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Mar 4 2014 | 6:06 PM | Posted by:

Each year, investors file shareholder proposals with public companies to requesting that their proposals be included for a vote at the next annual meeting of shareholders. 

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Jan 29 2014 | 5:24 PM | Posted by:

Even as an improving US economy sparked renewed interest in US stocks last year, trading in international equities listed on NYSE markets remained solid, approaching $3.1 trillion.

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End of Day Report
Apr 14 2014 | 4:34 PM

U.S. stocks rallied on Monday, with the Dow finishing 146 points higher as better results out of banking group and an upside surprise in March retail sales raised sentiment.  All major sectors rose on the S&P 500 with Energy and Technology leading the move higher.  Telecomm and Healthcare were the notable laggards.  Gold and Oil are higher and the dollar rallied after spending several days under pressure. 


Retail sales were up 1.1% m/m in March, slightly ahead of consensus expectations for 1% increase, the Commerce Dept. said on Monday.  The reading, which was the biggest increase since September 2012, fits with other signs of renewed recovery traction in March under more normalized weather conditions.  Of note, recent corporate commentary highlighted similar hopes around weather reprieve which could overshadow weaker Q1 results.  The news helped boost the dollar as well as equities. 


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The Bell
Apr 14 2014 | 4:30 PM

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On Monday, April 14, executives of York, PA-based Glatfelter (NYSE: GLT), a global supplier of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials, visited the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to celebrate the company’s 150th anniversary of founding.

To mark the occasion, Dante C. Parrini, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Glatfelter, joined by members of the company’s management team and Board of Directors, rang The Closing Bell.

About Glatfelter

Celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2014, Glatfelter is a global supplier of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered...

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The Bell
Apr 14 2014 | 11:07 AM

Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission critical applications, led by President and CEO John Stroup, visited the New York Stock Exchange and rang The Opening Bell®.

About Belden

St. Louis−based Belden Inc. delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today's applications, Belden is at the center...

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Apr 14 2014 | 10:08 AM

From The Trading Floor: Positive earnings and better than expected retail sales have stocks trading in positive territory in a holiday shortened week

  • Retail Sales increased in March by the most since September 2012 as Americans bought more cars, clothing and garden supplies. Retail Sales increased 1.1% beating the consensus estimate of 0.9% as the economy recovered from a weather depressed start to the year.

  • Citigroup reports Q1 EPS ex CVA/DVA $1.30, consensus $1.14. Reports Q1 revenue $20.12B, consensus $19.37B.

  • Business Inventories for the month of February came in at 0.4% the same as the previous period but slightly less than the consensus.

  • Pro-Russian armed separatists in several cities in eastern Ukraine have ignored a deadline from Ukraine's government to disarm, and vacate administrative buildings and other positions they've taken up. Ukraine, which blames Russia for the escalating tension, has...
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Posted by: Charles Brown
Managing Director, The Capital Markets Desk
Ahead of the Bell
Apr 14 2014 | 8:45 AM

Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 43 points and S&P futures are trading up 6 points. Rising tensions and growing fears of a military conflict in Ukraine are causing more uncertainty for financial markets following last week’s selloff. According to reports, the new Ukrainian government had set a deadline which has now passed for pro-Russian separatists to disarm and end their occupation of state buildings or face a major "anti-terrorist" operation. Thus far, there was no sign the rebels were complying with the ultimatum. European Union foreign ministers will be meeting today to discuss tougher sanctions against Russia. However, investors are concerned that both sides will end up imposing increasingly stringent measures that will economically harm the region.

• On the economic calendar today, retail sales which increased in March by the most since September 2012 as Americans bought more cars, clothing and garden supplies, helping the economy recover from the...

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Posted by: Parasnand Madho
Director, Market Watch & Corporate Actions