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  • A big player in the mortgage REIT sector catches an upgrade amidst the sell-off, American Capital Agency (AGNC -3%) being moved to Buy from Hold at Sterne Agee. Shares were down about 8% at the session lows.  [View news story]
    Great advice. It's easy to feel like a ping-pong ball.
    Oct 15, 2012. 05:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The DOJ asks a federal appeals court to rehear a case over a FDA requirement that would force tobacco companies to place large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages. Previously, a three-judge panel in Washington backed the ruling of a lower court by finding the mandate infringed on First Amendment free speech protection. The bigger issue: At last count, 46M Americans still smoked despite stepped-up efforts by health organizations to cut into the number and reduced marketing spending by tobacco companies. Has the anti-smoking crusade now cut to the bone?  [View news story]
    If people would only smoke in a bell jar, I'd agree. But they poison the rest of us at the same time with second hand smoke.
    Oct 9, 2012. 05:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment