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Apr 4, 2011

Financial & Forex Info | U.S. Department Of The Treasury Daily Summary Rates



U.S. Department of the Treasury

  1. Daily Treasury Bill Rates for U.S. Department of the Treasury. This information has recently been updated, and is now available.
  2. Daily Treasury Long-Term Rates for U.S. Department of the Treasury. This information has recently been updated, and is now available.
  3. Daily Treasury Yield Curve Rates for U.S. Department of the Treasury. This information has recently been updated, and is now available.  
  4.  Daily Treasury Real Long-Term Rates for U.S. Department of the Treasury. This information has recently been updated, and is now available
  5. Daily Treasury Real Yield Curve Rates for U.S. Department of the Treasury. This information has recently been updated, and is now available



Financial & Forex Info | The Australian Business Briefing: : No case for RBA to raise interest rates





 
No case for RBA to raise interest rates
RBA David Uren, Economics correspondent THE Reserve Bank's senior staff are expected to present evidence the economy is recovering from the natural disasters.
 
Wall St gains capped by weak HP, Intel
Wall St Brendan Conway US blue-chip stocks eked out small gains, but other major indices finished flat as the technology sector sagged.
 
Funds threaten Glencore IPO over price
Glencore Miles Costello, Helen Power and David Robertson SOME big fund managers threaten to snub the flotation of Glencore if the commodities trader pushes for a mooted $US60 billion valuation.
 
From shopfloor to top drawer
Grant O'Brien Blair Speedy A COUNTRY kid who left school in Year 10, Grant O'Brien never dreamed he would one day lead Australia's biggest retail company.
 
$6.3bn enough for Equinox: Minmetals
Michelmore warns on tax Andrew Burrell MINMETALS Resources chief executive Andrew Michelmore has played down expectations he will be forced to increase his bid for Equinox Minerals.
 
Telstra chief answers the call
David Thodey Tracy Lee IF you rang a Telstra call centre a month ago and was served by a  slightly nervous consultant called David, you may have been talking to the boss.
 
US probes smartphone apps on privacy
The Hub - smartphone screen Amir Efrati and Dionne Searcey THE US is investigating whether smartphone Apps illegally obtained or transmitted information about their users without proper disclosures.
 
Global recovery still fragile: IMF
Aus Bus Pix Dominique Strauss-Kahn IMF managing director Ian Talley THE global economic recovery is still fragile, uneven and "beset by great uncertainty," the head of the International Monetary Fund says.
 
Financial Markets
Wall St gains capped by weak HP, Intel
Wall St Brendan Conway US blue-chip stocks eked out small gains, but other major indices finished flat as the technology sector sagged.
 
Brent oil hits $US121 on Libya battle
Gold gains 0.3pc on inflation worries
 
Financial Markets Coverage
 
Mining & Energy
Funds threaten Glencore IPO over price
Glencore Miles Costello, Helen Power and David Robertson SOME big fund managers threaten to snub the flotation of Glencore if the commodities trader pushes for a mooted $US60 billion valuation.
 
Brent oil hits $US121 on Libya battle
Gold gains 0.3pc on inflation worries
 
More Mining & Energy Coverage

Financial & Forex Info | The Australian Capital Circle: Newspoll slump puts Labor on notice




Capital Circle Newsletter

Newspoll slump puts Labor on notice
 
Fighting the Coalition over carbon and the Greens over values, Labor's ratings have slumped in the latest Newspoll.

