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$USB 2Q15 Call: On a question on expenses going forward, Richard responded that he expects expenses to be more flattish, close to current levels, but not going to come down. Continued discretionary expense headwinds will come down. From FTE being flat for 1.5 years, moving extending vacancies up and being prudent about managing quality of people.
The U.S. Treasury will be receiving $10 billion as dividends from the combined government-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This is a sign that a recovered housing market is allowing the once-ailing firms to subsidize federal government spending.
$CSCO shift from hardware to becoming a software behemoth seems to be working for the company so far. Stock has seen a steady rise since the change. But is it sustainable?
Heard about the next generation iPhone. Going by the reports, it is believed that $AAPL will release three iphones this year.
Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee arrested under $36 million bribery charges. Stocks are also down. This is going to impact the sale of its Galaxy 8, set for April release. Here’s an opportunity for $AAPL to capitalize on a rival’s fall.