Bruce Berkowitz's financial fund just sells in the first quarter.
First Solar gets both upgraded and downgraded.
Dell is upgraded to 'equal weight,' and TiVo is initiated with a 'neutral.'
Novo Nordisk is downgraded to 'sell,' and IBM is downgraded to 'neutral.'
As long as Fed oversight status of the nation's largest life insurer is up in the air, investors should take a pass.
The company sells a stake in AIA Group in efforts to raise $6 billion.
But the Dow can't top 13,000 for the day as an early rally fades, despite cheer about new-home sales and rising consumer confidence. AIG and Salesforce.com shares rise; Crocs tumbles on weak forecast. Crude oil nears $110; gasoline hits $3.65.
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