The assembly line producing the Ford Fiesta car in Cuautitlan Izcalli, Mexico. © Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Mexico will soon be next car capital

Some 80% of the vehicles built south of the border are exported to other countries, mostly to the US.

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Altisource and Ocwen are actually profiting from the dire state of the US housing market.

By TheStreet Staff Nov 10, 2011 1:59PM

By Phillip Van Doorn, TheStreetTheStreet

 

There's a growth industry for every economy, and investors should check out two linked companies riding the wave of mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures.

 

Disappointing earnings triggered the coffee company's free fall Thursday, adding to investor concerns about spending and inventory.

By Kim Peterson Nov 10, 2011 1:38PM
Updated 4:25 p.m. ET

Thursday marked a stunning fall for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR), a one-time stock market hotshot brought low by disappointing earnings.

Shares of the company, which makes Keurig single-cup brewing machines, plunged 39% to close at $40.89 after an earnings report Wednesday that, well, really wasn't all that bad. Analysts rushed to defend the stock, with one calling the investor response a "ridiculous market reaction." 
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This company's Siri technology is proving to be a killer app for Apple's iPhone 4S.

By TheStockAdvisors Nov 10, 2011 1:15PM

By Mike Cintolo, Cabot Top Ten Report

It’s always good for sales when a product has an engaging spokesperson, and Nuance Communications (NUAN) has found a great one in Siri, the voice-activated personal digital assistant on the new iPhone 4S from Apple (AAPL).

The Siri feature is proving to be the killer app for the iPhone line, generating huge buzz.

 
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This midstream MLP churns out steady and growing returns

By TheStockAdvisors Nov 10, 2011 10:45AM

By Geoffrey Seiler, BullMarket.com

Ho. Hum. Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) delivered another quarter of better than expected cash flow, profits, and overall growth to complement its recently increased distribution.

It's consistently solid execution would almost be boring if it wasn't so good for its investors. The midstream energy firm remains one of our favorite stocks for the long term. 

 
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We can't have a lasting recovery without the financial sector.

By InvestorPlace Nov 10, 2011 10:26AM
By Jeff Reeves, InvestorPlace.com


Bank stocks and the financial sector have seen their share of ups and downs in the past three years -- though decidedly more downs than ups.


On the retail banking side, Bank of America (BAC) is off almost 86% since its 2008 peak, and Citigroup (C) is down nearly 90% in the same period. On the investment banking side, Morgan Stanley (MS) is off more than 67%, and Goldman Sachs (GS) is off 52%. A host of other financial stocks, large and small, have felt similar pain.

 

At this point, we have to hope the European Central Bank counters the Italian bond rout by printing trillions of euros.

By Jim Cramer Nov 10, 2011 10:19AM

the streetPretty simple: Buy or go home. That's what you have to hope for soon from the European Central Bank to counter the Italian bond rout. The ECB has to go buy 2 trillion euros' worth of Italian bonds. Yeah. It does have to be that big. It has to clean them out. The sellers. The investors. The traders.

 

It has to end this nonsense by printing euros, trillions of them, and making it very clear that the crisis is over.

 

Shares of the Dow component jump on better-than-expected earnings. The coffee producer plunges after sales fall short of forecasts.

By TheStreet Staff Nov 10, 2011 9:12AM

TheStreetBy Andrea Tse, TheStreet

 

Updated at 9 a.m. ET

 

Cisco Systems' (CSCO) fiscal-first-quarter results beat Wall Street's expectations, even though the Dow component's adjusted profit declined from a year earlier amid sluggish corporate spending. The tech bellwether posted a profit of $2.3 billion, or 43 cents per share, excluding certain items. That’s down from $2.4 billion, or 42 cents, a year earlier. Revenue rose 4.7% year over year to $11.3 billion. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters had forecast earnings of 39 cents and revenue of $11.03 billion.

 

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) missed Wall Street's revenue expectations by a wide margin with its fiscal-fourth-quarter results. While sales rose 90% from a year earlier to $711.9 million, the total was 6% less than the $760.5 million analysts had expected.

