wind Corporation (OTCBB: XWND), designer, developer and producer of distributed generation, wind power systems for the small wind market (2.5kW-100kW), today announced that it has successfully signed two large national distributors that are now offering XZERES’ Wind Turbine Systems to their customers.  Addressing the North American marketplace, both distributors combined represent nearly 900 locations and total over $20 billion in annual sales volume.  Each distributor currently sells and distributes other products and services such as electrical supplies and components, which target similar end-markets as XZERES.
 
 “We’re pleased to be announcing these new partnerships with two very prestigious distributors.  Both are major players serving many of the same customers we currently target”, stated Frank Greco, CEO.  “We anticipate that both organizations could add significant new business in addition to our existing direct efforts within the U.S. and Canadian markets, thereby further broadening our distribution capabilities.”    The XZERES 2.5kW and 10kW systems are now available for purchase through both of these distributors.
 
For more information about XZERES Wind Corp. or any of its products, please visit www.xzeres.com

About XZERES Wind Corp.:
 
XZERES Wind Corp designs, develops, manufactures and markets distributed generation, wind power systems for the small wind (2.5kW-100kW) market. Our grid connected and off grid wind turbine systems, which consist of our 2.5kW and 10kW  devices and related equipment, are utilized for electrical power generation for applications and markets such as residential, micro-grid based rural electrification, agricultural, small business, rural electric utility systems, as well as other private, corporate infrastructure and government applications. Our wind power systems are focused on distributed energy, where a specific machine's energy output is largely or entirely used on-site where the equipment is installed, as well as grid connected applications. While many of our customers take advantage of their local net-metering rules within the United States and Feed In Tariffs that are often available in Europe and Internationally (to sell power back to the grid), our wind power systems are not dependent on transmission needs to carry the energy produced to another location. For more information please see the Company's web site at www.xzeres.com

Forward Looking Statements and Safe Harbor Statement:
 
The information provided herein may include forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, and Section 21E of the Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. XZERES Wind Corp claims the protection of the safe-harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Reform Act. These "Forward-looking statements" are largely based on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends affecting the financial condition of our business. Such forward-looking statements include, in particular, projections about our future results included in our Exchange Act reports, statements about our plans, strategies, business prospects, changes and trends in our business and the markets in which we operate. These forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of terms and phrases such as "anticipates", "believes", "can", "could", "estimates", "expects", "forecasts", "intends", "may", "plans", "projects", "targets", "will", and similar expressions or variations of these terms and similar phrases. Additionally, statements concerning future matters such as new business models, new products, product enhancements, new technologies, sales levels, expense levels and other statements regarding matters that are not historical are forward-looking statements. Management cautions that these forward-looking statements relate to future events or our future financial performance and are subject to business, economic, regulatory and other risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown, that may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements of our business or our industry to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statements.

These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, including without limitation, the following: (a)new business models may be more difficult and/or take longer than anticipated, may be more costly than anticipated and may have unanticipated adverse effects relating to the Company's business; (b) the challenge of compensating and retaining key employees; (c) the impact on the Company and our customers from the current domestic and international economic, geo-political and financial market conditions; (d) the success of our new products and new business models in achieving their expected benefits; (e) to perform as expected without material defects; (f) to be qualified and accepted by our customers, (g) to successfully compete with products, systems, technologies and services offered by our competitors; (h) we may not be successful in undertaking the steps currently planned in order to further develop the business; and (i) other risks and uncertainties described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Neither XZERES Wind Corp. management nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date hereof, based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and subsequent facts or circumstances may contradict, obviate, undermine, or otherwise fail to support or substantiate such statements. We caution you not to rely on these statements without also considering the risks and uncertainties associated with these statements and our business that are addressed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission that are available on the SEC's web site located at www.sec.gov. Certain information included in this press release may supersede or supplement forward-looking statements in our other Exchange Act reports filed with the SEC. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to conform such statements to actual results or to changes in our expectations, except as required by applicable law or regulation.
XZERES Contact:
 
