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Apr 29, 2014

YouTube | Al Jazeera English has uploaded Iraq going to polls amid series of attacks



Al Jazeera English has uploaded Iraq going to polls amid series of attacks
Iraq going to polls amid series of attacks
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The campaigning in Iraq is over, but the run-up to Wednesday's parliamentary elections has been marked by dozens of attacks, that have killed hundreds of people in recent weeks. As Al Jazeera's Imran Khan in Baghdad explains, polling day is only the beginning of Iraq's political process.

YouTube | TheAlexJonesChannel has uploaded Racism...Are You Distracted Yet and 3 other videos



TheAlexJonesChannel has uploaded Racism...Are You Distracted Yet and 3 other videos
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Racism...Are You Distracted Yet
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Racism: Americans Discuss
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Identifying The True Enemy.
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Epigenetics And The Lost Connections To Truth
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CMI | Spot Prices as of Close of Trading in New York -April 29, 2014-.





Spot Prices as of close of trading in New York
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Updated 4/29/2014TodayChangeWeek AgoMonth AgoYear Ago
GOLD$1,296.70-$2.80$1,281.60$1,295.10$1,474.35
SILVER$19.51-$0.11$19.38$19.81$24.29
PLATINUM$1,434.60+$11.80$1,402.90$1,409.10$1,510.20
PALLADIUM$811.50+$7.60$787.20$776.90$703.20
GOLD/SILVER RATIO66.46

