• Initial Unemployment claims in US decrease, signal worst of slump ending.
  • Oil climbs higher in Asia, nearing $70 a barrel ahead of US jobs report.
  • ABM Industries beats by $0.05; posts Q2 EPS of $0.32. Revs fell 5.6% to $855.7M.
  • AIG may raise $988M selling portion of Transatlantic Holdings stake.
  • Abercrombie & Fitch's May same-store sales drops 28%.
  • American Apparel's May same store sales at -10% vs. cons est. of -4.0%.
  • Axsys Technologies to be acquired by General Dynamics for $54/sh ($643M).
  • Bank of America ousts head of risk oversight.
  • BHP to pay Rio Tinto $5.8B under iron ore production joint venture.
  • Cooper Cos's Q2 net rises 119% to $24.6M; revs up 0.5% at $260.6M.
  • GM has inks a preliminary deal to sell its Saturn division to mega auto dealer Roger Penske.
  • GM agreed to finance a PE firm's buyout of bankrupt Delphi.
  • Intel to acquire Wind River Systems for $11.50/sh cash ($884M).
  • Krispy Kreme Doughnuts' Q1 net skidded 53%; revs down 9.9% to $93.4M.
  • Macy's May same-store sales fell 9.1%, while JC Penney reported an 8.2% decline. Saks Inc. posted a 27% plunge.
  • Qwest's long-distance business has received preliminary bids well below the $2-3B it was seeking.
  • Rio Tinto cancels the $19.5B deal with Chinalco; announces $12.5B rights issue.
  • Textron to reduce its workforce at its Cessna unit, cites weakness in aviation market.
  • Vail Resorts beats by $0.12, posts Q3 EPS of $1.68. Revs fell 21.3% to $333.5M.
  • Economic Calendar: Data on Average Workweek, Nonfarm Payrolls, Unemployment Rate,Consumer Credit to be released today.

Earnings Calendar: AGYS, AMWD, CHP, CPW, ODC, TOPS, XIDE.

Economic Calendar: Data on Initial Claims, Productivity-Rev. to be released today.


Companies to watch: Abercrombie & Fitch, Agilysys, C&D Technologies, Exide, Intel, Macy's, Rio Tinto, Textron Inc.


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