- British manufacturing output dropped in May
- Home prices may fall in more than half of the largest U.S. cities through of 2011
- Justice Dept. to look at telecoms and abuse of their market power.
- Oil hovers above $64 after plunging over past week
- Plane insurers suffer worst month since 2001 on Air France and Yemeni crashes
- US Service economy contracts at slowest pace in nine months in ISM index.
- US should consider a second stimulus package, Obama adviser Tyson says.
- Adidas AG plans to raise 500M Euros in debut bond issue in currency.
- AT&T, Verizon under focus after Justice Dept initiates antitrust review.
- Bank of America and Harley-Davidson to lead $9.5B of TALF bond sales.
- BASF to cut 3700 jobs - part of the integration with Ciba; may sell or close 23 sites.
- Basic Energy to sell $225M in notes to repay credit line.
- Beijing Automotive (BAIC) faces long odds in its bid to buy Opel
- Covanta Hldg Corp to buy enrgy and waste assets from Veolia for $450M cash.
- CRH intensifies cost-cutting program after profits fall 83% on building slump
- CVS Caremark renews contract with Cardinal Health, McKesson; deal seen as less favourable economically to suppliers, but better than expected.
- Discover Fincl Srvcs to sell $500M of stock, may repay Treasury bailout funds.
- EMC raised its takeover bid for Data Domain to $2.2B.
- Fiat and China's GAG have agreed to form a 50-50 joint venture.
- Ford will face increased pressure from a lean GM.
- GM is close to exiting bankruptcy.
- Lear Corp. plans to restructure ~$2.3B debt, create a new 9-member board.
- Regis Corp. plans to offer 11.5M shares, $125M in 5-year convertible senior notes.
- Societe Generale: Likely post a small profit in Q2, despite reduced revenue.
- Toyota plans to spend $500M on US SUV plant revamp as sales drop.
Earnings Calendar: BMJ, GBX, ISCA, KED, RT, SHLM.Companies to watch: A. Schulman, BASF, CVS Caremark, Discover Financial Srvcs, EMC, Ruby Tuesday, Toyota, The Greenbrier Cos.
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