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Aug 3, 2011

The Australian Capital Circle | Health reform, tick. Now for aged care.

Capital Circle Newsletter
Health reform, tick. Now for aged care
 
Julia Gillard is preparing take on the difficult challenge of aged care reform as the next task in her year of "decision and delivery".

Julia Gillard is in Melbourne today. She'll attend a broadband event in Brunswick this morning before giving a speech on the government's aged care agenda to the Per Capital thinktank about 11am.
Tony Abbott is on holidays in Europe. Acting Opposition Leader Julie Bishop is in Perth. She'll be in the Hay St Mall this morning collecting signatures for a carbon tax plebiscite. She'll do a press conference late morning, WA time.
Seniors: Having inked a national health agreement this week, Julia Gillard is shifting her focus to aged care reform. She'll foreshadow a Productivity Commission report that's expected to recommend greater choice in aged care services funded by nursing home bonds for those who can afford them. The PM says "choice and security" will be the hallmarks of the government's response. Bonds for high-care nursing home residents would give service providers much-needed funds to invest in modern accommodation. But they're a vexed issue because they raise the prospect of elderly Australians having to sell the family home to get into care.
Climate axe: Joe Hockey gave an interesting interview on Lateline last night, in which he flagged the disbandment of the Department of Climate Change under a Coalition government. He said the department would be "pretty high up the list for scrutiny. Tony Jones: "You mean, you'll be thinking of disbanding it?" Hockey: "Yep." The opposition treasury spokesman was also pretty hazy on the cost of Coalition's promised 15,000-strong "green army".
Boat test: A boat carrying 54 asylum-seekers intercepted over the weekend is expected to arrive at Christmas Island today. Those aboard have not been told they will be the first to be expelled to Malaysia under the Gillard government's new people swap deal. The government is keen to use the group as an example to others. But it's unclear whether a young boy on board will be sent to Malaysia, or if other exemptions will be made.
Tobacco war: Big Tobacco will present its arguments against the government's plain packaging laws to
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The Australian Business Briefing: Market wrong on Italy: Berlusconi.




Market wrong on Italy: Berlusconi
Silvio Berlusconi Christopher Emsden ITALIAN PM Silvio Berlusconi says Italy's debt is being "incorrectly" assessed by markets in a speech to parliament.
 
RIM shows off new BlackBerrys
Blackberry Chip Cummins RESEARCH In Motion plans to release a bevy of new BlackBerry devices to reinvigorate its flagging brand.
 
Twiggy holds court with tax rant
Andrew Forrest at the Kalgoorlie mining forum Andrew Burrell MINING magnate Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest was not on the formal program at the Diggers & Dealers gabfest yesterday.
 
Lynas ready to post 'sold out' sign
Diggers and Dealers Sarah-Jane Tasker RARE earths miner Lynas remains bullish on the future demand and strong price of its minerals.
 
Ivanhoe chief says 'think big'
Robert Firedland addresses the Kalgoorlie forum Andrew Burrell BILLIONAIRE mining spruiker Robert Friedland was his usual bullish self when he received an award at the Diggers & Dealers mining forum.
 
$US1700 eyed as gold hits record
Gold Matt Day GOLD futures rose further into record territory, with some analysts expecting prices to soon breach $US1700 an ounce.
 
Oil slides to five-week low
oil well Dan Strumpf OIL futures finished at their lowest level in five weeks this morning, on concerns oil demand in the US is weakening.
 
Financial Markets
Market wrong on Italy: Berlusconi
Silvio Berlusconi Christopher Emsden ITALIAN PM Silvio Berlusconi says Italy's debt is being "incorrectly" assessed by markets in a speech to parliament.
 
Oil slides to five-week low
$US1700 eyed as gold hits record
 
Financial Markets Coverage
 
Mining & Energy
Oil slides to five-week low
oil well Dan Strumpf OIL futures finished at their lowest level in five weeks this morning, on concerns oil demand in the US is weakening.
 
$US1700 eyed as gold hits record
Mining drags down productivity
 
More Mining & Energy

THe Economist Selected New Articles: Free Exchange / Easter Approaches/ Shumpeter...and More


Free exchange: In fiscal policymaking, what you don't know can kill you

Eastern approaches: Russia gears up for next year's presidential election

Schumpeter: Robots don't complain or die

Babbage: Facebook's rural Oregon data centre turns the high desert to its advantage

Buttonwood: Tuesday morning quarterbacking

Prospero: Yuri Gagarin and mankind's first giant leap

Daily chart: An interactive guide to world debt

Online debate: Is the euro worth saving?