Betina Mortensen
503-388-7331

FDIC to Hold Roundtable on Brokered Deposits



Press Release
FDIC to Hold Roundtable on Brokered Deposits


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 1, 2011
Media Contact:
David Barr (202) 898-6992
Cell: (202) 340-4922
E-mail: dbarr@fdic.gov

As part of the implementation of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation will host the fifth in a series of roundtable discussions with key stakeholders. The discussion will focus on a study of core and brokered deposits, as required under the Act, and will take place Friday, March 18, 2011 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Government officials, industry executives and other stakeholders will discuss the current brokered deposit restrictions contained in the Federal Deposit Insurance Act and related regulations as well as more recent innovations in the methods institutions use to gather deposits. Dialogue will focus on the relative volatility or stability of certain deposits as well as their franchise value and how these features are affected by the underlying characteristics of a deposit, such as interest rate and relationship with the depositor.
Participation in the roundtable is based on achieving a diverse set of views to produce a constructive and collaborative discussion. The FDIC will make available a live public Web cast of the roundtable on the day of the event. An archive will be made available approximately two to three days following the live Web cast. Additionally, the FDIC invites comments relative to this study. Comments should be submitted to coredepositstudy@fdic.gov by May 1, 2011. Please visit http://www.fdic.gov/regulations/reform/coredeposits.html for additional information. The FDIC will review and take the comments into account when preparing the study.
The roundtables are part of the FDIC's overall effort to bring transparency into the implementation of the Dodd Frank Act. The first forum was held on August 31, 2010 and centered on the new resolution authority provided in Dodd Frank.
The FDIC has created a dedicated Web site for financial regulatory reform. The site contains: a list of events, including any subsequent roundtable discussions; a place for interested parties to submit and view comments on financial regulatory reform; and information on the FDIC's overall open-door policy on reform. The site can be accessed directly by going to: http://www.fdic.gov/financialreform/.
# # #
Congress created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 1933 to restore public confidence in the nation's banking system. The FDIC insures deposits at the nation's 7,760 banks and savings associations and it promotes the safety and soundness of these institutions by identifying, monitoring and addressing risks to which they are exposed. The FDIC receives no federal tax dollars – insured financial institutions fund its operations.
FDIC press releases and other information are available on the Internet at www.fdic.gov, by subscription electronically (go to www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html) and may also be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center (877-275-3342 or 703-562-2200). PR-50-2011

MarketWatch: THE FED: Inflation from oil spike to be modest, brief, Bernanke says



By Greg Robb, MarketWatch 

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke stuck his neck out on Tuesday and said the increase in inflation from the spike in oil prices will be modest and temporary.
“The most likely outcome is that the recent rise in commodity prices will lead to, at most, a temporary and relatively modest increase in U.S. consumer price inflation,” Bernanke said in prepared remarks to the Senate Banking Committee.For full article click :
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/bernanke-inflation-rise-will-be-modest-temporary-2011-03-01-103230?siteid=bnbh
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Exeter Options Project Adjacent To Caspiche Gold-Copper Porphyry, Chile.

