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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Heath Ledger Cause of Death Confirmed: Prescription Drug Toxicity

Heath Ledger Cause of Death Confirmed: Prescription Drug Toxicity

(NaturalNews) Toxicology tests have now confirmed the cause of Heath Ledger's death. He was killed by a deadly combination of FDA-approved medications prescribed to him by his doctors. The drugs found in Ledger's system were OxyContin (a painkiller), Valium, Xanax (an antidepressant), Restoril, Unisom and Vicodin. This toxicology report ends any speculation that Ledger might have been killed by taking recreational drugs. The cause of death is now clearly FDA-approved pharmaceuticals.

As NaturalNews previously reported, FDA-approved pharmaceuticals kill at least 100,000 Americans each year

Economist: Expect Fed to lower Dow to 8,000

Economist: Expect Fed to lower Dow to 8,000



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Economist: Expect Fed to lower Dow to 8,000
Critic claims agreements involving billions used to shift market

Posted: February 05, 2008
10:11 pm Eastern

By Jerome R. Corsi
© 2008 WorldNetDaily

Consumers should expect a deep recession, triggered by the "stealth methodology" of the Federal Reserve to "depress" the market even while lowering interest rates in an ostensible effort to stimulate economic growth, an economic analyst is charging.

"The Federal Reserve is directly involved in manipulating the stock market," said economic analyst Mike Bolser in a telephone interview with WND yesterday.

The New York Stock Exchange finished the day down 108.03 points, closing at 12,635.16, much as Bolser predicted, despite recent emergency Fed rate cuts of 1.25 percentage points aimed at stimulating the economy.

"Fed wants the Dow Jones Industrial Average and other financial indicators to descend in a managed way," Bolser said. "The Fed wants to drive the DJIA toward the 8,000 level, or below, in order to help create a deep recession which will have the effect of slowing consumption across the board, and dampening the otherwise harmful effects of inflation.

"A falling DOW is only one element of the recession effects of the excessive Fed-created housing and credit creation, whose bubbles are now bursting," he added.

"Without this recession, we would be on quick trip to hyper-inflation,"

Idaho Observer: Chemtrails:GAO report admits "chaff"

Lab report reveals much more

Idaho Observer: Chemtrail Contents:

Regardless, some members of this family are very sick. On May 23, after a hard rain the day before, they a noticed glittering substance and a pinkish-colored powder substance on the roof of their house. They then noticed the glittering substance on many surfaces, even the dashboard of the family car. Both substances were collected and sent to a lab for analysis.

Among the substances found to be in the samples were several that should simply not be there:

6 bacteria, including anthrax and pneumonia

9 chemicals including acetylcholine chloride

26 heavy metals including arsenic, gold, lead,mercury, silver, uranium and zinc

4 molds and fungi

7 viruses

2 cancers

2 vaccines

2 sedatives

Over the last several months, The IO has received a significant increase in chemtrail-related calls and letters. Most report a dramatic increase in chemtrail "spraying" activity in their areas; some are reporting the development of chronic flu-like symptoms, chronic fatigue and body aches that they have never before experienced.



-we are being sprayed with a horrific chemical stew. other reports have found the aids virus in aerosolized chemtrails! -st0ckman


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Markets Feel January Lows Will Soon Be Tested - Trader Talk with Bob Pisani - CNBC.com

Trader Talk with Bob Pisani - CNBC.com

Markets Feel January Lows Will Soon Be Tested

Futures are up slightly after yesterday's 90 percent downside day. The problem with yesterday is that it clearly reinforced the notion that we are still in a downtrend; many now expect the January lows to be tested. The Dow is down nearly 500 points in the last two trading sessions.

