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Composite Portfolio Midday Report (4/1/13)

|Includes: AAPL, ANH, CELG, EXD, KCAP Financial (KCAP), KMI, NAT, RAI, SKM, WMT

Dow Jones Industrial Average -0.16%
S&P 500 -0.54%
NASDAQ Composite -0.90%
Russell 2000 -1.73%
Climbers and Dogs -0.41%
Pretty Girls and Railroads -0.61%
Widows and Orphans -0.67%
Cumulative -0.56%
  • Vodafone rebukes India on spectrum renewal
    Apr 01 2013 16:06 BST
    Telecoms group Vodafone has issued a strongly worded rebuke to India's government, accusing it of "contradictory and inconsistent" treatment in a deepening row over the renewal of valuable spectrum licences. The UK-based company, which is India's second-largest telecoms group by revenue, is contesting a decision forcing it to rebid for...
  • Killing off projects is the hardest innovation
    Apr 01 2013 15:15 BST
    Pascal Soriot, AstraZeneca's new chief executive, has just laid out a new strategy to "focus, accelerate and transform" the pharmaceutical company. Mark Thompson, newly arrived at the helm of The New York Times Company, has promised to "concentrate [the group's] strategic focus" on the core business, putting The Boston Globe...
  • Carrefour plans Brazil and China expansion
    Apr 01 2013 15:12 BST
    Carrefour is working on a plan to expand its operations in Brazil and China, the details of which the French retailer is set to reveal at the start of next year, according to the group's chairman and chief executive. "Our rate of growth in these regions is probably insufficient. We...
  • Algerian motorists driven to distraction
    Apr 01 2013 11:37 BST
    The rich guy named Abdul Rahman is on the line again. He's waxing luxurious in his deep voice about how he visited his tennis club, the gym and made lunch all while avoiding the capital's traffic tie-ups. "I managed to time the trips perfectly to miss any of the bottlenecks,"...
  • Oil pastor leads offshore sea change
    Mar 31 2013 22:46 BST
    Gordon Craig is glad to say his first few months as industrial chaplain to the UK's oil and gas industry have been relatively uneventful. His position was established nearly 25 years ago in the aftermath of the Piper Alpha tragedy of 1988, in which 167 died in the world's worst...

Portfolio Movers

Gainers Today's Market Change
KCAP Financial Inc
Wal-Mart Stores Inc
Celgene Corp
SK Telecom Co Ltd
Kinder Morgan Inc
Losers Today's Market Change
Nordic American Tanker Ltd
Apple Inc
Eaton Vance Tax-Advantaged Bond and Options Strategies Fund
Reynolds American Inc
Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp

Disclosure: I am long KCAP, WMT, CELG, SKM, KMI, NAT, AAPL, EXD, RAI, ANH.