Exeter Options Project Adjacent To Caspiche Gold-Copper Porphyry, Chile

Vancouver, B.C., March 1, 2011 – Exeter Resource Corporation (AMEX:XRA, TSX:XRC, Frankfurt:EXB – “Exeter” of the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an option agreement with Xstrata Copper to acquire 100% of the Sideral project adjacent to its Caspiche gold-copper porphyry property in the Maricunga gold district of Chile.
The Sideral property covers 1,190 hectares (2,941 acres) and is located immediately east of Exeter’s Caspiche tenure of 1,260 hectares (3,114 acres). Previous exploration has highlighted anomalous gold-copper surface geochemistry coincident with geophysical (electrical) anomalies comparable to those that define the Caspiche Porphyry. Additional electrical geophysical work and sampling has already begun on the property to further expand and define these anomalies. Preliminary drill testing is expected to commence in early March, 2011.
Justin Tolman, Exeter’s Caspiche Project Manager stated “Global exploration has repeatedly demonstrated that one of the best places to find a new porphyry system is near an existing one. This has been evidenced by recent discoveries close to a number of known porphyry deposits elsewhere in Chile.
“Exeter’s exploration team is very positive on the discovery potential of such a key under-explored block of Maricunga lands. We are particularly keen to apply our porphyry experience to a project located in such close proximity to Caspiche. If there is a discovery to be made I am confident our team has the experience to make it.
“Drilling on existing geophysical targets at Sideral will commence in early March, immediately following completion of the Caspiche infill drilling program where we have two rigs employed. The aim of that program has been to lift higher grade “inferred” mineralization into the “measured and indicated” categories. We plan to contract additional rigs for the discovery drilling program at both Sideral and Caspiche Regional, with a minimum of 3,000 metres (“m”) (9,843 feet (“ft”)) planned for each project before the season closes for winter in May.
The agreement with Xstrata provides for Exeter to acquire 100% of the Sideral property by meeting escalating annual drilling requirements, to a total of 15,000 m (49,213 ft), within four years. After the 15,000 m (49,213 ft) of drilling is completed, Xstrata has a once only back in right to acquire a 60% interest in the property, provided the discovery of a deposit of greater than 100 million tons at +0.5% copper has been made. Should Xstrata elect to back in, it will be required to repay Exeter three times its expenditure on the property. In the event that Xstrata does not exercise its back in right, its interest will revert to a 2% NSR. Exeter has the right to purchase 50% of the NSR for $10 million, leaving Xstrata with a 1% NSR.
Justin Tolman, Exeter’s Capsiche project manager and a “qualified person” within the definition of that term in National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, has supervised the preparation of the technical information contained in this news release.
About Exeter
Exeter Resource Corporation, with a treasury of $86 million, is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on the exploration and development of the Caspiche project in Chile. The project is situated in the Maricunga gold district, between the Refugio mine (Kinross Gold Corp.) and the giant Cerro Casale gold deposit (Barrick Gold Corp. and Kinross Gold Corp.). The discovery represents one of the largest mineral discoveries made in Chile in recent years. Exeter has initiated pre-feasibility studies with the aim of demonstrating the commercial viability of this world class discovery.
You are invited to visit the Exeter web site at www.exeterresource.com.
EXETER RESOURCE CORPORATION
Bryce Roxburgh
President and CEO

East Asia Minerals Begins Phase II Drill Program at Sangihe Gold Project

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- Tuesday, March 1, 2011 -- East Asia Minerals
Corporation (TSXV-EAS) is pleased to announce that it has commenced a
Phase II drilling program at its Sangihe gold project, located in North
Sulawesi, Indonesia. A 200-metre capacity diamond drill rig is
currently on its way to site and will begin drilling at the Binebase
oxide gold deposit within 10 days. A total of 4,000 metres of diamond
drilling are planned during this campaign, which is targeted for
completion by calendar year end.

The Phase II drill program will focus on expansion of the surface and
near-surface gold resources at both Binebase and Bawone through further
in-fill and extension drilling. In addition, beginning in April, an
airborne magnetic survey will be conducted over a significant portion
of the license area to generate new prospects.

East Asia also intends to conduct initial drilling at the Salurang,
Sede, Kupa and Taware gold prospects, which are known to host
gold-bearing quartz veins. At the Sede and Kupa prospects, significant
gold results have been obtained from sets of northeast-trending
quartz-sulphide veins defined by small pits and adits. The veins at
the Sede prospect are intermittently developed over a strike length of
approximately 800 metres. Widths of individual veins vary from a few
centimetres to over a metre. Channel sampling by East Asia has
produced results of up to 4.57 g/t gold over 4.75 metres, which,
although not true width of the vein, indicates the presence of elevated
gold within the vein wall rocks. High grade results of greater 5 g/t
gold in individual samples are present at the Sede, Kupa and Taware
prospects.

East Asia completed the Phase I drill program at Sangihe in 2008, which
included 7,561 metres of drilling in 79 shallow holes at the Binebase
(62 holes) and Bawone (17 holes) prospects. In addition, almost 1,700
surface samples were collected.