Reuters | Technology Report






News Security company McAfee uncovered the biggest-ever series of attacks on the networks of 72 organizations including the U.N., governments and companies around the world and claimed there was one "state actor" behind them but declined to name it. One security expert who has been briefed on the hacking said the evidence points to China.

Some of the victims in the five-year campaign include the governments of the U.S. and Canada; the International Olympic Committee; the World Anti-Doping Agency; and various companies, from defense contractors to high-tech enterprises.

RIM unveiled two new versions of its touchscreen BlackBerry Torch, including an all-touch model. The three touchscreen phones, running on the new BlackBerry OS 7, boast improved screen displays and pack a 1.2 GHz processor from Qualcomm, the most powerful ever for a BlackBerry phone. They also have a dedicated graphics processor that should make video and gaming sharper and more responsive. The browser is 40 percent faster than the original Torch, RIM's last major phone launch, which hit shelves almost a year ago. All three devices will be launched by carriers around the world by the end of August, RIM said. The slider Torch will be exclusive to AT&T in the United States, the carrier said.

Initial impressions of RIM's new smartphones vary. Engadget's Sharif Sakr says the typing on the Torch 9810 is akin to the good old days with Bold 9700 but browsing is a mixed-bag. Electricpig's Ben Sillis says sliding around the badly designed home screen of the Torch 9810 is nippy and the phone is "ugly as sin".

Apple's South Korean unit was fined 3 million won ($2,855) by the country's communications regulator after the iPhone and iPad maker collected location data from users without proper authorization. The fine, though small, marks the first time Apple has been punished by a regulator over the controversial location data collection which has sparked criticism in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Mobile developers more than ever want to devote their energies to writing apps for Apple's iOS and Google's Android platforms at the expense of their less popular rivals, a study showed. Apple and Google are likely to gain even more traction thanks to game-changing new services, according to the survey from research firm IDC and Appcelerator, a company that works with app developers. Google recently introduced its social network Google+ and Apple is building momentum for its iCloud storage service.

The number of respondents who said they were very interested in developing for each platform was little changed from last quarter, with iPhone at 91 percent and iPad at 88 percent. Android for phones rose slightly to 87 percent and Android for tablets recovered to 74 percent. Interest in specific platforms drops off sharply after that, with 30 percent very interested in Windows Phone, 28 percent for BlackBerry phones and 20 percent for RIM's PlayBook tablet, 18 percent for HP's webOS-based TouchPad and 12 percent for its phones.

Reuters - Daily Investor Update: Service sector growth slowest since 2010


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LATEST NEWS
Wall Street ends higher, snaps losing streak
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks ended higher on Wednesday, snapping a seven-day losing streak by the S&P 500, but worries about the economy kept trading volatile. | Full Article

Service sector growth slowest since 2010
August 03, 2011 01:59 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The pace of growth in the services sector ticked down unexpectedly in July to the lowest level since February 2010 and the number of jobs created by the private sector also slowed, reports showed on Wednesday. | Full Article
Moody's sets negative outlook on BNY, JPMorgan
August 03, 2011 02:19 PM ET
BOSTON (Reuters) - Moody's Investors Service said it may cut its ratings on Bank of New York Mellon Corp and JPMorgan Chase & Co over the next 18 months, saying the banks might get less U.S. government support in the future. | Full Article
Big media's profits defy gloomy outlook, for now
August 03, 2011 04:33 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Big media companies reported strong results but a bleak economic outlook has investors worried over whether they can deliver again in the face of high unemployment and slumping U.S. consumer spending. | Full Article
Analysis: U.S. downgrade could accelerate dollar decline
August 03, 2011 03:40 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A downgrade to the U.S. sovereign credit rating could open up a new world of pain for the dollar. | Full Article

NYT: Afternoon Business News: Russia Becomes a Magnet for U.S. Fast-Food Chains.


BUSINESS

Russia Becomes a Magnet for U.S. Fast-Food Chains

By ANDREW E. KRAMER
As the middle class emerges in Russia, so does a wider array of American fast food.

