After working on bipartisan tax reform for the past three years, the Senate Finance Committee’s leaders have said they want to start with a blank slate.
Chairman Max Baucus and the committee’s ranking member, Sen. Orrin Hatch, sent a letter to their fellow lawmakers Thursday asking for their input by July 26 on how to reform the tax code, as they’re “now entering the home stretch.”
Baucus, D-Mont., and Hatch, R-Utah, told their colleagues “now it is your turn” to give your ideas and “partnership to get tax reform over the finish line.” Both said they want to complete reforming the tax code in this Congress.
To ensure “that we end up with a simpler, more efficient and fairer tax code, we believe it is important to start with a ‘blank slate’—that is, a tax code without all of the special provisions in the form of exclusions, deductions and credits and other preferences that some refer to as ‘tax expenditures,’” the two write. “This blank slate is not, of course, the end product, nor the end of the discussion.”
Top 10 Stock Investments For 2014: LaPorte Bancorp Inc.(LPSB)
LaPorte Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for the The LaPorte Savings Bank, which provides commercial banking services to individuals and small businesses. The company?s deposits include savings accounts, health savings accounts, NOW accounts, checking accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, and IRAs, as well as commercial checking accounts for businesses. Its lending portfolio includes one to four family residential loans, mortgage warehouse loans, commercial real estate loans, construction and land loans, commercial loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, and consumer and other loans. The company also offers trust services. It operates through eight branches in LaPorte and Porter Counties, Indiana. The company is based in LaPorte, Indiana. LaPorte Bancorp, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of LaPorte Savings Bank, MHC.
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Quanex Building Products Corporation provides engineered products and aluminum sheet products. Its Engineered Products segment produces window and door components for original equipment manufacturers that primarily serve the residential construction and remodeling markets. This segment?s products consist of insulating glass spacer/sealant systems, thin film solar panel sealants, window and patio door screens, aluminum cladding and other roll formed metal window components, thresholds and astragals, moldings, residential exterior products, engineered vinyl and composite patio doors, window profiles and custom window grilles, and trim and architectural moldings in various woods primarily for the home improvement and residential construction markets. The company?s Aluminum Sheet Products segment includes reducing reroll coil to specific gauge, annealing, slitting, and custom coating. This segment?s products are used in customer end-use applications comprising window screen fr ames and screens, exterior home trim, fascias, roof edgings, soffits, downspouts, and gutters in the building and construction markets, as well as capital goods and transportation markets. The company offers its products to original equipment manufacturers and distributors through direct and indirect sales groups primarily in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Asia, and Europe. Quanex Building Products Corporation is based in Houston, Texas.
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Trimeris, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the development of a class of antiviral drug treatments. Its fusion inhibitors prevent viral fusion, a complex process by which viruses attach to, penetrate, and infect host cells. The company offers FUZEON, a 36-amino acid synthetic peptide that binds to a key region of a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) surface protein called gp41; and blocks HIV viral fusion by interfering with certain structural rearrangements within gp41 that are required for HIV to fuse to and enter a host cell. It has a development and license agreement with F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. to develop and market FUZEON. In addition, Trimeris, Inc., offers TRI-1144, a development-stage compound, which completed phase I stage clinical trail to treat and potentially prevent the transmission of HIV. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Durham, North Carolina.
Top 10 Stock Investments For 2014: Sylogist Ltd.(SYZ.V)
Sylogist Ltd. provides financial enterprise information management systems, system connectivity solutions, and portal applications to municipal, education, and private sector customers in Canada and the United States. The company?s Enterprise Systems division offers a suite of software applications, including Web-based solutions, collaborative meeting management products, and employee and citizen self-service applications that allow municipalities, utilities, and school districts to manage their financial, human resources, and operational requirements; and implementation services. It delivers its solutions as customer installed solutions, or supplies in a software-as-a-service format. The company?s Connectivity division provides Sylobridge to connect transactional sub-systems to various enterprise resource planning systems; and Syloway mobile software, which is used in inventory and manufacturing control, logistics, work order management, and automated data capture appli c ations. Sylogist Ltd. is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
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Top 10 Stock Investments For 2014: Focus Media Holding Limited(FMCN)
Focus Media Holding Limited, a multi- platform digital media company, operates out-of-home advertising network using audiovisual digital displays in China. It operates out-of-home advertising network based on the number of locations and flat-panel television displays in its network. The company, through its multi-platform digital advertising network, reaches urban consumers at locations and point-of-interests over various media formats, including audiovisual television displays in buildings and stores, advertising poster frames, outdoor light-emitting diode digital billboards, and Internet advertising platforms. As of June 30, 2010, its digital out-of-home advertising network had approximately 142,000 LCD displays in its LCD display network and approximately 275,000 advertising in-elevator poster and digital frames, installed in approximately 90 cities. The company also provides Internet marketing solutions; and sells software licenses and services, primarily including Adf orward software. Focus Media Holding Limited was founded in 1997 and is based in Shanghai, the People?s Republic of China.