In September 2010, East Asia released an initial NI 43-101 compliant
resource estimate for its Sangihe gold project. The Binebase deposit
has an inferred resource of 17.9 million tonnes at 0.76 g/t gold and
18.7 g/t silver for a total of 435,234 ounces gold and 10,716,742
ounces silver. The Bawone deposit has an inferred resource of 9.5
million tonnes at 1.32 g/t gold and 4.0 g/t silver for a total of
401,484 ounces gold and 1,210,495 ounces silver (news release September
22, 2010).

Samples reported were assayed at PT SGS Indoassay Balikpapan Lab.
Darryl Clark, PhD, MAusIMM, the designated QP within the meaning of
NI43-101 has reviewed and approves the content of this release.

About East Asia Minerals Corporation
East Asia Minerals (EAS-TSXV) is an Asian-based, Canadian mineral
exploration company with gold and copper exploration properties in
Indonesia, and uranium exploration properties in Mongolia. In
Indonesia the Company has a 70 to 85% interest in six advanced gold and
gold-copper properties located in Aceh Province, Sumatra, and Sangihe
Island, North Sulawesi. The Company owns seven uranium properties,
including the advanced Ingiin-Nars, Ulaan Nuur and Enger uranium
projects, and two phosphate properties in Mongolia. East Asia
currently has 77,069,872 shares outstanding. Its shares are listed for
trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "EAS".

Forward Looking Statements - This News Release contains forward looking
information within the meaning of the British Columbia Securities Act,
the Ontario Securities Act and the Alberta Securities Act, which
involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which
may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the
Company, or industry results, to be materially different from any
future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by
such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject
to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events
or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking
statements, including, without limitation, risks and uncertainties
relating to the interpretation of drill results and the estimation of
mineral resources and reserves, the geology, grade and continuity of
mineral deposits, the possibility that future exploration, development
or mining results will not be consistent with our expectations, metal
recoveries, accidents, equipment breakdowns, title matters and surface
access, labour disputes or other unanticipated difficulties with or
interruptions in production, the potential for delays in exploration or
development activities or the completion of new or updated feasibility
studies, the inherent uncertainty of production and cost estimates and
the potential for unexpected costs and expenses, commodity price
fluctuations (including uranium, fuel, steel and construction items),
currency fluctuations, failure to obtain adequate financing on a timely
basis and other risks and uncertainties. Should one or more of these
risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions
prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those
described in forward-looking statements. Accordingly, readers are
advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The
words anticipate, believe, estimate and expect and similar expressions,
as they relate to us or our management, are intended to identify
forward looking statements relating to the business and affairs of the
Company. Except as required under applicable securities legislation, we
undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or
otherwise.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as
that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Enforcement Action: David L. Ortiz, d/b/a Goyep International, Inc. and Royal Returns, Inc.





The following enforcement action has been released:
David L. Ortiz, d/b/a Goyep International, Inc. and Royal Returns, Inc.

Morning Market Briefing: Stocks Poised To Extend Recovery In Early Trading - U.S. Commentary


Morning Market Briefing
Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 09:16
______________________________
Commentary

Stocks are poised to continue their rebound from last week's losses on Tuesday, although Middle East tensions remain a headwind ahead of data on manufacturing and construction spending in the U.S. The major index futures are all in positive territory, with the Dow futures up by 35 points. (Mar 1, 2011) Full Article

Economic News

The unemployment rate in Japan was steady at a seasonally adjusted 4.9 percent in January, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Tuesday, unchanged from the previous month and matching forecasts. (Mar 1, 2011) Full Article

China's manufacturing sector grew at the slowest pace in seven months in February amid tighter credit conditions unveiled by authorities to cool inflation, a fresh survey showed on Tuesday. (Mar 1, 2011) Full Article

The Reserve Bank of Australia maintained its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 4.75% for a third policy meeting in a row on Tuesday. (Mar 1, 2011) Full Article

