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The Bell
Apr 1 2013 | 4:27 PM

On Monday, April 1, executives and guests of NJ Sharing Network will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to commemorate Donate Life Month, which takes place during the month of April to increase awareness of the life-saving benefits of organ and tissue donation.


To mark the occasion, Joe Roth, president and CEO, NJ Sharing Network, joined by members of the NJ Sharing Network Foundation as well as donor families and organ transplant recipients, will ring the NYSE Closing Bell.


About NJ Sharing Network & National Donate Life Month:

NJ Sharing Network is a non-profit, federally designated organization responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue for New Jersey residents in need of life-saving transplants. NJ Sharing Network partners with Donate...

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The Bell
Apr 1 2013 | 11:50 AM

On Monday, April 1, Executive Producer Frank Valentini, Head Writer Ron Carlivati, and cast members Tony Geary, Genie Francis, Kin Shriner, Jason Thompson, Kelly Monaco and Finola Hughes of ABC’s General Hospital  will visit the New York Stock Exchange and ring The Opening Bell® to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Emmy-award winning show.

About General Hospital

Named to Time’s “Top 100 Television Shows of All Time,” “General Hospital” continues its tradition of passion, intrigue and adventure that takes place in the fictional town of Port Charles in upstate New York. The glamour and excitement of those who have come to find their destinies in this familiar seaport town intertwine with the lives, loves and fortunes of beloved, well-known faces. And, as always, love and danger continue to abound on “General...

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Ahead of the Bell
Apr 1 2013 | 8:25 AM

Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 13 points and S&P futures are trading up 2 points.  Improving economic data from China and hopes for more monetary policy from global central banks is encouraging the risk on trade. With most major financial markets in Europe and Asia including Hong Kong and Australia closed for the Easter Holidays, investors will turn their focus to US equity markets.  A survey showed strong appetite for Chinese factory activity boosted domestic demand; a sign the underlying recovery could weather the patchy economic data.  Investors are optimistic that major central banks, such as the Bank of Japan, which is scheduled to meet later this week will provide more monetary stimulus to aid the global economic recovery. 

  • On the economic calendar today, ISM manufacturing index for March will be out following the opening bell, a reading of 54 is forecasted versus 54.2 for...
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Posted by: Parasnand Madho
Director, Market Watch & Corporate Actions
Mar 28 2013 | 5:45 PM

The schedule of economic releases for the week of April 1st is as follows:

  • Monday:  Motor Vehicle Sales, PMI Manufacturing Index, ISM Manufacturing Index, and Construction Spending
  • Tuesday:  ICSC-Goldman Store and Factory Orders
  • Wednesday:  MBA Purchase Applications, ADP Employment Report, and ISM Non-Manufacturing Index
  • Thursday:  Challenger Job-Cut, Jobless Claims, and Fed Balance Sheet
  • Friday:  Employment Situation, International Trade, and Consumer Credit

I spoke with Doreen Mogavero of Mogavero, Lee & Co., frequent commentator on Bloomberg Television and Fox Business News.  She will be watching a number of economic data points, including the overall market, 1st quarter earnings, employment data, weekly jobless claims, and inflation.

With the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting another all-time high this week and the broader S&P 500 index teetering close to its highest...

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Market Drivers
Mar 28 2013 | 5:37 PM
Ski resort of Krasnaya Polyana

Ski resort of Krasnaya Polyana (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As we head into the upcoming three day Easter weekend, the market has once again proven resilient in the face of global headwinds. Both the S&P 500 and DJIA at or close to new all-time highs, with any hint of selling pressure being offset by bargain hunters buying shares. Here are three things that have been driving the market this week:

Cyprus Bank...

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Posted by: Ronald Bohlert
Managing Director, Global Corporate Client Group