JPMorgan Chase books $3.3 billion profit

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Description: JPMorgan Chase showed it was close to making a full recovery from last year’s crisis after the company reported better-than-expected quarterly profits of $3.3 billion Friday. Source: CNNMoney.com Date: 01/15/2010 Link:  http://money.cnn.com/2010/01/15/news/companies/JPMorgan_Chase_earnings/index.htm Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points made in the report. What does the recovery by JPMorgan suggest about the financial future other financial institutions and stock… Read more »

Ackman Buys 2% Kraft Stake, Urges Cash for Cadbury

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Description:  Billionaire investor William Ackman bought a $950 million stake in Kraft Foods Inc. and urged its Chief Executive Officer Irene Rosenfeld to limit the amount of stock she uses to bid for Cadbury Plc. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: 01/16/2010 Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aSMnsSKPDuMk Questions for discussion: Do you think Ackman’s decision is a smart move? Do you… Read more »