Aug 31, 2011
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|Giants unite in LCD screen war|
|Kenneth Maxwell JAPAN’S electronics giants have joined forces to grab a slice of the rapidly growing market for small LCD screens.|
|Allco's Coe, Fell face new questions|
|Susannah Moran FORMER Allco directors David Coe and Gordon Fell will face more questions about the company's $1bn collapse.|
|Stokes plans to divide and conquer|
|James Chessell KERRY Stokes is looking to simplify parts of his business empire by removing duplication of executive roles|
|US opposes $US39bn telecoms bid|
|Thomas Catan THE US is attempting to block the world's biggest takeover this year, the $US39 billion move by AT&T to gobble up T-Mobile.|
|Investors slam Centro cop-out|
|Richard Gluyas SHAREHOLDER groups are outraged by the Federal Court's failure to impose penalties on most of Centro's directors.|
|Earnings defy global jitters|
|Tracy Lee MORE than two years on from the global financial crisis, management teams are still treading carefully.|
|Sugar milll in China's sights|
|Andrew Fraser CHINA is set to buy its second sugar mill after the target knocked back a Singapore bid.|
|Wall St climbs for a fourth day|
|Brendan Conway US stocks advanced, pushing the Dow back into positive territory for 2011 and capping a four-day winning streak.|
|Gold gains on easy-money bets|
|Oil dips on inventory build|
|Financial Markets Coverage|
|Mining & Energy|
|Gold gains on easy-money bets|
|Matt Day GOLD edged higher today on the view that further monetary easing in the US would boost precious metals.|
|Oil dips on inventory build|
|Copper rises 1.5pc on China|
|More Mining & Energy|
CFTC Enforcement Actions: CFTC Obtains Final Judgment against Italian National Carmine Garofalo Charged with Illegal Trading
The CFTC announced that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois entered a final default judgment against defendant Carmine Garofalo, an Italian national who purports to reside in Tunisia, requiring him pay $614,925 in restitution and a $1,844,775 civil monetary penalty.
CFTC Obtains Final Judgment against Italian National Carmine Garofalo Charged with Illegal Trading
|Junked asylum deal leaves Labor reeling|
|The verdict on the verdict is unanimous: the High Court has smashed Labor's asylum deal and created a nightmare for the government.|
Julia Gillard will hit visit a series of marginal electorates around Brisbane today. On the one year anniversary of her deal with the Greens, the PM will attend community cabinet tonight in the marginal Labor-held seat of Moreton. That meeting will be followed by a full cabinet meeting later in the evening to discuss the broken asylum deal.
Tony Abbott is in Sydney. He'll visit a manufacturing business mid-morning to campaign against the carbon tax, and to talk about the failed Malaysian solution. In the afternoon he'll fly to Queensland for a few days of campaigning.
Labor's failed asylum deal is a disaster for the Gillard government, already sinking in the polls and struggling to get its message out. Cabinet met last night and will meet again tonight.
The headlines are devastating: "Left high and dry"; High Alert"; "Asylum Deal sunk"; "Here they come"; "Labor's asylum solution all at sea''.
Immigration Minister Chris Bowen said last night the High Court judgment was a significant blow to the government (report). And asylum seeker boats are expected to hit Australian waters within days (report). Malaysia's government has vowed to continue to work closely with Australia (report). The judgment.
In the hunt: he Gold Coast Bulletin is reporting Peter Beattie will run for the seat of Brisbane at the next election. Mr Beattie is due to address the Queensland Media Club tomorrow.
Protest: A mass meeting of AWU and AMWU steelworkers, led by Paul Howes and Dave Oliver, will be held in Wollongong
Personal Finance Daily
AUGUST 31, 2011
Your rights as a taxpayer
- Do you know your taxpayer rights?
- The 10 best minor-league sports markets
- Why would anyone want to weaken the economy?
- What can Alan Krueger do for investors?
— Anne Stanley , Managing Editor, Personal Finance
MarketWatch special events: You're invited
MarketWatch extends a special invitation to our readers who are in Chicago and New York next month to attend one of our live talks on ETFs and retirement.
"Finding the Right Exchange-Traded Funds" is the topic of a MarketWatch panel discussion set for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Chicago, hosted by columnist Chuck Jaffe. Join us for this breakfast event featuring the expertise and analysis of Michael Falk of Michael S. Falk Asset Consulting in Chicago; David Trainer, president of New Constructs Inc. in Nashville; and Scott Burns, director of ETF, Closed-End and Alternative Fund Research for Morningstar. They'll discuss how to evaluate your investment strategies and navigate the increasingly complex world of ETF products.
If you'd like to join us for this free event, email your RSVP to email@example.com by Monday, Sept. 19.
"How to Deal with Retirement's Biggest Risks" is the topic of a MarketWatch panel discussion set for 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in New York, hosted by Robert Powell. Join us for this breakfast event featuring Dr. Kathryn McCabe Votava, president, Goodcare.com; Joseph Coughlin, director, AgeLab; and Rick Miller, CFP, founder of Sensible Financial Planning. They'll discuss how to protect and grow your retirement savings, how to cope with long-term health-care costs, how to live the retirement lifestyle you seek and provide a road map that can help you manage those risks.
If you'd like to join us for this free event, email your RSVP to MarketWatchevent@wsj.com by Friday, Sept. 9.
Do you know your taxpayer rights? Take this quiz
Every time you get a notice from the IRS, you also get a one-page document on newsprint-type paper, called Publication 1. The title is "Your Rights as a Taxpayer." Have you ever read it? You should.
Take the Quiz: Do you know your taxpayer rights?
The 10 best minor-league sports markets
Rabid fans and long tenures gives semipro teams an edge in these 10 cities.
Slideshow: The 10 best minor-league sports markets.
ECONOMY & POLITICS
Why would anyone want to weaken the economy?
Republican presidential front-runner Rick Perry accuses the Fed of playing politics with the economy, but it's actually Republicans who will benefit from our slow-growth policies.
Read more: Why would anyone want to weaken the economy?
August private-sector jobs up 91,000: ADP
Private-sector payrolls rise a modest 91,000 in August, led by the service-producing sector and small businesses, according to the ADP employment report, which serves as a precursor to the government's estimate of nonfarm payrolls.
Read more: August private-sector jobs up 91,000.
The regulator who could block mortgage refi plan
A possible White House effort to kick-start the moribund housing market, and create a major back-door stimulus to boost consumer spending, may be undercut by the regulator for government-seized housing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Read more: The regulator who could block mortgage refi plan.
What can Alan Krueger do for investors?
What difference might one man make? What will Alan Krueger being tapped as chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers mean for the stock and bond market?
Read more: What can Alan Krueger do for investors?
Cheer for Man U. but skip the IPO
Jack Hough says investors will soon have a chance to bet on a repeat of Manchester United's astonishing stock market run that ended six years ago.
Read more: Cheer for Man U. but skip the IPO.
U.S. sues to block AT&T buying T-Mobile
The Justice Department on Wednesday reportedly files a suit seeking to stop AT&T from buying T-Mobile USA, which would concentrate 80% of the mobile phone market between two competitors.
Read more: U.S. sues to block AT&T buying T-Mobile.
September is the cruelest month
The stock market definitely has its work cut out for it in September.
Read more: September is the cruelest month.