The borrowing costs for France, Spain and many other Eurozone countries have soared to its peak, for example France debt is rising to approximately 87%...

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ)- Johnson & Johnson and Synthes, Inc., a manufacturer of orthopaedic devices, announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Johnson & Johnson will acquire Synthes for CHF159 per share, or $21.3 billion. French nuclear reactor maker Areva (CEPFi.PA) and utility GDF Suez (GSZ.PA) are set to announce a partnership...

1) United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) United Parcel Service, Inc. is a package delivery company. The Company delivers packages each business day for 1.8 million shipping customers to 6.1 million consignees in over 200 countries and territories. Its primary business is the time-definite delivery of packages and documents worldwide. The UPS service portfolio also includes...

Google Inc. (GOOG) Android operating system for the tablets, Kunimasa Suzuki, Sony’s head of personal computers, said in Tokyo today. The models, whose prices weren’t disclosed, would go on sale in autumn, the company said in a statement. Coinstar Inc. (CSTR) : SAC Capital Advisors LP reported a 6.5 percent passive stake in the operator of Redbox DVD vending machines....

1) ABB Ltd. (NYSE:ABB)- Down 0.04% to $25.33. Shares of ABB Limited booked a new 52 week high today by trading above $25.39, traders are definitely monitoring ABB’s price action to see if this move attracts further buying into the stock. ABB Limited provides power and automation technologies. The Zurich Switzerland based company operates under segments that include...

South Korea’s, Samsung filed patent lawsuits against Apple (AAPL) over smartphone technology- The Asian giant,South Korea’s, Samsung is at war with the US Apple Inc. (AAPL) about iPhone and iPad patents. Samsung is accusing Apple of violating its rights to 10 smartphone and computer patents. Japan facing Greece-style debt crisis, $50bn emergency budget- The...

Hardware Earnings- Data Center Group revenue at Intel (INTC) rose 32% in the last quarter, wheeras revenue from sales of IBM’s (IBM) System z mainframe server products rose 41% last quarter. IBM (IBM) has reported a 10 per cent rise in net income to $ 2.86 billion in the January—March quarter of 2011 on account of robust growth in hardware and software business. Intel...

The world’s largest electronics retailer by sales Best Buy Co. (BBY) plan to grow its online and mobile businesses while scaling back its “big box” retail space as part of a broader strategy to combat declining sales and rising competition. China’s economy grew at a slightly slower rate in the first quarter, as food prices continued to surge and...

XEROX CORP (XRX)- Xerox Corporation engages in the production and sale of document systems and services for businesses. It offers a range of color, and black-and-white multifunction devices; and printers, copier fax products, and document related software solutions. The company also provides business process and information technology outsourcing services comprising claims...

NYSE Arca, wholly-owned subsidiary of NYSE Euronext (NYX), began trading the IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF under the ticker symbol “QAI.” The ETF is sponsored by IndexIQ Advisors LLC. The IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF is the first ETF to track hedge fund replication and the first product by IndexIQ Advisors to list on NYSE Arca. The Fund’s investment...

Stock exchange operator NYSE Euronext, which includes the Amsterdam bourse, made a net loss of $1.34bn in the fourth quarter of 2008, compared with net profit of $154m in the year-earlier period. The results were hurt by impairment of certain goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets related to the merger of NYSE Group and Euronext, as “adverse equity-market...

NYSE Euronext 2009 CEO Report The NYSE Euronext 2009 CEO Report, conducted by Opinion Research Corporation, “Managing During Economic Turbulence,” focuses on how CEOs of NYSE Euronext-listed companies are dealing with an uncertain economy.  The report highlights several themes including: a change in perceptions about the global economy, greater difficulty attracting...

Anyway, I am very suspicious when a longstanding privately-held corporation decides its time to go public.It usually means they have wrung all the profits and growth prospects out of it and want to relieve themselves of holding the stock bag when the company goes public. But the answer is, What to do when other people won’t lend you their money, and How to avoid...

Private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., which gained recognition by taking RJ Reynolds private more than three decades ago and now controls hospital operator HCA and many other companies, said Sunday it will go public on the New York Stock Exchange through a takeover of its Amsterdam-listed affiliate investment fund KKR Private Equity Investors LP. The...