The PM's diary: Julia Gillard is visiting a gas-fired power station run by Origin Energy in Queensland's Darling Downs region today. The PM will arrive at about 10.30am this morning. She will spend the rest of the day in the region, and finish her day in Brisbane.
Tony Abbott is on day four of the Pollie Pedal. He stopped at a dairy farm in Dorrigo at 5.15am this morning, gave an interview to the Super Radio Network's Grant Goldman, and then hit the road. Today's ride will take Abbott and his team from Dorrigo to Armidale, about 150km.
Pop-in: Capital Circle hears that Kevin Rudd's chief-of-staff, Philip Green, made a fleeting five minute appearance at an official function at the Thai embassy in Canberra on Sunday. Perhaps Mr Green was helping Mr Rudd fine-tune his Q&A appearance?
@DFAT silent:  Staying with Foreign Affairs, why is DFAT's Twitter account silent? If the RBA (@RBAInfo) can do it, surely the men and women of DFAT can engage with the world. That is, after all, their job.
Re-think: Plans for a clean transition in ALP head office have been thrown into disarray by the withdrawal of Queenslander Anthony Chisholm (report). And Alison McLaren may stand for the job.
Relaunched: Liberal MP Jamie Briggs has relaunched the Labor waste website. It  features a ticker showing one's proportion of the national debt (Capital Circle owes $3458), a tip-off section and a lot of media releases.
Inquiry: The NBN parliamentary inquiry was in Adelaide yesterday and is in Victor Harbor today. It has now received over 200 submissions. The committee page is here.
Changing climate: Ross Garnaut is speaking at a Greenho
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The Economist | Selected New Articles: Law in China | Anniversaries | Spanish Politics | Japanese Business Confidence | German Politics | Daily Chart .



The law in China: A spear not a shield

Anniversaries: How Professor Maxwell changed the world

Spanish politics: Adiós, Zapatero

Japanese business confidence: Before and after

German politics: Bowing to the inevitable

Daily chart: India's sex ratio
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NYT | Afternoon business News



BUSINESS

Southwest Finds Cracks in Third Plane

By CHRISTINE HAUSER
The airline, which canceled more 70 flights on Monday, said the cracks were similar to the two reported Sunday.

After Breach, Companies Warn of E-Mail Scam

By MIGUEL HELFT
A security breach has exposed the e-mail addresses of millions of customers for major banks and retailers.
DealBook

Focus Shifts to Google Trade at Galleon Trial

By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED
Prosecutors say earnings news was leaked; lawyers for Mr. Rajaratnam contend that the trading was based on research.
DealBook

Pfizer Sells Capsule Unit to K.K.R.

By DEALBOOK
The $2.375 billion deal may be a harbinger amid speculation that Pfizer will sell or spin off its nonpharmaceutical businesses.

Pro-Union Rallies Tied to Anniversary of King's Death

By STEVEN GREENHOUSE
Labor unions and civil rights groups hold rallies and teach-ins nationwide to defend collective bargaining, which Martin Luther King was fighting for in the days before his death.

Financial & Forex Info | Kitco New York Market Close Report






New York Market Close Apr 04/11 05:20 PM EDT
Metals
Bid
Ask
Change
Low
High
Gold
1434.50
1435.50
5.60
0.39%
1427.30
1440.00
Silver
38.59
38.61
0.76
2.01%
37.92
38.63
Platinum
1785.00
1791.00
22.00
1.25%
1758.00
1795.00
Palladium
785.00
790.00
12.00
1.55%
772.00
793.00


Financial & Forex Info | Reuters - Investor Update: S&P ends flat, fails to break through resistance.











News04/04/2011
LATEST NEWS
S&P ends flat, fails to break through resistance
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 met tough resistance on Monday, failing to break a level that has held since mid-February even as a spate of deals and underlying strength in the economy spurred optimism. | Full Article

Geithner warns U.S. to hit debt ceiling by May 16
April 04, 2011 04:35 PM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will hit the legal limit on its ability to borrow no later than May 16, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Monday, ramping up pressure on Congress to act to avoid a debt default. | Full Article
Texas Instruments to buy Nat Semi for $6.5 billion
April 04, 2011 04:32 PM ET
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Texas Instruments Inc is buying chipmaker National Semiconductor Corp for roughly $6.5 billion in cash, the companies announced on Monday. | Full Article
U.S. says no deal with BP as it seeks to drill again
April 04, 2011 03:53 PM ET
MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government lashed out at companies at the heart of last year's Gulf oil spill on Monday, denying reports it had negotiated a deal with BP to resume drilling. | Full Article
McDonald's takes aim at "McJob" with U.S. hiring spree
April 04, 2011 01:37 PM ET
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fast-food chain McDonald's Corp announced a one-day spring hiring spree aimed at fighting the use of the term "McJob" as shorthand for describing low-wage, dead-end work. | Full Article