Elsewhere:

1) I said yesterday an offer was imminent from BHP

BHP Billiton Ltd
BHP

69.48 UNCH 0%
NYSE




[BHP 69.48 --- UNCH (0%) ] for Rio Tinto [RTP 421.5 --- UNCH (0%) ] , and it did come. Unfortunately, BHP offered only 13 percent more than their initial offer; this was well below the 20 to 30 percent improvement many felt was necessary to make the offer a "can't refuse" proposal.

Aluminum Corp of China

Aluminum Corporation of China Ltd
ACH

39.51 UNCH 0%
NYSE




[ACH 39.51 --- UNCH (0%) ] and Alcoa [AA 32.67 --- UNCH (0%) ] , which own 9 percent of Rio Tinto, are the question marks. They have the Chinese government in the form of funding from China Development Bank behind them, and it is clear China does not want the power that a combined BHP-Rio deal would represent. China is a net importer of iron ore, remember, and they don't want so much control in one company.

Another wrinkle: there is now talk that Japan's anti-trust watchdog may also oppose the deal and has begun talks with its European counterparts to stop the deal.

Elsewhere:

1) Disney

Walt Disney Co
DIS

30.07 UNCH 0%
NYSE




[DIS 30.07 --- UNCH (0%) ] up 5 percent as they beat estimates, revenues also stronger than expected; unfortunately the report offered no guidance. However, several of their divisions turned in strong performances; Parks and Resorts were up 11 percent, for example. Consumer Products were also strong.

2) Time Warner

Time Warner Inc
TWX

15.4 UNCH 0%
NYSE




[TWX 15.4 --- UNCH (0%) ] reported earnings roughly in line with estimates, and said they expect adjusted EBITDA growth of 7-9 percent (EBITDA, a rough measure of cash flow, is the standard metric for valuing media companies).

3) Kellog

Kellogg Co
K

48.15 UNCH 0%
NYSE




[K 48.15 --- UNCH (0%) ] has reaffirmed their full year earnings guidance. Kellogg, along with many food companies, have complained about the greatly increased costs of grain and other commodities; they noted that they have hedged approximately 70 percent of its commodity exposure.



French judges probe firms over vaccinations -source | Industries | Healthcare | Reuters

French judges probe firms over vaccinations -source | Industries | Healthcare | Reuters


From 1994 to 1998, almost two thirds of the French population and almost all newborn babies were vaccinated against hepatitis B, but the campaign was suspended after concerns arose about possible secondary effects from the treatments.

Some 30 plaintiffs have launched a civil action in the case, including the families of five people who died after vaccination. (Reporting by Thierry Leveque; Writing by James Mackenzie; Editing by David Holmes)


NYSE Arca Morning Update

NYSE Arca Morning Update


NYSE Arca Morning Update for Wednesday, Feb 6, 2008 :


Stocks trading on NYSE Arca at a price more than 15% away from the previous trade day's consolidated close price. (As of 08:30:00 ET)

Stock
Tuesday's Close Current Price Pct Chng Current NYSE Arca Vol
OFI

$2.52

$3.65

45%

8,699

MFLX

$13.28

$18.35

38%

14,270

ORCT

$6.82

$8.78

29%

47,639

FORM

$23.48

$17.85

( 24%)

88,649

JDSU

$10.18

$12.40

22%

57,458

NSR

$28.82

$23.99

( 17%)

20,371

10 Most Active stocks on NYSE Arca as of 08:30:00 ET

Based on Dollar Volume: Based on Share Volume:
Stock
Dollar Volume
SPY
$170,326,504
QQQQ
$16,478,267
GLD
$11,633,228
BHP
$6,710,078
GOOG
$6,639,424
DIS
$6,614,967
SAP
$4,970,163
IWM
$4,581,724
AAPL
$3,309,754
NOK
$2,509,082
Stock
Share Volume
SPY
1,264,239
QQQQ
375,223
DIS
207,994
GLD
131,382
ALU
127,112
SAP
104,600
BHP
99,920
FORM
88,649
NOK
71,520
IWM
64,950

BHP Billiton bids for Rio Tinto: Associated Press Business News - MSN Money

BHP Billiton bids for Rio Tinto:


BHP Billiton is offering 3.4 of its shares for every one Rio Tinto share, an increase from the initial informal proposal of three-for-one, the Melbourne-based company said. The offer applies to both companies in the Rio Tinto Group, the Australian-listed company Rio Tinto Ltd. and British-listed Rio Tinto PLC.

