Today: Sunday, September 04, 2011

Sep 4, 2011

Former German leader calls for United States of Europe | Reuters, Sep 04, 2011


Former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder stands in front of a picture of Nils Schmid, Social Democratic Party (SPD) top candidate for the Baden-Wuerttemberg state election before an election campaign in Stuttgart March 17, 2011. The Baden-Wuerttemberg state election is due to take place on March 27, 2011. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

"By Brian Rohan
BERLIN | Sun Sep 4, 2011 11:25am EDT
(Reuters) - Former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder on Sunday called for the creation of a "United States of Europe," saying the bloc needed a common government to avoid future economic crises.

Schroeder, a Social Democrat who ran the country from 1998 to 2005, said in an interview with Der Spiegel that European Union leaders were wrong to expect the euro to drive the bloc on its own.

"The current crisis makes it relentlessly clear that we cannot have a common currency zone without a common fiscal, economic and social policy," Schroeder said."

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The Future of the European Union May Be Decided in Less than a Week , Sep 04, 2011

"SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
BY SHAH GILANI, Capital Waves Strategist, Money Morning
The clock may be ticking on the future of the European Union (EU).

After being shaken to its core by the sovereign debt crisis, the entire Eurozone now runs the risk of blowing up within a week.

Germany's highest court, the German Federal Constitutional Court, on Sept. 7 rules on the legality of German participation in the euro rescue fund that was established to bail out Greece.

If the court rules that Berlin's commitment to the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) goes against EU law, or worse, against the German constitution, the entire Eurozone could collapse.

Think of the Eurozone as a minefield full of bombs that have long lay dormant, but are all still very active. Now, Germany's court ruling - itself a single bomb timed to go off next Wednesday - could ignite a massive chain reaction."

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DAEGU Games (South Korea) News, Sep 04, 2011 (3)


Just When You Least Expect It -- a Record
New York Times
Largely because of Bolt, the sport's governing body, the International Association of AthleticsFederations, had displaced the men's 4-by-400-meter relay from its traditional spot as the last race of the championships and replaced it with the 4-by-100. ...
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Mo Farah's 5000m win in Daegu was 'perfection', says Dave Moorcroft
The Guardian
Moorcroft, who was also the chief executive of UK Athletics from 1997 to 2007, added: "Unpredictability in a championship is something you have to contend with as a distance runner. You can't rely on the fact it's going to be fast, you have to have a ...
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The Guardian
Athletics: Team USA wins 25 medals at World Championships
RunnersWeb
DAEGU, South Korea -- Team USA closed out the 13th IAAF World Outdoor Track and Field Championships adding two more gold medals to its collection, while Allyson Felix and Bernard Lagat achieved milestones as multi-time medalists Sunday night. ...
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US wins 3 golds in half hour at world championship
Houston Chronicle
USA's Jennifer Barringer Simpson celebrates after winning in the Women's 1500m final at the WorldAthletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. Photo: David J. Phillip / AP Britain's Hannah England, left, reacts as she crosses ...
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Christian Taylor of US beats Phillips Idowu to win the triple jump at the worlds
Washington Post
By AP, DAEGU, South Korea — Christian Taylor of the United States won the men's triple jump at the world championships on Sunday, beating defending champion Phillips Idowu of Britain. ( David J. Phillip / Associated Press ) - Britain's Phillips Idowu ...
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Mo Farah wins men's 5000 at world championships
San Francisco Chronicle
By JIM ARMSTRONG, AP Sports Writer Anja Niedringhaus / AP Britain's Mohamed Farah looks at the timing board after placing second in a Men's 5000m heat at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. ...
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Australia hails 'Golden Girl' Pearson
AFP
SYDNEY — Australia's media on Sunday hailed Sally Pearson's "blistering" 100m hurdles win in Daegu, declaring her a "golden girl" who had now cemented her place as an athletics superstar. Pearson, 24, bagged Australia's first, and likely only, ...
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AFP
Athletics: Bolt leads Jamaicans home
CNN International
(CNN) -- Usain Bolt ensured the world athletics championships in Daegu ended on a high by leading Jamaica to a stunning world record in the final of the men's 4x100m relay on Sunday. Exactly a week after Bolt's shock disqualification from the final of ...
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Mo Farah wins men's 5000 at world championships
The Associated Press
DAEGU, South Korea (AP) — Mo Farah held off a late charge by Bernard Lagat of the United States to win the men's 5000 meters Sunday at the world championships. "The race came down to a sprint finish and I'm glad I took it," Farah said. ...
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The Associated Press
World-beater Pearson will get better: coach
Sydney Morning Herald
She hadn't yet watched the moment she became a world champion. She said nothing but turned to her coach, Sharon Hannan, and hugged her tight. Pearson is Australia's 10th world titleholder in athletics and only the third Australian woman after Cathy ...
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Sydney Morning Herald
Athletics-Surprised Savinova ends Semenya's reign
Reuters Africa
By Nick Mulvenney DAEGU, South Korea, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Surprised Russian Maria Savinova overhauled Caster Semenya on the home straight to win the women's 800 metres gold and end the South African's controversial reign as world champion on Sunday. ...
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Kiprop wins men's 1500 for Kenya's first world title
Reuters
Asbel Kiprop of Kenya (R) runs ahead of Mekonnen Gebremedhin of Ethiopia on his way to winning the men's 1500 metres final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu September 3, 2011. DAEGU, South Korea (Reuters) - Olympic champion Asbel ...
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Dazzling Bolt leads Jamaica to world record
Reuters
Usain Bolt of Jamaica sprints to the finish line winning the men's 4x100 metres relay final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu September 4, 2011. By Ossian Shine DAEGU, South Korea (Reuters) - The world's fastest man Usain Bolt anchored ...
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(Daegu Athletics) S. Korea falls well short of goal at world championships
Yonhap News
Jung Soon-ok, the women's long jump champion from Guangzhou, couldn't get out of the qualifying stage in Daegu. Oh Dong-jin, president of the Korea Association ofAthletics Federations (KAAF), said the torch should have been passed over to younger...
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Yonhap News
IAAF Council Meeting and IAAF / LOC Press Conference summary – Daegu 2011
International Association of Athletics Foundation
“Everyone of you that will not be with us in the new Council has given great service to our sport and everyone will be thanked in the appropriate way at either the annual International Athletics Foundation Gala or the IAAF Congress. ...
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International Association of Athletics Foundation
Savinova wins women's 800 at worlds, Semenya 2nd
San Francisco Chronicle
Anja Niedringhaus / AP Russia's Mariya Savinova, second from left, crosses the finish line to win ahead of South Africa's Caster Semenya, right, in the Women's 800m final at the World AthleticsChampionships in Daegu, South Korea, Sunday, Sept. ...
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US wins women's 4x100 relay at worlds
Houston Chronicle
USA's Carmelita Jeter, right, and her compatriot Allyson Felix celebrate after they took silver and bronze medal respectively in the Women's 200m final at the World Athletics Championships inDaegu, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 2, 2011. ...
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BBC News - Libya conflict: anti-Gaddafi forces threaten Bani Walid, Sep 04, 2011