The European Commission on Tuesday revised up its 2011 growth and inflation for the euro area and EU27, citing better prospects for the global economy and strong EU business sentiment. (Mar 1, 2011) Full Article

Earnings News

AutoZone Inc. (AZO) announced Tuesday a 20% jump in second-quarter profit as domestic same-store sales increased on the strength of Duralast product sales. The results topped analysts' estimates. (Mar 1, 2011) Full Article

BMO Financial Group (BMO, BMO.TO) Tuesday said fourth-quarter profit went up 18% thanks to a 26% decline in provision for credit losses. Net interest income increased 6.1% on higher average earning assets. Both adjusted earnings and revenues beat the Street view. (Mar 1, 2011) Full Article

CenterPoint Energy Inc. (CNP) reported Tuesday an increase in fourth-quarter profit from the same period last year as a decrease in operating expenses in the natural gas segment helped offset lower revenues. Earnings were on par with estimates, while revenues missed. The company also issued its 2011 earnings guidance. (Mar 1, 2011) Full Article

Hospital company Universal Health Services Inc. (UHS) Monday reported a lower fourth-quarter profit as one-time charges offset a 21% growth in revenues. While adjusted earnings fell short of analysts' estimates, revenues beat. The company issued its full-year 2011 financial guidance, with the revenues expectation above consensus. (Mar 1, 2011) Full Article

Natural gas company Range Resources Corp. (RRC) said Monday fourth-quarter loss widened from the previous year on sharply higher impairment charges. However adjusted earnings topped estimates, while revenues missed. (Mar 1, 2011) Full Article

Corporate News

Australian REIT Centro Properties Group (CEOPF.PK, CNP.AX) reported Monday the sale of its US assets and Services business to BRE Retail Holdings Inc., an affiliate of Blackstone Real Estate Partners (BX) for an enterprise value of $9.4 billion. The transaction is expected to close by mid-year 2011, and is part of a restructuring aimed at reducing the company's debt. (Mar 1, 2011) Full Article

Barclays Bank plc (BCS, BARC.L) Tuesday announced an agreement to buy the credit card accounts of Egg Banking plc, a British online banking firm owned by Citigroup Inc. (C). No financial terms were specified for the deal, which is expected to close in the first half of 2011. (Mar 1, 2011) Full Article

Broker Ratings Changes

FBR Capital Markets Cuts Range Resources Corp. (RRC) To Market Perform From Outperform With $55 Price Target
(Mar 1, 2011) 

KeyBanc Capital Markets Cuts Nationwide Health Prop (NHP) To Hold From Buy
(Mar 1, 2011) 

Financial And Forex Info News: Reuters - Before The Bell: Stock futures pare gains as crude oil rises







LATEST NEWS
Stock futures pare gains as crude oil rises
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures pared gains on Tuesday as crude oil prices advanced. | Full Article

Bernanke to tread cautiously before Congress
March 01, 2011 02:36 AM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will likely remain skeptical about the strength of the economic recovery in testimony on Tuesday, despite recent data pointing to improvement, signaling the central bank is unlikely to cut short its $600 billion stimulus plan. | Full Article
February auto sales seen up but oil risk looms
March 01, 2011 03:48 AM ET
DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. auto sales are expected to show a gain of about 20 percent from the still-depressed levels of a year earlier in February, but the recent rise in oil prices could slow or even derail the industry's recovery, analysts and industry executives say. | Full Article
Morgan Stanley hit by China-based hackers: report
March 01, 2011 07:17 AM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley experienced a "very sensitive" break-in to its network by the same China-based hackers who attacked Google Inc's computers more than a year ago, Bloomberg reported, citing leaked emails from an Internet security company. | Full Article
World factory input costs rising sharply
March 01, 2011 06:21 AM ET
LONDON/BEIJING (Reuters) - Factory input costs leapt across the globe in February, the latest sign of rising inflationary pressures, while euro zone manufacturing grew at its fastest in nearly 10 years, surveys showed on Tuesday. | Full Article

