Disney Records Celebrates 35 Years of The Muppet Movie and 2 Other Dow Movers To Watch

The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS): Current price $65.31

Walt Disney Records is commemorating the upcoming 35th Anniversary of the classic The Muppet Movie with the re-release of its Grammy-winning soundtrack album. The soundtrack, originally produced by Paul Williams and executive produced by the late Muppet creator Jim Henson, features eleven songs by Williams and Kenny Ascher. This release will for the first time be in both digital and physical formats, and parallels the Blu-ray release of the classic 1979 film. The album arrives in stores and at online retailers August 13.

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The Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA): Current price $106.75

On Thursday, Boeing and All Nippon Airways said that the latter has ordered three additional 777-300ER airplanes. The order is valued at roughly $945 million at current list prices, and will grow the total number of 777s in All Nippon’s fleet to 57 airplanes once delivered. ANA is Boeing’s biggest commercial airline customer for the 787 Dreamliner, and is strategically enlarging its aircraft fleet with new business opportunities emerging in the booming Asia Pacific market.

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Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM): Current price $92.26

United States regulators said Thursday that a leak in Exxon Mobil’s Pegasus pipeline, which spilled thousands of barrels of crude oil into a small Arkansas town in March, was caused by a manufacturing defect, and that the line will remain closed until it can be safely restarted. A review of the accident, which was administered by Hurst Metallurgical Research Laboratory, discovered that the pipeline breach “resulted from an original manufacturing defect of the electronic resistance welded pipe,” according to a spokesman for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

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