An anti-Gaddafi fighter receives a flag with the colours of the interim government in Tarhouna, 70 km (40 miles) north of Bani Walid, 3 September 2011
"Hundreds of troops loyal to Libya's interim government are closing in on one of ousted leader Col Muammar Gaddafi's few remaining strongholds.

Fighters have moved on Bani Walid from three sides, warning Gaddafi loyalists to surrender or be attacked.

One key anti-Gaddafi fighter told the BBC he expected the standoff to be resolved on Monday morning."


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Libyans hope to seize Gaddafi bastion | Reuters, Sep 04, 2011

"Anti-Gaddafi forces advance on town (01:41)
By Maria Golovnina and Mohammed Abbas
NORTH OF BANI WALID/TRIPOLI, Libya | Sun Sep 4, 2011 9:48am EDT
(Reuters) - Libya's interim council said it hoped to seize one of Muammar Gaddafi's last strongholds without resistance on Sunday as it tries to control the entire country and restore normality.

Outside the pro-Gaddafi town of Bani Walid, a National Transitional Council (NTC) negotiator said talks were over."

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Powerful typhoon leaves 15 dead, 43 missing in western Japan: Kyodo, Sep 04, 2011


(晚报)(1)强台风“塔拉斯”袭击日本
A person is being rescued after a flood isolated the resident's home caused by a strong tropical storm Talas in Nachikatsuura town, Wakayama prefecture, in western Japan September 4, 2011. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

OSAKA, Japan, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- A powerful typhoon which made landfall on Shikoku Island Saturday continued to ravage western Japan on Sunday,leaving 15 people dead and 43 missing , Kyodo News reported.
In Wakayama Prefecture alone, eight people were killed and 32 remained missing as of Sunday, the report said, quoting prefectural police. Earlier in the day, five people went missing after their houses in the prefecture were swept away by a landslide caused by Talas, the season's 12th typhoon.

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Algeria rejects Gaddafi regime officials' plea for entry, Sep 04, 2011

"ALGIERS, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- A number of military and intelligence officers of Muammar Gaddafi's regime fled to the border with Algeria last week, but their request for entry was turned down by Algerian authorities, local media reported Sunday.

