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Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB): NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes announced that Facebook, Inc. will become a member of the NASDAQ-100 Index, the NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index, and the NASDAQ-100 Technology Sector Index before the market opens on Wednesday, December 12. Facebook will replace Infosys Limited (NASDAQ:INFY).

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ:SBUX) reaffirmed their leading position and growth agenda across their world-wide retail, emerging brands and CPG channels. Starbucks business and brand have never been stronger. “As a company, we have never been better positioned to execute against our global, multi-channel growth agenda,” Starbucks Chairman, president and CEO Howard Schultz said at the company’s 2012 Investor Conference. Starbucks will have more than 20,000 retail stores on six continents by 2014 and more than 200,000 points of global CPG distribution by 2015.

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Francesca’s Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) views their fiscal year 2012 revenue of $292.2-$293.2 million with a consensus of $292.25 million.

Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CIE) announced a significant oil discovery at their North Platte prospect on Garden Banks Block 959 in the deep water Gulf of Mexico. Based on extensive wireline evaluation, the discovery well encountered several hundred feet of net oil pay in multiple inboard lower tertiary sands.

AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T): According to the New York Times, cell phone users are utilizing apps that make it free to text. In lieu of this, mobile carriers appear to be receiving less revenue from traditional text messages.

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