Riding the bull a little longer

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Description: The momentum that boosted the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq to nearly one-year highs looks to reassert itself in the week ahead. Fed meeting, housing reports, G-20 summit on tap. Source: CNNMoney.com Date: 9/20/2009 Keys: Investing, stock market Link:  http://money.cnn.com/2009/09/18/markets/sunday_lookahead/index.htm?postversion=2009092008 Questions for discussion: Based on the report, do you believe the stock markets will… Read more »

Cadbury Chairman Rejects ‘Low-Growth’ Kraft’s Offer

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Description: — Cadbury Plc, the world’s second- biggest confectionery company, said an unsolicited takeover offer from Kraft Foods Inc. is an “unappealing prospect” due to its rival’s business model and “lower growth” prospects. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: 9/12/2009 Keys: Mergers and acquisitions, stock market Link:  http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=a1pWbUXjfhaU Questions for discussion: Comment on the valuation offered by Kraft?… Read more »

Motorola shares jump on hopes for Google phone

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Description: Motorola Inc shares rose 6.5 percent on Friday on hopes the company could turn around its loss-making handset business with the new cellphone it developed with Google Inc. Source: Reuters.com Date: 9/11/2009 Keys: Marketing, stock market, finance, technology Link:  http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSTRE5884AQ20090911 Questions for discussion: Do you think Cliq will find a share of the smart… Read more »

SEC May Send Staff to ‘Fraud College’ to Detect Future Madoffs

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Description: The Securities and Exchange Commission may create a “fraud college” to train staff in detecting market abuses after the agency failed to stop Bernard Madoff’s $65 billion Ponzi scheme, Chairman Mary Schapiro said. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: 9/03/2009 Keys: SEC, stock market, fraud Link:  http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aO6As7nsq.wo Questions for discussion: Do you think this effort will help… Read more »

Schumer Presses SEC for Ban on ‘Unfair’ High-Frequency Trades

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Charles Schumer, the third-ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate, asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to ban so-called flash orders for stocks, saying they give high-speed traders an unfair advantage. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: 7/25/2009 Keys: Stock market, valuation, trading, environment Link:  http://www.bloomberg.com Questions for discussion: Do you think these new technologies should be regulated by… Read more »