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  • Fannie and Freddie Share Continue Selloff. Both Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC) shares are poised to continue their selloff which began yesterday. Shares sold off yesterday after the Senate introduced a bill that would continue government backing of mortgages, but would wind down t
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  • China Data Sends Markets Lower. Chinese exports tumbled -18.1% in February after expanding +10.6% in January missing economist estimates of +6.8% by a wide margin. Some are questioning whether the data was distorted by the Lunar New Year holiday and fake invoicing that boosted the data a ye
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  • Economy Adds 175,000 Jobs in February. After two disappointing job reports in December and January the Labor Department reported that 175,000 jobs were added in February. Economists had expected only 157,000 new jobs would have been created for the month. The unemployment rate did rise to
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  • Obama to Unveil New $1.4 Trillion Budget. President Obama is scheduled to unveil his new $1.4T budget today that most economists say has little chance of passing Congress. The budget includes expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit to 13.5M childless workers. The 10-year $60B cost would be m
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  • Gunman Storm Buildings in Ukraine. In Ukraine’s Crimea region gunmen stormed government buildings replacing the Ukrainian flag with the Russian flag. Ukraine’s provisional government said they are taking measures “to counter extremist actions.” Russia has a naval base in the area and Uk
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  • Bank of America Faces More Lawsuits. Bank of America ( BAC) is again being investigated by the U.S. Attorney’s Office with regards to the Federal Housing Administration's direct endorsement program. This is occurring while authorities in North America, Europe and Asia are probing BofA's co
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  • Panic for people with Bitcoins. One of the largest Bitcoin exchanges has disappeared causing the price of Bitcoins to tank. One of the world’s largest Bitcoin exchanges Mt Gox website is gone. Reports say that the company may have experienced a major security breach and is about to go bank
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  • Actavis to Buy Forest Labs. Generic drug maker Actavis PLC (ACT) will buy Forest Labs (FRX) for approximately $25 billion in cash and stock. Actavis will pay $89.48 per share, representing a premium of 25% to Forest's closing price on Friday. The offer comprises $26.04 in cash and 0.330
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  • Twitter Share Lock-Up Expiring. The first lock-up period after Twitter's ( TWTR) successful IPO is due to expire tomorrow. This will allow non-executive employees, which hold 9.87M shares to sell their stock. The expiration of the lock-up period will increase the number of outstanding trada
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  • Cisco Shares Lower on Quarterly Results. Cisco Systems ( CSCO) reported their FQ2 earnings with mixed results.  The company reported EPS of $0.47 beating Wall Street estimates by +$0.01. But net profit at the company declined 55% to $1.4B after the company took a $655M charge due to me
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