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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

MAINE COMPANIES - Top5 All-Around-Value Stocks for Feb. 17 - Street.Com

Each business day, Ratings Ratings compiles a list of the top five stocks in one of five categories -- fast-growth, all-around value, large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap -- based on data from the close of the previous trading in BUSINESS NEWS >

European stocks fell Tuesday, with renewed fears for the health of the banking sector dragging the major indexes down. The pan-European Dow Jones Stoxx 600 was down 1.2% at 186.36. Frankfurt's DAX index declined 2% to 4280.43 and Paris's CAC-40 index in BUSINESS NEWS >

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks headed for a slide at Tuesday's opening on concern that the recession is worsening and that efforts to stabilize the stricken global financial system may not be enough. A drop on Wall Street would mark another leg of a in BUSINESS NEWS >

There was some bloodletting among Asian markets on Tuesday, as turmoil disrupted Japan's economic leadership and a big mining deal in Australia faced an investor backlash. Japan's Nikkei 225 average skidded by 104.66 points, or 1.4%, to 7,645.51, and in BUSINESS NEWS >

South Korean shares dropped 4.1 per cent on Tuesday to lead a broad retreat by stock markets across Asia Pacific as fears deepened about the effect of the global economic slowdown on the region, especially its finance companies. Hong Kong shares lost in BUSINESS NEWS >

Economic worries and overseas weakness weighed on stock futures Tuesday, pointing to a sharply lower open. Nasdaq futures shed 37 points vs. fair value, S&P 500 futures dropped 25 points and Dow futures gave up 190 points. President Obama is expected in BUSINESS NEWS >

More on World Markets Euro-zone GDP Shrinks By Record 1.5% Asian Stocks Close Higher; Europe Gains Asian Stocks End Lower, Europe Follows Asian Stocks End Lower; Europe Mixed China Exports Plunge 17.5% in January Asian Stocks End Mixed; Nikkei Falls in BUSINESS NEWS >

LONDON, Feb 17 (Reuters) - European shares hit a two-week low in morning trade on Tuesday, as banks slid on persistent concerns about their balance sheets and fears they might need more state help, while weaker crude prices pressured oil stocks. At in BUSINESS NEWS >

Feb. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Treasuries rose the most in a week as stocks fell on renewed concern the global economic recession is deepening, prompting investors to seek safer assets. U.S. securities climbed as Moody’s Investors Service said credit in BUSINESS NEWS >

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