Five Times for the Fed (The Motley Fool)
The Fed raised its target rate yet again today -- to 2.25% from 2.0%. It was the fifth rate hike this year, and rates are at their highest level since October 2001. The Federal Open Market Committee's bias is to continue to increase them in future months.
Qualiport Resists The Germans (The Motley Fool UK via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)
Despite receiving a bid proposal from Deutsche Boerse, the Qualiport is hanging on to its stake in the London Stock Exchange.
Morning U.S. Precious Metals Review for December 14, 2004 (GoldSeek.com)
OVERNIGHT ACTION: Asian gold marked time overnight, traders unsure of the FOMC impact. GOLD: The gold market surprised the trade with an impressive rally Monday, but it was clear that the second wave of the rally was fostered almost exclusively by the slide in the Dollar.
Gladstone Capital Reports Fiscal Year End Results for September 30, 2004: Net Increase in Stockholders' Equity (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
Gladstone Capital Corp. announced earnings for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2004 today.
Stocks to watch (Investors.com)
Adtran (ADTN) was downgraded by Janney Montgomery Scott to "hold" from "buy" after the company offered a weak outlook for the fourth quarter.
(AFX UK Focus) 2004-12-14 13:14 GMT: Highlights of rising and falling U.S. stocks (Interactive Investor)
Interactive Investor brings you breaking news throughout the day to support your investment decisions. You can also filter by category. Stocks to watch Adtran was downgraded by Janney Montgomery Scott to "hold" from "buy" after the company offered a weak outlook for the fourth quarter.
MIDDAY BUSINESS REPORT: Sprint, Nextel shares up (Kansas City Star)
Shares of various telecommunications companies were up today as Sprint Corp. and Nextel Communications Inc. reportedly are drawing closer to a $36 billion merger that could be announced as early as Wednesday.
Goldman, Morgan, Lehman, Bear Stearns Net Gains Cap Record Year (Bloomberg.com)
Dec. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Wall Street's biggest securities firms may report fourth-quarter net income rose 14 percent, lifting full-year profits to a record after stocks and commodities rallied and central bankers kept interest rates near four-decade lows.