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Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC): Private-equity firms wishing to offload assets, have come to rely on mountains of sand, gas stations, and coal mines into as a special type of security offering annual yields up to 19 percent for the upcoming years for investors. These securities are in the form of an investment well known for predictable income streams and relative safety: master limited partnerships. However, a few investors and analysts show concern that the new MLPs carry a far greater risk than predecessors, according to the Wall Street Journal. Shares of Bank of America Corporation are trading 1.78% lower today.
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Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. (NYSE:ARE) recently made the decision to raise its quarterly dividend from 51 cents to 53 cents per share, equivalent to a 4.0 percent rise from the previous dividend payout. The dividend should be payable on October 15, 2012 to shareholders of record as of September 28. Shares of Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. are trading 0.18% higher today.
Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM): Today, President Obama is to launch a trade complaint against China at the World Trade Organization in regards to what the administration has described as Beijing’s allegedly illegal subsidies for automobiles and auto parts, according to a White House official, reports Reuters. Shares of Toyota Motor Corporation are trading 1.18% lower today.
GMAC LLC (NYSE:GOM): GM Financial has raised subprime lending within the U.S., and GMAC-SAIC, which is the GM’s financial lending operation in China, recently has gained tons of customers. GMAC-SAIC is a joint venture between Ally Financial Inc., Shanghai Automotive Group Finance Co., Ltd. and Shanghai General Motors Co. Ltd. (SGM), and last week, it announced that it exceeded 880,000 customers after eight years. Now, the firm now possesses a total serviced asset base of over CNY 40 billion ($6.4 billion) and it keeps outpacing average industry growth as it keeps its market-leading position in China. Through the years, GMAC-SAIC has also introduced numerous innovative offerings, like its Young Plan, offering flexible financing for the growing amount of first-time car buyers. The product recently won the prestigious Golden Engine award. Shares of GMAC LLC are trading 0.12% higher today.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Wi-LAN has given a litigation update concerning the consolidation of two cases that are currently before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler and Marshall Divisions. Both cases are concerned with the infringement of WiLAN’s Patent No. RE37,802 in relation to CDMA and HSPA and U.S. Patent No. 5,282,222 related to Wi-Fi and LTE. On September 14, the Court granted WiLAN’s motion to transfer the Apple case from the Tyler Division to the Marshall Division. The trial date for the consolidated Apple and HTC cases should be on August 5, 2013. Shares of Apple Inc. are trading 0.97% higher today.
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