Pre-Market Stock News (August 20, 2007)

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(AXP) American Express is selling its private banking unit.
(CFC) Countrywide is laying off loan originators and support staff as applications are down and to cut costs.
(CHINA) CDC Corp. announced a $225 million share stock offering.
(CLWR) Clearwire has insiders from debt conversion selling $369 million in stock.
(CRYP) Cryptologic gets a pact from World Poker Tour.
(EMC) EMC could be worth 20% more in a year according to Barron’s.
(GOOG) Google took a stake in Chinese community Web site Tianya.cn for social networking.
(KFN) KR Financial has shareholders selling 16 million shares; and will have a public rights offering up to $270 million; principals of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts will purchase up to approximately $100 million of common shares at $14.40 if not fully subscribed.
(KNSY) Kensey Nash $0.11 EPS vs $0.15 est.
(LLNW) Limelight Networks announced that MyVideo.de video delivery service in Germany has selected Limelight as its exclusive provider of CDN services.
(LOW) Lowe’s trading up 4% after $0.67 EPS vs. $0.61 estimates; same store sales fell 2.6% for the quarter.
(LYV) Live Nation may win Madonna from Warner Music in a $100 million deal.
(MHP) McGraw Hill down on JPMorgan downgrade.
(NDAQ) NASDAQ is reviewing alternatives to divest its stake in London Stock Exchange; says $1 Billion will be used to retire debt and buyback stock.

Jon C. Ogg
August 20, 2007