Twelve vehicles carrying about 30 former Libyan officers and four other vehicles carrying armed men stopped some 200 km south of Algeria's southeastern Debdeb frontier port Wednesday and Thursday, the local Arabic-language daily El Khabar reported, quoting a well-informed source.

Three vehicles came forth to the borderline and gave the local authorities a list of names of military officers and civilians, seeking to get shelter in Algeria."

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Algeria rejects Gaddafi regime officials' plea for entry, Sep 04, 2011

"ALGIERS, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- A number of military and intelligence officers of Muammar Gaddafi's regime fled to the border with Algeria last week, but their request for entry was turned down by Algerian authorities, local media reported Sunday.

Twelve vehicles carrying about 30 former Libyan officers and four other vehicles carrying armed men stopped some 200 km south of Algeria's southeastern Debdeb frontier port Wednesday and Thursday, the local Arabic-language daily El Khabar reported, quoting a well-informed source.

Three vehicles came forth to the borderline and gave the local authorities a list of names of military officers and civilians, seeking to get shelter in Algeria."

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STOCK, Shares, NYSE News, Sep 04, 2011


C.R. Bard (BCR) Share Price Target Cut to $100.00 by Analysts at Piper Jaffray ...
LocalizedUSA
Separately, analysts at Morgan Keegan cut their price target on shares of CR Bard from $115.00 to $107.00 in a research note to investors on Tuesday, August 16th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Also, analysts at Goldman Sachs (NYSE: ...
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Deutsche Boerse Customers Questioned Again in EU Merger Investigation
Galaxy Stocks
On Friday the stock price of energy conglomerate Exxon Mobil Corporation NYSE:XOM decreased 1.84% and closed at $72.14. Exxon Mobil had share volume of approx 21.07 million shares and its market capitalization was $350.75 billion. ...
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iShares MSCI Australia Index Approaching its 50 Day
TradersHuddle.com
New York, September 3rd (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of iShares MSCI Australia Index Fund (NYSE:EWA) closed the trading session at $23.48 near its 50 day moving average currently set at $24.32. iShares MSCI Australia Index's price action is below this ...
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Virgin Media (VMED) Shares Upgraded by Deutsche Bank (DB) to "Buy"
LocalizedUSA
Also, analysts at Citigroup (NYSE: C) reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Virgin Media in a research note to investors on Wednesday, July 27th. They now have a $42.00 price target on thestock. Shares of Virgin Media traded down 2.33% during mid-day ...
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Weekly: Uranerz Energy, continues significant downtrend, falls 3.2%
Utility Products
Using the current exchange rate of CAD1 equals 1.0263USD, the shares are at a 3.9% premium to the close price in the NYSE Stock Exchange. Frankfurt: U9E.F 43227 [VI of 0.1]; volume 1.94% of aggregate. Price: EUR1.658. Aggregate volume: there were ...
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US Stocks Descend After Bleak Jobs Report
Galaxy Stocks
Other stocks that remained bearish are TIV, ESL and HRB. In the basic material sector companies among the vital traders were Petroleo Brasileiro SA NYSE:PBR and BP plc NYSE:BP as their shareswere traded in bulk volumes. Moreover, the stock price of ...
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Cognizant (CTSH) Given "Outperform" Rating by Oppenheimer (OPY) Analysts
LocalizedUSA
Also, analysts at Citigroup (NYSE: C) raised their EPS on shares of Cognizant in a research note to investors on Wednesday, August 3rd. They now have a “buy” rating and a $88.00 price target on thestock. Shares of Cognizant traded down 3.18% during ...
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BMO Capital Markets Analysts Reiterate a "Outperform" Rating on Silvercorp ...
LocalizedUSA
Separately, analysts at UBS AG (NYSE: UBS) upgraded shares of Silvercorp Metals from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note to investors on Friday, June 10th. Also, analysts at Zacks Investment Research reiterated a “neutral” rating on ...
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Dolby Labs (DLB) Share Price Target Lowered to $40.00 by JPMorgan Chase & Co ...
LocalizedUSA
Also, analysts at Canaccord Genuity cut their price target on shares of Dolby Labs from $54.00 to $33.00 in a research note to investors on Friday, August 5th. They now have a “hold” rating on thestock. Shares of Dolby Labs traded down 2.87% during ...
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Alere Inc. Declares Cash Dividend on Its Series B Convertible Perpetual ...
PR Newswire (press release)
3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR), a global leader in enabling individuals to take charge of their health at home through the merger of rapid diagnostics and health management, has declared a cash dividend of $3.00 per share on its Series ...
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Is Honeywell's Stock Cheap?
Motley Fool
Let's see what those numbers can tell us about how expensive or cheap Honeywell (NYSE: HON ) might be. First, we'll look at most investors' favorite metric: the P/E ratio. It divides the company'sshare price by its earnings per share -- the lower, ...
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CBOE Holdings, Inc (CBOE) Earnings Estimates Raised by Analysts at BMO Capital ...
