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Need-to-Know News: RIMM, Ford, Greece, and the Case of Louisville v. Kentucky

RIMM, Ford Motor, Facebook, Google, Greece, and the Final Four are all in the news this morning

by 3/30/2012 9:40 AM
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It's Friday, March 30, and it's been quite a first quarter for stocks. Heading into today's session, the Nasdaq Composite (COMP) was up 18.8% since the start of January, the S&P 500 Index (SPX) had advanced 11.6%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) had gained 7.6%. As we put a bow on a bullish three months for stocks, here are some headlines worth checking out:

  • Facebook is trying to hit Google (GOOG) where it lives -- in search. (Business Insider)
  • Barry Ritholtz doesn't believe the hype about end-of-quarter "window dressing." (The Big Picture)
  • Executives at Ford Motor (F) are hoping a glass roof can spur sales of its Lincoln line, as the luxury brand attempts to expand its appeal beyond the "early bird special" set. (Bloomberg)
  • Ina Fried notes that the top-level departures at Research In Motion (RIMM) might be a harbinger of more job cuts to come, with a deeper restructuring rumored to be on tap. (All Things D)
  • Prime Minister Lucas Papademos promises that Greece will "try hard" to avoid bellying up for a third round of bailout funding. (Reuters)
  • Saturday's Final Four match-up between Louisville and Kentucky is expected to look a lot like "Armageddon, catered by KFC." (The Huffington Post)

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