Google Discusses Settlement and 3 Hot Stocks Seeing Action Today

Research In Motion Limited (NASDAQ:RIMM) intends to make updates to its developer ecosystem programs, which includes BlackBerry Dev Alpha test devices, the 10,000 developer commitment, updated tools, etc. The programs hopefully will keep driving enthusiasm from the developer community as they build for the BlackBerry 10 platform.

Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE:KSS) has said, “Though November sales were lower than expectations, we are encouraged by improved sales over the Thanksgiving week. There was a significant shift in Black Friday-related sales into our E-Commerce channel. For the week, both transactions and sales in E-Commerce increased over 50% with most of these sales being recognized in December. The combination of these E-Commerce sales and our store sales resulted in higher sales for the last week of the month.”

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Amarin Corporation plc (NASDAQ:AMRN) previously gave guidance that it would make decisions to hire prospective sales representatives as part of its ongoing Vascepa commercialization preparations prior to November’s end. Now, Amarin is predicted to make the decision during December’s first half and it keeps anticipating the launch of Vascepa during early 1Q13.

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has begun discussions regarding a settlement with federal regulators not forcing the company to change the manner in which it generates search results, according to yesterday’s The Washington Post reported, citing various unnamed sources familiar with the talks. However, the settlement has the possibility of forcing Google to agree to limits in the manner in which it uses its standard-essential patents against competitors, and it requires the company to make it easier for other companies to place ads on competing search engines, the newspaper added.

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