DealBook P.M. Edition -April 29, 2014: Deal Professor: The Quirk That Bolsters Allergan's Defense.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014
TOP STORY
Deal Professor: The Quirk That Bolsters Allergan's Defense In any maneuvering around a proxy contest, the $45.6 billion takeover target has an advantage and it has time, writes Steven M. Davidoff.
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DEALBOOK HIGHLIGHTS
The Lake Hubbard Power Plant near Dallas, owned by Energy Future Holdings.
Big Texas Utility Files for Bankruptcy Energy Future, which lost billions of dollars as natural gas prices fell, will become one of the largest Chapter 11 filings in corporate history.
A bond trustee wants to move Energy Future's bankruptcy case to Texas from Delaware.
In Debt: A Texas Bankruptcy Seeks a Home in Delaware Energy Future Holdings, a company whose operations and customers are concentrated in Texas, turned to a Delaware court for its bankruptcy case, prompting an objection, writes Stephen J. Lubben.
Barclays announced on Tuesday that Hugh McGee III, chief executive of Barclays Americas, was resigning.
Head of Barclays' U.S. Business to Step Down Hugh E. McGee III will leave his post on Wednesday, even as the bank prepares to create a new holding company for its American business by July 2016.
A man arranges pork in a market in Hefei, Anhui province. China is one of the biggest markets for pork.
Big Chinese Pork Producer Cancels Its I.P.O. The WH Group decided to cancel its $1.9 billion initial public offering in Hong Kong after it failed to generate enough enthusiasm from investors, even after reducing the size of the I.P.O.
The headquarters of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt.
Deutsche Bank Returns to Profit as Legal Costs EaseDeutsche Bank, Germany's largest, said it swung to a profit in the first quarter as it avoided the huge litigation expenses that characterized the end of 2013.
An AstraZeneca site in Macclesfield in central England.
Standard Deduction: How Tax Laws Distort the Pfizer Deal We don't know if the American pharmaceutical firm Pfizer is targeting its British rival AstraZeneca because the combined firm will be more efficient or because of the tax savings. Victor Fleischer writes.
If Pfizer takes over AstraZeneca, it could lower its tax rate significantly.
Reuters Breakingviews: Pfizer Most Likely Just the Tip of the Tax Sword The biggest charm of Pfizer's offer for AstraZeneca lies in switching to a lower-tax domicile, a strategy that is sure to be duplicated, Robert Cyran writes.
The Antares rocket from Orbital Sciences. As part of a complex deal, Alliant Techsystems will merge its aerospace and defense units with Orbital Sciences.
Alliant Techsystems' Break-Up and the Return of the Morris Trust Alliant Techsystems chose to break itself apart through a rarely used corporate maneuver known as the Morris trust, meant to avoid incurring taxes.
Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England.
Britain Outlines Stress Test for Its Banks The Bank of England says banks will have to have enough capital to withstand 12 percent unemployment and a 35 percent decline in housing prices.
A Santander branch in Rio de Janeiro.
Santander Offers $6.5 Billion to Buy the Rest of Its Brazil Unit Santander announced a deal to acquire the 25 percent of Santander Brasil that it does not already own for 4.69 billion euros, or $6.52 billion.
A branch of Santander in Berlin.
Santander Profit Rises 8% on Improving EconomyThe Spanish bank Santander said first-quarter net income of about $1.8 billion outpaced earnings in the period a year earlier, but was slightly below expectations.
The price of the shares of Royal Mail soared 39 percent on the first day and significantly more afterward.
British Parliament Berates Officials on Royal Mail I.P.O. Both Conservative and Labour ministers attacked Vince Cable, the British business secretary, saying the initial public offering left as much as 1.2 billion pounds on the table.
Bruce Berkowitz's mutual fund is an investor in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Fairholme Backs Campaign to Save Fannie and Freddie Bruce R. Berkowitz's mutual fund, which is an investor in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is providing money for a group that is supporting the companies that lawmakers are trying to wind down.
Helena Morrissey, chief of Newton Capital Management, founded the 30% Club to urge British companies to increase the number of women on their boards.
New Group Aims to Increase Number of Women in Management The 30% Club is bringing about two dozen chief executives, corporate leaders and Warren E. Buffett together to push companies to voluntarily bolster the number of women in management.
Tealium pecializes in managing the tags that collect information from websites' visitors.
Tealium, an Ad Technology Start-Up, Raises $20 Million From Silver Lake Tealium, which aims to help companies manage digital marketing tools like website tags, said the new financing came in the form of debt, rather than an equity investment.
SOLS Systems provides 3-D-printed custom orthotics.
SOLS, a 3-D Printing Start-Up, Raises $6.4 MillionThe investment in SOLS Systems, an eight-month-old company that makes 3-D-printed custom orthotics, was led by an existing investor, Lux Capital, and a new one, Founders Fund.
Doximity offers a way for doctors to refer a patient to a colleague and to send information over a secure network.
Doximity, an Online Network for Doctors, Raises $54 Million The money, which brings Doximity's total financing to $81 million, highlights investor appetite for relatively specialized social networks.
Hermann Hauser, co-founder of the British venture capital firm Amadeus Capital Partner.
Amadeus Capital Partners Leads Funding Round for Brazil's Bidu The $8.9 million funding round marks the British venture capital firm's first investment outside Europe, the United States and Israel and is the first of several investments it anticipates in Latin America.
Inside BuzzFeed's office in New York.
Disney Considered Buying BuzzFeed, but Balked at $1 Billion Price Disney's interest in the fast-growing digital media company, part of a routine effort to identify acquisition targets, faded after BuzzFeed provided a high valuation.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is expected to post its first Twitter message this week.
Following K.K.R. on Twitter The oldest of the giant private equity firms is dipping a toe into social media.
LOOKING AHEAD
Commerce Dept. to Issue Initial Estimate of Growth The Commerce Department will announce its initial estimate of economic growth in the first quarter of 2014 on Wednesday. The consensus among economists on Wall Street is a growth rate of 1.2 percent, but estimates vary widely because of the still-uncertain impact of the unusually harsh winter in many parts of the country. Whatever the number, it is likely to be significantly less than the 4.1 percent growth rate recorded in the third quarter of 2013 or the 2.6 percent increase in the fourth quarter. Most economists expect growth to pick up later in 2014.
Data on Unemployment and Inflation in Europe Two reports this week are likely to provide important clues about the course of the economic recovery in Europe. On Wednesday, Eurostat, the European Union's statistical agency, will provide a first estimate of the euro zone's inflation rate in April. On Friday, Eurostat will publish data on unemployment in March. Those numbers will help to ground the thinking of the European Central Bank, which plans to hold a monetary policy meeting on May 8 in Brussels as it faces criticism that it is doing too little to keep deflationary pressures under control.
Labor Department Set to Report on Jobs The Labor Department on Friday plans to report the latest data on hiring and the unemployment rate in April. Month-to-month gains in hiring have been volatile recently, but most economists expect a fairly robust report on the job market this month. The consensus calls for an increase in payrolls of 210,000 and a decline in the unemployment rate to 6.6 percent. If the actual payroll gain meets or exceeds that estimate, it will be the best month for hiring since November 2013, and also echo other recent positive signs for the economy, like rising consumer confidence and healthy durable goods orders.