Top 10 Stock Investments For 2014: Move Inc.(MOVE)
Move, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates an online network of Websites for real estate search, finance, and moving and home enthusiasts in North America. The company operates REALTOR.com, a Web site that offers property listings and neighborhood profiles; and consumers information and tools designed to assist the customers in understanding the value of their home, preparing the home for sale, listing and advertising the home, home affordability, the offer process, applying for a loan, understand the mortgage options available, closing the purchase, and planning the move. REALTOR.com provides showcase listing enhancements; display ad products; and a series of template Websites primarily for agents and brokers. The company also offers 8i solution, a Web-based customer relationship management software application for real estate agents. In addition, it provides Market Snapshot and Market Builder products that allow real estate professionals to offer real-time mult iple listing services market updates and trend analysis to their online prospects and clients; and Move Rentals that displays rental listings. Further, the company provides graphical display advertisements, text links, sponsorships, and directories for advertisers for mortgage companies, home improvement retailers, moving service providers, and other consumer product and service companies. Additionally, it offers quotes from moving companies, truck rental companies, and self-storage facilities, as well as other move-related information on Moving.com Website. Move, Inc. also operates as an online real estate listing syndicator and provider of performance reporting solutions for the purpose of helping to drive an online advertising program for brokers, real estate franchises, and individual agents. The company was formerly known as Homestore, Inc. and changed its name to Move, Inc. in June 2006. Move, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Westlake Village, Californ i a.
- [By Renu Singh]
Aruba Networks (ARUN) is a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for mobile enterprise. The company’s Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture unifies wired and wireless network infrastructures into one seamless access solution for corporate headquarters, mobile business professionals, remote workers and guests. This unified approach to access networks enables IT organizations and users to securely address the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon, dramatically improving productivity and lowering capital and operational costs.
Top 10 Stock Investments For 2014: QUALCOMM Incorporated(QCOM)
QUALCOMM Incorporated engages in the development, design, manufacture, and marketing of digital wireless telecommunications products and services. The company operates in four segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT), Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL), Qualcomm Wireless and Internet (QWI), and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). The QCT segment develops and supplies code division multiple access (CDMA)-based integrated circuits and system software for wireless voice and data communications, multimedia functions and global positioning system products. The QTL segment grants licenses to use portions of its intellectual property portfolio comprising patent rights useful in the manufacture and sale of wireless products, such as products implementing cdmaOne, CDMA2000, WCDMA, CDMA TDD, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, and/or OFDMA standards and their derivatives The QWI segment consists of Qualcomm Internet Services that provides content enablement services for the wireless industry and pu sh-to-talk and other products and services for wireless network operators; Qualcomm Government Technologies, which offers development, hardware, and analytical services to the United States government agencies involving wireless communications technologies; Qualcomm Enterprise Services that provides satellite and terrestrial-based two-way data messaging, position reporting, wireless application services, and managed data services to transportation and logistics companies and other enterprise companies; and Firethorn, which builds and manages software applications that enable mobile commerce services. The QSI segment makes strategic investments to support the worldwide adoption of CDMA- and OFDMA-based technologies and services. QUALCOMM Incorporated primarily operates in China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and the United States. The company was founded in 1985 and is based in San Diego, California.
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Qualcomm Inc. NASDAQ (QCOM) is a global leader in supplies of chips for cellphones. The 2013 outlook looks very promising with profits posted at 36% YOY rise and revenues at 29% upsurge, completing nearly $2 billion revenue last fourth quarter. The industry as a whole last Thursday closed the day up 1.1%. By the end of trading, Qualcomm rose $0.71 (1.1%) to $65.27 on average volume. Throughout the day, 10,978,535 shares of Qualcomm exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13,646,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $64.31-$65.48 after having opened the day at $64.78 as compared to the previous trading day’s close of $64.56
- [By Richard Moroney, Editor, Dow Theory Forecasts]
Qualcomm (QCOM) supplies much of the equipment tucked inside of mobile devices. The new form MotoX smartphone from Google features an estimated $43 in Qualcomm components, which equates to about 21% of each phone’s supply costs.
Top 10 Stock Investments For 2014: Innovation Grp(TIG.L)
The Innovation Group plc provides software and outsourcing solutions to insurance, automotive, and property sectors. The company?s software solutions include Insurer policy, a policy management solution; Insurer Claims, a claims management solution; Insurer Analytics, a business intelligence platform; Insurer Pyramid, a specialist workers? compensation policy and claims solution; Innovation Symbility, a wireless property claims handling solution; and Innovation Conversion, a data migration solution. It also provides business process outsourcing solutions in the areas of policy management, warranty management, fleet management, risk and fraud management, property and subsidence management, first notice of loss, claims management, incident management, and repair and supply chain network management, as well as subrogation, recovery, and salvage. The Innovation Group plc operates in the United Kingdom, North America, Australia, South Africa, Germany, France, Spain, Belgium, In dia, and Pakistan. The company was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in Whiteley, the United Kingdom.
Top 10 Stock Investments For 2014: Mining Projects Group Ltd (MPJ)
Mining Projects Group Limited (MPJ) is an Australia-based company engaged in resource exploration and investments. The Company