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Sen Yu International Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CSWG) Farms Pigs and Profits in China

April 28, 2011 by World Market Media   Comments (0)

Sen Yu has a unique business model. They sell breeding hogs to farmers and buy back mature hogs. This transfers risk away from the company and allows them to maintain healthy profit margins, even if the price of pork unexpectedly declines. This business model also allows the company to grow rapidly without needing additional capital infusions. They expect to nearly triple the number of hogs they process this year, and they should be able to do so while maintaining current profit margins. The breeding time ensures continued growth at a high rate as the number of hogs in the pipeline grows.

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VocalTec Communications Ltd. (Nasdaq: CALL) Brings magicJack to Profits

April 28, 2011 by World Market Media   Comments (0)

More than seven million magicJacks have already been sold, and the company is building on that with additional products. VocalTec delivers easy to use products that allow consumers to use complex technology without burdensome setup or maintenance. They also have a knack for marketing and their wide distribution channels ensure product availability to consumers of all socioeconomic status.

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Oil rises as dollar falls, gas averages $3.89

April 28, 2011 by SteveT   Comments (0)

Oil rose to nearly 4 a barrel in volatile trading Thursday, pushed higher by a weaker dollar, before giving up most of its early gains. Gas pump prices rose for the 37th straight day.

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Call Options Active on MannKind Corp., United Therapeutics

April 28, 2011 by SteveT   Comments (0)

Biotech stocks are on the radar today, with option volume accelerating well beyond the usual level for both MannKind Corporation (MNKD – 4.42) and United Therapeutics Corporation (UTHR – 68.79)…(Read More)

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Treasury sells $29 billion in 7-year notes

April 28, 2011 by SteveT   Comments (0)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — The Treasury Department sold billion in 7-year notes Thursday at a yield of 2.712%, the lowest yield on 7-year notes this year. Bidders offered to buy 2.63 times the amount of debt sold, compared to an average of 2.83 times at the last three sales. Indirect bidders, a group that includes foreign central banks, bought 39%. Direct bidders, which includes domestic money managers, purchased another 8%. The broader bond market remained higher after the auction. Yields on 10-year notes , which move inversely to prices, fell 3 basis points to 3.33%.

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Gold Hits New High

April 28, 2011 by SteveT   Comments (0)

Gold and silver futures remained near record highs after data showed U.S. economic growth slowed while prices for gasoline and food rose. The most-actively traded gold contract hit an intraday record ,536.40 on Comex.

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