U.S. Stocks Mixed Amid Continued Poor Economic Data

By CHRISTINE HAUSER and MATTHEW SALTMARSH
Shares in the United States steadied at midday, reversing a steep early decline that followed a disappointing report on the nation's service sector.

Switzerland Takes Surprise Action to Weaken the Franc

By LIZ ALDERMAN
With the dollar withering under the United States debt trouble, the Swiss franc is as good as gold - a situation the Swiss National Bank moved to stifle.

Security Firm Says It Found Global Cyberspying

By DAVID BARBOZA and KEVIN DREW
Targets of the attacks identified by McAfee included a wide range of governments and American corporations.

Germany Investigating Facebook Tagging Feature

By KEVIN J. O'BRIEN
A German privacy regulator asked Facebook to disable a feature that applies facial recognition tools to user photos.

CBS NEWS | Political Hotsheet Top Stories: Obama to Chicago for 50th birthday fundraiser

The CBS News Political Hotsheet newsletter
CBS POLITICAL HOTSHEET TOP STORIES    



   
President to be home in Chicago tonight to attend two re-election campaign fund-raising events pegged to his birthday tomorrow
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Obama to Chicago for 50th birthday fundraiser

GOP eager to talk jobs after debt vote Republicans are ready, like Democrats, to put the ugly vote for the debt deal behind them and focus on jobs

International response to Somalia famine falls short In a Senate hearing today, experts said a lack of funds, obstruction by al-Shabaab terrorists, pose hurdles in getting aid to Somalia

Dems accuse GOP of Rhetoric rises as Democrats and Republicans fight over FAA funding

Larry Summers: 1 in 3 chance of renewed recession Former WH Economist warns U.S. economy "at a stall," says country will fall back into recession if nothing done to spur growth

Money Show Investors Daily Alert Paul Goodwin,Salve Your Wounds With a 15% Yield, Igor Greenwald Don't Fight the Chart.




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CMI | NY Trading - Spot Prices at Close

  CMI - Gold & Silver

Spot Prices as of the close of trading in New York
As of: Wednesday August 03, 2011

  Today Change Week Ago Month Ago Year Ago
Gold $1,662.30 +$20.60 $1,613.05 $1,483.45 $1,185.35
Silver $41.82 +$1.70 $40.63 $33.71 $18.42
Platinum $1,786.10 -$9.90 1,810.40 $1,718.70 $1,586.80
Palladium $798.75 -$30.15 $834.70 $759.55 $503.20

MarketWatch | Personal Finance Daily: How to benefit from a falling dollar

MarketWatch
Personal Finance Daily
AUGUST 03, 2011

How to benefit from a falling dollar

By MarketWatch



Don't miss these top stories:

With a strong forecast for continued declines by the U.S. dollar, how can investors be prepared? Robert Powell writes in his Your Portfolio column today about a paper from Harvard professor Martin Feldstein that offers a few options for that scenario. Among the suggestions: Consider investing in firms that will benefit from a falling dollar and rising exports. Those include some companies with strong overseas sales. Another option favors diversifying away from the U.S. dollar through investments in currencies and short-duration, high-quality international debt instruments. Check out Powell's column for which companies meet the criteria and which currency funds and individual currencies could help your portfolio in a falling dollar environment.

Anne Stanley , Managing Editor, Personal Finance

Five investments for a falling dollar

The debt ceiling has been raised. Spending will be cut. But none of that will stop what seems to be inevitable: The U.S. dollar will continue to fall. So, where to invest?
Read more: Five investments for a falling dollar.


The new dividend landscape

Mutual funds that specialize in dividends are moving into unconventional sectors, hoping to find higher yields in historically volatile areas like tech and energy.
Read more: The new dividend landscape.


Why you get less vacation than your co-workers

While paid vacations are available to most private-industry workers, there are wide gaps between various groups, according to recently released data from the Labor Department.
Read more: Why you get less vacation than your co-workers.


Your smartphone may replace your credit cards

People in Asia, Europe and Africa — including 70% of Kenyans — use their cell phones as a payment device for purchasing goods and services. Consumer adoption of this technology has been slow to catch on in the U.S., but Google and Visa are among the companies hoping to change that.
Read more: Your smartphone may replace your credit cards.


Get a refund on some airline ticket taxes

Consumers who paid federal taxes for air travel before the Federal Aviation Administration was virtually shut down may be able to get a refund. But it won't be easy.
Read more: Get a refund on some airline ticket taxes.


