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Mar 28 2013 | 10:04 AM

From The Trading Floor; A mixed bag of economic data combined with reports of calm in Cyprus after the banks reopened have markets trading in positive territory this morning on this the last trading day of the 1st quarter.

  • Initial jobless claims, an indication of layoffs, increased by 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 357,000 in the week ended March 23, the Labor Department said Thursday. That was above economists' forecast of 340,000 new claims.

  • The U.S. economy slowed less than previously forecasted in the 4th quarter rising at a 0.4% annual rate, reflecting a bigger gain in business spending and a smaller trade gap.

  • Little sign of panic as the banks opened in Cyprus called the markets throughout the world.

  • Pinnacle Foods (PF) priced 29 million shares last night at $20, the top of the range. The opening price on the NYSE was $22.26 on a print of 3,701,519 shares….and the red velvet cupcakes they were...
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Posted by: Charles Brown
Managing Director, The Capital Markets Desk
NYSE Event Marketing
Mar 28 2013 | 9:42 AM

Christine Sandler is Executive Vice President, Global Sales for NYSE Euronext. Ms. Sandler is responsible for all aspects of the company’s sales and marketing efforts to buy-side and sell-side customers. She oversees client relationships, manages the sales team, plans and executes marketing activities, and leads cross-selling activities for the company’s full suite of equities, fixed income, derivatives, and market information products throughout North America.

Less than a year since NYSE Euronext launched its Retail Liquidity Program, or “RLP,” volume continues to build for this innovative product.

RLP is a market innovation in U.S. equity trading with the benefit of producing savings for individual investors through price improvement. RLP is available for NYSE, NYSE MKT listed names and selected NASDAQ UTP securities. The program is complementary to existing offerings for...

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Posted by: NYSE Staff
Ahead of the Bell
Mar 28 2013 | 8:26 AM

Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading down 27 points and S&P futures are trading down 5 points on this last trading session of the shortened holiday week.  Investor sentiment is mixed across the globe, on concern of a potential run on Cyprus's banks, which are set to re-open today.  Tight controls will be imposed on transactions by Cyprus's banks to limit cash withdrawals to no more than 300 euros ($380) per day, ban the cashing of cheques and bar businesses from transferring money abroad unless they can show it is for imports.  European markets were buoyed on a report which showed that German retail sales unexpectedly rose in February.


  • On the economic calendar today, the Labor Department will release weekly jobless claims before the market opens, 340K is forecasted compared with 336K for the week prior.  The dollar is up against the major currencies.  Gold is...
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Posted by: Parasnand Madho
Director, Market Watch & Corporate Actions
Amsterdam Gong
Mar 28 2013 | 6:56 AM

The Holland Classics, Heineken, the Keukenhof, Amsterdam Canal Cruises, Zuiderzee Museum and cheese producer Henri Willig sound the gong at NYSE Euronext Amsterdam to mark the official start of the tourist season in the Netherlands.

The tourist attractions operated by the Holland Classics partners together welcome three million tourists every year. Costumed symbols of Dutch history Jacoba van Beieren of the Keukenhof, a fisherman from Urk from the Zuiderzee Museum and a girl in traditional costume serving Dutch cheese from Henri Willig attend the ceremony. Bart Siemerink, CEO Keukenhof, sounds the gong.

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Amsterdam Gong
Mar 28 2013 | 4:41 AM

Jan Bonjer,  editor of the Dutch Financial daily Het Financieele Dagblad (FD), sounds the gong to launch the new FD.

The FD wants to give the reader a greater advantage by offering more journalistic deepening but easier to present. The event will mark the relaunch of the FD in Berliner format.

Het Financieele Dagblad is part of the FD Mediagroep.

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