Ford Strikes Deal with CAW and 3 Morning Hot Stocks Buzzing on The Street

According to a report in  the Kommersant financial daily, BP (NYSE:BP) and Rosneft met Russian supremo Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to discuss a deal whereby BP would sell its 50 percent stake in TNK-BP to Rosneft for about $10-$15 billion in cash, and 12.5 percent of Rosneft’s shares. Rosneft is reportedly raising $15-$20 billion  globally to pay for the transaction.

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Though  the Canadian Auto Workers hammered out a deal with Ford (NYSE:F), according to one of its officials, discussions with General Motors (NYSE:GM)  are still in a logjam due to local plant issues.

300 analysts got an advance look-in at JC Penney’s (NYSE:JCP) new store layout in Texas yesterday, according to a report in Bloomberg BusinessWeek. “It certainly highlights they’ve got a great vision,” said Erika Maschmeyer, an analyst at Robert W. Baird & Co.

Stockholder Melvin Simon Family Enterprises Trust is taking the public offering route to dispose of 5.9 million shares held in mall operator and commercial property owner Simon Property Group (NYSE:SPG). Shares of SPG are trending lower on the announcement.

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