Articles By Balasubramanyam Seshan
An economist at Wells Fargo Securities expects homebuilding to improve modestly in 2012, with most of the gains coming from apartment construction.
Housing starts rose much more than expected during November, as unseasonably warm weather allowed builders to begin work on more projects than they usually do in November.
The top after-market NASDAQ Stock Market gainers are: Research In Motion, FSI International, Cintas, Suffolk Bancorp, and Westell Technologies. The top after-market NASDAQ Stock Market losers are: Oracle, L & L Energy, Columbia Laboratories, Epoch Investment Partners, and Autodesk.
The top after-market NASDAQ stock market gainers are: Clearwire, Patterson-UTI Energy, MicroStrategy, VIVUS and Zions Bancorp. The top after-market NASDAQ stock market losers are: II-VI, SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Harmonic, Columbia Laboratories and Extreme Networks.
The much-awaited Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, is finally in Verizon Wireless stores and available online for $299.99 with a two-year contract. The smartphone battle can only get more intense, with the LG Nitro HD and the Galaxy Nexus squaring off against each other.
The top pre-market NASDAQ stock market gainers are: Merge Healthcare, Sequenom, LM Ericsson Telephone, Unilife, and Amarin. The top pre-market NASDAQ stock market losers are: ZAGG, Zions Bancorp, Sina, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, and Research In Motion.
Robert W. Baird downgraded its rating on shares of RSC Holdings Inc. (NYSE: RRR) to "neutral" from "outperform" following United Rentals Inc.'s (NYSE: URI) intention to buy RSC Holdings for $18 per share.
The Senate-passed bill is a two-month extension of the 2 percent payroll tax holiday, federal support of unemployment benefits and an extension of expiring Medicare provisions.
Recently, non-farm employment in New Jersey has been shaky, with employment falling in two of the last three months. Much of the job loss has been in the leisure and hospitality and information sectors, said an economist at Wells Fargo Securities.
The battle between smartphones with near identical specifications is getting more intense day-by-day. Among those phones with similar features are the HTC Vivid and the LG Nitro HD. However, the Nitro HD outshines the Vivid, with a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and its True HD AH-IPS display.