INVESTING

Market's major trend now down

According to at least one widely accepted definition, the stock market's breaking below the 200-day moving average earlier this week means that the primary trend is now down, reports Mark Hulbert.
Read more: Market's major trend now down.


Market's drop was straw that broke bull's back

The Dow's break under 12,000 can't be dismissed as just a little volatility. Odds are it was the straw that broke the bull's back.
Read more: Market's drop was straw that broke bull's back.


Waiting on the VIX

Just when you thought the market couldn't get any worse, it did. Oversold conditions, however, don't necessarily translate into a buying opportunity.
Read more: Waiting on the VIX.


ECONOMY & POLITICS

Private-sector jobs up 114,000 in July, ADP says

Two days ahead of pivotal U.S. jobs data for July, private-sector payrolls show just tepid growth last month, according to the ADP employment report.
Read more: Private-sector jobs up 114,000 in July.


A ground-up approach to fixing the economy

Imagine putting abandoned properties to productive use, creating jobs in neighborhoods where there are none, and getting obese kids off junk food so they don't drain the health-care system, Al Lewis reports.
Read more: A ground-up approach to fixing the economy.

Reuters - Deals Today



News

A examination of a cross-section of 122 Chinese reverse mergers on U.S. markets found that between each stock's peak trading price and July 10, 2011, those companies saw a total of $18 billion of their market capitalization vanish. Reuters is exploring the extent and impact of corporate secrecy in the United States in a series of articles.

Expect more hostile deals in resources as cashed-up miners turn desperate to snare targets, deal advisers say, following Peabody Energy and ArcelorMittal's change of tack this week on their $5.3 billion bid for Macarthur Coal.

Private equity and venture capital-backed initial public offerings in Asia have surged 77 percent in the year to date to the highest level ever, according to the latest Thomson Reuters data, as funds look to show returns to investors ahead of new fundraisings.

Bids for EMI suggest that the British music company could fetch more than $4 billion, the Financial Times reports.

The chairman of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, urged the federal government to resist one-sided calls to block AT&T Inc's $39 billion plan to buy wireless rival T-Mobile USA.

Dunkin Brands, whose shares gained 47 percent on the company’s market debut last month, expects to raise prices to counter high commodity costs.

Reuters Uk | Evening News: EU says euro area's systemic capacity in doubt



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EU says euro area's systemic capacity in doubt
BRUSSELS/ROME (Reuters) - The European Union voiced support for Italy and Spain under attack on financial markets but acknowledged that investors now doubt whether the euro zone can overcome its sovereign debt woes. | Full Article

Egypt puts Mubarak on trial, transfixing Arab world
03 AUG 2011 14:30 BST
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's Hosni Mubarak was wheeled into a courtroom cage in a hospital bed on Wednesday to face trial for killing protesters -- an image that thrilled those who overthrew him and must have chilled other Arab autocrats facing popular uprisings. | Full Article
U.S. rating maintained by Moody's, Fitch; S&P in focus
03 AUG 2011 09:27 BST
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States had its triple-A rating confirmed by two key ratings agencies on Tuesday after Washington struck a last-minute deal to avoid a debt default, but threats of future downgrades remain. | Full Article
State actor seen behind "enormous" wave of cyber attacks
03 AUG 2011 13:56 BST
BOSTON (Reuters) - Security experts have discovered the biggest series of cyber attacks to date, involving the infiltration of the networks of 72 organizations including the United Nations, governments and companies around the world. | Full Article
French court to decide on inquiry into IMF's Lagarde
03 AUG 2011 11:58 BST
PARIS (Reuters) - French judges will rule Thursday whether IMF chief Christine Lagarde should be formally investigated for approving a compensation payout to a friend of President Nicolas Sarkozy when she was finance minister. | Full Article

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New orders for manufactured goods in June, down two of the last three months, decreased $3.8 billion or 0.8 percent to $440.7 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. This followed a 0.6 percent May increase: Financial and Forex Info News | ESA





Full Report on Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Orders
June 2011


 Summary. New orders for manufactured goods in June, down two of the last three months, decreased $3.8 billion or 0.8 percent to $440.7 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. This followed a 0.6 percent May increase. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 0.1 percent. Shipments, up following two consecutive monthly decreases, increased $1.0 billion or 0.2 percent to $444.3 billion. This followed a slight May decrease. Unfilled orders, up fourteen of the last fifteen months, increased $2.5 billion or 0.3 percent to $863.2 billion. This followed a 0.9 percent May increase. The unfilled orders-to-shipments ratio was 6.08, down from 6.11 in May. Inventories, up twenty of the last twenty one months, increased $1.4 billion or 0.2 percent to $594.4 billion. This was at the highest level since the series was first published on a NAICS basis in 1992 and followed a 0.8 percent May increase. The inventories-to-shipments ratio was 1.34, unchanged from May.

