Archive for June, 2011

CA-CANADA Summary (Reuters)

June 30, 2011
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LSE, TMX abort their merger, leaving both in play TORONTO/LONDON (Reuters) – The London Stock Exchange’s C$3.6 billion ($3.7 billion) plan to buy its Toronto counterpart collapsed on Wednesday in the face of a competing bid led by Canadian banks, leaving the UK exchange itself vulnerable to takeover. The failure, which follows Singapore Exchange...
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Wall St posts biggest 3-day surge in three months (Reuters)

June 30, 2011
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street closed its best three-day run in three months on Wednesday after the Greek parliament approved austerity measures to avoid defaulting on its debt.
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MacBook Air rumor roundup: Sandy Bridge, Thunderbolt, and back to black? (Digital Trends)

June 29, 2011
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MacBook Air rumor roundup: Sandy Bridge, Thunderbolt, and back to black? 
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Pope sends first tweet, does so using iPad 2 (Yahoo! News)

June 29, 2011
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Pope sends first tweet, does so using iPad 2 
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ABS: Utility to recoup power-project costs via securitization (Reuters)

June 29, 2011
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NEW YORK, June 28 (IFR) – Entergy Louisiana, LLC is the first utility to be approved to use a securitization to recover costs from a canceled power-plant project, and will issue US$200m in so-called senior secured investment recovery bonds, according to an S-3 filed Friday by the company with the SEC.
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Asia markets up as fears of economic slowdown ease (AP)

June 29, 2011
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BANGKOK – Signs that a global economic slowdown may be less serious than previously thought and a recovery in manufacturing in post-quake Japan sent Asian stock markets higher Wednesday.
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Watch the Pope Send His First Tweet on an iPad (The Atlantic Wire)

June 28, 2011
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Today was a day for somehow religious social media. Lady Gaga joined Tumblr with a blog called Amen†Fashion. The Pope joined Twitter, sent his first tweet using an iPad, uploaded a video of him tweeting on an iPad, and managed (so far) not to get a single negative YouTube comment about it. Nice try, Lady Gaga. The...
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Google launches tool to convert Flash into iPhone-friendly HTML5 (Digital Trends)

June 28, 2011
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Google launches tool to convert Flash into iPhone-friendly HTML5 
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Google Labs on Tuesday launched an experimental product that promises to convert .SWF files into HMTL5, making formerly-Flash files compatible with mobile devices that include Apple’s iPad and iPhone. The web-based tool, dubbed Swiffy, won’t convert pages that have .SWF embedded, rather individual Flash files must be uploaded to the site and Swiffy then...
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SEC secures $230M in Conn. fraud investigation (AP)

June 28, 2011
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HARTFORD, Conn. – Federal financial regulators have secured $230 million from an offshore bank account linked to a Connecticut-based financier who’s accused of running a massive investment fraud, authorities said Tuesday.
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Strong Nike earnings help lead stocks higher (AP)

June 28, 2011
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NEW YORK – Maybe the global economy isn’t in such bad shape after all.
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