Financial & Forex Info | Reuters - Technology Report: Google offers $900 million for Nortel patents










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04/04/2011
LATEST NEWS
Google offers $900 million for Nortel patents
April 04, 2011 02:57 PM ET
TORONTO (Reuters) - Global Internet giant Google has bid $900 million for a warchest of patents from bankrupt Nortel Networks, in an initial "stalking horse" bid that's expected to draw in higher competing offers. | Full Article
Apple, Android apps in U.S. privacy probe: Pandora
April 04, 2011 04:12 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. is investigating how customer data is used by some popular applications that run on the mobile platforms of Apple Inc and Google Inc. | Full Article
Google's Page presages bolder era; some uneasy
April 04, 2011 02:41 PM ET
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc's Larry Page is back in charge of the company he founded a decade ago. While investors uneasy about his corporate credentials, they hope he will breathe new life into the Internet search giant. | Full Article
DreamWorks' Katzenberg joins Zynga board
April 04, 2011 01:52 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Zynga, the online game company behind "FarmVille" and "Mafia Wars," said on Monday Jeffrey Katzenberg, chief executive of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc has joined its board. | Full Article
U.S. appeals court says Web traffic suits premature
April 04, 2011 04:26 PM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court threw out challenges to controversial Internet traffic rules adopted in December, saying the complaints were filed too early. | Full Article


CBS Political Hotsheet top Stories

The CBS News Political Hotsheet newsletter






CBS POLITICAL HOTSHEET TOP STORIES    



   
In remarks at University of New Hampshire, Biden, Duncan, introduce new guidelines to help schools better protect students from sexual violence
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Biden touts plan to curb sexual violence

How good are Obama's re-election chances? A potentially weak GOP field and improving economy have president well-positioned for reelection - but the road ahead isn't easy

Obama seeks to bring in big bucks for 2012 The president knows it will take big sums of money to get re-elected, and his campaign is ready to rake in the cash

Obama faces two opponents as he begins 2012 run Analysis: As president faces off against congressional Republicans and 2012 challengers, he will seek to stay above the fray

Michele Bachmann inches toward 2012 run Tea Party-linked lawmaker's political action committee hires top Iowa aide from 2008 Huckabee campaign ahead of possible presidential run

NYT | Breaking News Alert : Boeing Recommends All Airlines Check Older 737 Planes for Fatigue Cracks



Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Mon, April 04, 2011 -- 4:28 PM ET
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Boeing Recommends All Airlines Check Older 737 Planes for Fatigue Cracks

Boeing said on Monday that it was issuing a bulletin to
airlines that fly some older models of its 737 jet, calling
for special inspections of the lap joints in the fuselages of
the planes. The action follows an incident where a hole blew
open in the fuselage of a Southwest Airlines 737-300 while in
flight, causing an emergency landing but no injuries, and the
discovery of cracks in two more of the airline's 737 jets.
Boeing said that data from the airline and from the National
Transportation Safety Board prompted the inspection bulletin.
The 737, sold in various models since the 1960s, is the most
popular and widely used jetliner in the world.

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MarketWatch | Market Pulse: TI to buy National Semiconductor for $6.5 billion



By Wallace Witkow 

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Texas Instruments Inc. /quotes/comstock/13*!txn/quotes/nls/txn (TXN 34.23, +0.12, +0.35%) has offered to acquire National Semiconductor Corp. /quotes/comstock/13*!nsm/quotes/nls/nsm (NSM 14.23, +0.16, +1.14%) in an all-cash deal worth $6.5 billion, the companies said late Monday. The $25-a-share offer has been approved by the boards of both companies. Texas Instruments and National Semiconductor expect the deal to close in six to nine months pending regulatory approval. Shares of both companies were halted after the bell.