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An Appraisal: A Sex Symbol Who Wanted to Be More

June 26th, 2009 admin No comments

Farrah Fawcett’s stardom traced that cautionary Hollywood arc: meteoric fame followed by years spent trying first to overcome it, then, too late, seeking to recapture it.

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Senate Democrats Say Cost of Health-Care Bill Can Be Trimmed

June 26th, 2009 admin No comments

Democrats said they had found ways to pare the cost of the bill by more than a third while still covering nearly all Americans.

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Is Red Hat a Meaningful Takeover Candidate?

June 26th, 2009 admin No comments

Dennis Byron submits:

Just as I saw some rays of hope in Oracle’s fiscal-fourth-quarter bad news reported on June 23, I see some seeds of rain in the forecast in Red Hat’s (RHT) fiscal-first-quarter good news reported on June 24. Tout sheets like The Register and the technical press look at Red Hat (RHT) revenue numbers in the same way they look at enterprise software suppliers such as Oracle (ORCL). But the key number for Red Hat, because of its subscription revenue model, is deferred revenue as with other information technology [IT] service suppliers (such as EDS before it was acquired by HP or Shared Medical before it was acquired by Siemens).

Forget the double-digit growth numbers headlining many articles in the press. In the last three months, Red Hat deferred revenue grew only $24 million (4%) or $3 million (flat) depending on how you look at it. This exchange between a financial analyst and Red Hat includes the detail:

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Accenture Ltd. F3Q09 (Qtr End 05/31/09) Earnings Call Transcript

June 26th, 2009 admin No comments

Accenture Ltd. (ACN)

F3Q09 Earnings Call

June 25, 2009 4:30 pm ET

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Spectrum Control Inc. Q2 2009 Earnings Call Transcript

June 26th, 2009 admin No comments

Spectrum Control Inc.

Q2 2009 Earnings Call

June 25, 2009 4:45 pm ET

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Senate Democrats Say Cost of Health-Care Bill Can Be Trimmed

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Democrats said they had found ways to pare the cost of the bill by more than a third while still covering nearly all Americans.

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Bernanke Defends Role in Merrill Sale

June 26th, 2009 admin No comments

Lawmakers, especially Republicans, have been critical of the Fed chairman’s role in the takeover by Bank of America.

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TIBCO Software, Inc. Q2 2009 (Qtr End 05/31/09) Earnings Call Transcript

June 26th, 2009 admin No comments

TIBCO Software, Inc. (TIBX)

Q2 2009 Earnings Call

June 25, 2009 4:30 pm ET

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Paychex F4Q09 (Qtr End 5/31/09) Earnings Call Transcript

June 26th, 2009 admin No comments

Paychex, Inc. (PAYX)

F4Q09 Earnings Call

June 25, 2009 5:00 pm ET

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Small Steps (and Money) to a Transport Overhaul

June 26th, 2009 admin No comments

Ryan Avent submits:

Building America’s Future is a kind of DreamWorks for the infrastructure set.

It’s an organization put together by Govs. Ed Rendell (D-PA) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA) and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg — men strongly committed to the idea that infrastructure investment is of critical importance for a nation’s economic health, and should enjoy bipartisan support. A timely mission, given the deteriorating state of the country’s infrastructure and economy, and the new threats posed by rising energy costs and global climate change.

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