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Investors watch to see how Nike affects Dow

...analyst at S&P Dow Jones Indices. In years past Alcoa signaled the traditional start of earning season, but the aluminum maker was one of three companies dropped in the recent Dow shake up.
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Canadian aluminum maker bids on rival PARIS - Reviving an once-spurned merger effort, Canada's Alcan launched Monday an unsolicited euro3.4 billion...
Alcoa taking bid to shareholders

...taking a hostile $4.2 billion takeover bid directly to Reynolds' shareholders. Alcoa, the world's largest aluminum maker, is offering $65 a share in cash for No. 3 Reynolds -- a takeover aimed at maintaining Alcoa's dominance in...
Beer in aluminum bottles on the way

...City Beer, is asking an additional $1 per case. The brewery has partnered with Alcoa Inc., the world's largest aluminum maker, to produce aluminum bottles that keep beer colder for as much as 50 minutes longer than a glass bottle, Alcoa officials...
Stocks finish mixed as bull market shows age

...inflation and recession. Solid earnings and outlooks from a handful of companies helped the Dow, which rose after aluminum maker Alcoa reported higher profits despite rising energy costs and lower prices for aluminum. But the gains narrowed in...
Dow hits highest in year

...investors cheered more signs that the economy is healing, including growth in service industries, a surprise profit from aluminum maker Alcoa Inc. and the first gain in retail sales in over a year. That helped put a seven-month rally back on track...
Dow passes 11,000 mark as eyes turn to profits

...up the Dow Jones industrial average after reporting earnings that beat expectations late Thursday. Shares of the aluminum maker rose 5.7 percent to close at $12.89 after the company raised its forecast for global aluminum consumption.Alcoa...
Stocks fall on Gateway, Alcoa earnings news

...declined 12.99, or 1.4 percent, to 909.94. Alcoa slid $2.53, or 10.4 percent, to $21.85 after the aluminum maker reported a fourth-quarter loss wider than analysts' estimates. Gateway fell 21 cents to $2.96 after the computer...
More investors turning to stodgy cyclical stocks

...Caterpillar, up 59 percent since mid-March; lumber giant Georgia-Pacific, which has jumped 68 percent; and aluminum maker Alcoa, up about 48 percent. Mitch Zacks, vice president and director of research at Zacks Investment Research...
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Wall Street says stocks are bargains, others say risky bet

...months of the year versus a drop of nearly 7 percent this quarter.Earnings of materials companies like Alcoa, an aluminum maker, are somehow expected to rise 40 percent in the last three months. They're expected to drop nearly 11 percent...