LocalizedUSA
Also, analysts at Raymond James (NYSE: RJF) upgraded shares of CBOE Holdings, Inc from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note to investors on Friday, August 5th. They now have a $27.50 price target on the stock. Shares ...
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Dendreon (DNDN) Share Price Target Cut to $12.00 by Analysts at Bank of ...
LocalizedUSA
Separately, analysts at Credit Suisse (NYSE: CS) upgraded shares of Dendreon from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note to investors on Thursday, August 4th. They now have a $22.00 price target on the stock. ...
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Siemens (NYSE:SI) Gains PV Orders
StocksandShares.TV
... the right partner for complete projects and are able to erect the PV plants within a short time.” Siemens (NYSE:SI) shares were at 101.8 at the end of the last day's trading. There's been a -20.3% movement in the stock price over the past 3 months.
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NYSE Short Interest Hits This Short Term Record
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
On August 15, short interest in the NYSE soared by over 1 billion shares compared to the end of July: this is the highest gross short interest since June 15, 2010, and the biggest increase biweekly increase in NYSE (NYSE:NYX) short interest since the ...
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Oppenheimer (OPY) Analysts Reiterate a "Outperform" Rating on AT&T (T)
LocalizedUSA
Also, analysts at Hudson Square Research cut their price target on shares of AT&T from $36.00 to $35.00 in a research note to investors on Wednesday. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.Shares of AT&T traded down 0.78% during mid-day trading on ...
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Human Genome Sciences (HGSI) Shares Given New $13.00 Price Target by Bank of ...
LocalizedUSA
Also, analysts at Credit Suisse (NYSE: CS) cut their EPS estimates on shares of Human Genome Sciences in a research note on Friday. They now have an “outperform” rating and a $27.00 price target on the stock. Shares of Human Genome Sciences traded down ...
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Bank of America Merrill Lynch Analysts Reiterate a "Buy" Rating on Vanguard ...
LocalizedUSA
Also, analysts at Citigroup (NYSE: C) initiated coverage on shares of Vanguard Health Syst in a research note to investors on Tuesday, August 2nd. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Shares of Vanguard Health Syst traded down 2.02% during mid-day ...
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AEterna Zentaris (AEZS) Given "Outperform" Rating by Rodman & Renshaw Analysts
LocalizedUSA
They currently have a $3.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Oppenheimer (NYSE: OPY) initiated coverage on shares of AEterna Zentaris in a research note to investors on Tuesday, June 7th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $5.50 ...
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The Motley Fool's Weekly Editors' Picks
Motley Fool
Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A ) (NYSE: BRK-B ) CEO and all-around superinvestor Warren Buffett turned 81 on Tuesday. What better way to celebrate than to list 81 reasons Fools love Buffett? Fool editor Anand Chokkavelu, who owns shares of Berkshire ...
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The Fool Looks Ahead
Motley Fool
The pros are targeting a profit of $0.16 a share out of SeaChange for the quarter, well ahead of the $0.11 a share it rang up a year earlier. Food stocks are on Thursday's menu, even if Smithfield Foods (NYSE: SFD ) and United Natural Foods (Nasdaq: ...
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Waddell & Reed Financial (WDR) Share Price Target Lowered to $39.00 by Stifel ...
LocalizedUSA
Also, analysts at Sterne Agee upgraded shares of Waddell & Reed Financial from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note to investors on Monday, August 8th. They now have a $42.00 price target on the stock. Shares of Waddell & Reed ...
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Gabelli Analysts Initiate Coverage on Dana Holding (DAN)
LocalizedUSA
Equities research analysts at Gabelli initiated coverage on shares of Dana Holding (NYSE: DAN) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Zacks Investment Research downgraded ...
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Jefferies Analysts Upgrade A M Castle & Co (CAS) Shares to "Buy"
LocalizedUSA
AM Castle & Co (NYSE: CAS) was upgraded by equities research analysts at Jefferies to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. Separately, analysts at Zacks Investment Research reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of AM ...
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Texas Instruments (TXN) Earnings Estimates Cut by Analysts at JMP Securities
LocalizedUSA
Also, analysts at MKM Partners initiated coverage on shares of Texas Instruments in a research note to investors on Thursday, August 11st. They set a “neutral” rating and a $28.00 price target on the stock. Shares of Texas Instruments traded down 1.92% ...
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Ciena (CIEN) Earnings Estimates Raised by Analysts at Morgan Stanley (MS)
LocalizedUSA
Equities research analysts at Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) raised their earnings per share (EPS) estimates on shares of Ciena (NASDAQ: CIEN) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. They currently have an “equal weight” rating on the company's ...
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