Financial And Forex Info: :Kitco Hourly Report







Market snapshot as of Tue Mar 01 07:02:31 EST 2011 New York time (GMT - 5)
Gold
 Bid 1418.7
 Ask 1419.7
 Change
7.5
0.53%
 High 1420.8
 Low 1411.8
Silver
 Bid 34.42
 Ask 34.44
 Change
0.44
1.29%
 High 34.48
 Low 33.89
Platinum
 Bid 1820.0
 Ask 1828.0
 Change
27.0
1.51%
 High 1829.0
 Low 1800.0
Palladium
 Bid 808.0
 Ask 814.0
 Change
12.0
1.51%
 High 815.0
 Low 794.0

London Fix
  Gold Silver Platinum Palladium
  AM PM - AM PM AM PM
 $USD   1414.5  0.0  0.0  1809.0  0.0  804.0  0.0

NYT: Morning Business News: U.S. Plans for Trade Are Stalled.



BUSINESS

U.S. Plans for Trade Are Stalled

By SEWELL CHAN
Republicans have refused to allow a South Korean free-trade deal to move forward until the White House makes similar progress on deals with Colombia and Panama.

Clothes Makers Join to Set 'Green Score'

By TOM ZELLER Jr.
A coalition of retailers and clothing makers, including Wal-Mart, is planning to issue sustainability scores that the industry, and eventually shoppers, will use.

Oil Drilling to Resume in the Gulf's Deep Waters

By JOHN M. BRODER and CLIFFORD KRAUSS
The Interior Department granted the first new deep-water drilling permit in the Gulf of Mexico since the BP spill.

Financial And Forex Info: Reuters Morning Digest: Bernanke to tread cautiously before Congress





News


LATEST NEWS
Bernanke to tread cautiously before Congress
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will likely remain skeptical about the strength of the economic recovery in testimony on Tuesday, despite recent data pointing to improvement, signaling the central bank is unlikely to cut short its $600 billion stimulus plan. | Full Article

Gaddafi deploys forces as world raises Libya pressure
March 01, 2011 05:58 AM ET
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi deployed forces to a western border area on Tuesday in defiance of Western military and economic pressure, raising fears that one of the bloodiest Arab revolts may become more violent still. | Full Article
Stock index futures point up; Bernanke eyed
March 01, 2011 05:46 AM ET
(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average , the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite all rising 0.6 percent. | Full Article
Morgan Stanley hit by China-based hackers: report
February 28, 2011 09:25 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley experienced a "very sensitive" break-in to its network by the same China-based hackers who attacked Google Inc's computers more than a year ago, Bloomberg reported, citing leaked emails from an Internet security company. | Full Article
Astronauts venture outside station on spacewalk
February 28, 2011 07:14 PM ET
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Two NASA astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station on Monday to prepare the orbital outpost for life after the United States retires its fleet of three space shuttles. | Full Article
Pistons pledge support for embattled coach Kuester
March 01, 2011 02:07 AM ET
DETROIT (Reuters) - The Detroit Pistons are standing behind head coach John Kuester despite a season of conflict and turmoil, the team said in an official statement on Monday. | Full Article
Will Charlie Sheen ever work again?
February 28, 2011 09:57 PM ET
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Charlie Sheen says he is ready to return to acting, but the real question is whether anyone would hire the troubled sitcom star -- and how much would it cost to insure him. | Full Article
Penis graffiti dropped from competition
February 28, 2011 12:48 PM ET
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A painting of a large penis on a bridge in Russia's second city St Petersburg has been dropped from the shortlist for an art prize, the organizers said. | Full Article

WSJ: China News - China Real Time Report: China Watch: A Warning on Pollution, Morgan Stanely Hacked?