 

Is the company being too modest in its expectations for the holiday season?

By Benzinga Nov 9, 2011 7:38PM

By Jonathan Chen, Benzinga Staff Writer


There might not be a Santa Claus this year for Macy's (M), at least judging from the retailer's fourth-quarter guidance.


Despite reporting a third-quarter profit that beat Wall Street estimates Wednesday, shares sold off sharply on the reduced outlook. The stock dropped 5% to close at $30.45.

 

Investors will likely have to suffer dysfunctional Italian politics for days and maybe weeks.

By Jim J. Jubak Nov 9, 2011 5:45PM
A huge jump in the yield on Italy’s 10-year bond has sent a wave of fear through global financial markets.

The yield on Italy’s 10-year government bond spiked 0.88 percentage points to 7.65% as of 10:50 a.m. ET, before moving down to 7.06% as of 3:16 p.m.

Also Wednesday morning, the yield curve inverted, with shorter-term bonds -- the one-year reached 8.15% -- paying more than the five-year at 7.71% and the 10-year bond.
 

Apple's tablet has had a virtual lock on the market, but enthusiasm for Amazon's new Kindle Fire could change that.

By Kim Peterson Nov 9, 2011 4:44PM
Amazon's (AMZN) highly-anticipated Kindle Fire debuts next week, and sales will undoubtedly be red hot.

But are those sales cutting into purchases of Apple's (AAPL) iPad? It looks that way, based on one new study. The survey, conducted by ChangeWave Research and RBC Capital Markets, found that 26% of people who plan to buy a Kindle Fire say they are delaying buying an iPad. 
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The celebrity chef denies reports that he compared Wall Street bankers to Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin.

By Kim Peterson Nov 9, 2011 4:39PM
Celebrity chef Mario Batali created a bit of controversy this week after comparing bankers to Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin. Now, Batali seems to be backing away from those claims.

Batali was a panelist in a debate discussing Time magazine's "Person of the Year" award, and said the banking industry has probably had the largest effect on the planet.  

Groupon loses visibility, while pizza comes out smelling good.

By Motley Fool Pick of the Day Nov 9, 2011 4:35PM

By Alex Planes

 

No one ever accused Google (GOOG) of resting on its laurels. The ever-evolving search engine has had a few tweaks over the years, designed to keep its results relevant and its users engaged. Most haven't been too earth-shaking, but last week's Freshness update affected a third of all Google searches. When a company relies on Google's traffic to drive eyeballs to its sites, such changes can make a big difference.

 

Who got top billing and who got buried? Let's take a look at some of the big changes.

 

The market's lack of confidence in the government is pushing the country to the edge.

By Zacks.com Nov 9, 2011 3:46PM
By Sheraz Mian

The market's lack of confidence in the Italian government is pushing the country to the edge.

Rising funding costs threaten to shut down the country's access to the bond market, a scenario for which neither Italy nor the eurozone is ready. Given Italy's enormous funding needs relative to the size of the eurozone rescue fund, this turn of events poses a serious challenge to the two-week-old European plan to come to grips with the long-festering sovereign debt crisis. 

Traffic fell for United Continental and other large airlines, while discounted carriers saw gains.

By Zacks.com Nov 9, 2011 3:19PM
Discounted airlines picked up more passengers in October as corporate travel budgets remained constrained and the economy continued to sputter.

Some of the nation's largest airlines, however, saw traffic levels drop.

October traffic fell 5.1% at the largest U.S. airline, United Continental Holdings (UAL). International and domestic traffic slid 4.4% and 6.3%, respectively. 
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With Business One, the company is providing a solution that bundles many functions into a single package.

By Trefis Nov 9, 2011 1:57PM
SAP (SAP), already one of the largest players in software for large corporations, is trying to reach small and medium-sized businesses with a new version of its Business One planning software.

The company has a majority share of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software market, where it competes primarily with Microsoft (MSFT), Oracle (ORCL) and Salesforce.com (CRM).  

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