BOSTON (TheStreet) -- A disastrous auction of German 10-year bunds leads your quick fix of company, market, economic and investing news for Wednesday, Nov. 23.

Wednesday's 5 Biggest Stories

I mean, if no one is buying

German bunds at auction

, what is worth buying in Europe?



surprise! Fitch Ratings is now warning that

France may lose its triple-A rating

because it can't handle any more shocks.

Zero Hedge

Manufacturing in China is now in contraction:

China PMI

comes in at a reading of 48, a 32-month low.

Global Macro Monitor

Speaking of manufacturing contractions,

eurozone industrial orders

fell in September by the biggest amount since December 2008.


The Fed will now

stress-test U.S. banks for European exposure

. Like Festivus, this is becoming an annual airing of grievances for the central bank.


Quote of the Day

"I don't see how the party that says it's the party of the family is going to adopt an immigration policy which destroys families which have been here a quarter-century. I'm prepared to take the heat for saying let's be humane in enforcing the law," GOP presidential hopeful

Newt Gingrich

said of immigration law reform during a televised debate on



Fox News

Company News


(DE) - Get Report

shows why life on the farm isn't so bad.


After issuing a "strong sell" on Chinese advertising company

Focus Media


, short seller

Muddy Waters

gets hacked.



(AAPL) - Get Report

future gets cloudier, but in a good way.



Going out shopping on

Black Friday

? You'll be one of 152 million, a 10% increase from a year ago.


A look at whether


are a good idea or not.

The Big Picture

Bank of America's economics team now says there is a

40% chance the U.S. falls into recession

, up from 35%.

Globe and Mail

Investment Strategy

The best

dividend stocks

for next year.


Even after the stock's precipitous drop, some say


(NFLX) - Get Report

is still a screaming short.

Dragonfly Capital

Fees at

Fidelity's Magellan Fund

are dropping as performance lags.


Odds and Ends

Keep an eye out later today on this page for my

NFL picks against the spread

, including a few of the Turkey Day games.


Speaking of which: Happy Thanksgiving. Here's a

John Lennon

song that describes my lunch for Friday.


-- Written by Robert Holmes in Boston


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