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WSJ | Biggest Gainers Closing April 29, 2014:

Biggest Gainers Closing
Biggest Gainers
4:47 pm ET 04/29/2014
NYSE
ISSUEVOLUMEPRICECHG% CHG
Winthrop Realty Trust (FUR)3,159,533$13.782.2719.72
Orbital Sciences (ORB)3,963,93230.964.3916.52
Banco Santander Brasil ADS (BSBR)65,465,4096.580.8013.84
Sprint (S)45,307,0408.270.8411.31
ChannelAdvisor (ECOM)969,51326.132.6411.24
Headwaters (HW)1,423,17512.671.2310.75
Westlake Chemical (WLK)3,008,27770.536.349.88
Fresh Del Monte Produce (FDP)697,99429.002.459.23
Stone Energy (SGY)2,315,26848.673.998.93
Workday (WDAY)5,698,73373.305.998.90
Affiliated Managers Group (AMG)1,316,502195.1115.348.53
MGM Resorts International (MGM)21,528,67224.981.968.51
Empresas ICA ADS (ICA)1,696,9957.330.568.27
Trulia (TRLA)3,043,76432.912.458.04
Accuride (ACW)1,628,6185.360.397.85
Endeavour Silver (EXK)1,582,5924.730.327.26
Amira Nature Foods (ANFI)260,08116.181.097.22
First Marblehead (FMD)58,4345.360.367.20
WageWorks (WAGE)491,41542.112.827.18
Wolverine World Wide (WWW)3,300,01628.381.887.09
Fortuna Silver Mines (FSM)206,4614.150.276.96
Alliant Techsystems (ATK)1,331,088148.229.406.77
Kaman (KAMN)245,19742.142.646.68
Martin Marietta Materials (MLM)1,194,193124.377.486.40
Texas Industries (TXI)237,05386.595.156.32
 
Nasdaq
ISSUEVOLUMEPRICECHG% CHG
XOMA (XOMA)5,749,467$4.590.7720.16
Luminex (LMNX)1,227,38818.662.7617.36
Zillow Cl A (Z)3,403,866103.8412.7914.05
Novavax (NVAX)9,486,0084.490.5513.96
Carbonite (CARB)647,5149.741.1813.79
Cubist Pharmaceuticals (CBST)2,558,82570.117.8012.52
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Cl A (IRWD)3,605,74011.311.1411.21
PTC Therapeutics (PTCT)189,52319.351.9211.02
TriMas (TRS)571,14835.813.5110.87
Vanda Pharmaceuticals (VNDA)1,011,90914.001.3410.58
Amkor Technology (AMKR)5,780,1667.800.7310.33
comScore (SCOR)539,17530.832.8110.03
Liquid Holdings Group (LIQD)64,2614.280.389.82
Omeros (OMER)442,51212.351.079.49
OmniAmerican Bancorp (OABC)1,111,03524.992.068.98
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (BCRX)731,0768.420.698.93
Innophos Holdings (IPHS)511,53756.284.598.88
Transition Therapeutics (TTHI)43,5765.050.418.84
Fuel Tech (FTEK)932,5355.940.478.59
Insmed (INSM)660,18613.791.098.58
LKQ (LKQ)3,749,76329.552.338.56
Criteo ADS (CRTO)884,62629.352.248.26
Kulicke&Soffa Industries (KLIC)2,525,72813.631.007.92
Incyte (INCY)1,922,07648.613.537.83
EnerNOC (ENOC)501,00723.221.647.60
 
