Financials rule top 10 as uncertainty continues over the government's bad bank plan.
will increase lending, spending $36.5 billion to issue mortgages, make credit card loans and buy mortgage-backed securities. Citigroup is also trying to sell its
Nikko Cordial Securities
unit and is mulling the possibility of backing out of the naming rights to the
, according to a report. Since then, Citigroup said it has no plans to walk away from its $400 million marketing plan.
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Bank of America
, is next. The stock is getting slaughtered as the government continues to flounder for a viable bank plan and shareholders try to give CEO Ken Lewis the boot.
wins the gold star. The
selected the bank to be custodian of its initiative to buy up
in attempts to bolster the housing market.
Insider buying puts
on the list. Senior Executive VP buying 11,900 shares, CEO buying 100,000 and Director buying 10,000.
Fifth Third Bancorp
is next. Stock is getting crushed along with other
after a dismal fourth quarter.
also announced it sold its stake in the company.
is up with a possible joint venture in the works between
to merge their wealth management units.
unit drew 95.4 million viewers for the Super Bowl but investors don't care. They are staying obsessed with whether or not GE will slash its dividend in 2009. For the straight talk on dividends get advice from David Peltier, Portfolio Manager of the Dividend Stock Advisor. Get paid to wait, email
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Let's roll to autos.
reporting that U.S. sales fell 49% in January. The company is reportedly trying to sell its medium duty truck unit and attempting to buyout workers at $20,000 a pop with a $25,000 car voucher. Even though auto sales are tanking, GMAC reported a
saying that its financial condition has improved since the government granted its request to become a bank holding company.
makes the list, because it's Apple. But Cramer warned on
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. Shares popped today on news that the bulk carrier amended its loan agreement with
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