Bullish Estimates Fail to Keep Up With S&P 500 Gain

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Description: Strategists at Wall Street’s biggest securities firms can’t keep up with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index after the steepest surge since the 1930s. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: 9/23/2009 Keys: Stock markets, economy Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=azdTAKZ2QQ7w Questions for discussion: Summarize the explanations for the rise in stock markets as well as the arguments saying they are… Read more »

Riding the bull a little longer

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Description: The momentum that boosted the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq to nearly one-year highs looks to reassert itself in the week ahead. Fed meeting, housing reports, G-20 summit on tap. Source: CNNMoney.com Date: 9/20/2009 Keys: Investing, stock market Link:  http://money.cnn.com/2009/09/18/markets/sunday_lookahead/index.htm?postversion=2009092008 Questions for discussion: Based on the report, do you believe the stock markets will… Read more »

Marchionne Managing Chrysler Means 5 Mobile Devices in Backpack

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Description: To save Chrysler Group LLC, Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne has to create a mid-size sedan that can compete with the world’s best. It’s a three- to five-year job, and he may have two years to do it. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: 9/14/2009 Keys: Management, investing, marketing Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=awHymjXNOYdI Questions for discussion: Summarize the strategies… Read more »

Renault’s Ghosn Says Future of Electric Autos Hinges on $70 Oil

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Description: Renault SA Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn said the future of electric cars depends on a rebound in oil prices that may boost sales of the battery-powered vehicles he’s spending 4 billion euros ($5.9 billion) to develop. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: 9/16/2009 Keys: Marketing, finance, technology Link:  http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aR2eQwSe7_S8 Questions for discussion: Do you think Renault’s… Read more »