The long and the short of it? On
, left-leaning economist John Kenneth Galbraith - who stood 6 feet,
8 inches - temporarily triumphed over laissez-faire champion Milton
Friedman, who topped out at 5'0.″ (Never mind that the latter will
always be the true giant to many of us.) On a bad day for
(INDEXDJX:.DJI) dropped by triple digits amid more political
mayhem. It was an especially tall Sir Lancelot - or
(OTCMKTS:BURBY), which imploded 8.39% after
) picked off its top executive.
With nothing else working in our nation's capital,
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
did prove profitable, as
CEO saw his stock surge
4.08%. Also bucking a bad tape was an
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) is surging some 5.42% after it beat the Street this morning.
Today in economics, the Fed will release its Beige Book, detailing
economic conditions in a dozen districts, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern.
Hump Day of the first full week for third quarter earnings
announcements is upon us, with
Bank of America
International Business Machines
(PEP) among a multitude of big names due to report results.
(ALK): Shares, soft of late, get upgraded to Outperform from
In-line Imperial Capital, which also increases its price objective
by $7 to $70 from $63. The broker believes competitive concerns
(DAL) may be overstated.
): Deutsche Bank adds the stock to its Short Term Buy List.
(BT): The British telecom titan is bucking a broadly lower London
tape today after being added to the Conviction Buy list at Goldman
(SCHW): The stock, up sharply yesterday, is now Neutral from Sell
at Compass Point amid an increasingly attractive interest rate
environment. Its price objective, previously $17, gets taken to
(OTCMKTS:DPSGY): HSBC Securities hoists the stock to Neutral from
(EW): EW is increased to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup.
(INTC): The semiconductor stock, a key
(INDEXDJX:.DJI) component, gets a Buy-from-Hold aprÃ¨s-earnings
upgrade at B. Riley & Co.
(JNPR): MKM Partners takes the tech stock to Buy from Neutral.
Marsh & McLennan
(MMC): Credit Suisse moves its fellow financial firm to Outperform
Melco Crown Entertainment
(MPEL): Jefferies juices its investment assessment to Buy from
publisher is hoisted to Hold from Sell at SociÃ©tÃ© GÃ©nÃ©rale.
(S): Shares get upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie.
(YHOO): CrÃ©dit Agricole raises its rating to Outperform from
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