Archive for August 23rd, 2013

Connectivity issue between Nasdaq and Arca preceded outage – source

August 23, 2013
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By Jed Horowitz, Lauren Tara LaCapra and Herbert Lash
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Wall Street Week Ahead: Economic data to steer bets on Fed’s next move

August 23, 2013
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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street just went through its weakest three-week period since November, not to mention a panicky spell when the Nasdaq stock market ground to a halt. But that doesn’t mean the pain is over.
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Syrian conflict hits ‘shameful milestone’

August 23, 2013
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By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – The number of Syrian children forced to flee their devastated homeland reached 1 million on Friday, half of all the refugees driven abroad by a conflict that shows no sign of ending, the United Nations said.
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Live coverage: Egyptian Brotherhood declares ‘Friday of Martyrs’

August 23, 2013
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The Muslim Brotherhood, which was been devastated by arrests and a government crackdown, have dubbed today, “Friday of Martyrs.” It remains to be seen if they can create the large, city-wide protests of previous weeks. The army deployed security early throughout the city and although there are several rallies and marches, so far they...
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Drop in home sales saps early gain on Wall Street

August 23, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — An early gain on Wall Street has faded at midday after the government reported that sales of new homes plunged.
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Carol Schleif, Regional Chief Investment Officer of Asset Management at Abbot Downing, Interviews with The Wall Street Transcript: Investing Through Asset Managers For Global Exposure

August 23, 2013
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67 WALL STREET, New York – August 23, 2013 – The Wall Street Transcript has just published its International Investing and Other Strategies Report offering a timely review of the sector to serious investors and industry executives. This special feature contains expert industry commentary through in-depth interviews with Money Managers. The full issue is...
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What are the West’s military options in Syria?

August 23, 2013
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Following reports of a large-scale chemical weapons strike, pressure is mounting on the United States and its Western allies to act to halt the violence in Syria.
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Police in Vegas say plot to kill officers thwarted

August 23, 2013
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A couple spent hundreds of hours over four months plotting to abduct, torture and kill Las Vegas police officers as a way to attract attention to their anti-authority “sovereign citizens” movement, police said.
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Indonesia announces steps to stem currency slide

August 23, 2013
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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has announced measures to reduce its current account deficit as Southeast Asia’s largest economy suffers a slumping currency and stock market.
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Earnings schedule for the week of 8/26/2013

August 23, 2013
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Major companies scheduled to report quarterly earnings next week:
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