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FirstAlert(tm) Friday Digest

January 21, 2011

The FirstAlert(tm) Earnings Calendar highlights CPI Aerostructures (CVU), ITC Ltd. (ITCTY), Prosperity Bancshares (PRSP) and Tennessee Commerce Bancorp (TNCC).

FirstAlert(tm) Investor Website of the Day: http://www.wsaccess.com/

FirstAlert(tm) Investor Term of the Day: DPO  -  Direct Public Offering. An offering in which IPO shares of stock are sold directly to investors, rather than through an underwriter.

FirstAlert(tm) Investor Quote of the Day: “International lending banks need to focus on areas where private investment doesn't go, such as infrastructure projects, education and poverty relief." — Joseph Stiglitz

Today is:  National Hugging Day

Happy Birthday: 1941 – Ivan Putski, Polish-born American professional wrestler.

Today in History: 1971 – The current Emley Moor transmitting station, the tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom, begins transmitting UHF broadcasts.

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