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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Beginning of Martial Law

this video should be a wake up call for all who are not in the know.

Lou Dobbs exposing the north american union

excellent video exposing the secret creation of NORTH AMERICAN UNION or NAU and was secretly passed by the BUSH ADMINISTRATION

MERGERS -- WORTH A LOOK

Watch for these consolidations in 2008.
>
> 1.) Hale Business Systems, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Fuller
> Brush, and W. R. Grace Co. Will merge and become:
> Hale, Mary, Fuller, Grace.
>
> 2.) PolyGram Records, Warner Bros., and Zest Crackers
> join forces and become:
> Poly, Warner Cracker.
>
> 3.) 3M will merge with Goodyear and become:
> MMMGood.
>
> 4. Zippo Manufacturing, Audi Motors, Dofasco, and
> Dakota Mining will merge and become:
> ZipAudiDoDa .
>
> 5. FedEx is expected to join its competitor, UPS, and
> become:
> FedUP.
>
> 6. Fairchild Electronics and Honeywell Computers will
> become:
> Fairwell Honeychild.
>
> 7. Grey Poupon and Docker Pants are expect ed to
> become:
> PouponPants.
>
> 8. Knotts Berry Farm and the National Organization of
> Women will become:
> Knott NOW!
>
> And finally ..
>
> 9. Victoria 's Secret and Smith &Wesson will merge
> under the new name:
> TittyTittyBang Bang

this is obviously a joke. do not trade on this info.
MERGERS -- WORTH A LOOK

Global food riots

Rice farmer in Indonesia.

A farmer sprays pesticide at a rice field in the Karawang regency, Indonesia. Photograph: Beawiharta/Reuters

Rising food prices could spark worldwide unrest and threaten political stability, the UN's top humanitarian official warned yesterday after two days of rioting in Egypt over the doubling of prices of basic foods in a year and protests in other parts of the world.

Sir John Holmes, undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs and the UN's emergency relief coordinator, told a conference in Dubai that escalating prices would trigger protests and riots in vulnerable nations. He said food scarcity and soaring fuel prices would compound the damaging effects of global warming. Prices have risen 40% on average globally since last summer.

"The security implications [of the food crisis] should also not be underestimated as food riots are already being reported across the globe," Holmes said. "Current food price trends are likely to increase sharply both the incidence and depth of food insecurity."

He added that the biggest challenge to humanitarian work is climate change, which has doubled the number of disasters from an average of 200 a year to 400 a year in the past two decades.

As well as this week's violence in Egypt, the rising cost and scarcity of food has been blamed for:

· Riots in Haiti last week that killed four people

· Violent protests in Ivory Coast

· Price riots in Cameroon in February that left 40 people dead

· Heated demonstrations in Mauritania, Mozambique and Senegal

· Protests in Uzbekistan, Yemen, Bolivia and Indonesia

UN staff in Jordan also went on strike for a day this week to demand a pay rise in the face of a 50% hike in prices, while Asian countries such as Cambodia, China, Vietnam, India and Pakistan have curbed rice exports to ensure supplies for their own residents.

Officials in the Philippines have warned that people hoarding rice could face economic sabotage charges. A moratorium is being considered on converting agricultural land for housing or golf courses, while fast-food outlets are being pressed to offer half-portions of rice.



Food price rises threaten global security - UN | Environment | The Guardian

Pre Market Trading indications

In reaction to strong earnings/guidance: ZZ +15.5% (also upgraded to Outperform at Morgan Keegan), CPKI +5.3%, SIG +5.2%, CC +4.9%, MIND +4.7%, WBSN +4.6%, XRM +3.1%...

M&A news: EPMD +87.2% ( to be acquired by St. Jude Medical; shareholders will receive $3.00), IOM +4.1% (EMC Corp to acquire Iomega in a cash tender offer of $3.85/share)...