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RTTNews Morning Market Briefing

Morning Market Briefing

Commentary August 3, 2011
After seeing a substantial sell-off in the previous session, stocks are likely to regain some ground in early trading on Wednesday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a moderately higher open, with the Dow futures up by 48 points. (Aug 3, 2011) Full Article
Economic News
Shop price inflation in the U.K. eased modestly in July as food inflation cooled, the latest report from British Retail Consortium (BRC) showed Wednesday. (Aug 3, 2011) Full Article
China's service sector expanded in July, results of two key surveys showed Wednesday, easing concerns that the economy is heading for a hard landing. (Aug 3, 2011) Full Article
In an unexpected move on Wednesday, the Swiss National Bank decided to cut its interest rate target and also announced additional measures to tackle the appreciation of the Swiss franc, which the bank believes is 'massively overvalued'. (Aug 3, 2011) Full Article
British service sector grew at the strongest pace in four months in July, easing concerns of an increasingly fragile growth amid weak domestic demand and high inflation, data from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. (Aug 3, 2011) Full Article
Eurozone retail sales growth topped expectations in June due to a broad based recovery in food and non-food sectors. (Aug 3, 2011) Full Article
Eurozone private sector growth moved closer to stagnation in July as the rate of expansion in Germany and France slowed notably, while peripheries fell back into contraction. (Aug 3, 2011) Full Article
Employment in the U.S. private sector increased by more than anticipated in the month of July, according to a report released by payroll processor Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) on Wednesday, although it remains to be seen if the data will be confirmed by the Labor Department report. (Aug 3, 2011) Full Article
Earnings News
CBS Corp. (CBS.A, CBS) Tuesday announced a surge in second-quarter profit reflecting revenues growth and improved margins in all operating segments. The results beat analysts' estimates. (Aug 3, 2011) Full Article
Cephalon Inc. (CEPH) reported Tuesday a rise in second-quarter profit as a result of higher revenues and also lesser negative impact of special items. Both adjusted earnings and revenues, however, fell short of the Street view. (Aug 3, 2011) Full Article
Agrium Inc. (AGU, AGU.TO) Wednesday said second-quarter profit climbed year-over-year corresponding to a 40 percent jump in sales. (Aug 3, 2011) Full Article
Comcast Corp.(CMCSA, CMCSK) announced Wednesday a jump in second-quarter profit on the back of a 50.5 percent surge in revenues. Both adjusted earnings and revenues topped market expectations. (Aug 3, 2011) Full Article
Time Warner Inc. (TWX) Wednesday reported a higher second-quarter profit thanks to all-round growth across the company's segments, which pushed revenues up 10 percent. Both adjusted earnings and revenues exceeded Street expectations. The company also upgraded its full-year adjusted earnings guidance. (Aug 3, 2011) Full Article
Walgreen Co. (WAG) said Wednesday comparable store sales for the month of July increased 2.7 percent from the prior year, with calendar-day shifts and generics denting the result. Total July sales grew 4.7 percent year-over-year. (Aug 3, 2011) Full Article
MasterCard Inc. (MA) Wednesday posted a climb in second-quarter profit as increases in gross dollar volume, cross-border volumes and processed transactions boosted revenues by 22.1 percent. The results topped analysts' estimates. (Aug 3, 2011) Full Article
The Clorox Co. (CLX) reported Wednesday a lower fourth-quarter profit as a result of higher advertising costs and also reflecting gains from discontinued operations in the prior year. (Aug 3, 2011) Full Article
Broker Ratings Changes
FBR Capital Markets Upgrades AEROVIRONMENT INC (AVAV) To Outperform From Market Perform With $35 Price Target
(Aug 3, 2011) 
