News for January 4th 2011

Youku Partners With Hollywood on Premium Content (YOKU)

Qualcomm nears $3.5bn deal for Ahteros (ATHR/QCOM)

Ford set to unveil Focus Electric at CES (F)

Tesla Model S to have 17-inch infotainment console powered by Tegra; BMW using Nvidia tech too (NVDA)

Commodities: The bull that just won’t die

German Bunds Lose Allure for Europe Fund Managers

Biggest Financial Decision in 2011 Is European

German Unemployment Climbs on Early Winter Onslaught

European Inflation Accelerates More Than Forecast

Spain Plans New Stress Test, Sees ‘Limited’ Use of Rescue Fund

Molycorp May Double Planned Rare-Earth Metals Output to Meet Global Demand (MCP)

2 Borders Group executives resign (BGP)

Battles loom between creditors and borrowers

UK manufacturing ends year on a high

3D fails to lift Hollywood box office take

Some CEOs Face Big Repair Jobs in 2011 (EK/NOK/YHOO)

India Examines Possible Tax Evasion in Kraft Takeover of Cadbury (KFT)

BP shares hit 6-month high after Shell bid report (BP)

How Blu-ray could speed up 3D TV adoption

Why won’t Amazon say how many Kindles it’s sold? (AMZN)

10 Stocks Account for 1/5th of the S&P’s Market Cap

Royal Dutch Shell eyed a move for BP after oil spill (The Daily Mail article with the Shell>BP rumour)

Microsoft to take on Apple TV with Windows-based set top box (MSFT/AAPL)

Disney commits to ‘at least 15′ Blu-Ray 3D releases for 2011

Netflix’ Next Destination: On Your Remote Control

DryShips New Oil Pacts Add to Revenue Projections (DRYS/PBR) (via LandM19)

13 Oil & Gas Producers Can Resume Work in Gulf of Mexico Without More Review

Apple iOS still tops Google Android, BlackBerry

Rare Earth Metals Research from Nomura & Commerzbank

Goldman Sachs upgraded Walgreen $WAG from Neutral to Conviction Buy with a $46 price target, suggesting 17% upside (via Street Insider)

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods upgraded SunTrust Banks $STI to Outperform and raised their price target form $30 to $33

Goldman Sachs Removes Nike $NKE From Conviction Buy List, Maintains Buy

Soleil Upgrades Monsanto $MON to Buy Ahead of Q1 Results on Thursday

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