I know I should quit talking about Microsoft/Yahoo but I defy you to find a big, interesting story in tech which has taken a less interesting turn than this one. It as been going on forever and is almost guaranteed to either never end or end with a whimper. The rumored deal should provide Google an excellent, ironic opportunity to gain some share during the transition.
Microsoft should be embarrassed that they are spending millions marketing their new search engine Bing, which they claim is great of course, but still feel the imperative to partner with Yahoo in search advertising.
One in eight swine flu fatalities are pregnant women, which is quite a troublng stat.
Casino operator Wynn Resorts filed last night for a Hong Kong IPO for its Macau property. Gaming expert and efriend SkiSteve, who also happens to be tight with Waco, tells me that this is good news, even as his confidence in the name had been waning into earnings later this week. I'm no expert on gaming stocks but if they had a good quarter in this environment, that's a 2-outer and they should proceed immediately to the craps table.
If the IPO window is open for any gaming stock, that is good news for this market.