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FirstAlert(tm) Thursday Digest

January 27, 2011

The FirstAlert(tm) Economics Calendar lists Durable Goods Orders for December (8:30 am ET); Initial Jobless Claims (8:30 am ET); Pending Home Sales for December (10 am ET); Treasury auctions 7-year notes (1 pm ET).

The FirstAlert(tm) Events Calendar showcases AAEI Winter Seminar; Data Connectors Tech Security Conference; IE Group Sales and Operations Planning Summit; Peters and Co. Energy Conference; Real-Time and Embedded Computing Conference (RTECC); Russia and CIS Executive Summit; Yankee Dental Congress.

The FirstAlert(tm) Earnings Calendar highlights (AMZN); Delta Apparel (DLA); Freescale Semiconductor (FSL); Lockheed Martin (LMT); Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL); Tyco International (TYC); Zimmer Holdings (ZMH).

FirstAlert(tm) Investor Website of the Day:

FirstAlert(tm) Investor Term of the Day: viral marketing  -  A marketing tactic relying upon some aspect of the system to cause the promotion to propagate itself as initial targets pass the promotion onto others. One example of viral marketing is encouraging current and potential customers to tell others about the company's products and services, and in turn encouraging those others to tell even more others.

FirstAlert(tm) Investor Quote of the Day: “A rise in the level of saving can reduce aggregate activity temporarily but only a sustained high level of saving makes it possible to have the sustained high level of business investment that contributes to the long-run growth of output.” — Martin Feldstein

Today is:  Thomas Crapper Day

Happy Birthday: 1955 – John G. Roberts, 17th Chief Justice of the United States

Today in History: 1939 – First flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning.


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