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Top 10 Pre-Market Analyst Calls (CLX, EL, LAMR, RF, TMA, AMT, CCI, EXPE, OWW, PCLN, F, GM)

Here are some of the top individual analyst calls in pre-market trading:

  • Clorox (NYSE: CLX) downgraded to Underweight at Lehman.
  • Estee Lauder (NYSE: EL) raised to Equal-weight at Lehman.
  • Lamar Advertising (NASDAQ: LAMR) started as Buy at Jefferies.
  • Regions Financial (NYSE: RF) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Citigroup.
  • Thornburg Mortgage (NYSE: TMA) raised to Buy from Hold at Jefferies.

Below are some sector calls:

  • COMM. TOWERS: American Tower (NYSE: AMT) & Crown Castle (NYSE: CCI) raised to Buy from Neutral at UBS.
  • ONLINE TRAVEL DOWNGRADES: Expedia (NASDAQ: EXPE) downgraded to Underweight at Morgan Stanley. Priceline.com (NASDA: PCLN) and Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW) downgraded to Equal-Weight at Morgan Stanley. There was an upgrade though, as Credit Suisse raised its Expedia (NASDAQ: EXPE) raised to Outperform from Neutral.
  • US AUTO's: Ford (NYSE: F) downgraded to Peer Perform from Outperform at Bear Stearns. General Motors (NYSE: GM) downgraded to Underperform at Bear Stearns.


Pre-Market Most Active Stocks - NASDAQ Premarket

Pre-Market Most Active Stocks - NASDAQ Premarket


NASDAQ - Pre-Market Ten Most Advanced

Active Share Volume Declined

Symbol

Company Name

Market
Close
Last Sale (Pre-Market) % Change
(Pre-Market)
Share
Volume

(Pre-Market)

Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc.
$13.23 $19.20 45.12% 4,469

Orckit Communications, Limited
$6.79 $8.15 20.03% 14,160

JDS Uniphase Corporation
$10.16 $12.17 19.78% 10,778

Millicom International Cellular S.A.
$101.05 $106 4.90% 9,100

Invitrogen Corporation
$83.43 $87 4.28% 23,170

Acergy S.A.
$17.75 $18.48 4.11% 5,600

CNET Networks, Inc.
$8.29 $8.60 3.74% 4,000

Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd.
$15.90 $16.45 3.46% 10,644

Randgold Resources Limited
$42.60 $44 3.29% 6,733

SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc.
$7.36 $7.55 2.58% 25,455

As of 2/6/2008 8:09:55 AM

NASDAQ - Pre-Market Ten Most Declined

Active Share Volume Advanced

Symbol

Company Name

Market
Close
Last Sale (Pre-Market) % Change
(Pre-Market)
Share
Volume

(Pre-Market)

FormFactor, Inc.
$23.19 $17.40 24.97% 91,593

Riverbed Technology, Inc.
$22.14 $19.05 13.96% 34,910

IDM Pharma, Inc.
$3.81 $3.50 8.14% 82,739

Double-Take Software, Inc.
$15.30 $14.25 6.86% 4,000

Level 3 Communications, Inc.
$3.26 $3.22 1.23% 6,100

Expedia, Inc.
$22.15 $22 0.68% 5,100

LM Ericsson Telephone Company
$20.63 $20.52 0.54% 12,500

Shire plc
$56.14 $56.03 0.20% 4,100

Sun Microsystems, Inc.
$16.53 $16.50 0.18% 4,000

As of 2/6/2008 8:09:51 AM



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