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2011-06-07 09:43:00

Medicaid provisions of PPACA health care law should be struck down as coercive; 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear oral argument on Wednesday AUSTIN, Texas, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Professor Richard A. Epstein of the University of Chicago, New York University, and the Hoover Institution, has joined Mario Loyola, director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation's Center for Tenth Amendment Studies, as a co-author of an op-ed in today's Wall Street Journal challenging...

2011-06-02 08:32:00

RICHMOND, Va., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BB&T Capital Markets equity research analysts have received some of the top honors among peers for stock recommendations and earnings estimates in two independent national surveys, conducted by StarMine/Thompson Reuters and The Best on the Street, conducted by The Wall Street Journal. The StarMine survey also recognized BB&T Capital Markets again this year as one of the most productive brokers in the U.S. based on its ratio of individual...

2011-05-31 12:15:00

NEW YORK, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The depiction of the economy in U.S. newspapers continued to be more negative than positive in May, lengthening a long-term trend held since November 2007. In May, the Dow Jones Economic Sentiment Indicator hit 46.6, unchanged since April and more than 3 points away from the positive side of the 100-point scale. "The story from the ESI is the same: press perceptions of the economy remain steady at an unspectacular level," said Dow Jones Newswires...

2011-05-10 10:04:00

MILWAUKEE, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Equity Research group at Baird received its highest rank to date in The Wall Street Journal's 19th annual "Best on the Street" survey released May 10. Out of 86 research houses Baird tied two other firms in receiving the second highest number of awards, with seven analysts recognized among the top five stock-pickers in their respective industry sectors. "We are very pleased to continue to be recognized among the top firms in our business," said...

2011-05-10 08:49:00

CHICAGO, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, today announced that six of its equity analysts have been honored in The Wall Street Journal's 19th annual Best on the Street analyst survey, published today. Three Morningstar analysts ranked #1, two ranked #2, and one ranked #5 in their respective industries. Morningstar was one of only three research firms that had three analysts who received #1 rankings....

2011-05-10 08:48:00

NEW YORK, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard & Poor's Equity Research Services is proud to note that ten of its equity analysts have been ranked as "Best on the Street" in The Wall Street Journal's annual survey of equity analysts for 2010, more than any firm in the survey. Airlines equity analyst Jim Corridore received the award for the sixth time. Analysts Joseph Agnese, Michael Jaffe, and Efraim Levy are three-time recipients of this prestigious recognition. In addition,...

2011-05-05 15:32:11

Asian students study twice as many hours, says UC San Diego economist It's officially the "Year of the Rabbit" on the Chinese calendar. But 2011 might be better known as the "Year of the Tiger Mother." In early January, Yale law professor Amy Chua published a critique of coddling Western-style parenting in The Wall Street Journal, "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior." The essay, summarizing her book "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" "“ in which she details, among other things, how she...

2011-05-04 09:07:00

Largest increase since March 2008 MCLEAN, Va., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY saw increases in total average circulation up 2,477 copies or .1% year-over-year. The increase is the largest increase since March 2008. According to the latest Audit Bureau of Circulation report, USA TODAY's daily total circulation was 1,829,099 for the period ending March 31, 2011. USA TODAY's print circulation remains the largest in the country with 1,788,852 copies sold per day. USA TODAY's print...

2011-05-02 12:15:00

NEW YORK, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dow Jones Economic Sentiment Indicator in April landed slightly higher than the February figure, wiping out the large decline seen in March. The ESI hit 46.6 last month, up from 43.2 in March and just above the 46.5 tracked in February. "The rebound suggests the March number was a blip, probably caused by the after-effects of Japan's earthquake and Tsunami," said Dow Jones Newswires "Money Talks" columnist Alen Mattich. The ESI is determined by...

2011-04-27 12:17:00

NEW YORK, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gene Marcial, who wrote the market-moving column "Inside Wall Street" at BusinessWeek for more than 25 years, has started writing a new column at Forbes.com. His new column, called "Street Beat," will maintain Mr. Marcial's trademark theme of providing readers with behind-the-scenes investment opportunities. Through the column, he provides an experienced insight into stock investing and perspective on Wall Street activity. Mr. Marcial talks...


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