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2008-09-24 09:00:29

A stage musical version of the 1991 novel and 2000 film "American Psycho" reportedly is in development and heading to Broadway. Bret Easton Ellis penned the 1980s-set book on which the movie starring Christian Bale was based. Variety.com said a development team is looking for someone to write the score and the book for the musical, which, like the novel and movie, is about a Wall Street banker who leads the double life of a serial killer. The entertainment industry trade paper said no...

2008-09-14 09:00:00

The field of possible buyers for Lehman Brothers narrowed Saturday, but the parties involved in the discussions over the wounded investment bank's future were at loggerheads over how to finance the rescue. An investment banking official said Bank of America Corp. and Britain's Barclays PLC have emerged as the front-runners for Lehman Brothers after a possible cash injection from its rival Wall Street banks and brokerages. Top officials from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department...

2008-09-04 12:00:28

Wall Street News Alert's "stocks to watch" this morning are: Welwind Energy International Corp. (OTCBB: WWEI), Evergreen Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESLR), ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE). To receive FREE Mobile Stock Alerts formatted especially for your cell phone, text the word "press" in the subject line to 79704. *** This free service can be discontinued at any time by replying to any one of the alerts with the word "stop." There is major breaking news...

2008-09-03 00:00:09

By Stephen Foley As Lehmans talks to Korea Development Bank about a potential $6bn cash injection, Stephen Foley looks at the range of options the one- time bastion of Wall Street has in its battle to remain independent Business Analysis Senior executives at Lehman Brothers have been dusting off their Korean phrase books again, as the on-off talks with the country's state-owned bank appeared to be back on. We may find out in the next few days whether they need to book themselves in for a...

2008-08-31 00:00:17

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street tumbled Friday after the government said personal incomes fell last month by the largest amount in nearly three years while consumer spending slowed. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 170 points, while a disappointing profit report from computer maker Dell Inc. weighed on the technology-heavy Nasdaq composite index. Meanwhile, investors charted the path of Hurricane Gustav as it heads toward the Gulf of Mexico and its oil...

2008-08-14 09:01:03

Wall Street News Alert's "stocks to watch" this morning are: Southridge Enterprises, Inc. (OTCBB: SRDG), Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) and CACI International Inc (NYSE: CAI). To receive FREE Mobile Stock Alerts formatted especially for your cell phone, text the word "press" in the subject line to 79704. *** This free service can be discontinued at any time by replying to any one of the alerts with the word "stop." Southridge Enterprises, Inc. (OTCBB: SRDG) has...

2008-08-05 09:01:02

Wall Street News Alert's "stocks to watch" this morning are: VIPR Industries Inc. (PINKSHEETS: VIPR), Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFMI), Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) and Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT). To receive FREE Mobile Stock Alerts formatted especially for your cell phone, text the word "STOCK" in the subject line to 79704. *** This free service can be discontinued at any time by replying to any one of the alerts with the word "stop." VIPR Industries Inc. (PINKSHEETS:...

2008-08-04 00:00:09

Fox International Channels (FIC) and The Wall Street Journal Digital Network today announced an agreement to jointly promote and sell The Wall Street Journal Americas, wsj.com's Spanish and Portuguese-language online section focusing on Latin America. The Wall Street Journal Americas can be found via a new dedicated URL, www.wsjamericas.com. Under the agreement, FIC's television and online properties in Latin America will promote The Wall Street Journal Americas online section to...

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2008-07-23 12:05:00

Yahoo!'s second-quarter financial results did little to bolster the case for why the company should remain independent. Executives of the widely used Internet portal reported July on 22 that profits fell 19%, to $131 million, in the three months ended in June, in large part because of spending cutbacks by online marketers in the face of a weakening U.S. economy. "We continue to see softness in finance, travel, and retail [advertising] -- all areas impacted by recent economic events," Yahoo...

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2008-07-16 09:00:00

As Deutsche Bank closes its film financing unit and walks away from a $450m investment in Paramount, Wall Street is wondering whether movies have lost their magic. Business Analysis Think of it as the same sort of alchemy that briefly turned sub- prime mortgages into investment grade bonds (before they turned back again into the financial equivalent of toxic waste). Those oversize brains inside Wall Street's top investment banks, hedge funds and private equity firms have, for the past half-...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'