NYSE Arca
ISSUEVOLUMEPRICECHG% CHG
Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares (JNUG)1,157,604$20.361.196.21
iPath Dow Jones -UBS Coffee Subindex Total return Coll ETN (CAFE)119,06027.081.274.92
PowerShares DB Commodity Long ETN (DPU)3,02117.500.814.88
Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 3x Shares (GASL)67,05150.432.134.41
iPath DJ-UBS Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN (JO)187,05841.511.704.27
Direxion Daily FTSE China Bull 3X Shares (YINN)182,56621.710.854.07
db X-trackers 2010 Target Date Fund (TDD)10,59325.300.994.07
VelocityShares 3x Long Natural Gas ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Natural Gas Index Excess Return (UGAZ)332,45630.771.173.95
E-TRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Agriculture ETN (UAG)18,28529.451.113.90
SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI)1,133,043128.254.703.80
SPDR S&P International Financial Sector ETF (IPF)2,66222.960.813.68
Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3x Shares (NUGT)3,338,80437.201.243.45
ProShares Ultra MSCI Brazil (UBR)10,62049.221.623.40
SPDR S&P International Energy Sector ETF (IPW)3,85928.640.923.33
First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund (FBT)202,21673.922.132.97
Market Vectors Biotech ETF (BBH)245,01187.252.502.95
SPDR S&P Small Cap Emerging Asia Pacific ETF (GMFS)6,21243.331.242.95
Direxion Daily Latin America Bull 3X Shares (LBJ)32,55622.200.622.87
Direxion Daily Emerging Markets Bull 3x Shares (EDC)3,892,23326.720.742.85
ProShares Ultra FTSE China 25 (XPP)32,97247.581.292.79
Market Vectors Junior Gold Minets ETF (GDXJ)3,618,15637.151.002.77
ProShares Ultra DJ-UBS Natural Gas (BOIL)30,47954.181.422.69
PowerShares Dynamic Healthcare Sector Portfolio (PTH)10,39045.171.162.64
PowerShares Exch-Tr Fund Trust Dynamic Biotechnology&Genome Portfolio (PBE)89,63239.581.002.59
iPath DJ-UBS Softs Subindex Total Return ETN (JJS)3,47255.101.372.56
 
Composite
ISSUEVOLUMEPRICECHG% CHG
XOMA (XOMA)5,749,467$4.590.7720.16
Winthrop Realty Trust (FUR)3,159,53313.782.2719.72
Luminex (LMNX)1,227,38818.662.7617.36
Intellipharmaceutics International (IPCI)603,6064.620.6817.26
Orbital Sciences (ORB)3,963,93230.964.3916.52
TrovaGene (TROV)80,0535.900.8015.69
Zillow Cl A (Z)3,403,866103.8412.7914.05
Novavax (NVAX)9,486,0084.490.5513.96
Banco Santander Brasil ADS (BSBR)65,465,4096.580.8013.84
Carbonite (CARB)647,5149.741.1813.79
Community Bank Shares of Indiana (CBIN)6,54328.723.2212.62
Cubist Pharmaceuticals (CBST)2,558,82570.117.8012.52
Sprint (S)45,307,0408.270.8411.31
ChannelAdvisor (ECOM)969,51326.132.6411.24
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Cl A (IRWD)3,605,74011.311.1411.21
DGSE Cos. (DGSE)29,7152.710.2711.07
PTC Therapeutics (PTCT)189,52319.351.9211.02
Vertex Energy (VTNR)987,1439.010.8910.96
TriMas (TRS)571,14835.813.5110.87
Headwaters (HW)1,423,17512.671.2310.75
Vanda Pharmaceuticals (VNDA)1,011,90914.001.3410.58
Amkor Technology (AMKR)5,780,1667.800.7310.33
comScore (SCOR)539,17530.832.8110.03
Westlake Chemical (WLK)3,008,27770.536.349.88
Liquid Holdings Group (LIQD)64,2614.280.389.82
 
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Footnotes
Includes common, closed end funds, ETFs, ETNs and REITS with prior day close of $2 a share or higher, with volume of at least 2,000.
x - stock is trading ex-dividend
Source: WSJ Market Data Group