Even as the Fed meets, the street can't make up its mind about what the Fed should do. From discussions I've had, it's clear that the sentiment among some traders has shifted and continues to shift.
The negotiating committee of the Writers Guild of America voted unanimously to accept a new tentative three-year deal with the major Holywood studios.
With little or no fanfare Pfizer launched a new ad campaign for its erectile dysfunction drug Viagra on NBC Nightly News last night. Pfizer has gotten into a bit of trouble before for its relatively racy Viagra spots like the "Horny Devil" campaign featuring the guy with two horns growing out of his head. This time it's got a bunch of 40-something guys sitting around a dusty barn singing "Viva Viagra" to the tune of Elvis' "Viva Las Vegas".
The top 4 celebrities remain constant with Jonathan Tucker holding onto his lead with only $62,581.29 separating him from Stephen Collins. Poker champion Moneymaker is betting on Allscripts Healthcare to move him up from 4th on strong earnings after the bell Tuesday. And Hall of Famer Johnny Bench is counting on American Oriental Bioengineering to continue to perform--as he's in 5th place.
It's certainly coming down to the wire in Trading With The Stars. As we said, this is the last week for this part of the Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. And Jonathan Tucker stays on top with a total portfolio value of $1,204,305.00 which is up $5,905.00 from Friday's total. Stephen Collins continues in the #2 spot with a total portfolio value of $1,166,355.20. That's up $6,348.18 from Friday's total and Stephen continues to close the gap with Jonathan Tucker.
Roehm, whom Wal-Mart accuses of a sexual affair with another marketing official, was fired from Wal-Mart on Dec. 4 after less than a year as head of marketing communications.
Wal-Mart Stores said it is reorganizing its U.S. marketing and merchandising operations as the world's largest retailer works to boost sales after a lackluster holiday season.
Wal-Mart Stores has selected agencies from Interpublic Group and France's Publicis for its advertising work.
Wal-Mart will reopen bidding for its $580 million advertising account just days after the departure of the executive who led the retailer's change of ad agencies.
A Wal-Mart advertising account worth $580 million is up for grabs again. The world’s largest retailer let go Interpublic Group’s Draft FCB just two days after dropping Julie Roehm, who as Wal-Mart’s head of advertising had handpicked the agency to help shape a new image for the company. Roehm has a history of racy ad campaigns...