• Airlines may lose $9B in 2009, double previous forecast, IATA Says
  • Airlines say wait for Airbus directive on A330
  • Ailysys Q4 loss widens to $113.8M on goodwill write-off. Revs down 20% at $155.5M.
  • American International Group Inc. has disclosed deals to sell assets of $6.6B since bailout.
  • Analogic Q2 earnings fall 66%; sees 2 more weak quarters.
  • Barclays Plc is in talks to sell Barclays Global Investors
  • BlackRock said to be frontrunner for $10B Barclays Global Investors.
  • Fink aspires to be no. 1 fund manager as BlackRock bids for Barclays unit.
  • Crude oil prices were poised to rise Monday in the US after retreating from $70 a barrel
  • Indiana pension funds opposed to Chrysler's sale to Fiat file emergency appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Ciena Corp. swung to a Q2 loss on $455.7M of goodwill write-off.
  • Federal regulators closed Bank of Lincolnwood, marking the year's 37th bank failure and the sixth in Illinois.
  • Ford to face challenges from leaner, better-financed rivals following Chrysler, GM bankruptcy-filings.
  • General Mills sees Y09 EPS several cents higher than its latest est. of $3.87-3.89.
  • Lloyds Banking Group Plc will repay British government $4.1B after share sale
  • Piedmont Natural Q2 net rises 10% on lower gas prices. Revs down 28% at $455.4M.
  • Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB.LN) will wait until the economics is right before
  • advancing its oil sands and floating liquefied natural gas projects
  • Wal-Mart executives unveiled plans to spend $15 billion on share repurchases.
  • Weinstein Co. hires firm to explore restructuring.

Earnings Calendar: AOI, BTH, FCEL, FGP, IDT, PLL, ZQK.


Companies to watch : Alliance One Intl, Blyth Inc., Ferrellgas Partners, FuelCell Energy, IDT Corp, Pall Corp., Quiksilver.


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