Daily Highlights: 9.22.2010

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  • Asia stocks mixed after Fed said it was ready to do more to recharge the US economy.
  • Fed hinted it is becoming uneasy about the outlook, but deferred taking any new steps.
  • Fed suggest it could buy more bonds; Way eased for new programme of QE.
  • Iceland cuts base rate by 0.75% to 6.25%.
  • Las Vegas home sales fall as area unemployment lingers near 15%
  • Oil hovers above $75 in Asia after report shows US supplies unexpectedly rose last week.
  • UK Business Secretary plans to announce a review of takeovers, executive pay.
  • US Corporate debt-default rates are expected to fall below 3% by the end of the year.
  • Ace Ltd. in talks to buy NY Life Insurance Co.’s assets in Asia after two rivals dropped out.
  • Adobe sees Q4 revs of $0.950-1.000B vs. $1.03B consensus estimates.
  • American Airlines struggles with costs, unions as mergers boost rivals.
  • Analogic beats by $0.17, reports Q4 EPS of $0.56 as revs rise 19.8% to $117.8M.
  • AutoZone's Q4 net jumps 14% to $268.9M as revs rise 9.5% to $2.45B.
  • Blockbuster is in the final stages of preparing a bankruptcy filing.
  • Carnival Corp.'s Q3 net rises 22% to $1.3B as revs rose 6.9% to $4.4B.
  • ConAgra's earnings fell 12% to $146.4M amid rising costs. Revs fell 2.4%.
  • Darden's Q1 net rose 20% to $113.1M as sales rose at Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhse.
  • Deutsche Bank expects net loss for Q3, on revaluation of its investment in Deutsche Postbank.
  • eBay sees Q3 EPS guidance near the high end of prev view of $0.35-0.37.
  • Infineon lifts revenue forecast again as it expects Q3 sales to rise 15% over Q2 levels.
  • Microsoft raises quarterly dividend 23% to 16 cents.
  • PMC-Sierra lowers Q3 rev guidance to $161-163M vs. cons est. of $173.36M.
  • Progress Software sees FY11 EPS at $2.50-2.60 (cons $2.54); revs at $555-565M.
  • Providence Service raises Q3 EPS view to $0.20-0.22 vs. cons est. of $0.06.
  • Prudential Fin nears deal to buy 2 Japanese life-insurance cos from AIG for $4-5B.
  • RIM could unveil its new tablet and the OS that will power it—as early as next week.
  • Sinochem looks to spoil BHP’s Potash bid; Chinese group appoints advisers to evaluate move.
  • Textron to cut another 700 staff at its Cessna unit; reduce production on lower demand.
  • Thales SA and OHB Technology AG may sign a weather-satellite contract worth €1.3B.
  • Visa announces decision to fund litigation escrow account with $800M.

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