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Bullion stocks get no glitter from gold's jump
29 Apr 2006 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Ellis Mnyandu NEW YORK (Reuters) - The surge in the gold price to a 25-year high couldn't have come at a worse time for gold miners such as Newmont Mining Corp. (NEM.N: Quote, Profile, Research) and Barrick Gold Corp. (ABX.N: Quote, Profile, Research) (ABX.TO: Quote, Profile, Research) as a competing rally in oil could spoil their party. Shares of the big producers have barely budged despite record metal prices, defying conventional wisdom that says where the gold price goes, so goes the  ...


Microsoft profit miss may be latest blow to morale
29 Apr 2006 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Scott Hillis SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research) share price may not be the only casualty of the software powerhouse's surprise earnings miss. It might also hit company morale, becoming the latest gripe of employees who are already disillusioned with product delays and a once high-flying stock that has stagnated for the past three years, analysts said. "There are some folks who have been there for a long time and who will resent the way things ar ...


ASIA MARKETS: CORRECT: Asia Shares End Lower After China Hikes Rates -2- ...
29 Apr 2006 source: morningstar.com

(This updates to correct an earlier version, which gave the incorrect level for Chinese interest rates. It also incorrectly said shares in Singapore were lower.) Asian markets ended generally lower on Friday, with Tokyo and Seoul sliding on weakness in industrial and export-oriented issues. Investors pondered double-barreled bad news after the dollar slumped to 114 yen a day after Beijing ...


Silver surges on demand for metal-based fund
29 Apr 2006 source: ft.com

By Jennifer Hughes in New YorkPublished: April 28 2006 23:35 | Last updated: April 28 2006 23:35Silver recorded its biggest one-day gain in 11 years on Friday, as surging demand for the first-ever exchange-traded fund based on the metal sparked speculation that the fund’s managers would have to buy more of the metal to meet demand. // Silver futures contracts rose more than a dollar, or 9.3 per cent, to $13.63 an ounce. Demand for silver also helped gold reach a new 25-year high at $654.50. T ...


Music is foundation to rebuild New Orleans
28 Apr 2006 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Branford Marsalis NEW YORK (Billboard) - I am pleased to see that New Orleans is holding its Jazz & Heritage Festival this year on the weekends of April 28-30 and May 5-7, but I'm not really surprised. Although there are a few companies based in New Orleans, the city does not have a substantial business infrastructure. Tourism is the lifeblood of New Orleans, so to my mind there was never a do ...


US Commodities: Metals Rally On Iran, Silver ETF
28 Apr 2006 source: morningstar.com

NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- Precious metals rallied Friday, influenced by Iran's move to continue its nuclear program despite a U.N. call to suspend it and a strong debut by a silver exchange-traded fund. The news led to June gold hitting a fresh 26-year high at $658.20 a troy ounce, while silver futures hit the key $14 level. June gold later settled at $654.50 an ounce, up $18.20 on the day. Jul ...


MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks End Mixed; Microsoft Takes A Drubbing ...
28 Apr 2006 source: morningstar.com

U.S. stocks closed mixed on the day and month Friday, after the latest gross domestic product report added to a growing bank of data showing the economy in robust health, although Microsoft Corp. shed more than 10% after a disappointing outlook. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) closed down 15.37 points at 11,367.14, off an early low of 11,347. The benchmark index rose 2.3% in April. Th ...


Old favourites woo potential clients
28 Apr 2006 source: ft.com

In search of a stable investment to put into your Isa or self-invested personal pension (Sipp) that should help build up reserves for your golden years? You might want to consider a generalist investment trust. // In a break from the past, these trusts are on a mission to woo private investors by changing the way their portfolios are structured to improve returns. A decade ago, most of these tru ...


2ND UPDATE: Microsoft Stock Takes Worst Hit Since 2___
28 Apr 2006 source: morningstar.com

LOS ANGELES (Dow Jones) -- Microsoft Corp.'s stock tumbled as much as 12% Friday, its third-worst percentage decline, underscoring Wall Street's swift negative reaction to the software powerhouse's earnings and lowered financial forecast. At its lowest level of the session, the stock's fall wiped around $33.85 billion from Microsoft's (MSFT) market value, based on a calculation using the number ...


New physics chip aims to shake up video games
28 Apr 2006 source: today.reuters.co.uk

By Scott Hillis SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A Silicon Valley start-up hopes to introduce a lot of bounce, rattle and roll into the video game industry with a new microchip that makes virtual worlds behave as realistically as they look. For years, video games have been getting prettier thanks to increasingly sophisticated graphics processors. But crates that don't budge, planks that don't  ...


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