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Etf Preview: Etfs, Futures Turn Positive On Better-than-expected Nonfarm Jobs Data - Nasdaq.com

January 13, 2015

Insurance and investment banking firm Stifel Financial (SF) was up 0.65% following the announcement that it will be joining the S&P MidCap 400 index with the acquisition of S&P MidCap 400 constituent International Rectifier (IRF) by Infineon Technologies. The change is effective January 13. SPDR S&P International Technology Sector ETF (IPK) was also unchanged. Semiconductor ETFs SPDR S&P Semiconductor (XSD) and Semiconductor Sector Index Fund (SOXX) were flat in pre-market trading . E2open (EOPN) was down 40.14% after it said late Thursday that for Q3, or the quarter top etfs to own ended Nov. 30, 2014, its loss was narrower than expected, while revenue just beat analysts' expectations; it also provided guidance for Q4 and fiscal 2015 below Street estimates.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/etf-preview-etfs-futures-turn-positive-on-better-than-expected-nonfarm-jobs-data-cm430977

Greek Contagion Concerns Attract Bears to Spain, Italy - Bloomberg

The Public Security said in a statement Monday that more than 1,000 tons of contaminated pork and 48 tons of cooking oil produced from the meat had been seized in the operation that began last year across 11 provinces. The ministry said the suspects belonged to 11 different syndicates who purchased pigs that had died of disease from farmers at cut-rate prices then processed them into bacon, ham and oil. It said the producers sourced the pigs by bribing government livestock insurance agents, several of whom were also sent for prosecution. A series of scandals in China have deeply undermined public trust in food safety. In an exclusive interview with FOX Business, the National Security Agency director said he thinks the recent cyberattack on Sony could set a precedent for future attacks aimed at the U.S. Economy Policy
Source: http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2015/01/11/china-arrests-more-than-110-people-for-selling-pork-from-diseased-pigs-tons/

Obama to propose laws on data hacking notification, student privacy as he previews address | Fox Business

Obama will also propose a bill that would prevent companies from selling student data to third parties. A White House official says Obama will unveil the proposals Monday during a speech at the Federal Trade Commission. The announcement is part of the White House's efforts to preview components of the president's State of the Union address in the lead-up to the Jan. 20 speech.
Source: http://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/2015/01/11/obama-to-propose-laws-on-data-hacking-notification-student-privacy-as-previews/

China arrests more than 110 people for selling pork from diseased pigs, tons of meat seized | Fox Business

Investors are pulling out of exchange-traded funds tracking the equities, while driving up costs to hedge against declines. Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has said a victory for the Syriza opposition party in the Jan. 25 election would lead to default and an exit from the euro. Spain and Italy are also facing the rise of anti-austerity sentiment.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2015-01-11/greek-contagion-concerns-attract-bears-to-spain-italy.html

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