RBC Capital Markets Upgrades Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (PNW) To Outperform From Sector Perform With $46 Price Target
(Aug 3, 2011)
Robert W. Baird Cuts Leap Wireless International Inc. (LEAP) To Neutral From Outperform With $11 down from $19 Price Target
(Aug 3, 2011)
Robert W. Baird Downgrades MetroPCS Communications Inc. (PCS) To Neutral From Outperform With $10 down from $22 Price Target
(Aug 3, 2011)
Robert W. Baird Lifts Fiserv Inc. (FISV) To Outperform From Neutral With $70 Price Target
(Aug 3, 2011)
Todays WS Events
Allergan Q2 11 Earnings Conference Call At 11:00 AM ET
Allergan Inc. (AGN) will host a conference call at 11:00 AM ET on August 3, 2011, to discuss Q2 11 earnings results. To access the live webcast log on to www.allergan.com For a replay call, dial 1-800-229-6273 (US) or 1-203-369-3217 (International). (Aug 3, 2011) 
CA Technologies Annual Meeting Of Stockholders At 10:00 AM ET
CA Technologies (CA) will hold its annual stockholder meeting in the company''s headquarters located at One CA Plaza, Islandia, N.Y. The event is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM ET, August 3, 2011. To access the live audio webcast, log on at http://investor.ca.com (Aug 3, 2011)
Constellation Energy Q2 11 Earnings Conference Call At 8:30 AM ET
Constellation Energy Group, Inc. (CEG) will host a conference call at 8:30 AM ET, August 3, 2011, to discuss its Q2 11 earnings results. To access the live audio webcast, log on at www.constellation.com To hear the live call, dial 888-455-2894 (US) or 773-681-5899 (International) with password "Energy ". A replay of the call can be heard by dialing 866-428-3808 (US) or 203-369-0909 (International) with passcode 8721. (Aug 3, 2011)
Mastercard Q2 11 Earnings Conference Call At 9:00 AM ET
Mastercard Incorporated (MA) will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET on August 3, 2011, to discuss Q2 11 earnings results. To access the webcast log on to www.mastercard.com To listen to the live call, dial 800-299-9630 (US) or 617-786-2904 (International) with passcode 14526215. For a replay call, dial 888-286-8010 (US) or 617-801-6888 (International) with passcode 71099631. (Aug 3, 2011) 
Nicor Q2 11 Earnings Conference Call At 10:00 AM ET
Nicor Inc. (GAS) will host a conference call at 10:00 AM ET, August 3, 2011, to discuss its Q2 11 earnings results. To access the live webcast, log on at www.nicor.com A replay of the call can be heard by dialing 888-286-8010 (US) or 617-801-6888 (International) with passcode 36419231. (Aug 3, 2011) 
RR Donnelley Q2 11 Earnings Conference Call At 10:00 AM ET
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. (RRD)will host a conference call at 10:00 AM ET August 3, 2011, to discuss its Q2 11 earnings results. To access the live webcast, log on at www.rrdonnelley.com A call can be accessed by dialing 847.413.9014 with confirmation number : 30234679. For replay a call, dial 630.652.3042 using passcode: 9850121#. (Aug 3, 2011) 
Spectra Energy Q2 11 Earnings Conference Call At 10:00 AM ET
Spectra Energy Corp. (SE) will host a conference call at 10:00 AM ET, August 3, 2011, to discuss its Q2 11 earnings results. To access the live webcast, log on at http://investors.spectraenergy.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=204494&p=irol-irhome To hear the live call, dial (888) 252-3715 (US/Canada) or (706) 634-8942 (International) with passcode 54071894. A replay of the call can be heard by dialing (800) 642-1687 (US) or (706) 645-9291 (International) with ID 77960896. (Aug 3, 2011) 
Time Warner Q2 11 Earnings Conference Call At 10:30 AM ET
Time Warner Inc. (TWX) will host a conference call at 10:30 AM ET on August 3, 2011, to discuss Q2 11 earnings results. To access the live webcast log on to www.timewarner.com/investors To listen to the live call, dial 866-271-6130 (US) Or 617-213-8894 (International) with passcode 48836053. For a replay call, dial 888-286-8010 (US) or 617-801-6888 (International) with passcode 70948627. (Aug 3, 2011) 
Stocks To Watch
This stock comes into our radar after it reported strong quarterly performance and issued upbeat outlook. (Aug 3, 2011) Full Article