Here's our update of facts and figures for today. We'll start with the trivia questions. The video is worth $2,000 Bonus Bucks: Thomson reported today that it was in talks with Reuters over a potential merger. How much would the deal be worth? Your selection of answers is: Answer: $17.6 billion. Your selection of answers is: $17.6 Billion or $22.4 Billion or $20.3 Billion or $32 billion.
And the news question is worth $1,000 Bonus Bucks: According to the latest National Federation of Independent Business index, what percentage of owners reported unfilled job openings? Your selection of answers is: 8% or 19% or 26% or 43%.
The answers can be found in the News and Video sections of CNBC.com. Bonus Bucks will be added to your portfolio cash balance by 8:30 a.m. the day after you answer the question correctly. Go the the contest home page and click on the Bonus Bucks tag on the left hand navigation to select your answers.
Contest registrations to date: 1,664,938.
Name Portfolio Value
1. Serge Amelyan $4,877,454.68
2. Shi Nisman 4,733,507.23
3. Stephen Luchko 4,507,776.74
4. Steven Lee 4,339,887.82
5. Eric Pirhalla 3,923,752.98
Most actives as of the close on 5/7:
Golden Star Resources
Cogent Communications Corp.
Widely helds as of the close on 5/7:
CMGI: 4,121,935,880 shares held, down from the previous day.
Conexant: 3,690,256,165 shares held, up from the previous day.
Revlon: 3,671,666,528 shares held, up from the previous day.
Vonage: 3,123,070,024 shares held, down over 1 million shares from the previous day.
Sirius: 2,643,837,690 shares held, down from the previous day.
Crystallex International Corp.: 1,777,107,919 shares held.