Long Term Stocks

Long Term Stocks
Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 05:16

LASER, the acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, was described as "a solution looking for a problem" when it was invented in the 1960s. Now lasers have penetrated not only the fabric of everyday life from barcode scanning at supermarkets to DVDs, printers, mobile phones or computer memory chips but also used in military and medical applications. (Mar 1, 2011) Full Article

The Washington Post Today's Highlights: U.S., Europe tighten noose around Libya's government



TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS

U.S., Europe tighten noose around Libya's government
The United States and its European allies tightened their noose around Libya's besieged government Monday, positioning military assets for possible action in the Mediterranean as they launched humanitarian efforts to assist refugees and rebel forces that have seized the eastern part of the country.
(By Karen DeYoung and Joby Warrick, The Washington Post)

Outside Yemen's capital, anger and grievances run deep
(By Sudarsan Raghavan, The Washington Post)

Obama offers states more flexibility in health-care law
(By Amy Goldstein and Dan Balz, The Washington Post)

With government shutdown looming, freshmen are the wild cards
(By David A. Fahrenthold and Philip Rucker, The Washington Post)

Poll: Blame for possible government shutdown is divided
(By Jon Cohen and Paul Kane, The Washington Post)

More Today's Highlights

NYT: ALERT FGC BOLSA - FGC FINANCIAL MARKETS: Pension Funds Strained, States Look at 401(k) Plans



Alert Name: FGC BOLSA - FGC FINA
March 1, 2011 Compiled: 

BUSINESS DAY

The plans would let employees control their retirement portfolios, but they would come at a cost.

WSJ: India News - India Update: Oil's Rise Threatens Economic Growth





Oil's Rise Threatens Economic Growth
As unrest in Libya keeps crude prices high, the U.S., Europe and Japan might have to spend almost $200 billion more on imports of crude this year than they did in 2010, potentially threatening their economic recoveries, the International Energy Agency said.

Indian Budget Reins in Spending Increases
India's finance minister unveiled a $278 billion national budget that surprised the markets with his aggressive plans to shrink the country's deficit, which had risen in recent years and was worrying investors.

Inflation Prompts Subsidy Spree
As prices for food and other essentials climb, a growing number of governments are adding or extending subsidy programs, price controls and other short-term fixes that many economists fear will only worsen inflation.

Gulf Markets Dive as Unrest Spreads
Persian Gulf stock markets tumbled again, hitting multi-month lows, as fast-spreading unrest in the Arab world threatened to disrupt the region's oil monarchies.

Investors Seek Safety in New Harbors
The past two weeks have seen a "terrific move out of the dollar" and into the euro, among others, even as the euro zone's debt problems remain unresolved.
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Budget 2011-2012 Highlights
Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee presented a $273.4-billion budget for the year which starts April 1, 2011. Here are the highlights.

Indian Budget Reins in Spending Increases
India's finance minister unveiled a $278 billion national budget that surprised the markets with his aggressive plans to shrink the country's deficit, which had risen in recent years and was worrying investors.

How the Budget Affects You
You'll have to pay more for eating at nice restaurants and for hospitalization but there some tax breaks too, says Shefali Anand, India personal finance writer.

Week Ahead: New iPad
Apple is expected to unveil a new version of its iPad tablet device at a special event on Wednesday.

India's Growth Battle
As India's finance minister unveils the budget for the coming fiscal year, take a look at the country's economic health over the past two decades.
Go to Page  India Real Time
NREGA Budget Disappoints on the Downside
One of the big surprises in the 2011-2012 budget was that spending on the country?s landmark rural employment program remained flat, disappointing activists who see it as a way of redressing growing wealth disparities.

Photos: Hits and Misses – India’s Budget
India's Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee introduced the federal budget 2011-12, Monday. In pictures?the winners and losers.

Urban Journal: Show Them What You’re Making
Powerful visions of what our public spaces could become need to be effectively communicated to the public, says urban planner Bimal Patel, who is working on the redevelopment of the Ahmedabad riverfront.

Welcome to Urban Journal
For the next six weeks, WSJ India will be publishing one column a week as part of the Urban Journal series, which will focus on the unprecedented changes Indian cities are experiencing. Contributors include urban planners, architects, an anthropologist and a conservationist.

India Digest: Radia Mediated Nano Deal with Modi Govt: Congress
Here is a roundup of news from Indian newspapers, news wires and Web sites on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. The Wall Street Journal has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.