Other news: SPR +10.7% (disclosed in 8-k that co and Boeing amended their existing B787 supply agreement), TGEN +9.9% (announces publication of preclinical data 'Supporting the Use' of AAV Vectors to deliver siRNA), CRXL +6.9% (Aeras, Crucell and SATVI announce 'Encouraging' preliminary results of tuberculosis vaccine clinical trial in South Africa), PMRY +5.6% (comments on Schedule 13D filing proposing $7.05/share takeover, co will consider offer), VASC +5.4% (announces settlement of patent litigation with Diomed; one-time payment of $3.586 mln to Diomed), FMD +2.9% (modestly rebounding after yesterday's decline 30%+), C +2.3% (near deal to sell $12 bln loans to private equity - FT), WBD +2.2% (Cramer makes positive comments on MadMoney), IBN +2.1% (still checking), ERIC +1.9% (chief reiterates outlook and plan to take market share - Bloomberg), HON +1.8% (wins $23 bln contract to supply next generation HTF7500-E turbofan propulsion system for New Embraer business jets), BP +1.5% (BP and ConocoPhillips plan Alaska gas pipeline - NY Times), AZN +1.5% (modestly rebounding after yesterday's decline), BA +1.3% (revises 787 first flight and delivery plans; adds schedule margin to reduce risk of further delays; 'no change to '08 earnings guidance'), CMCSA +1.2% (asks court to overturn FCC decision on set-top boxes -- Bloomberg), FRE +1.1% (requires remediation plan from PMI Mortgage Insurance after ratings downgrade)...

Analyst upgrades
: GTI +3.1% (upgraded to Outperform at Oppenheimer), FRP +2.2% (upgraded to Buy at Soleil)

Pre Market trading gap up & down

Gapping up: TGEN +22.0%, ZZ +11.1%, WBSN +6.2%, CPKI +5.3%, MIND +4.7%, IOM +3.8%, XRM +3.1%, SGR +3.0%, C +3.0%, WBD +2.2%, DELL +2.1%, ERIC +1.9%, HON +1.6%, AZN +1.5%, BP +1.3%, FRE +1.1%...

Gapping down:
ACAT -12.5%, FORM -7.6%, ACLI -7.2%, AMAG -6.4%, UBS -4.2%, IMNY -3.9%, CDS -3.3%, BBBY -3.0%, LEH -2.7%, BEN -2.4%, AMR -2.2%, WM -2.2%, SPSN -2.0%, EOG -1.8%, FDX -1.6%.

NYSE Arca pre market trading

NYSE Arca Morning Update for Wednesday, Apr 9, 2008 :

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
$136,097,346
QQQQ
$14,000,471
C
$7,624,982
AAPL
$4,626,745
IWM
$3,946,113
BP
$3,889,907
MWE
$3,755,524
GLD
$3,362,435
UPS
$2,649,997
UBS
$2,416,085
Stock
Share Volume
SPY
995,845
C
312,726
QQQQ
307,575
CC
176,965
MWE
120,650
ERIC
89,000
DELL
78,570
WM
72,233
UBS
69,800
BP
60,071

NYSE Arca Morning Update

Pre Market Trading Calls

  • AthenaHealth (NASDAQ: ATHN) started as Outperform at JMP Securities.
  • Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ: BBBY) cut to Sell at Piper Jaffray.
  • Canadian Natural Resources (NYSE: CNQ) raised to overweight at Lehman Brothers.
  • Clear Channel (NYSE: CCU) cut to Hold at Stanford Research.
  • Corinthian Colleges (NASDAQ: COCO) cut to Neutral at Piper Jaffray
  • Estee Lauder (NYSE: EL) cut to Sell at Piper Jaffray.
  • ITT Educational (NYSE: ESI) cut to Neutral at Piper Jaffray.
  • Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) cut to Market Perform at Bernstein.
  • Southern Copper (NYSE: PCU) started as Sell at Citigroup.
  • Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ: URBN) cut to Neutral at Piper Jaffray.


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Pre-Market Most Active Stocks - NASDAQ Premarket Trading

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)

Crucell NV
$17.88 $19.11 6.88% 4,402

LM Ericsson Telephone Company
$20.39 $20.74 1.72% 87,230

Dell Inc.
$19 $19.15 0.79% 25,100

Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.
$2.69 $2.70 0.37% 11,794

Apple Inc.
$152.84 $153.40 0.37% 15,396

PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1
$45.41 $45.46 0.11% 943,593

Baidu.com, Inc.
$295.95 $296 0.02% 3,550

As of 4/9/2008 8:03:54 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)

AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
$42.75 $38.46 10.04% 24,200

FormFactor, Inc.
$19.47 $17.90 8.06% 16,290

Antigenics Inc.
$3.03 $2.94 2.97% 8,026

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.
$30.93 $30.02 2.94% 4,950

Lihir Gold, Limited
$31.77 $30.97 2.52% 100,800

Retalix Ltd.
$14.63 $14.30 2.26% 5,000

Randgold Resources Limited
$52.96 $52.81 0.28% 4,400

Research in Motion Limited
$120.98 $120.90 0.07% 7,948

As of 4/9/2008 8:03:37 AM


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