News for March 2nd 2011



Will Office Superstores be the Next Retailers to Fall? (ODP/OMX/SPLS)

102 Tablets – But No Real iPad Rivals Yet

Europe Producer-Price Inflation Quickens More Than Forecast

Yahoo Said to Be in Talks to Dispose of Japan Joint Venture With Softbank Worth $7.5 Billion (YHOO)

Buffett $40 Billion Takeover Criteria Include General Dynamics (EXC/GD)

Portugal to Be Bailed Out by EU This Month, Axa Investment Says

Portugal, Greece Ratings Kept on Negative Outlook by S&P on Debt Concerns

Sina to Buy $66 Million Mecox Lane Shares From Sequoia in E-Commerce Push (MCOX)

Bahrain's Strategic Importance, Graph du Jour

Coda to Sell Electric Car in U.S.

Gadhafi Forces Retake Oil Plant as Lines Harden

Rising Freight Rates Add to Agflation Worries

Netflix Short Sellers May Yet Have Their Day (NFLX)

AIG to Accelerate MetLife Sales, Government Repayment (AIG/MET)

International iPhone Sales Outpace Domestic Sales (AAPL)

Recession Threat Due to Higher Oil Prices Grows

Reader: I Tried to Buy an iPhone Today; Apple Employee Said Wait Until Tomorrow (Something worth keeping an eye on in case Apple surprises everyone and releases a cheaper iPhone in addition to iPad2 OR the Apple employee may have just been a little confused)

Today's Upgrades, Downgrades and Initiations

The CMA Sovereign Risk Monitor (CDS Values):

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